† Religious Education – Ages 6 thru 13

Classes are held throughout the school year for grades one through eight. Home- schooling is also an option for your child. A materials fee is due upon registration. It is a diocesan requirement that a child must be enrolled for at least two years before reception of a sacrament. † 

Grades 7 and 8
Tuesdays- 7:00-8:30 p.m.
in the Parish Center
Classes begin in October

Grades 1-6



Tuesdays- 4:15-5:30 p.m. at
St. James School

If as a parent you prefer to home-school your children, we can guide you in this process. Please call us for more information.

Parents of new students need to contact office for registration forms.

Please call as soon as possible to register your child.

To register please contact Patty D’Andrea at the Parish Center- 203-375-5887, Ext. 108 pdandrea.stjamesparish@gmail.com

Director of Faith Formation – Betsy Redgate Ext. 102, bredgate.stjamesparish@gmail.com 

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Calling all Catechists!

Have you ever thought about sharing your faith with the children of our community?

 All of the programs we offer are in need of catechists. Instruction and resources are provided. Our goal is to have two teachers for every group – a lead teacher who is experienced as a facilitator and an assistant. Confirmation candidates are also invited to act as assistants as a way to earn their required service hours.

Please read the testimonies of some of our previous teachers and prayerfully consider helping us bring our children closer to the heart of Christ!

 “ The opportunity to share in their lives, to hear their stories, and to help them begin to establish a relationship with their God is an awesome gift!” Kate Gloss- Gr 8

 “ I have found that teaching our children about the Catholic faith is a great way to remind me why I go to church and need to continue my own faith learning.” Janine Walsh-Gr 2

 “ I found myself praying more during my religious ed experience and was amazed by their understanding of God’s Word and love for them!” Debbie Riccio-Gr 1

 “ Children have a unique way of making simple sense out of scripture! I learned a lot about myself and deepened my own spirituality as well.” Cathy Betz – Gr 5

 “ Teaching religious ed reminded me to see Jesus through the eyes, ears and heart of a child.” April Dykes – Gr 1

 “ I learned so much myself about our faith. My teaching has affected our whole family-making us stronger and bringing us closer to Christ. We are all better prepared to deal with the ups and downs of everyday life.” Lisa Ferrara – Gr 4

Where Do You Feel the Holy Sprit May Be Calling You to Serve?

Grades 1-6 Meet Sundays-10:15-11:26 or Tuesdays-4:15-5:30

Grades 7-8 Meet Tuesdays-7:00-8:00-October-April

Confirmation and First Communion Preparation Classes

January-April- Confirmation is May 10, 2017

Please contact Patty D’Andrea or Betsy Redgate at the Parish Center if you are interested in ministering in any of these programs. Call 203- 375-5887 or e-mail pdandrea.stjamesparish@gmail.com or bredgate.stjamesparish@gmail.com