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Religious Education




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Religious Ed Fall Program 

Our Religious Ed fall program will be in person. Classes will be held on a Tuesday  from 4:45-6:00pm beginning Tuesday, September 13th.

Summer Program

We will have 3 separate weeks for our summer program this year. Students will attend classes from 8:30AM - 1:00PM. Monday - Friday. Details are on the side bar of this page.

Students receiving a Sacrament (Grades 3 & 8) will have additional lessons throughout the year – For example: online/ in person lessons or retreat.

All students are expected to attend 4 family activites between September 2022 and April 2023. More information to follow.

Religious Education Curriculum 

St. Gabriel's Religious Education program is grounded on the traditional teachings and practices of the Catholic Church.  We follow the guidelines set by the Diocese of Trenton.  Grade 3 is a Sacramental year in which the children are prepared for the reception of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two year process, beginning in grade 7. The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is administered to those who have successfully completed the Program and have met all Parish, Diocesan and Canonical requirements in grade 9.

We use the following program: Kindergarten, Grades 1-8, Alive in Christ,  published by Our Sunday Visitor.  This series has an interactive website that can assist you with your child's religious formation. The link to the website is:

Each student will receive a student workbook at the beginning of the year.  Replacement books will be ordered at a cost of $25.00 for each student.

The Diocesan Family Life Curriculum

The family life program is in place to offer Catholic moral teaching and development. The series, RCL Benziger, Family Life,  focuses on: family, self, life, love and community.  The program is taught in grades 1-8. There is a family component to this program.  Family Life is taught in the month of January.

First Holy Communion Preparation

First Holy Communion preparation begins in second grade. Students receive the Sacrament of First Communion on April 29, 2022 and May 6, 2022

Students receive First Reconciliation (Penance, Confession) Date to be determined.

Middle School - Confirmation Preparation

All middle school students are required to Christian service. Due to the pandemic, we will not be tracking those hours. Students are encouraged to serve within their school, their home, and their neighborhood.

8th Graders: Prior to Confirmation, students must complete a Confirmation packet which will be available in January and returned in April.  We hope to have our Confirmation Retreat prior to Confirmation.  Please see our calendar for all dates. 


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