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Religious Education

Curriculum

 

ST. GABRIEL'S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FACEBOOK PAGE

Parish Catechetical Leader: Mary Mykityshyn - mmykityshyn@stgabrielsparish.org

RE Office - 732-946-4487 x218/x223 -  Mary-x227

Religious Ed Fall Program during the Pandemic

Our Religious Ed fall program is online. The platform we are using is google classroom. At this time there are no live session, only recorded lessons by the catechists. We are watching the situation carefully and will update our families if there is a change. 

Summer Program

We had a successful summer program in August online. We will communicate family activities via email rather than gather in person. This may include videos, movie suggestions and or family worksheets.

We will communicate our plans for 2021 Summer RE Program in February.

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:  http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family

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 24, 2021 and May 1st.

Students receive First Reconciliation (Penance, Confession) on Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 1:00 PM IN THE CHURCH 

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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