Religious Education

Religious Education Office: 631-581-4266 x 123

The office is located in the white house located in the parking to the right at the end of Harrison Avenue past the school and the rectory buildings.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm

Class work related questions: reledquestions@gmail.com


2021-2022 Class Information:


Due to the still present Covid issues, we will not be bringing children

into a classroom in the immediate future and will only do so when it is

deemed safe. It would be very difficult for the building to be safely

cleaned between the hours when the St. Mary School is in session, and when

Religious Education Class would begin. Here is what we have planned:


Children with Special Needs: Please call the office and we will discuss how

we can help your child with their Religious Education needs.


Grades 1 and 2 will be using the same "Blessed" program we have used in the

past. First Grade focuses on Reconciliation and Second Grade focuses on

the Eucharist. Books will be distributed and children in these grades will

also watch animated stories on-line that go along with the book - parents

will work with them on this. More information about receiving First

Reconciliation and First Eucharist will be sent to parents.


Grades 3, 4 & 7 will be using Our Sunday Visitor's "Alive in Christ"

series. Our catechists will be making videos which will be viewed once a

month to help the child with the course work.


Grades 5 & 6 will be receiving folders with their work and lessons inside.

Our catechists will be making videos which will be viewed once a month to

help the child with the course work.


We feel it is necessary to connect with the children in our Religious

Education program. Therefore, we will be having limited classes with the

children during the year. Our classes will take place in the Church and

will have a maximum of 50 students so that we can follow all Covid safety

procedures.


Grades 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 will meet ONE time in person this year.


Grades 2 and 7 will meet TWO times in person this year.


Grade 8 will meet THREE times in person prior to Confirmation which will

take place in the Fall. Additional information for Confirmation and

Retreat dates will be given to parents separately.

**Please note that there is only a $100 Confirmation Fee for the 8th

graders.


Registration Process:

1. Parents should print and fill out the registration form and include

payment. Registration forms can be mailed in or dropped off in our

mailbox outside of the FFE office in the White House located at the

end of Harrison Avenue.

2. After registration form is sent in, go to our website and click on

the link for "SignUpGenius" under your child's grade level to

choose the date and time of the class that you want for your child.


Please register as soon as you can so we know how many students to expect.

We will arrange book pick-up dates and times starting in August. Moving

forward, all communication will be sent via our Remind app and e-mail.

Please be sure you are signed up for our Remind program- the instructions

can be found on our website.


**PLEASE NOTE All grades must attend a minimum of 20 Masses whether in

person or on-line. Attendance will be tracked by either coupons (found in

baskets in the Church or Auditorium) or by e-mails received.

Registration Form 2021-2022.pdf

IMPORTANT - PLEASE SIGN UP FOR REMIND to get important information texted to you.

On your cell phone, text your class code to 81010.


Class codes:

Level 1 @1reledu

Level 2 @2reledu

Level 3 @3reledu

Level 4 @4reledu

Level 5 @5reledu

Level 6 @6reledu

Level 7 @7reledu

Level 8 @releduconf

Catechists @creledu


You will get a reply from Gina O'Connor asking for your name.


IMPORTANT:

Catechists and parents should sign on as a PARENT ONLY - not as teacher or student - when asked for your name and position.

Please do not sign up for the Remind App as it has caused some problems for the users.