Religious Education

Religious Education Program

March 2020 Update:

All in-person religious education classes have been suspended until further notice.  Please check your email for weekly at home lessons.  

Email Jeannine Iocco at with any questions.

Coordinator:  Mrs. Jeannine Iocco

Secretary:      Mrs. Jean Marie Kessel


The Religious Education Program runs from mid-September through mid-May.  Grades one through five meet on Wednesday afternoons from 2:15-3:45 PM and grades six through eight meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:45 PM. Please note the change in the Tuesday night class time.  We participate in early release time from school, which allows the students, with permission, to leave school early in order to attend religious education classes.

Come join us for Mass on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM where we celebrate separate Liturgy of the Word for children.  From Pre-Kindergarten to fourth grade, your children will be taken downstairs to the Parish Center where they will be provided their own grade level instruction on the Sunday readings.  They will sing songs and share their faith with their friends. They will also be invited up to the altar during Mass to see the priest up close and share the sign of peace with one another. You will not want your children to miss out on this beautiful Liturgy that will help them to grow their friendship with Jesus and allow them to feel comfortable coming to Mass, a place where they can be themselves and want to continue to come back!

We are blessed to have wonderful catechists that are so generous in sharing their faith with our students.  We have small class sizes that foster individual attention to each student. The following catechists make our program a success and are an integral part of our parish. 

First Grade: Mrs. Joyce Chupa-Reisman & Mrs. Seane Gorry

Second Grade:  Mrs. Alberta Cooper & Mrs. Rose Macchio

Third Grade: Mr. Paul Franzetti & Mrs. Marushka Sequeira-Palha

Fourth Grade: Sr. Carla Lorenz & Mrs. Marsha Quilang

Fifth Grade: Mrs. Terry Pereira  

Sixth Grade: Sr. Carla Lorenz & Mr. Vincent Avallone

Seventh Grade: Ms. Diane Carbone & Mrs. Karen Traver

Eighth Grade: Deacon Ernesto Avallone & Mrs. Marisa Avallone

Sunday Catechists:

Pre-K & K: Mrs. Mary Krokondelas & Ms. Lauren Krokondelas

First & Second Grades: Mrs. Ana Monteverdi & Ms. Veronica Monteverdi

Third & Fourth Grades: Mrs. Rose Macchio

2019-2020 Religious Education Calendar (See March 2020 Update Above)

Tuesday classes 6:30-7:45 PM

First day of class September 17th

No classes December 24th , Christmas Eve & December 31st , New Year’s Eve

Midterm exam January 21st

No class February 18th Winter break

No Class April 14th Easter break

Final Exam April 28th

Last class May 12th

Wednesday classes 2:15-3:45 PM

First day of class September 18th

No classes November 27th Thanksgiving recess, December 25th  Christmas day & January 1st New Year’s Day.

Midterm exam January 22nd

No class February 19th ,  Winter Recess & April 15th Easter Break

Final Exam May 6th

Last class May 20th


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process for those who are inquiring about the Catholic faith. This group gathers weekly to reflect on the scriptures, God’s place in their lives, and the teaching and traditions of the Catholic Church. More information about the sacramental preparation of adults can be obtained by calling the Religious Education office.