Important Information!





Confirmation is the beginning of your young adulthood in the Church - a time to assume responsibility for your own faith development. It is an important step for you and one in which the whole parish community supports you. For more information, please contact Confirmation Coordinator, Larry Boland, at: Larry_Boland@verizon.net


Help us worship! Our Children's Choir welcomes boys and girls in grades 2-8. Those in grades 6 and up also sing in our Teen Choir. Rehearsals are Fridays from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Children's choir sings at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday and Teen Choir sings at the 5pm Mass on Saturday. For more information please contact Andrea Covais at: andrea.covais@gmail.com.

Religious Formation

Dear Parents and Guardians:

We are now accepting registration for the St. Mary Religious Formation program starting this Fall.

You, as parents and guardians, are integral to the success of this program. The primary role of educator is that of the parents and guardians. Our Catechists are entrusted with the mission of sharing the message with your children on a weekly basis. Your children look to you as the example. You are called to be a model of a lived faith – a faith in action. Your regular attendance and participation at Mass, reinforcement of classroom teaching, emphasis on regular attendance and of weekly classes and leading a sacramental life will speak more clearly than any words can say.

The school of Religious Education here at St. Mary Parish faces a continuing challenge of providing enough catechists to staff our program. Your participation in our program is necessary for it to run smoothly and effectively. Please consider volunteering to act as a catechist, substitute, team teacher or hall monitor. We are certainly aware that our lives are busy but what better way to show your child the importance of his/her "faith education" than to come and help out!

Registrations for the coming year may be downloaded (through the link in the box at the top-right of the page) and completed at home and brought with you to the rectory to save you time. If your child is a new student and has never attended the program before a copy of their baptismal certificate is required. Classes for all children in grades 1 through 8 are offered on Sunday and Wednesday. A limited enrollment will be taken for our Summer Program. Students entering grades 3 - 8 are eligible for these sessions. Two Saturday sessions in the Fall/Winter or Spring are required and these dates will be given during the summer session. Next year, we will also check attendance allowing those families who attend Mass on a weekly basis - preference. Attendance will be checked by your use of the envelope system. This is the ONLY way we can trace your attendance. 

When filling out your forms make sure that they are filled out carefully. Please give careful consideration to your choice of day since we cannot always accommodate changes.

Sincerely,

Betty Hatler
Director of Religious Education

91 Home Avenue, Rutherford NJ 07070, Tel (201) 438-2200, Fax (201) 438-1098, email: rcansmr@aol.com