Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

The Office of Catechesis serves children in grades 1-8 who attend the public school system and who have been baptized. The primary responsibility for the religious education of children in the Catholic Faith rests with the parents, while the Church’s role is to assist them. Parents have a moral obligation to attend Sunday mass with their children as well as assure that they are enrolled in the catechetical program every year. In addition, it is very important that parents model a life of Christian holiness for their children so that what is learned in the classroom is also lived in the home and together we make the journey to our eternal destiny of heaven.

Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage Information

In the religious education program this year we are engaging the children in a Eucharistic Pilgrimage to increase their love for, and devotion to, the Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion or the Blessed Sacrament). All children in the religious education program have received a pilgrimage “passport” to log their journey. On the pilgrimage passport are listed 9 sites where the Blessed Sacrament is present.


The Year of Eucharistic Revival: Triple Header Pilgrimage

Sat, Mar 9 – 9:00am-4:00pm

Pilgrimage locations
Stop 1: The Carmelite Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary in Summit
Stop 2:  the Shrine of St. Joseph in Stirling
Stop 3: The Shrine of The Blessed Sacrament in Raritan.

All are invited to join us on a triple site pilgrimage during this Year of Eucharistic Revival to pray for all of your needs and those of the whole world as we visit Jesus in these shrines. Get 3 passport stamps too!

Cost: $10 per person; bring your bagged lunch; return permission slip with payment by Wed, Feb 21. Bus departs Our Lady of Fatima at 9:00am and returns at 4:00pm. First come first served!

2023-2024 Religious Education School Year Information

Classes begin on:

Sunday, October 1 10:00am for grades 1-6
Wednesday October 4 4:00pm for grades 1-6
Wednesday October 4 6:00pm for grades 7 & 8

All children are to be brought into the gym by a parent/guardian and picked up in the same location after they have been signed out. No child will be permitted to leave on their own.

Please review the Parent Handbook at the link to your right, especially with regard to the Dress Code, cell phone policy and food and drink in the classroom.

The calendar for the year will be emailed to all parents in September as well as uploaded to this page once it is finalized. Class dates, vacation dates, parent meetings and other important dates will be listed on it.

We need your help!

NEEDED: The Office of Religious Education is looking for people who would like to volunteer as catechists, classroom aids, special needs catechists/aids, hall monitors and security. In addition, anyone who is a nurse or has First Aid certification would be greatly welcomed.

People with artistic skills who would like to volunteer to create props for our various presentations during our catechetical year are also needed. Anyone with experience directing mini plays, such as the Nativity, the Stations of the Cross and Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions is particularly needed.

Please contact Jodie in the Religious Education Office at 732-968-5555 ext 105 or for more information.