Childrens Religious Education

Religious Education Office Hours

Mondays 9:30 am- 12:30 pm

Tuesdays and Wedsnesdays-11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursdays-11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

No parent meetings during class times. 

Other times by appointment,

Please leave a message at  908-874-8604

 

Children's Religious Education


Introduction

Welcome to the Mary, Mother of God Religious Education program. Our mission is to guide the children of our parish in the ways of our shared Catholic faith with their parents/guardians as the primary teachers.

We offer an annual program for children in first through eighth grades which roughly follows the Hillsborough Township school calendar. We offer one day a week, in-class instruction, with an alternative home - school arrangement for children in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6.

 

Registration and Fees

In keeping with the diocesan directive, all families of students in our Religious Education Program must be registered in the Parish. Special situations may be permitted with the approval of Fr. John or Deacon Chris.  Registration forms for the upcoming year will be available at the parish office, the religious education office or on this website. Tuition and sacramental fee payments are expected at the time of registration unless prior arrangements are made with Fr. John or Deacon Chris.

 

Registration Process    

Forms are available below under forms or at the Religious Education office or Parish office.

 

Fees 2019-2020 School Year

  • $175 for one child,
  • $225 for 2 children,
  • $270 for 3 or more children. 
  • Registrations received after July 1 will incur a LATE FEE of $25 per family
  • 2nd graders have an additional $35 First Communion fee.
  • 8th graders have an additional $70 Confirmation fee (includes gown rental and retreat). 
  • Busing is available from Auten Road School only for 5th & 6th graders attending the 4:15pm classes for an additional $55 fee. 
  • Please speak to Fr. John or Deacon Chris if finances are a problem, but do not hold up sending in the registration forms. 
  • Please make all checks payable to "Mary Mother of God Church.


Forms 

 Printable Monthly Calendar 2018-19

Parents_Handbook_2018-2019.pdf

Registration_form__Instructions_2019-2020.pdf

Confirmation_forms_packet_2020.pdf

Permission to Self Administer Medication

Release for Staff to Administer Medication

Release Form Revised- 2017“Waiver of Liability and Agreement to Hold Harmless” printable form Waiver_of_Liability.pdf

Opt Out of Safe Environment-Family Life Program

 

Sacramental Preparation

In keeping with the Policy of the Diocese of Metuchen, children must attend two years of formal Religious Education before receiving First Eucharist and Confirmation. A copy of the child’s Baptismal record must be on file in the Religious Education Office prior to First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. 

 First Eucharist Information- First_Eucharist_Info_2018-2019.pdf

Classes normally run from mid-to-late September through the first week of May. Home school students meet four evenings per school year. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes except for illness or family emergency.

Classes are planned based on the following schedule:

  • Grades 1-6: 4:15 pm-5:30 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Grades 6-8: 7:00 pm-8:15 pm Tuesdays
  • Grades 7-8: 7:00 pm-8:15 pm Wednesdays
  • Grades 1-8: 5:00 pm-6:15 pm Thursdays

Class Catechists and Aides are all volunteers. Class availability is based on the number of volunteer Catechists so all planned days and times may not be available. Please consider assisting us; Catechists and Aides receive first choice for their children’s class assignments as well as a tuition waiver.

 

Emergency Closing Policy

If the Hillsborough Schools are CLOSED or have an EARLY DISMISSAL, WE WILL BE CLOSED. We will do our best to email you using the email address you supplied on your registration form. Please notify us via email if there are any changes.

If we are closed on Tuesday or Wednesday, there will be no bus service from Auten Road School to Mary Mother of God. Please ensure your children understand this and take their regular bus route home.

Other sources of closing information:

Parish & Community Service Opportunities

  •  NEW March- -

    Hillsborough Elementary has an opportunity available…community service…STEM Fair, Friday March 29, 2019 from 6pm-9:30pm.  We will need students to help setup, assist with hands on STEM activities and clean up.

    If you are interested in volunteering please RSVP no later than March 22, 2019   to Leigh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:  name, telephone number, and time you can help out (We welcome any time you can give—no volunteers will be turned away!).   


  • Ziti for the Needy: Prepare trays of Ziti for Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP) in Somerville.  To be scheduled through the Religious Education Office.
  • Children's Liturgy and Babysitting is held during the Sunday 10:30 am Mass from Septemeber through May volunteers are greatly appreciated! For More Information on service hours requirements: Children's Liturgy

If you are a regularly attending member of a parish youth ministry (Altar Servers, Youth Choir, Junior Usher/Greeter), then you may record a maximum of three hours of your service to your twenty hour commitment.