Religious Education

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MORNING CLASSES ARE CANCELLED TODAY, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10.

We are a Christ-centered Catholic Religious Education Program dedicated to the ongoing formation of the Christian child. We are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment of respect and understanding. We welcome and encourage parents to be active partners in the religious formation of their children. Through teaching, service to others and prayer we build Christian stewards and a life long devotion to Jesus Christ.

Children of our parish should attend formal religious education beginning in first grade and continuing though eighth grade. Attending each year will ensure that your child will be well prepared to complete their Sacraments of Initiation.

Contact us at (203)743-4557 or email us at stmarybethelreliged@gmail.com 

RCIA (Rite of Initiation for Adults)

Are you someone who always wanted to know more about the Catholic Faith? We can help. The RCIA process (Rite of Initiation for Adults) is a journey in which non-Catholics learn more about our faith and what it means to be Catholic. To inquire about the Catholic Church, only requires a desire to know more and to ask questions. The decision to continue is up to each individual.

RCIA is currently meeting on Sundays in the St. Mary Parish Hall. The RCIA process encourages inquirers to question, to seek and to learn but also recognizes the great gift given to the “simple believer”. This is why we easily say; “all are welcome”. Such diversity provides a setting in which we learn much from one another. All interested in considering what the Catholic faith can mean in their life are invited to join our Inquiry sessions. It’s not too late to join the process since it’s an ongoing journey. For more information about participating, please call Dan Guido at (203)744-5777.