Session B Time Change

ClockDue to the congestion of the parking lot and safety of our children, Session B will now be held 9:45AM – 10:50AM.  Please be ever diligent in sending your children in on time, as the loss of teaching time does not change the amount of information our Catechists have to teach.  Thank you

Autographed Book Order Form – Author Janine Verduci

On February 5, 2017 children’s book author Janine Verduci will be hosting an assembly to students in 5th – 8th grade during their regular scheduled class time.  Mrs. Verduci will be giving a special interactive presentation based on bullying and being a Catholic.

Janine Verduci is a writer and teacher recognized for her poetic works like, “The Boots of a Soldier” and “Inspire”, and her youth Christian book entitled Jillian Foster’s: Forgiven.  She attended The College of New Jersey for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language.  She believes that young adults need to be guided in the right direction: a direction that follows the examples of Christ’s teachings.  Janine resides in New Jersey with her husband and two sons.

ForgivenDid you ever wonder why one of the most popular kids at school, the “one who seems to have it all” would be bullying you? Jillian Foster felt the same way.  Experience the life of Jillian Foster and her journey to find the ability to forgive, in a sometimes unforgiving world.  When she hits a “fork in the road”, will she follow the easy, unforgiving path, or will she go against the tide and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ?

 

 

AcceptanceDid you ever wonder why children at school may feel the need to discriminate against someone else based on his/her race, appearance, handicap, or difference?  If so, then you could easily understand how Chuck felt when Michael Conway and his friends began to make him feel segregated and discriminated against.  How could Chuck, being the “new kid on the block,” convince Michael that God created everyone in His image and likeness? How could he convince Michael that no one has the right to discriminate against anyone else?

 

If you are interested in ordering her books, please complete the form below and send it along with a check made out to St. Mary’s RE

                                                    Autographed Book Order Form

Welcome

welcomeWelcome to our Religious Education & Sacramental Programs.  Our classes are held Sundays at 8:00, 9:45 & 11:00am in the School Hall for one hour and fifteen minutes.  Your family needs to be registered in the Parish in order to be enrolled in the RE Program.  Go to the top of this page to “RE Classes & Programs,” then “RE Sunday”.  Please read the  “Requirements” before filling out the registration form, which can be obtained in the RE Office or in the rear of the Church.  We need to see an original Baptismal certificate of the child entering the program.  If you have particular issues, situations or needs, please do not hesitate to call the RE Office at (609) 291-8281.

Again, WELCOME and God bless!.

All RE and Parish Volunteers….

FingerprintVirtusPost

It is very important that all St. Mary’s volunteers get fingerprinted and attend a “Virtus” (Child Abuse Awareness).

Please call the RE Office for a copy of the instructions and paperwork at (609) 291-8281 ext: 18, all fingerprints are done through a Diocesan appointed company.  After you obtain the paperwork and fill it out you must go online to register.  Included in the paperwork are convenient addresses of fingerprinting locations and their office hours.  The parish will reimburse volunteers the $21.45 fee when you return the paperwork, your receipt and the Diocese has processed your fingerprints.  After you are fingerprinted and cleared, a volunteer badge will be sent to our office, which will then be made available to you.  This badge needs to be worn at all times while volunteering in the parish.  Volunteer’s fingerprints are good for 4 years.

To attend the Virtus workshop, you will need to register online at www.virtus.org.  This program was put in place by the Diocese of Trenton and is necessary for all volunteers who help out more than a few hours a year at our parish and who are in contact with children or young adults.  No children may attend this workshop.  The workshop is a 3 hour course.  You cannot be late, the doors close and lock 5 minutes after the program starting time.  Again, you need to go online to www.virtus.org to register no less than a few days before the workshop is scheduled and make sure you print “St. Mary’s-Bordentown, NJ” or your info will be lost.  If there is not a workshop scheduled here at St. Mary’s, look for another parish and date on the same site to fulfill this requirement and again print “St. Mary’s-Bordentown, NJ.”  Please do this ASAP!

Any further questions please do not hesitate to call the RE Office.  Thank you for your time, energy and support!  God bless!