Welcome to our Religious Education & Sacramental Programs. Our classes are held Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 & 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.
It is very important that all St. Mary’s volunteers get fingerprinted and also attend a “Virtus” (Child Abuse Awareness) workshop by registering 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 then a few hours a year at our parish and who are in contact with children or young adults. No children may attend this workshop and doors are locked approximately 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!
Call the RE Office for a copy of the instructions and paperwork at (609) 291-8281 ext: 18, because you also are required to get your fingerprints done through a Diocese appointed company. The parish will reimburse volunteers the $26.25 fee when you return the paperwork and your receipt. Convenient addresses of fingerprinting locations and the registration form are available in the RE Office. After you obtain the paperwork and fill it out you will go online to register. After you are fingerprinted and cleared, a volunteer badge will be sent to us which we will make 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.