RE Classes & Programs


In order to register for Religious Education (RE) you need to be a parishioner of St. Mary’s, Sts Francis and Clare or newly registering in the parish.  If you prefer to stay at your parish, a letter needs to be written to your pastor and Fr. Joe requesting permission to attend our RE programs for education and sacrament classes.  When this has been established and approved, please bring in your child’s original Baptismal Certificate, which we copy for our records and return the original back to you, and a RE Registration Packet.  If you are coming from another Catholic parish or school, we need to receive a Transcript Form from your last parish or school showing when you last attended RE Classes.

If your child is of another Christian Faith they need to make a “Profession of Faith,” if their Baptism is in union with the Catholic faith or be Baptized in the parish to receive other sacraments of the Church. This would be for children from Kindergarten – High School.  Young adults, college students and adults need to attend the R.C.I.A. classes and call the main Parish office at (609) 298-0261 for more information.

RE Classes begin after Labor Day.  Our classes are held on Sunday at St. Mary’s and Tuesday at Sts Francis and Clare.

We currently offer 4 sessions

  • Sunday’s at St. Mary’s

o   A Session – 8:00-9:15AM

o   B Session – 9:45-11:00AM

o   C Session – 11:15AM-12:30PM

  • Tuesday’s at Sts Francis and Clare

o   D Session – 5:00-6:15PM 1st – 4th grade

     — 6:30-7:45PM 5th – 8th grade

If your children are home schooled, we have the AT-HOME FAITH Program offered as well.

Enjoy your year of FAITH here at St. Mary’s and Sts Francis and Clare Religious Education Programs!  God’s blessings always!


Margaret Zola

Coordinator of RE

St. Mary’s Church and Sts Francis and Clare

45 Crosswicks St

Bordentown, NJ 08505

(609) 291-8281


Vacation Bible School

Please stay tuned for our next Vacation Bible School coming in August 2018

All Volunteers

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 […]

RE Sundays

Classes will take place most Sundays starting in the Fall.  Always check the calendar for more information to the right of the site.  Registration starts in the Spring for early registration and after that it’s regular registration!  Forms are in the Parish Center’s RE Office and in the rear magazine rack in the back of […]



St. Mary’s RE offers the opportunity to teach your child at home in a “Faith Alive in the Home” Program, AT-HOME FAITH, when work or family obligations make our program times impossible for your family.  To participate in the AT-HOME FAITH Program one parent must be a practicing Catholic, in good standing, who […]