Pat Galie, Director of Religious Education, shares her thoughts on this past Summer Intensive program:
Our Summer Intensive program from July 12 through July 23, 2021 was a great success. There were 72 students in Grades 1-8 who completed all 10 class days from 9AM until noon. Deacon Bob Scarpa blessed the new Bibles that were distributed in the Grade 6 class. Father Dominic answered questions in Grades 6 and 8 and took Grades 1-3 on a Church tour. Sister Sharon from the Bishop's office visited Grades 2 and 4 after discussing curriculum with DRE Pat Galie and was very impressed with the running of the program. Our parishioner Stu Mitchell, donated patriotic Charms lollipops, which the catechists used for student rewards. The whole Grade 2 class learned the Act of Contrition prayer with the help of their prayer partners in the Grade 8 class.
Below is a letter from Sister Bonnie in Camden to thank families in the Summer Intensive program for their generous donations.
The program would not be possible without the help of the following certified teachers: Sister Margaret, Maria Frank, Kelly Jones, Katie Radbill, Leigh Cline, Denise Barrett, Francesca Dominguez, Alissa Rodriguez, Monika Klimek, and Caitlin DiVito. Father Dominic led the prayer service in Church on the final class day, and Grade 7 catechist, Francesca Dominguez, sang songs to Mary using her beautiful voice with a very attentive audience.
Diocesan Policy also states children receive their Sacraments in the Parish in which their family is registered. If your children attend Catholic school, please contact the Religious Education Office with your child’s information.