Religious Education

Religious Education Mission Statement

The Religious Education Program at St. Veronica Parish seeks to instill in students from First to Eighth Grade a deep love for Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.  Our goal is, that through prayer, Scripture, faith education, service to others, and the celebration of the Sacraments, students will become alive in their Catholic faith and desire to serve God and His Church.

Coordinator of Religious Education and Youth Ministry:
Mira Welnowska
RE Support Staff: Madison O’Neill

Contact Information for Religious Education:
732-364-4137 or email religioused@stveronica.com
NEW Office Hours for spring and Summer:
Monday and Tuesday 10:00AM-4:00PM,
Wednesday 10:00AM – 3:00PM and Thursday and Friday – Closed


Vacation Bible School at St Veronica Parish this Summer

Register online by June 28, 2024

Children K – 6th Grade are welcomed to a fun week of games, skits, crafts, music and lessons.
PROGRAM DETAILS: VBS will run from Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM.
Snacks will be provided.
ONLINE Registration is now open.
Cost $50 per child.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 7th and 8th graders are welcomed volunteer for service hours


Art Camp – creating Catholic, religious art. (supplies provided)(Children ages 5-16) Parish Hall.
July 8 – July 12 Mon-Fri

Sessions: 9am-1pm; ($250); 1pm-5pm; ($250);
or register for both sessions $450

 


UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS:

Confirmation:
May 20: Confirmation Practice. 5:00PM in the Church.
May 21: Sacrament of Confirmation from 2:00PM to 4:00PM in the Church.


The Religious Education program

2024-2025 Religious Education Classes begin the week of September 23, 2024 and conclude the week of May 5, 2025.
Students in Grades 3 through 8 are offered the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout the year.

First Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated in December of Grade Two, and First Holy Communion in May of Grade Two.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in May of Eighth Grade.  Sacraments are preceded by a two-year preparation program.

Mass attendance is required of all religious education students.

Registration 2024-2025 information is listed below.


Volunteers Needed!
To discuss becoming a RE volunteer, contact the RE Office. Thank you!

Catechists/Teacher: St. Veronica’s Religious Education Program needs Teachers to teach weekly from September to May.  All Grades are available.
Catechist substitute: Subs are needed when a teacher or aide calls in sick. This volunteer opportunity is usually once-twice a month.
Teacher Aides: A teacher aide assists the catechist/teacher in the classroom and can also assist with the student’s arrival & dismissal.
Hall Monitor: You are the Angel Patrol and are needed to help out with checking identification of people in the building and monitoring the hall ways and entrances/exits during class and at arrival and dismissal. This does not involve teaching classes.
Parent Helper at RE Events: Adults are needed to assist the RE office with special events such sacraments, meetings, retreats and RE related programs.


Registration Information:
Registration for the 2024-2025 RE program is now open.
Online registration only.
Please scan the QR code to register or click this link.
All requirements from the previous year 2023-2024 must be met and verified by the RE staff and all back tuition must be paid in full.

If you are a new parishioner of St. Veronica’s or have a special circumstance, please contact the Religious Education office for information.

Religious Education Classes begin week of September 23, 2024 and end the week of May 5, 2025.

Tuition:
The cost of tuition is the same as last year.
No payments plan this year via the online form. All tuition must be paid in full.
If you have a special circumstances, please contact the RE office.
Once classes begin, tuition is not refundable.

One child $250,
Two children $350,
Three children $450,
Four or more children $550.

Discount of $50 applied to all re-registrations received by JUNE 30, 2024.
Sacramental Fee: $50 for Grade 2 First Holy Communion, Grade 7 for Grade 8 Confirmation (confirmation fee is paid in Grade 7 since Confirmation is a two-year program), and RCIC and RCIT ($50 per sacrament)