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. NEWS & NOTES

All classes are in session this week, as scheduled.

Students in the A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E. Program who registered for “St. Nicholas, Gifts of Grace” are reminded of their session on Saturday, December 6th, at 11:00 AM.

** We will be attending Mass together, so be sure to dress appropriately! **


We are always looking for volunteers (office, catechist, aide). Please give us a call if you think you can help.

advent calendar
Advent Calendars with scripture verses and a piece of chocolate behind each window ($5.00) and Advent candles (set of 4 tapers — $4.00) are on sale to benefit our Youth Group. Please call the Religious Education Office (297-7586) to make your purchase today! We appreciate your support!!

Our A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E. Program is seeking new “disciples” to join the G.O.D. Squad.  We are looking for teens who have completed the program as well as adults to become part of our planning team.  If you are interested, please call Mrs. Manuli at 297-7586.  Thanks!


. ELEMENTARY & JUNIOR HIGH PROGRAMS

Overview

We at the parish of St. Mary's, Wappingers Falls, look upon religious education as a total parish experience involving not just the child, Sacred Heart of Mary Windowbut also parents, families, catechists, and priests that form our parish community of faith.  We believe that religious education is getting to know Jesus and learning what is expected of one who chooses to follow him in the Catholic tradition.  Our program reflects an integrated learning experience, composed of learning catechesis, prayer, sacramental preparation, traditional Catholic doctrine, biblical studies, liturgy, community building, and other dimensions of vibrant Church life.  Through the light of faith, we hope to develop in those entrusted in our care a deeper relationship with God.   [More]

. A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E. PROGRAM

All Disciples Viewing Every Notion Toward Understanding Religious Experiences

Crown and Crucifix WindowSt. Mary's A.D.V.E.N.T.U.R.E. Program is our alternative to the classroom model for students in grades 7 and 8.  Courses are offered at various times and locations throughout the school year and cover the Archdiocesan Curriculum for Junior High.  [More]

. SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMS

Preparation for Reconciliation, Eucharist & Confirmation

EucharistChristian initiation is celebrated in Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  Through these visible actions a young person is incorporated into the Church and shares its mission in the world: full initiation into the Church occurs by stages.   [More]

. R.C.I.A. PROGRAM

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Dove WindowHave you received your First Holy Communion?  Have you celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation?  Have you received these Sacraments as prescribed by the Catholic Church?  Would you or someone you know like to become Catholic?  Then the RCIA is for you!  The process will begin in October with meetings on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the Rectory Meeting Room.   [More]


Office of Religious Education

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Patricia M. Manuli
Director of Religious Education sm_ore@yahoo.com
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April DeBard
Secretary
stmaryrelsec@yahoo.com
 
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Phone: (845) 297-7586
Fax: (845) 297-3227

Catechist Links
Catechist Formation
Faith First (RCL)
Safe Environment Program
VIRTUS Online

Sites of Interest
The Archdiocese of New York
Capuchin Franciscan Youth and Family Ministries
The Catechetical Office
Mount Alvernia
Mount St. Alphonsus
National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference (NCCB/USCC)
Weekly Movie Reviews
The Vatican
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Reference
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catholic Liturgical Library
The Code of Canon Law
Readings and Psalms for the Month
The WWW Bible Gateway
  More...

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