Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

The Office of Catechesis serves children in grades 1-8 who attend the public school system and who have been baptized. The primary responsibility for the religious education of children in the Catholic Faith rests with the parents, while the Church’s role is to assist them. Parents have a moral obligation to attend Sunday mass with their children as well as assure that they are enrolled in the catechetical program every year. In addition, it is very important that parents model a life of Christian holiness for their children so that what is learned in the classroom is also lived in the home and together we make the journey to our eternal destiny of heaven.


Eucharistic Revival Pilgrimage Passport

Between Oct 2023 and Jun 2024, all students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation are required to visit a total of 5 sites. All other students are invited to visit these sites with their families & get their passport stamped as well.

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2024-2025 Religious Education Registration Procedure

April 29 commences registration for the 2024-2025 Religious Education Year. Please read the important information below. All Registration is online through an external portal called Parish Giving.

The Fee schedule is as follows:

  • A family of one child - $150 total fee
  • A family of more than one child - $275 total fee
  • Sacrament fees for 2nd and 8th grades – an additional $50 per child
  • Early Registration Discount by Friday, June 7 – a 20% discount per family
  • A family of one child - $120 total fee
  • A family of more than one child - $220
  • Sacrament fees for 2nd and 8th grades remain the same - $50 per child

All New Families:

If you are new to the Religious Education Program here at Our Lady of Fatima Parish you need to click the link below to fill out the initial paperwork. This form is only for New Families!

NEW FAMILY REGISTRATION FORM

Once you complete this form, the Religious Education office will be notified and will review your application. If approved, you will receive an automated email from Parish Giving with login credentials for an account that was created for you. Sign into your account to make a payment and select sessions for your child/ren.

All Returning Families:

If you are a returning family, please do not fill out a form. You will receive an email from Parish Giving on the morning that registration opens (April 29, 2024). This email will contain login credentials for a Parish Giving account that was created for you. There is no need for you to create a Parish Giving account. If registration opens, and you do not receive this automated email, please contact 732-968-5555, ext. 105.

2024-2025 Religious Education School Year Information

Classes begin on:

Wednesday, October 2 4:15pm for grades 1-6
Wednesday, October 2 6:15pm for grades 7 & 8
Sunday, October 6 10:15am for grades 1-6

All children are to be brought into the gym (auditorium) by a parent/guardian and picked up in the same location after they have been signed out. No child will be permitted to leave on its own.

Please review the Parent Handbook at the link to your right, especially with regard to the Dress Code, Cell Phone Policy and food and drink in the classroom.

The calendar for the year will be emailed to all parents in September as well as uploaded to this page once it is finalized. Class dates, vacation dates, parent meetings and other important dates will be listed on it.

We need your help!

NEEDED: The Office of Religious Education is looking for people who would like to volunteer as catechists, classroom aids, special needs catechists/aids, hall monitors and security. In addition, anyone who is a nurse or has First Aid certification would be greatly welcomed.

People with artistic skills who would like to volunteer to create props for our various presentations during our catechetical year are also needed. Anyone with experience directing mini plays, such as the Nativity, the Stations of the Cross and Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions is particularly needed.

Please contact Jodie in the Religious Education Office at 732-968-5555 ext 105 or jdangiolillo@olfparish.org for more information.