Religious Education

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Please see the attached from Father Jeider:
2019 Religious Education Pastoral Message

This year’s Religious Education Program is a transitional one in that we are in the process of moving Confirmation to 8th Grade.

Grades 8, 9 & 10 will be confirmed in March 2020.
Grade 7 will be confirmed as 8th graders in 2021.

Please see the following for further information:

K-7 Letter
K-7 Parishioner Registration Form
K-7 Non-Parishioner Registration Form
8th & 9th Grade Letter
8th & 9th Grade Parishioner Registration Form
8th & 9th Grade Non-Parishioner Registration Form
Confirmation Name Selection Form
Confirmation Sponsor Letter
Confirmation Sponsor Certificate
Sacrament Policy
Parent Volunteer Form


The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a process established for individuals who may choose to receive Baptism, Eucharist, & Confirmation as an adult convert to the Catholic faith. Candidates in the RCIA program work directly with our Director of Religious Education, Deacon Rich, as they are gradually introduced to Catholic teachings, beliefs, & practices to enter the Faith fully committed to their conversion. 2019-2020 RCIA forms are available at Deacon Rich’s office & in the Church.


Throughout the year, various programs are offered for adults & teens in the parish to enrich their lives as practicing Catholics & to increase their working knowledge of their Faith. Individuals are also always invited to work with a priest or deacon in order to become an Alter Server, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, or Religious Education instructor. St. Andrew's also encourages members of its community to keep up to date with all programs offered by St. Paul Inside the Walls, the Diocese of Paterson's Center for Evangelization.

For more information, call Deacon Rich at 973-779-1848 /