Religious Education

Contact:  Regina Sammon – 973•744•2850

Religious Education classes are offered for students in grades one through eight. Children receive weekly instruction and are prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation. Our program depends on volunteers from the parish to teach our children.


First Grade Registration Information:

1st grade CCD registration packages are available in the parish office and on the reception desk. If your child was not baptized at St. Cassian you must have a copy of their baptismal certificate when you register. Please register as soon as possible as classes do fill up and are closed at 20 students.

  • First Grade classes are held on:
    Tuesday, 5:30-6:30
    Thursday, 4:00-5:00
    Sunday, 10:15-11:15
  • You may choose one session only.  Children cannot switch between sessions.

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion has a preparation program of two years. The children may receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in one of two ways at St. Cassian.

  • The traditional group ceremonies will take place on a Saturday in Spring.
  • Individual families may select the date and time of Mass which they would like their child to receive their First Holy Communion. You may choose any Saturday evening or Sunday morning liturgy on the five weekends in May. Ideally this First Communion would take place at the Mass you regularly attend with your child

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated for the first time with our second graders. Parents are involved in preparation for this sacrament, which celebrates God’s forgiveness and renews our friendship with Him.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of (Older) Children (RCIC) is available for school-aged children who have not been baptized and/or made their sacraments.

The Sacrament of Confirmation has a preparation program of two years. As well as attending regular classes, students and parents are required to attend several evening workshops. The eighth graders are accountable for their attendance at weekly Mass and are required to do twenty hours of community service. Confirmation takes place in the spring.

While online is the most efficient and preferred method, if you would like to download a hard copy of the registration form, click here.