Religious Education

Contact:  Regina Sammon – 973•744•2850

St. Cassian Parish offers a religious education program for children in grades one through 8. Classes are offered several times during the week. Families are encouraged to select the day and time that works best for their schedules. Attendance at weekly classes is very important.

Religious Education Update

Our parish religious education program, better known as CCD, has not been stopped by the corona virus. The commitment of the teachers and families is remarkable. The children are continuing their classes because of the dedication and willingness of more than 30 catechists. ZOOM meetings are taking place on the same weekday, at the same time as the regularly scheduled classes. We may not be able to gather in church for mass but we are joining as faith communities during these very challenging times. There are photos of young students participating in class and a high school catechist conducting a lesson on the Blessed Trinity. We are truly working as disciples of Jesus at St. Cassian Parish!

May God bless all of you with good health,
Regina Sammon

Registration – Families can register for our Religious Education Program by going to the parish website. The families of our students must be registered member of St. Cassian parish. Information for parish registration is also available on this website or feel free to stop by the parish office.

Sacrament Preparation – Children are prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion during first and second grade. Confirmation is celebrated during the spring of eighth grade. The candidates are prepared during seventh and eighth grades.

Catechists — Our program is staffed by volunteer catechists. Training is offered by the Archdiocese of Newark and our Parish Catechetical Leader. All adult volunteers are required to be certified by the Protecting God’s Children program. Information and registration for that program is found at

Calendar— Our Program runs from late September until April. We try to align our schedule with the local public school calendars. A calendar is distributed to families at the beginning of the year and is also available on the parish website. Any necessary changes to the calendar will be emailed to the families and announced in the parish bulletin.

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