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.

Important Notice

Dear CCD Families,

Our parish religious education classes are cancelled until further notice.

I hope all of you are staying healthy and adjusting to the new normal.  The Archdiocese of Newark has suspended the celebrations of First Holy Communions and Confirmations.  There is no way to know when that suspension will be lifted.  The restrictions and situations are changing daily. We will keep you apprised of new developments as they unfold.  Below is information specific to activities of St. Cassian parish.

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, announced that all public celebrations of daily and Sunday Mass will be suspended until further notice, effective today, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. This difficult decision is an extension of the Archdiocese’s recent announcement, in which Cardinal Tobin dispensed the faithful of the Archdiocese from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice.

To view Daily Mass, please click on the REVELANT RADIO link.

If you have an emergency and need to speak with a priest outside of office hours, please call our Emergency phone at 201-704-7988.

Our church will be OPEN Monday through Friday from 9:00am until 3:00pm for private prayer. We will have the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the following days:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am until 3:00pm
  • Saturdays from 9:00am until 5:00pm

Confessions will be offered on Saturdays from 4:15 until 5:00pm.

The church will be CLOSED on Saturdays from 5:00pm until Monday morning at 9:00am.

Religious Education classes have been SUSPENDED and all Catholic Schools remain CLOSED as directed by the State of New Jersey.

Our parish office will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm, with limited staff to handle your concerns at parishoffice@stcassianchurch.org or 973-744-2850.   Or visit our website at www.stcassianchurch.org.

Stay healthy and safe,
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 virtus.org.

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.