Bl. Miriam Teresa Demjanovich Parish

CCD Classes

Sharing the Gift of Faith


Catechesis is more than just religious education—it is a life-long journey of conversion. Our goal is to bring our children to Christ, to prepare them for the sacramental life of the church, and to help them understand the social justice implications of discipleship as we integrate prayer into their lives.  Here in Bayonne are continuing to work with the Catechetical Office of the Archdiocese of Newark to provide one Religious Education Program for the entire city.  Unified beginning in September 2016, the program shares common texts throughout the grades that also correspond to the text used at All Saints Catholic Academy Grammer School, making it fluid to flow from parish to parish and from parochial to public school programs.  Participants must be registered in one of the 4 parishes, but it is possible to attend classes at any location for any given academic year.  The program works as follows:

  1. PARISH REGISTRATION In an effort to maintain effective communications and contact with you and your family, all families must be registered parishioners at one of our Bayonne parishes in order to register in our Religious Education Programs. Please contact the parish of your choice to register.
  2. REGISTRATION FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Religious Education Program Registration for all parishes will begins each year in April and runs through the beginning of September. 
    1. 1 child - $85.00 if registered by August 31.  $110 if registered on September 1st or later.
    2. 2 or more children $135.00 if registered by August 31.  $160 if registered on September 1st or later.
      1. Reconciliation/First Communion preparation fees will be combined.  There will be one fee of $85.00 for the preparation of both Sacraments per child.
      2. Confirmation preparation fee will be $110.00 per child – there will be no additional registration fees.
    4. If you have any concerns regarding finances, location, and/or scheduling, please contact your Pastor or Director of Religious Education.
  4. BI-LINGUAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION All Religious Education classes will be taught in English. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) textbooks will be available upon request at your parish.  If your child needs Religious Education taught in a language other than English, please contact the Pastor/Administrator of your parish.
  5. The Archdiocese of Newark has specified that the period of instruction for the reception of Eucharist and Confirmation shall be no less than 2 years. 
 BMT Sunday 8:45am - 10:15am 1-6
   Tuesday 6:30pm - 8pm 7-8
   Tuesday 6:30pm - 8pm 9
St. Henry Sunday 8:30am - 9:45am K, 5, 9*
  Sunday 4pm-5pm 9*
  Sunday 7pm-8pm 9*
  Wednesday 3:45pm - 5pm 5
  Wednesday 6:45pm - 8pm 6-8
  At Home   1-4
St. John Paul II Sunday 10:45am - 12pm K-8
  Tuesday 6pm - 8:30pm 9*
St. Vincent Sunday 8:40am - 9:50am 1 - 5
  Monday 6:45pm - 8pm 9*
  Tuesday 6:45pm - 8pm 6-8

*  All grade 9 classes meet only twice monthly