Religious Education

As Catholics we seek to impart knowledge of our faith into our children. Both Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph offer religious instruction (CCD) for children entering Kindergarten through 8th grade enrolled in public, private or charter school. See registration details below.

This instruction includes preparation for the following sacraments:
  • Reconciliation
  • First Holy Communion 
  • Confirmation*
The CCD program includes mandatory attendance at a church Mass and is complimented with one-hour classroom instruction during the following times:
  • Sundays: September through May
  • Our Lady of Grace: 9:00am to 10:15am
  • St. Joseph: 11:00am to 12:00pm
During lesson time, children will explore and discuss the scriptures and gospel, learn prayers and traditions, gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith, and acquire an insight of what it means to be part of the Catholic Church.  

CCD registration for the 2018-2019 school year is in progress. All parish children in grades K through 8 who attend private, public, or charter schools should be enrolled in CCD. Registration forms are available on the back tables in church, at the rectory, or on the parish website (CLICK HERE). Please try to return all forms by September 9th so that we may make proper arrangements as to teacher assignments and supplies. As a reminder, children must be prepared for two years prior to receiving sacraments but all children should be enrolled in the program regardless. Our CCD program is an opportunity for all children and their families to grow not only in their knowledge of our Catholic Faith but in discipleship. A disciple is one who comes to encounter Christ not merely to know about him. Angela, our Pastoral Associate, will be available after all OLG Masses each weekend for those who wish to register in person or who have questions about the program. She can be reached during the week at 201-659-0369, ext. 313, or via email at: If not in at the time of your call, please leave a message. CCD instruction will resume on Sunday, September 16.

* for eligible children

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