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705 Second Avenue 


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Religious Education


Faith Formation is a program that offers our children religious education leading to completion of their Sacraments of Initiation (First Eucharist and Confirmation) in the Catholic Church.  Faith Formation is for children from the age of 5 (Kindergarten) through the  grade 8.

Note: Faith Formation was formerly called CCD or Parish Religious Education Program (PREP).

Faith Formation

The Religious Education / Faith Formation (REFF) Program of Our Lady of Mount Carmel / Holy Spirit is rooted in the Gospel and our Catholic Tradition.  Recognizing parents as primary educators of their children, we seek to support them in this vocation.  We enable families to connect faith with daily life.  We encourage lifelong learning, to provide the opportunity to experience the rich sacramental life of the church, which nourishes and sustains life. 

Faith Formation runs each September thru May, for children in Kindergarten through 8 th .   Students are required to attend Faith Formation   each year from Kindergarten through the 8 th grade to receive the full benefit of religious instruction.


2013-2014 SCHEDULE:

Registration is now open for the 2013-14 year. Please call the office @  (732) 988-5060  to register.  Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate, baptismal certificate and the $50.00 registration fee.   For your convenience, a copy of the registration form is attached below.   Registration will close on Monday September 16th, 2013.  

Grade                                           Meeting Day & Time                     Sessions Begin

Kindergarten to grade 5                 Mondays from 4pm to 5:30pm          September 23

Kindergarten to grade                   Saturdays from 10-11:30am              September 28

Grades 6, 7 & 8                                   Wednesday from 6-7:30pm               September 25

Students in Faith Formation   receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the 2 nd grade and the Sacrament of Confirmation in the 8th grade.

It is an obligation in the Catholic Church for parents to educate their children in the faith.  Children attending Faith Formation instruction each year help parents to pass on to their children the teachings of Jesus in His Church.

Please visit us on Facebook @  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel/Holy Spirit Religious Education/Faith Formation Program , for updates and closings.


We are a multicultural Roman Catholic Community responding to the call of Christ.
As disciples of Christ led by the Spirit, we are continuously striving to create a Christian Community
that welcomes and accepts all people. We hold all life sacred and live out our discipleship as faithful
stewards of our time, talent, and treasure so that enlightened by God's Word and nourished by the
Eucharist we may labor tirelessly to make God's Kingdom visibly present among us.