Children’s Faith Formation

Parish Catechetical Staff

Rev. Joseph Scarangella…………………………..……..Pastor

Janet Natale…………………….Parish Catechetical Leader



Mission Statement

       The mission of the Parish Catechetical Programs of The Church of the Immaculate Conception is to support parish families in helping their children grow to love God with their whole heart, mind and soul, and to love their neighbor as themselves through learning and living the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church.


Brief Description of the Parish Catechetical Programs

Our parish catechetical programs consist of two dimensions:


  • Sacrament preparation for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation
  • Catholic religious instruction for children age 5 through 8th grade


All parish families are invited and encouraged to participate.  Please contact the parish Catechetical Office (973-744-5650) for more information.  We will be happy to assist you.


Note to Parents and Guardians:

       Whether your child attends a Catholic school or the parish Religious Education Program, your role is vital and wondrously beautiful.  No classroom or textbook can or should provide what you must provide in order help your child grow in faith.


The General Directory for Catechesis states:

“Parents and other family members awaken in the child a sense of God.  This religious awakening within the   family is irreplaceable.  A child’s first Christian experience frequently leaves decisive traces which last throughout life.”


If your family is struggling with how to provide what your child needs to grow in faith, please contact a parish staff member; we will be happy to assist you.

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