Dear Religious Formation Ministers,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for sharing your time and talent with our children at RF during our Catechetical year Sept 2016 to May 2017. I am sure we have been successful in instilling Catholic values in the children of our parish. May God reward you and bless you for all your hard work.

By the grace of God we have been blessed with Catechists/Aides for this year Sept. 2017 to May 2018.  Welcome new Catechists/Aides, Building Coordinators, and Hall Monitors.  May God grant you wisdom to spread His word through words and actions.

Be sure you are always in my prayers. May GOD continue to bless us all so that we may share to establish His Kingdom on Earth.

I look forward to meeting all of you as we begin the Catechetical year together.

God bless you and your family.


Mariam Nawab PCL

SEAS – Three Bridges, NJ

908-284-2929 Ext 1123

“Children are a gift from the Lord.” PS.127:3


 Catechist Meeting Dates


Beginning of the Year:       August 27, 2017  at 10:30am in the Holy Family Room

Pre-Advent:                         November 19, 2017 at 10:30am in the Holy Family Room

Pre-Lent:                               February 11, 2018 at 10:30am in the Holy Family Room


Join us in celebrating:

Catechetical Sunday

“Living as a Missionary Disciple”


Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel.


September 10, 2017 at the 9:30am Mass at SEAS


All Parish Faith Formation Ministry Leaders (Catechists/Aides/Building Coordinators/Hall Monitors/CLOW Leaders/Baptismal Prep Leaders/VBS/SRF/Wedding Coordinators/Altar Server Leaders/Children’s Choir Leaders/Teen Ministry Leaders/Adult Faith Formation Leaders and RCIA Leaders are invited to take part in the special blessing Mass at 9:30 followed by a reception.



Mandatory Training for all New Catechists

Echoes of Faith – The Methodology Set

Methodology Part 1: New Catechist Training

Sunday, August 20 – 10:30 am – 12 pm OR

Tuesday, August 29 – 7:00-8:30 pm


Methodology Part 2: The Bible & the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Sunday, September 10 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm


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Diocese of Metuchen Catechetical Conference 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

8:30am – 3:30pm

St. John Neumann Pastoral Center

146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway, NJ  08851


Go Set the World on Fire:  A Church on the Move


Preview of the Day:

8:30am Mass and Welcome

Keynote Address Presented by Joe Paprocki

Workshops on a variety of teaching methods and practical ideas for Catechists, Parish Catechetical Leaders, Catholic School Teachers and Principals


Email  or call (732) 529-7931


Recent E-mails from Office of Catechism

More Handouts Regarding the Catechist Meeting on Sunday

Dear Catechists, Aides, and Substitutes, Attached are a few more handouts with information as we begin the new Catechetical year. Thank you. Gina Getting Started Hints As a Catechist 101 Ways To Praise a Child Ten Tips Maintaining Discipline Teaching Children Appreciation Praying the Jesuit Examination of Conscience

Catechist, Aide & Substitute Meeting Handouts – Aug. 26

Dear Catechists, Aides, and Substitute Catechists, Please review the attached documents prior to the Catechist meeting this Sunday, Aug. 26th. This is a very important meeting and you will get all the information you need to begin the new Catechetical year. If you have not already responded to attending the meeting, please let me know.…