Mass Schedule

Sunday:  7:30, 9:00, 10:30 & 12 Noon
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. (Vigil)
 
Weekday
7:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m.
8:45 (Morning Prayer)
 
Confession
Saturday: 12:30 p.m.
 
  
Holy Days
Schedule noted in the Bulletin 

 

Faith Formation

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Religious Ed Overview
       
Welcome!  St. Elizabeth's is proud to offer dynamic programs in the area of Religious Education for all of our children.  We work hard each year to plan and implement new and creative ways for children to learn about their Catholic faith, and to engage the whole family in the process.  
 

We use the Alive in Christ Curriculum from Our Sunday Visitor for Grades 1-6, as well as in Grade 7 & 8 as a needed supplement.  To learn more about Alive in Christ - click here.

 

For our 7th and 8th Grade Program, we have a youth ministry based model that uses OSV's Alive In Christ texts, OSV's Faith Fusion text, St. Mary's Press Catholic Youth Bible, and Ascension Press's Chosen program.

 
The Church of St. Elizabeth offers Religious Education classes at the following times:
 
Grade K-6
(22-24 in-class sessions)
Sundays 9:00-10:25 AM (K program available)
Mondays 4:00-5:15 PM
Tuesdays 4:00-5:15 PM
Wednesdays 4:00-5:15 PM (K program available)
 
Grade 7-8 - Evangelization First Program 
(Grades 7 & 8 - 12 sessions in a two 6 week Semester format)
Mondays 7:00-8:30 PM
 
 
Confirmation (Grade 9 or older)  
(6-8 Sessions, Retreat, and 15 Ministry Hours)
1 year program
Spring 8th Grade Enrollment to Spring 9th Grade Confirmation
 
 

Faith Formation Staff
Jonathan Camiolo
Pastoral Associate
201-891-3262 ext. 225

 

 

Debbie Gaertner
Sacramental Coordinator
201-891-3262 ext. 228
 
 
Patricia Khanjian
Program Coordinator K-6
201-891-3262 ext. 226

 

 


 
Alexis Fuentes
Program Coordinator Grades 7 & 8
201-639-4636

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Grade K-6 Information & News
 
 
 
 
Access information immediately on your phone - Religious Ed Calendars and other info can be found on the St. Elizabeth's Parish App...Download it HERE
 
 
NEWS
Religious Education classes for grades K-6 begin on Sunday, September 18.
 

 

 
UNIT REVIEWS
Unit Reviews will be assigned for "HOMEWORK" for children and families to review the material covered after ever Unit of 3 Chapters is completed.  Please complete it, and return to class the next week so that it can be reviewed and correct by the catechist.  This will be a tool for both catechist and families to see what we are learning and what areas still need more attention.
 
 
DROP OFF PROCEDURE (Grades K-6)
Monday–Wednesday afternoons, children will be dropped off by the doors of the Narthex and come into the Church.  On Sundays, they will come into Cafeteria by the outside door across from Rectory.  At dismissal, parents are required to come directly to their child’s classroom hallway door to pick up child; do not use the outside parking lot door. Use both school and Church parking lots at pickup time. Drive slowly through the Church property at all times.
 
WEATHER NEWS 
If the Wyckoff public schools are closed due to weather, Religious Education classes are cancelled.  If you have questions or the situation is a bit more complicated, you will be notified by email.  You can also check the website, St. Elizabeth parish app or our voicemail at 201-891-3262. 
 
 
FAMILY MASS
Family Mass takes place every 1st Sunday during the 10:30 AM Mass.
 
GATHER THE CHILDREN (Grades K-5)
Gather the Children (Children's Liturgy of the Word) takes place on select Sundays (the 1st Sunday of the month is Family Mass) during the 10:30 AM Mass.  Children are dismissed at the beginning of mass and then return to Mass for the Liturgy of the Eucharist with their families.  See the bulletin for listing of exact dates for Gather the Children.
 
Any parents who would like to help with Family Mass or Gather the Children or future events, may contact Donna Gormley @ dgormley27@gmail.com.

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Grade 7-8 Religious Education News
Calendar
 
Access information immediately on your phone - Religious Ed Calendars and BOLD Middle Youth Ministry info can be found on the St. Elizabeth's Parish App...Download it HERE
 

 

Review Materials

 

Grade 7 & 8 News

7A and 8A Groups begin class on Monday, September ?, 2017 and will be in session until Monday, October ?, 2017.


Groups 7B and 8B begin class on Monday, November ?, 2017 and will be in session until Monday, December ?, 2017.
 


  

WEATHER NEWS: If the Wyckoff public schools are closed due to weather, Religious Education classes are cancelled.  You will be emailed as well.  If you have questions or the situation is a bit more complicated, check the website or our voicemail at 201-891-3262.

 


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R.C.I.A.
The R.C.I.A. Program refers to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  It is designed to welcome adults into our Catholic faith.  Preparation is a year long process culminating at the Easter Vigil Mass.  The goal is to recieve the Sacraments of Baptism (for non-Christians), Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.  For more information, please contact: 

Jonathan Camiolo 
201-891-3262 x 225
 
Meetings Wednesdays - 7:30 to 9:00PM in St. Francis Room

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Links and Resources
Catechist Links
FaithFusion Catechist
 
Parent Links

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Communion & Reconciliation
 
We are excited for another wonderful year as our little ones prepare for Jesus to show His mercy and forgiveness in Reconciliation and His real BODY and BLOOD in the Eucharist.
 
 
 
Sacramental Prep Forms
 
First Communion and Reconciliation
Jesus Day Volunteer Form 2017
First Communion Ceremony Participation & Needs Form
 
 
Layout of the Church
  • Each family will be randomly assigned a pew (Communion rehearsal day)
  • 12 person per family limit on seating in the Church (First Communicant + 11)
NOTE: Not necessarily in the same pew; those not in family pew will have access to seating in sides sections
 
Communion Day Dress Code
  • All communicants should wear some article of clothing that is white on Communion Day (i.e. Tie, shirt, dress, suit, etc.)
 
Photographer
  • We will have a photographer present on the day of First Holy Communion. Portraits and family pictures will be available as well. Families should not take pictures during the Communion Mass!                                                          

 

Directions for Communion Day
  • Drop off first communicants 15 minutes before the ceremony in the gym to be lined up for the procession (communicants only, please no photographs)
  • Parents, take your seats in the assigned pew (chosen randomly) with family members that fit.
  • All other family members should be seated in extra seating area on the side sections.
  • Please take a few moments to pray for your child as he/she prepares to receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist for the first time.
  • Please remain reverent in the church.
  • No pictures during mass. We have a professional photographer for that reason.

 

COMMUNION - Saturday, May 6 and 13, 2017
 
 
COMMUNION PRACTICEParent(s) must attend with child; start in the gym 
 
 

 

 
 
 
Sacramental Coordinator
Debbie Gaertner
201-891-3262 x 228

 


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Confirmation
FORMS 2017-2018 (coming online after Enrollments are completed)
Calendar & Program Components
Name & Sponsor Form (due at interview Summer 2017)
Confirmation WORKS OF MERCY Service Hours Form (due March 19, 2018)
Confirmation DEEDS OF MERCY Service Opportunities and Contacts
 
 
INTERVIEW SIGNUPS
Click on the week below to see and sign up for an available interview time slot with someone from the St. Elizabeth's Pastoral Staff.
 
 
August 2017 Interview Slots (not available yet)
 
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES 2017-2018 program
Confirmation Retreat - January 6-7, 2018
Confirmation Day - Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM
 
 
 
Confirmation 2018-2019
Enrollment 2018 - by invitation Spring 2018

 

 

Contacts

Pastoral Associate
Jonathan Camiolo
201-891-3262 x 225

Sacraments Admin

Debbie Gaertner

201-891-3262 x 228

dgaertner@saintelizabeths.org


Youth Ministry and Confirmation Coordinator

 Alexis Fuentes

201-639-4636 (cell)

201-891-3262 x247

stelizabeth@boldym.com


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