Religious Education

"At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a Person, the Person of Jesus of Nazareth, the only Son from the Father...who suffered and died for us and who now, after rising, is living with us forever."

Are you think about becoming Catholic? Do you or your children want to receive the Sacraments? Do you want to just learn more about the Catholic Faith?

Then take look at all the programs offered here at St. Anthony's to receive the gift of Faith and to grow in it!

If you would like to help with religious education in any of our programs, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Shawn Mack at 732-747-0813 ext. 103 or re@stanthonysofredbank.net.

Summer Program for Children (Levels 1 to 8)

There are three sessions of religious education each summer for children in 1st to 8th grade. These classes meet in the parish center and outside for two weeks in June, July and August, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12:15pm. Click the button below for more information and to register for this program.

Year-Round Program (Levels 1 to 7)

These classes for children in 1st to 7th grade meet on Sundays from 11:45am to 1:15pm in the parish center, beginning in September and continuing to April/May. Click the button below for more information and to register for this program.

First Reconciliation & Holy Communion Preparation for Children (Level 2)

These classes for children in their second level of our religious education program begin over the summer during one of the two-week summer sessions and continue during the year with six additional classes on the first Sundays of the month from 11:45am to 1:15pm, beginning in October and continuing to April. There is a special program for parents to prepare alongside of their children that takes place at the same time as their children meet for the six classes during the year.

Confirmation Preparation for Children (Level 8)

These classes for children in their eighth level of our religious education program begin over the summer during one of the two-week summer sessions and continue during the year with additional classes on Saturdays from 11:45am to 1:15pm (usually 2 to 3 classes a month), beginning in October and continuing to April. There is a special program for parents and the sponsors of the Confirmation candidates to prepare alongside of their children. There are seven of these meetings and they take place at the same time as the children meet on Saturdays.


Rite of Christian Initiation for Teens

This program is for high school age children who are unbaptized and would like to become baptized Catholics or who are baptized and would like to receive the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Confirmation . The program begins with a two week retreat over the summer in August, Monday to Friday, 6:30 to 9pm each night. It continues for two years of classes on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30pm, from September to April.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

These classes are for: those who would like to become baptized Catholics; those baptized Catholics who would like to receive the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Confirmation; and those adults who would like to just learn more about their Faith. Classes are on Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30pm, from September to April.

After-School Program

We are starting an after-school program that will incorporate religious education for the students one day a week. Please contact us for more information at 732-747-0813 and speak to Fr. Al.

Home-School Co-op

We are also starting a homeschool co-op that will incorporate religious education in the school curriculum. For more information, email jgdetommaso@gmail.com (English) or marioxycontreras@gmail.com (Español).