Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish

Religious Education


While we are planning in-person classes, we are watching the status of the pandemic. We are committed to keeping our students and catechists safe. Our plans may change as the pandemic evolves.

Our Faith Formation Classes are open to families who are registered at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. You may register HERE, if you have not already, or call the Office at 203-748-9029. Please register before September 6, so we have time to order materials for the first class.

First Communion class will be an additional study group, starting in January 2022, so we can accommodate candidates in all grades. Register for the grade your child is entering in Fall 2021 and for First Reconciliation and Communion.

Dates for First Reconciliation and First Communion will be set as soon as possible. 

Confirmation is a two-year program. There will be Confirmation in 2022. If your sponsor is a parishioner at Sacred Heart Parish, 

If you were not enrolled in our Religious Education program last year, please forward a copy of your child's Baptism certificate, and if your child has received the Sacraments, the certificates for First Penance and First Communion.

Registration Fees:

      $150 for one child in Grades 1-8, $200 for two children, $250 for three or more children

       Sacrament Fee: $50

If you are unable to pay the full amount, please make payment arrangements with the Faith Formation Office before September 19. You may pay online at:

Payment can also be made by check - Made out to Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish with "Religious Education" in the memo line, or in cash. For special payment arrangements please contact Debbie at 203-743-0689, 203-748-9029, or by email [email protected] 

Our Parent Guidelines are availble HERE

Our Faith Formation Calendar is available HERE

If you have questions, call the Faith Formation Office (203)743-0689.       

Our Faith Formation program reflects an integrated learning experience comprised of catechetical instruction in: prayer, biblical studies, liturgy, sacramental preparation, service, and the understanding and development of Catholic moral values. Recalling from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:  "Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children in the faith, prayer, and all virtues.  Therefore, our Faith Formation program exists to assist parents in their responsibility of forming their children in the Catholic faith into which they have been baptized.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish is in full compliance with the Safe Environment Program of the Diocese of Bridgeport. The Diocese offers videos for parents to view and discuss with your children. Parents may opt-out of this component, but you will have to complete and send in the form to our Faith Formation Office by email, text, or mail.  Click HERE for the Diocesan page.


Thank you for making the decision to partner with us here at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish to further your child's Faith Formation.