Religious Education


2022-2023 School Year

Our classes will begin on Catechetical Sunday, September 18, 2022

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.


This year, Second Grade Students will prepare for First Reconciliation. First Communion will be in Third Grade. If a student has not been in classes before, please speak to Debbie at 203-748-9029.

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

Confirmation is a two-year program for students in Grades 7 and 8. There will be Confirmation in 2024. 

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] 

Registration is now closed for the 2022-2023 year. 

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.