Religious Education

Religious Education Office

Marco Guerrero
Director of religious education


Laysa Mercedes
Assistant


Contact information

Academy of St. Joseph
6408 Palisades Ave
West New York, NJ 07093

Tel: 201-868-0305
Email: drestjosephwny@gmail.com

Classes for Children


For children of the parish is a continual program from Grades 1-9. All families with children in grades 1-9 not currently enrolled in a Catholic school should enroll their children in the Parish Religious Education Program.

The goal of religious education is to bring all people into close friendship with Christ. It is fitting then, that our children—who by their participation in the CCD program are coming to know Christ—can be joined to Him by receiving Him in Holy Communion. It must be understood that religious instruction and participation in the Mass each Sunday go hand in hand. Without regular participation in the Sunday Eucharist, the goal of religious education goes unmet. In addition, what your child will learn from religious education class depends on your support and reinforcement at home, attending Sunday Mass as a family, and family prayer.



RCIA Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults


This is a journey for those who are not baptized seeking full membership in the Catholic Church or those baptized and seeking full membership in our Church. It is a process whereby these people share the scriptures, the teachings of Christ, the community of the Church.



Adult Faith Formation


Sunday scriptures, this group discusses and relates the Word of God to daily life and faith. Current issues in light of Church teachings are also clarified. This group is led by a parishoner.