General Information

Kim Lorentzen
Director of Religious Education

 732-785-0576
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Michele Evans
Administrative Assistant
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732-785-0872


Religion Education Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 3:00PM

Summer Hours
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00PM

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Sponsor Letters/Requirements
The following is required by Cannon Law to be a Catholic Godparent/Sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation.  Be at least 16 years of age.  Have completed the Sacraments of the Initiation. (Baptism, Eucharist & Confirmation)  If married, have a marriage that is canonically valid and recognized by the Catholic Church.  Be a registered and Active parishioner living a life of faith.   You must be registered with our parish for at least 3 months before we will provide a sponsor letter.  Although you may have registered with our parish, if you are not attending Mass regularly and using the envelope system there is no way for the parish office to confirm regular Mass attendance.  Please contact the Parish Office to confirm your status with our parish.

Religious Education Curriculum
The Church of Epiphany’s Religious Education program is grounded on the traditional teachings and practices of the Catholic Church.  We follow the guidelines set by the Diocese of Trenton in communion with the See of Rome.  Grade 2 is a Sacramental year in which the children are prepared for the reception of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.  Preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two year process, beginning in grade 7.  The reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is administered to those who have successfully completed the Program and have met all Parish, Diocesan, and Canonical requirements in grade 8.

 

We use the following text books in our program:  Grades 1 – 8:  Alive in Christ, published by Our Sunday Visitor.  This series has an interactive website that can assist you with your child’s religious formation.  The link to the website is:  http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family

 

Each student will receive a student book at the beginning of the year.  Replacement books will be ordered at a cost of $25.00 for each student.

 

The Diocesan Family Life Curriculum
 The family life program is in place to offer Catholic moral teaching and development.  The series, RCL Benziger, Family Life, focuses on:  family, self, life, love, and community.  The program is taught in grades 1 – 8.  There is a family component to this program and parents will have a “magazine” for at home discussion.

 

Mass Requirements
All Students in grades 1 through 8 are required to attend the assigned class masses Students will sit with their families in the church and may leave once Mass is over.
In addition to 3 class masses, each student is required to attend 9 Masses throughout the school year.  Also, every student must attend a Christmas Mass and an Easter Mass preferably at Church of Epiphany.   Each student will write a Homily Reflection (a few notes) based on the Priest/Deacon’s homily which will be signed after Mass by a Priest/Deacon.  All students will submit a minimum of 14 Homily Reflections for the year.

 

Middle School – Confirmation Preparation
There is a 30 hour Christian service requirement for all 7th & 8th grade students per year for a total of 60 hours Christian Community Service.   A minimum of 20 hours must be completed at Epiphany and a maximum of 10 hours can be completed at any of the approved organizations.   

Please use this table as a reference guide when selecting service hours.  If it is not on this list, the hours will not be approved.

 

Church of Epiphany    
Minimum of 20 hours

•    Altar Servers for Mass
•    VBS (July)
•    Italian Festival (August)
•    St. Vincent DePaul Clothing Drive
            (October)
•    Gift Auction (October)
•    Thanksgiving
•    Lessons in Carol
•    Decorating Church for Christmas
•    Garden Club
•    Interfaith Hospitality
  Community
Maximum of 10 hours

•    Diocese of Trenton
•    Catholic Charities
•    Homeless Shelter
•    Food Banks
•    Challenger Sports
          at Rec Center
•    PAL
•    Habitat for Humanity
•    Animal Shelter
•    Nursing Home
•    Red Cross

 

Attention Parents and  Students in Grades 7 &  8 please see the Religious Education Calendar for all mandatory dates and requirements.  A hard copy of these dates will be distributed with the Handbook

 
CHURCH
615 Thiele Road,
Brick, NJ 08724
Phone: (732) 458-0220
Fax: (732) 458-0855
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RECTORY
641 Thiele Road,
Brick, NJ 08724
Phone: (732) 458-0220
 
PARISH CENTER OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 1 PM

Summer Hours
Memorial Day to Labor Day
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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