Religious Education Ministry

Our ministry serves the needs of children in Preschool through High School through formal catechesis, spiritual experiences, Vacation Bible School, Youth Group, RCIA and service projects.

Classes are currently held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Grades 1-8. The Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings.
For more information, see our Vacation Bible School
and Youth Group pages. 

Religious Education News

  • Welcome 2020-2021 RE year Welcome all the 2020-2021 RE school year.Registration for the RE program is done through a parent portal:New Families:New families trying to register for our RE program please contact Sue Hodgkiss at 732 741-1714 x20 office or 732 759-0848 office cell phone.  Registration is done through a parent portal with ParishGiving.Org.   Please note, parents can not create a portal, a staff member must do it.  Please use the link below to provide the RE office with necessary information to create your family portal.  Any questions please feel free to contact the RE office at any time with any questions Families:Returning families should log ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2021, 11:48 AM by Sue Hodgkiss
  • Teens & Adults needed for RCIA team We are seeking teens & adults to serve as members of the RCIA team. Opportunities include: Team members: The Adult process is looking for people to act as bi-weekly team members for both the catechumens and candidates. A team member helps to provide a welcoming atmosphere and acts as a support for discussion, etc. within the bi-weekly group meeting. Sponsors:Sponsors, who walk with an individual preparing to enter the Catholic Church. The sponsor’s role is to get to know the individual, introduce them into the parish community and stand as witness to the individual’s readiness during the Rite of Acceptance. A sponsor accompanies any candidate seeking admission as a catechumen. Sponsors are persons who have known ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2019, 5:17 AM by Sue Hodgkiss
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Religious Education Staff


Mrs. Sue Hodgkiss 732-741-1714 Ext. 20



Mrs. Kristen Hodgkiss Brindley

732-741-1714 Ext. 23


Student Absentee Line     732-741-1714 Ext. 29        

Teacher Absentee Line   732-741-1714 Ext. 20 or 23

Emergency Closing Information  732-741-1714 Ext. 47

Office Hours: 

  RE Staff is on Fall  Office hours

The RE office is currently working remotely.  Please call and leave a message or email staff for assistance.


A Letter to Parents of Students in the
Nativity Religious Education Program

Dear Parents,

Imagine for a moment that you pay an entrance fee for your child to participate in a particular sporting program and the child goes to weekly practices but then does not go to the sporting event that the child has prepared for. Time, energy and money spent with no celebration of the child’s accomplishments. 

Imagine for a moment that you pay for weekly singing, dancing, acting, instrumental or art lessons but then the child does not participate in the scheduled recital or exhibit. Time, energy and money spent with no celebration of the child’s accomplishments.

Imagine for a moment that you pay tuition for your child to learn about the Christian faith in the context of the Roman Catholic Church but then the child does not go to the House of the Church to prayerfully celebrate with family and friends the meanings of what the child has learned about the faith. Time, energy and money spent with no celebration of the child’s spiritual formation and enrichment.

It is apparent to me that in any parish there is a noticeable amount of children and families who do not regularly come to celebrate Mass with the faithful on any given weekend. That being so, I have to ask the question. Why do parents send their children to learn about the faith but then do not celebrate that faith frequently in a prayerful way with their children and the entire parish community? Preparing for anything and then not participating in what has been prepared for makes little or no sense and leaves one incomplete, confused or unfulfilled.

Let us encourage each other to join with each other in prayerfully expressing who we are as The Church of the Nativity as we gather at the Lord’s Table to celebrate the presence of Jesus the Christ in the Eucharist and in each of us.