St. Teresa of Avila Religious Education Program
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Contact Us:

Phone: (908) 273-6975

Director of Religious Education (Grades 1-7): 

Sheila Higgins

Youth Minister/Director of Confirmation Program:

Jonathan Camiolo

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Administration & Registration:

Margaret Strong


Office Hours: 

Mon & Tues: 9 AM-5 PM

Wed: 9 AM- 4 PM

&Sunday mornings when classes are in session


  • The 8th grade program begins the weekend of November 1 & 2 with a parent/candidate meeting followed by attendance at 5:30 PM commissioning Mass. You should be signed up for either Saturday or Sunday. Program begins 4:00 PM.  Grade 8 classes begin the week of Nov 16.

  •  The 6th/7th grade program will meet on Nov 2 and Nov 4, but will take a break after that. Please consult our online calendar.


Catechist Applications

We are always looking for dedicated people who want to share their faith with our youth. Our catechist slots for 2014-2015 are currently full. However, if you would like to substitute for us on occasion, please fill out the application below. All catechists and subs will need to complete the 2-hour Protecting God's Children workshop if they have not already done so.  To located a PGC workshop, please click on the PGC link below.

Click here for new catechist application

Returning catechists click here


Protecting God's Children Workshop Schedule (click here and at next link scroll way down to the left and you will see an Angel with a child and please click on her)


Policies and Procedures

The first link below accesses our 2014-2015 handbook which gives comprehensive information about our mission, programs, policies and procedures.  The second link below will access our  calendar for 2014-2015.  The calendar will provide upcoming classes, events, and etc. for Grades 1-9. We update this regularly.

Click here to download Handbook for 2014-2015

Access Our Calendar for 2014/2015


About Us

Our mission is to educate, form and transform persons into disciples of Christ and to foster responsible participation in the life, work and mission of the church.


We are also a resource to parish families in the faith formation of their children and to provide them with opportunities to grow in faith, live the Gospel message and witness to Jesus Christ.


St. Teresa of Avila is dedicated to making your experience of church the best it can be.  Jesus Christ must be the center of all we do.