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

Registration is open for Fall programs.  Please register as soon as possible. Class days and times are filling up.



  • Classes in grades 1-6 will begin the week of September 14.  The 7th grade begins on Sept 21. 8th grade begins later in the Fall. See our calendar for more details.

 Reminder: At a very minimum, anyone wishing to enter the Confirmation program (8th grade) must have completed the 7th grade program (either classes during the year, summer session, or the online program, or have been enrolled in a Catholic school for 7th grade). Optimally, students should have completed the whole middle school program (6th & 7th).


Catechist Applications

We are always looking for dedicated people who want to share their faith with our youth. We are now accepting applications for catechists in grades 1-5 and facilitators in grades 6, 7, 8 for 2014-2015. Also, 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 link below accesses our 2013-2014 handbook which gives comprehensive information about our mission, programs, policies and procedures.  Also see the link below to access our tentative calendar for 2013-2014.  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.