Our Lady of the Lake Religious Education Corner

Religious Education is a lifelong process. It does not begin nor end in a school program. Our religious education programs are but a short time in a person’s life, where we try and pass on religious truths and help our children grow in faith. The religious education of our children begins in their homes with their family and in their community.

When the children enter our catechetical program we welcome them with open arms. Our goal is to help them grow in their faith and spirituality, to better understand the Catholic Tradition, and along with the Parish family, to be a witness to God’s love.

Our staff of volunteer teachers and aides dedicate many hours of their time to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the children. Their call to the catechetical ministry is what enables our program to carry out the will of God.

When the children leave our program, we hope it is not an end, but a beginning. We hope we have instilled in them a yearning to continue to grow in knowledge, a love to follow Jesus, and the strength and courage to give witness to God.

Religious Education classes meet Sunday mornings in the Rev. Brown School. 1st session - 8:50 - 10:00; 2nd session - 10:30 - 11:40

Director of Religious Education, Elizabeth Heldak (973)729-6107 weekdays only; On Sundays from 8:00 – 11:40 AM, please call 973-729-9140 ext. 1140


VIRTUS Training Schedule 
The VIRTUS Training Schedule for for the Diocese of Paterson can be found here for downloading and printing.



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