Karen Loveland, Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE)
Ms. Margarita Nieves, Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE)
CCD – Confraternity of Christian Doctrine or Catechism - We along with the families of our students, young adults and older adults, strive to provide an educational and spiritual experience that teaches about the Catholic faith. It is important to our parish that we all take responsibility for the teaching of our faith to our young ones and adults. We take this responsibility seriously in an effort to leave no one behind in their faith. CCD instruction is available for students in grades 1st through 7th and a teen version for grades 8th through 12th. CCD classes begin in September and ends in late May or early June. Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation are an integral part of the Religious Education program. Registration is generally August through early October; however, we accept inquiries at any time throughout the year.
Class Schedule for CCD and RCIA:
• St. Bartholomew site:
Sunday morning classes from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. for both CCD and RCIA in the rectory followed by the 10:30 a.m. Mass which all students/candidates are required to attend as part of the program.
• St. Joan of Arc site:
Sunday morning classes from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Columbus House. Students are expected to attend either the 4:00 p.m. Saturday evening Mass or the 9:00 a.m. Spanish Mass on Sunday as part of the CCD program.
Our Catechists and Catechist Assistants are dedicated, well trained (via the Camden Diocese) adult and teen volunteers. If anyone is interested in becoming involved in the Religious Education program on any level (instruction in the Catholic faith, teaching, guest speaker, etc.) please do not hesitate to contact the Religious Education office: St. Joan of Arc (Ms. Nieves) 856-962-8642 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and St. Bartholomew( Ms. Karen Loveland) 856-365-0573 on Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..