Divine Mercy Parish
Holy Cross Church
St. Stanislaus Church
Sts. Peter & Paul Church
Please be sure to register the students before the classes begin in September. Registrations are accepted at the Parish Office on 233 Adeline Street, Trenton, NJ (next to the Church of the Holy Cross.) Registration forms are available at the office or by downloading this form (pdf format).
Please bring the students: Baptismal Certificate; First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Certificates (if applicable).
Payment is due at the time of registration, please follow these guidelines:
$40 for 1 child
$80 for 2 children
$100 for 3 or more children.
Fees will be added to registration for the children receiving the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, and Confirmation. Sacramental fees are as follows:
Reconciliation and First Eucharist: $20.00 per child
Confirmation: $20.00 per child
Religious Education classes are held on Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:30 PM at St. Stanislaus School on Smith Street and Home Avenue, Trenton. Please be sure to have the children arrive on time. The children go directly to their assigned classroom, where their teacher and aide will wait for them. For safety purposes, we have a "sign in/out" procedure for all students. Parents must sign their child(ren) in prior to the start of class and then sign them out at the end of class. The "sign in/out" sheets will be in the classrooms.
Sacramental Preparation is a two-year program. The sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are celebrated in Grade 2. The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred in Grade 8 every year.
The RCL Benziger Be My Disciples series will be the religious text used in Grades K through 6. Grades 7 and 8 will continue to use Sadlier We Live Our Faith middle school texts. The textbook is the primary tool used in the classroom. In addition, the children are exposed to many religious activities, such as Evening Prayer, Stations of the Cross, praying the rosary, researching the Lives of the Saints, and much more.
It is expected that families will attend weekly Mass. Families have the opportunity to worship in their primary language whether it is English, Polish or Spanish. Families are encouraged to participate in the designated Family Mass throughout the year.
Volunteer catechists, aides and office assistants staff the program. Catechists must complete the Certification Program of the Diocese of Trenton and maintain certification throughout their teaching years. If interested, please contact the Coordinator. For the safety of the children all catechists, aides and office assistants must be fingerprinted and have a background check completed by the New Jersey State Police.
The children will participate in the "Safe Environment Program" as outlined by the Diocese of Trenton. Parents have the option to have their child(ren) "opt out" of the program.
Divine Mercy Parish
233 Adeline Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08611
Fax (609) 393-3538