The Religious Education Program serves the families of our Parish as well as the surrounding community for those children enrolled in public school. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing atmosphere in which to share our Catholic Faith and Christian values. We also prepare students to receive the Sacraments of our faith.

Director of Religious Education

Nancy Caputo
Office Phone:  (973) 376-2061 
Fax: (973) 376-4079

Mission Statement

Our parish Religious Education is a partnership between our parish and parents of the children we teach.  Our goal is to support each family in the spiritual development of their child(ren).  All children are welcome at Saint James and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you to our parish program.

This partnership works best when we work together, each doing our part to ensure the children are receiving the foundation they need to develop a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ.  Together, we are one family, one Body of Christ, and a true sign of His presence in our world.

2021-2022 Religious Education Registration Form

If you are new to our parish or have a child entering 1st Grade in September please call the Religious Education Office at 973-376-2061 for registration information.

If your child(ren) attended classes here this past school year, you are encouraged to register before leaving on vacation.

The link to the students’ textbook and online resources will be posted in September.

Thank you for your patience!


Sign of the Cross
Our Father
Prayer Before Meals

Grade 1

Hail Mary

Grade 2

I Confess / Act of Contrition

Grade 3

Glory Be to the Father
The Apostle’s Creed

Grade 4

The Nicene Creed
The Beatitudes and Works of Mercy
The Five Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

Grade 5

Holy Days of Obligation
The Ten Commandments
The Five Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

Grade 6

The names of the Apostles
The Five Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

Grade 7

The Stations of the Cross
The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

Grade 8

All of the Above

These prayers can be located in the back of the Student Textbook or at