Family Fall Festival

The Religious Education Department will be hosting a Family Fall Festival on Saturday, September 21st from 10am until 3pm.  The event will be held rain or shine; and, the proceeds will go towards a field trip to Our Lady of the Island for our Level 7 Students.  We are looking for vendors, as well as donations to our Holy Cross table and our Chinese Auction for the children.  Several organizations, including Sweet Briar Nature Center , the Fire Department, the Nesconset Library and the Guide Dog Foundation, will be featuring various exhibits.  There will be crafts for the children, as well as pumpkin painting and sand art.  Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served; and, we are asking for a good will donation towards the food.  If you would like to take a table at the festival , or would like to donate any items, please contact the Religious Ed Office.


Registration for Religious Education at the Parish of the Holy Cross is now past due.  Re-registration forms were sent out to those children who are already in our program back in May.  If you wish your child to be in the same class as last year with the same Catechist, please come in as soon as possible so that we can accommodate your request.  Any child entering Level 1 in September, must be registered in person at the office.  Also, if you are new to our program or transferring from another Parish, you must also register at the office in person.


This is the first year of sacrament preparation for Reconciliation and Eucharist. Children are instructed at home by their parents. Parents are obligated to attend meetings at Holy Cross. Throughout the year, children and parents follow a schedule and work is regularly sent back to the Religious Ed. office.

LEVELS  2 through 7

Classes meet in the homes of our volunteer catechists.  Placement of students is done by the religious education office.


Level 8 is the second of two years of Confirmation preparation.  Parents and students will be invited to a meeting in the fall that will outline this very important year.

As always, if any questions or concerns arise, please give the office a call at (631) 265-2200 ext. 111 (Mary), ext. 112 (Tricia).


If you are new to the Parish of the Holy Cross and are interested in registering your child, please contact Tricia Clarke, CRE, at the Religious Ed Office for instructions. (631 265-2200 ex.112)