Religious Education

Under the supervision of the parish priest, St. Paul’s Ministry for Education and Formation is a coordinated program encompassing the religious education, formation and development of all our parishioners from school-age through adulthood.

Students in Grades 1 and 2 receive religious instruction between the Masses on Sunday mornings; classes for Grades 3 through 8 take place Wednesday evenings at 6:30. Families must be registered with the church, and parents/guardians are expected to participate in parish activities, including Mass.

During most Sunday Masses and before the start of the readings, children in Grade 1 and older are invited to the Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) and then returned to their families after the homily.

Religious Ed office: 845-361-5816

Adult Faith Formation (Adult Education) programs pertain to the application of Christian principles to our everyday lives and include Sunday Scripture Study, the Book Club and Gospel discussions, which continue to take place via Zoom, and other programs and retreats.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA classes are open to:

  • Baptized Catholics who never received Reconciliation, First Eucharist and/or Confirmation;
  • Un-baptized adults wishing to become Catholic;
  • People baptized in other Christian churches.

For information of any of the adult programs, call the office at 845-361-3107 or