The process of formation is the responsibility of everyone in our parish: priests, staff, ministers, parishioners as sponsors, godparents, volunteer catechists, and especially parents sharing our faith by doctrines of our Catholic faith, prayer experiences, by telling our witness stories about God’s love in our daily life. Using questioning and answering techniques, media, group sharing and other activities, that’s really what happens in religious education! It doesn’t happen overnight, or in one year, but rather in a gradual process over years of a child’s maturing toward an adult catholic understanding.

Preschool through eighth grade students attend sessions on Sunday mornings at Gate of Heaven at 10:00 A.M. and at Our Lady of Victory at 9:15 A.M.  High School students can teach and aid in the program.

If you have children these ages and would like to enroll them, please see the registration form. Please call Amy Clark at 639-1535 or Dede Scafella at 674-1652. They will be happy to discuss the program with you and answer any questions you may have. Also, if you would be interested in teaching or being a teacher’s aide in the program, please do not hesitate to contact them. We will gladly “show you the ropes” and keep you current on your theology for those who have never taught.


CCD AND SACRAMENTAL REGISTRATION for 2017-18 year BEGINS AUGUST 6th and continues EACH SUNDAY OF AUGUST at Gate of Heaven.

Registration will be in the lobby (outside of gymnasium) before and after the 9:00 AM Mass.

At Our Lady of Victory: Registration will be near the kitchen area before and after the 10:30 AM Mass.

Also at OLV, registration forms can be picked up on the CCD bulletin board next to the kitchen.
There is a registration fee of $25/student with a maximum fee of $60/family. If this is a financial hardship for your family, please let us know and we can help with this.

2ND and 8th Grade – please provide a copy of Baptismal certificate.


GOH Contact: Dede, [email protected] or 570.674.1652.

CCD Class time at GOH Sun., 10:00-11:00am.

OLV Contact: Amy, [email protected] or 570.639.1535.

CCD Class time at OLV Sun., 9:15-10:15am

For more information, contact:

Dede Scafella
Religious Education Coordinator
Gate of Heaven
e-mail: [email protected]

Amy Clark
Religious Education Coordinator
Our Lady of Victory
e-mail: [email protected] 

May crowning 2014 twoCatechist (teacher)
Is responsible for preparing and teaching the lessons, keeping attendance records, attending bimonthly catechist training and other workshops as they are offered.

Classroom Aide
Assists the catechist with the children in a number of ways.

Substitute Catechist- ‘on call’ teacher who needs as much advance notice as possible to ‘sub’ for a regular catechist