Religious Education for Middle School

For youth in grades 5 through 8


The 2024-2025 school year for middle school students grades 5 though 8 will be a diverse mix of large group sessions, interactive Spotlight lessons and GAIM time masses through the year.

Large Group Class times will remain the same for 2024/25. Your attendance is required for all sessions. (Students only need to attend on the day and time you select)

Monday - Grades 5/6 from 4 to 5 pm and Grades 7/8 from 7 to 8 pm
Wednesday – Grades 7/8 from 4 to 5 pm and Grades 5/6 from 7 to 8 pm

Large Group sessions feature grade appropriate Catechesis, with interactive trivia, games and small group time lead by our peer ministers and Confirmation candidates.

There will be seven (7) Spotlight! lessons that you will do at home. This is a required part of our program. To assist you and your child(ren) I livestream the lessons on Sunday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 pm via our YouTube page. You can do the lesson live with me (recommended) or post on your own.

GAIM Time Masses will return for the 24/25 school year as well. GAIM works like this: Students/families come to the 12-noon mass, and after the opening blessing we have the students come to the altar and then go to the chapel for us to “decode” the scriptures and put it on your level. This idea came from our Synod listening sessions we had this year. Our students have requested a more personal approach to understanding the scriptures and that is what we plan to do!
View Spotlights, Upload Portals and Helpful Links by using the dropdown below:
  • 908-232-1214
  • Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Mass Schedule:
Daily: Monday-Saturday 9am
Weekend: Sat 5pm | Sun 8am | 10am | 12pm | 6pm
  • 1600 Rahway Avenue, Westfield, NJ 07090
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