Religious Education for Youth

General Religious Education Information

Payment Info

You can register and pay online using our secure religious education form You can download and print out our registration form here. Please mail the form, along with your check, to:

Fr. Jon Reardon, Newman Catholic Center, 472 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002

No student will be turned away because of an inability to pay. If you would like to receive tuition assistance please contact our business manager Lary Grossman at

Children of UMass students deduct 50% off tuition with parent’s valid ID, Children of Religious Education Teachers deduct 50% off tuition. Discounts cannot be used on our online form, so please sign up by mail if you receive a discount.



We follow the UMass schedule as well as the Amherst school schedule. To see the full schedule, please click here, and for answers to commonly asked questions, please click here.

Newman Catholic Center
Jr. High CCD (Grades 6, 7, & 8)
Program Outline

Text: The Catholic Faith Handbook
Sessions: 12 classes

Fall Semester (2015) – 6 sessions

September 27 God/Faith
October 18 The Human Person
November 1 The Bible
November 15 Jesus Christ
November 22 Sacred Tradition/The Church
December 6 The Church (continued)


Spring Semester (2016) – 6 sessions

January 24 Liturgy/Sacraments
February 7 Confession/The Eucharist and Mass
February 28 Morality
March 6 Morality
April 3 Prayer
April 24 Vocation
May 8 Make-up

Newman Catholic Center
Confirmation Prep (Grades 9 & 10)
Program Outline

Text: Decision Point (Dynamic Catholic, Confirmation Program)
Sessions: 12 classes over 2 years
Time: 4:45pm-6:45pm


October: Life is Choices

November: What’s Holding You Back?

December/January: The Jesus Question

February: The Prayer Process

March: The Bible

April: Relationships (Speaker?)



September: Eucharist/Confession

October: The Holy Spirit

November: The Church

February: Confirmation

March: Made for Mission (Panel on Vocations?)

April: Holiness is Possible

**At the end of the 2-year program, the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place in May.