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The Faith Formation Program at St. James offers classes in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as preparation for the Sacraments of First Communion, Penance and Confirmation.  Please click on the links below to see information related to each grade.

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

If a student is unable to attend a class, please give the office a call to let us know your child will be absent.

Absences in excess of THREE during the course of the year, even though they may be excused for legitimate reasons, must be made up by the student in special make up work.

All lessons and homework should be completed as assigned.  Incomplete and unsatisfactory work must be made up before promotion to the next grade level.

Please call the office to notify us of a change in phone number or address.

The students are not allowed to enter the building until 10 minutes before the class begins.  (Use Faith Formation Back door only.  Please do not use front door).

Parents must report to the office (Room 116) when picking up a student before dismissal time.  

Students should be picked up promptly at dismissal time.

All students are expected to attend weekly Mass in addition to the Special Liturgies planned throughout the year for their grade.

Parent/Guardian involvement is essential to the success of the Faith Formation of our children.  Please make a special effort to be present at the scheduled meetings.

Our program is dependent on volunteers.  We need many workers.  Please reflect on how you can best help. 

Class cancellations will be announced on the parish website:,, KJOY 98.3 FM, WALK 97.5 FM, Channel 12 News, and the office answering machine (796-2979). 
Always check with the office before dropping off students for class on these days.

St. James Parish offers many adult courses and programs which can enrich a person and help one discover new insights into our Catholic faith.  Please call the Main office at (516) 731-3710.

The Faith Formation office is located in Room 116 in the Parish Center.  Please use the rear door, Seamans Neck Road side.

Mondays: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Tuesday through Thursday:
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Saturday:  9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
and during all class sessions.

All books will be distributed at the office.  They will not be available in the classroom.  Please be sure that your child has his/her book for the first day of class.  If a student loses a book, he/she must purchase a new one for $25.00.

Membership in the Parish is required of all registrants.  New students must be registered in the Faith Formation Program.  The student’s Baptismal Certificate must be presented at the time of Registration.


One child                               $200.00

Two children                          $225.00

Three or more children          $250.00

Additional Fees:

Communion Fee                    $ 50.00
(due at Registration)

Confirmation Fee                   $100.00
(due January 5, 2015)

Late Registration Fee              $40.00
(after September 21, 2015)