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 9:00 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 (OLV) at 570-639-1535 x 209 or Jim (GOH) at 570-675-2121 x 103 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.

2022-2023 Gate of Heaven CCD Registration Link

2022-2023 Our Lady of Victory CCD Registration Link


You can register by contacting either Amy (OLV) at 570-639-1535 x 209 or Jim (GOH) at 570-675-2121 x 103. Or during CCD time, Sunday mornings at Gate of Heaven at 10:30 A.M. and at Our Lady of Victory at 9:00 A.M.

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: Jim, or 570.675.2121.

CCD Class time at GOH Sun., 10:00-11:15am.

OLV Contact: Amy, or 570.639.1535.

CCD Class time at OLV Sun., 9:00-10:15am

For more information, contact:

Jim Casey
Director of Religious Education
Gate of Heaven Church

Amy Clark
Religious Education Coordinator
Our Lady of Victory

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