When registering a new student for Religious Education classes, grades 1 thru 8, a parent must come into the Religious Education office with a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate.  Prior records are required for children in grades 2 thru 8 who attended Religious Education classes in another Church.  The fee of $190.00 (cash, check or credit card) is due upon registration.  There is a family rate for three or more students of $500.00.  Families must be registered parishioners in order to put children in the Religious Education program here at St. Matthew, meaning they get mailings and tithing envelopes from the Church.

You can register both your children and the family by filling out a Census form online at or in the Religion Ed Department when you come to register your child/children for classes.

For safety reasons, all students, grades 1 thru 6, must be signed in and out by a parent or adult over 18 years old.  Students in the 7th and 8th grades can be dropped off at the Gym Entrance door at the end of the Parish Center Building and come right upstairs to their classrooms, but all 7th and 8th grades MUST be signed out each week by a parent or adult over 18 years old.

The dates for the Summer Program 2022 are July 31st through August 14th from 8:30am to 1:00pm, Monday thru Friday and the three Sunday 9:30am Family Masses on 7/31, 8/7 and 8/14.  This program is for parish students who are already in our Religious Education Program.  Grades 4 through 7 are eligible and the fee is $325.00 for 1 child; $450.00 for 2 children and for 3 or more students, the fee is $600.00.  If interested, contact the Religion Office at 631 864-3321 for registration information. 

Please note – all classes, grades 1 thru 8 for the fall/winter 2022-2023 Religious Education Program will be held on site here at St. Matthew.  There will no longer be a home program for any grade.  

Please contact our Director of Religious Education, Mary Donaldson, (631) 864-3321 for more information.

Thank you.