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GIFT - Growing In Faith Together


Welcome to religious formation at St. Matthias. Religious Formation includes our GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) program, which is for families with children in grades K-Grade 8 or for anyone who wishes to grow in faith. GIFT is an inter-generational faith formation process that recognizes that faith formation is life-long.

GIFT sessions meet once a month from October through April. We gather for a light meal, prayer and song, activities and learning. Each year, we focus on a different topic based on the Catechism of the Church. This year, we will focus on Prayer and Spirituality. This fall, however, because of the pandemic we will not be serving a meal. Other changes/precautions may also be in place in accordance with the State of NJ and the recommendations of the Diocese of Metuchen at the time. Additional preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation is also part of our religious formation program.

Click here to register for the GIFT program.

GIFT begins in October and families choose one day to come each month.

Registration Fees: At least one parent attends the session with their child/children.
- Families with one child: $115
- Two children: $165
- Three or more children: $215 (Max $215/family)
This fee includes the meal and all program materials.

To register for GIFT:
1. Complete the registration form online by August 1; a late fee of $25 will be assessed if the registration form is received after that date.
2. New registrants to GIFT must also present a copy of each child's Baptism certificate with this registration.
3. Send your payment to the Parish Office (checks payable to "St. Matthias") to:
   St. Matthias, Attn: Faith Formation
   168 JFK Blvd.
   Somerset, NJ 08873
4. If sending a payment for GIFT AND sacramental prep sessions (Communion or Confirmation) please be sure to send separate checks, noting your child's name in the memo section.

Payment may also be made quarterly or monthly, if pre-arranged with the Faith Formation Office.

Questions? Please contact Dee Nann, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation at dnann@stmatthias.net or Faith Formation Assistant, Nathalie Godet at ngodet@stmatthias.net or 732-828-1400 x109.