Religious Education / Sacramental Preparation

Weekly Religious Education: Weekly religious education and preparation for the Sacraments are provided in American Sign Language for children who are deaf. Contact Sr. Kathleen Schipani for information. Family events  and other activities assist families in the religious formation of their children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This fall we will have in person weekly religious education at St. Matthew School starting September 26, 2021.  We will follow the CDC, State and archdiocesan guidelines explained in the Memo below.  To register please read the parent letter.

Parent / Guardian Letter with Registration Details 2021-22

Para usuarios de idioma español, llame a Darlene al 215-667-2820 para obtener información y asistencia con el registro. 

Online Registration for Weekly Religious Education

Online Required Waiver Form for 2021-22  English   /  Online Required Waiver Form for 2021-22 Spanish

Online Payment of Registration Fee ( See parent letter)

Click Here for a printable registration form.  /   Click here for a printable waiver form in English /   Click here for a printable waiver form in Spanish. 


Archdiocesan Guidelines for Weekly Religious Education

More Detailed Guidelines all Catholic Schools are following.

Parent Religious Sign Class: When in person classes resume,  we will have a Religious Sign Language Class for parents. Ms. Gina Procopio and Ms. Charity Johnson will teach that class to the parents who can stay.   This will assist parents in teaching prayers to their children in American Sign Language.


Adult Bible Study and Religious Education: Adult religious education, faith sharing and bible study occurs regularly. Contact the Deaf Apostolate for more information.

Baptism and Marriage Preparation:  Contact one of the priest chaplains or Sr. Kathleen Schipani to begin preparation for the Sacraments of Baptism or Marriage.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: Deaf Adults interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith or who want to join the Catholic Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation can contact the Deaf Apostolate to set up sessions.