Religious Education

WHAT WE DO

The Faith Formation Program ministers to children in the Public Schools from grade 1 through grade 8, offering religious instructions based on the guidelines established by the Diocese of Brooklyn. Our goal is to bring children, together with their parents/guardians, to a more loving and personal relationship with God, and to help to build the foundation of faith, which will last throughout their lives.

It is an eight year program, with one year building on what is learned in the previous year. Children are prepared to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation at the proper grade levels. There is also a class called the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children), children who are past the usual age of the reception of the sacraments. Children who have not been baptized are also prepared for the sacraments and given an understanding of what it means to become part of the Christian community.

Our catechists are dedicated men and women of the parish and surrounding parishes who have a willingness to give of their time, their faith and talents to instruct the children of our parish. Instructions for catechists is provided through the Catechist Courses, which is offered by the diocese and all volunteers are required to take the VIRTUS training workshop and undergo background checks according to New York State laws.

There is always a need for volunteers. Please consider sharing your time for the increase of faith in our youth.?For more information call the Faith Formation Office at (718) 375-0404 or send an email.

OUR MISSION

Our goal is to bring the message of Jesus to children and share with them our love and knowledge of God in the Catholic faith. Through our classes, we explain God’s relationship with us, and our relationship with God. We teach our children to pray, and attend the celebration of the Eucharist, and we prepare the children for the sacraments. We hope that along with their families, we can set an example of how to lead a good Christian life through a safe, fun, and enriching environment.

 

WHEN:Wednesday afternoon – 3:00 to 4:15 pm for grades 1 – 4
 Wednesday evening – 7:30 to 8:30 pm for grades 5 – 8 & RCIA
  
WHERE:In the Our Lady of Grace school building
  

Faith Formation Letter and Registration Form
Faith Formation Brochure

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Adults interested in receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and/or Communion should speak with the Director of Faith Formation, Ms. Phyllis Niwinski.