Office of Faith Formation/Religious Education

For catechetical resources, please visit our Faith Formation resource page.
The Office of Faith Formation is located in Saint Thomas Catholic Academy and can be reached by phone on 718.805.2678

The Religious Education of our children is coordinated by the Office of Faith Formation under the Direction of Ms. Natalia Parra. 
Once known as Catechism, or CCD we are formed in our faith from three places: 
  • The Home of our Parents/Grandparents/Family.
  • Formal Weekly Religion Class.
  • Weekly attendance at Church.
All school-aged children must be registered and participate in our parish program while they attend the coordinating grade in Public or other (non-Catholic) Private Schools.  
In order to receive the Sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, students must be registered, attend Sunday classes and weekly Mass consistently so as to be properly prepared.  
Traditionally, children studied two years before receiving 1st Penance and 1st Holy Communion in 2nd Grade.  Religion classes continue for 3-7th grade with students receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation after 7 years of study.  
For current re-registration information, please click here.
For more particular questions pertaining to individual situations, or for all special needs children, please contact the Office of Faith Formation.

Families currently enrolled in our Faith Formation Program, please review the brochures linked below. These detail the many ways we are active and participating in the life of our parish