Registration and Class Information

Religious Education at OLQM is for all children who attend public and private schools (grades 1 through 8 and high school students up to age 16). Classes for the 2016-17 school year begin September 21. For details about our program or to set up an interview, contact the Religious Ed office.

OUR LADY QUEEN OF MARTYRS RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CALENDAR 2016-17 (pdf)
This PDF monthly calendar includes holidays (last updated 8/19/16).

Requirements and Registration Form

To enroll your child, download the two-page printable Registration Form and one-page Contract (pdf). Be prepared to provide copies of the following:
>Baptismal certificate
>Documents verifying other Sacraments already received
>Religious Education report cards (if the student attended previous classes)

Religious Education Classes (students in 1st Grade through age 16)

All classes take place on Wednesdays and are held at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Academy school building, located on the corner of Austin Street and Ascan Avenue.

Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4
Classes held: Wednesday afternoons
From: 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Starts: September 21, 2016

Levels 5 through 8 and High School students (up to age 16)
Classes held: Wednesday evenings
From: 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Starts: September 21, 2016

About Our Program

Children begin attending classes in 1st Grade, receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion in 2nd grade, and the sacrament of Confirmation in 8th grade. Parents and guardians are required to attend special meetings regarding the sacraments.

Parents and guardians at their child’s baptism were commissioned to bring their child up in the Catholic Faith. They were reminded that they are called to be the first and best teachers of their children. Parents set the good example of attending Mass every week, encouraging prayer at home, and forming their child’s conscience.

Our volunteer catechists and staff are happy to assist parents in these responsibilities and present our faith to the students in a well-prepared and interesting manner.

Through the dedication of parents, volunteer-catechists and staff, we hope to provide each child with a love of their faith and a longing to act and be like Jesus.

On Sunday, our parish offers a special Mass at 10 a.m. for families with children aged 4  to 10. The Mass is a CLOW (Children Liturgy of the Word) Mass. Children will be dismissed after the opening prayer to hear the reading of God’s Word and a reflection on that Word in a language that they can understand. They will return and join their parents and the parish community for the Liturgy of the Eucharist after the Prayer of the Faithful.

Contact Information

Phone: 718-263-0907
Email: olqmreled@gmail.com
Dennis Portelli, Director of Religious Education

Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(or by appointment)

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