Religious Education at OLQM
Registration and Class Information

Religious Education classes are for public schoolchildren of our parish. (Students grades 1 through 8 and high school students up to age 16 are all welcome to join.) Classes for the 2017-2018 school year begin Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Read this page carefully for instructions or contact us with questions.

Religious Education Forms

APPLICATION
Click here to download and print the New Student Registration Form for 2017-2018 (two-page pdf)

Click here to download and print the Contract for the Religious Education of Your Child (one-page pdf)

2017-2018 CALENDAR
Click here to download and print the OLQM Religious Education Calendar: September 2017-September 2018 (multipage pdf)

2017-2018 School Year Registration Information

On-site Registration for New Students is Sunday, September 10, the rectory meeting room, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Use back entrance at the glass doors near the Blessed Mother’s Statue.)
Additional Registration Day for both New and Existing Students is Wednesday, September 13, in the rectory meeting room, 3 – 7 p.m.

Students who have been enrolled in the program previously should bring the Renewal Registration Form they received in class. If you need a copy of your form or additional information, please contact OLQM’s Religious Ed Office at 718-263-0907 or email: olqmreled@gmail.com.
A late fee will apply for anyone registering after September 13. We are NOT accepting registration on the first day of class, September 20.

Requirements and Instructions

To enroll your child, download and print the Registration Form and Contract. Fill out both forms and return to the Religious Ed office (use mailing address on the registration form). To avoid a $25 late fee, please complete and submit your registration before 9/13/17.

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)

For Students: 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.

Wednesday Class Times:

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.   Levels 1, 2, 3, 4
7:00 – 8:15 p.m. Levels 5, 6, 7, 8 and high school (up to age 16)
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

Directors of Religious Education
Dennis Portelli
Deacon Thomas Jorge
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
110-06 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 718-263-0907
Email: olqmreled@gmail.com

Religious Ed 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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