First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

This sacrament is usually received in the 2nd grade. Children begin attending Religious Education classes in 1st Grade in order to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion in 2nd grade.

Religious Education classes for public school children are on Wednesday afternoons (3:45 to 5:00 pm) and are held in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School, located on the corner of Austin Street and Ascan Avenue. Parental involvement is an important part of the preparation process. Parents and guardians are required to attend special meetings regarding the sacraments. Our faith formation team of volunteer catechists and staff is happy to assist parents in these responsibilities and present our faith to the students in a well-prepared and interesting manner.

For more information, please contact our Religious Education office by phone (718-263-0907) or email