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 begin in September. Read this page carefully for instructions or contact us with questions.
Download Our Religious Education Forms
New Student Registration Form for 2019-20 (two-page pdf)
Contract for the Religious Education of Your Child (one-page pdf)
2019-20 OLQM Rel Ed CALENDAR (pdf, updated 1/2/2020)
Requirements and Instructions
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)
Class Times: 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.
Director of Religious Education
Deacon Thomas Jorge
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
110-06 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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)