Faith Formation

PREPs Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – updated 3/30/2020
To be proactive in our response to the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, PREPS classes are cancelled until further notice. However, we are committed in providing your child with on-going education and faith formation. On March 28, 2020 PREPs was transitioned to a remote learning environment. Each family should have received from their catechist an e-mail with make-up work for March 15th and March 22nd. If you have not received such e-mails, please contact Ms. Agnes Ambroziak at or at 718-456-0301. God Bless!

Z powodu wirusa COVID-19 klasy religii w niedzielę nie będzie aż do odwołania. Chcemy jednak zapewnić dzieciom ciagłołść nauki i pomnażania wiary. 28ego marca, 2020 roku, nasz program rozpoczoł nauke na dystans (w domu). Każda rodzian powinna była otrzymać dwa e-maile od katechety z tematami do nadrobienia za odwoałane lekcje 15ego oraz 22ego marca. Jeżeli Państwo nie otrzymali tych e-maili proszę o kontakt z Agneiszką Ambroziak: lub 718-456-0301. Polecamy wszystkich opiece Bożej!

Para ser proactivos en nuestra respuesta a la propagación del virus COVID-19, las clases de PREPS se cancelan hasta nuevo aviso. Sin embargo, estamos comprometidos a brindarle a sus hijos educación continua y formación en la fe. El 28 de Marzo de 2020, las clases de PREP se transfirieron a un entorno de aprendizaje remoto. Cada familia debería haber recibido de su catequista un correo electrónico con trabajos de recuperación para el 15 y 22 de Marzo. Si no han recibido dichos correos electrónicos, comuníquese con la Sra. Agnes Ambroziak a o al Tel. 718-456-0301. ¡Dios los bendiga!


St. Matthias Parish offers religion for students who do not attend Catholic Schools. The Diocese of Brooklyn requires that each child attends at least two years of religious instruction before receiving First Penance and Eucharist and two years before receiving Confirmation. Also, children who are 8 years old or older, who were not yet baptized must enter into the Rite of Christian Initiation adopted for Children (RCIA), for 3 years in order to receive the Sacraments. It is recommended that children in Catholic families attend religious instruction continuously from 1st through 8th grade. Giving a child proper faith formation and knowledge of our Catholic Faith is the responsibility of each parent.

School year 2019-2020 will started on September 15, 2019.

For more information contact Agnes Ambroziak  or Ruth Perez- telephone#718-456-0301 or via email 

PREPS 2019-2020

New registrations for 2019-2020 is officially closed.

Families transferring from an existing ongoing formation program can apply for registration, by contacting Agnes or Ruth.

What you must bring to REGISTER:

  • Birth certificate
  • Baptismal certificate
  • Communion certificate (if Sacrament has been received)
  • Registration Fee (cash/check/money order are forms of payment accepted)

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00 per child

Each child who is scheduled to receive a sacrament in 2020, will be assessed one-time fee of $150.00 (in addition to the registration fee)

REGISTRATION LOCATION: Rectory 58-15 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood, NY 11385

A Call for Service:

Is God calling you to share your faith? Our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is looking for catechists and we can most definitely use your talent and dedication. You do not need experience, we will provide you with the training and tools necessary to fulfill your call your to service. We are seeking individuals who love the Lord and would like to share their love and knowledge of the Catholic faith with the young members of our community. If you are interested, please contact Agnes Ambroziak/ Ruth Perez at (718) 456-0301 or via email at 

Our Program is in dire need of catechist so we ask that you kindly keep our program in your prayers. Pray with us:

God, in Baptism you called me by name and made me a member of your people, the Church.

Help all your people to know their vocation in life, and to respond by living a life of holiness.

For your greater glory and for the service of your people, raise up dedicated and generous leaders who will serve as sisters, priests, brothers, deacons, catechist, and lay minsters.

Send you Spirit to guide and strengthen me that I may server your people following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ, in whose name I offer this prayer. Amen.