Faith Formation

Religion classes start date:

Grades 1 though 5 – Sunday, September 26th morning session 11:30 am and afternoon session 1:00 pm

Grades 6+ – Wednesday, September 29th at 6:45 pm  

Please wait on the sidewalk by the school building until PREPs staff comes to take the students into the building.

All students must wear masks and fill out a health screening forms – parents/guardian will not be allowed to enter the school.

Click on the link below or click download to view the Calendar of PREPs sessions for the year:


Online registration is now open! Catechetical year will start with a Mass and official opening for all students on Sunday, September 12th. In light of the lifted restrictions due to COVID-19, we will be meeting in person.

Students in grades 1-5 will meet on Sundays.

AM Session 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM only 1st year communion students in grades 1 and 2; 2nd year communion students in grades 2 & 3.

PM Session 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM all students in grade 1 through 5

Students in grades 6-12 will meet on Wednesdays.

All students will meet from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM

REGISTRATION FEE – $140.00 per child

Each child who is scheduled to receive a sacrament in 2022, will be assessed one-time fee of $125.00 (in addition to the registration fee)

Online Registration Steps:

All NEW families must prepare the following documents with the form:

  • Birth certificate
  • Baptismal certificate – if child not baptized in St. Matthias Church
  • Communion certificate – if Communion was received outside of St. Matthias Church

Make an online payments of $140.00. Click on the link to St. Matthias Online Giving:

If you are returning PREPs family or use online giving for St. Matthias donations, please use your current account. If you do not have an account yet, please follow the instructions linked here to create one: (link “Online payment instructions” file below)


Fill out the registration form (all instructions are given within the form):

We will confirm your registration via e-mail.

Ministry Leaders: Ms. Ruth Perez & Ms. Agnieszka (Agnes) Ambroziak

Phone Number: 718-456-0301



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.


A Call for Service:

Our Parish Religious Education Program (PREPs) is looking for catechists.

No experience is necessary – we will provide all the tools and training.

If you like working with students in grades 1 through 12, you will be a great fit for our program.

By joining our catechetical ministry, you will become part of an energetic group of Christ followers who love the Lord and St. Matthias Parish.

If you would like to find out more information, please email us at