Faith Formation

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

Phone Number: 718-456-0301

E-mail: preps@saintmatthiaschurch.net

 

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.

 2020-2021 PREPs classes will start on 9/20/2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all classes will be held online. Students will be meeting with the catechist virtually and use a combination of online tools and textbook.  The school year will start with a ZOOM meeting on 9/20/2020. Link will be emailed to all registered families.

 2020-2021 REGISTRATION Information

REGISTRATION FEE: $120.00 per child

Each child who is scheduled to receive a sacrament in 2021, will be assessed one-time fee of $150.00 (in addition to the registration fee)

All families (returning and new) please register on-line. For the registration instruction guide please click on this link:

Online Registration Instructions

All new families must submit:

  • Birth certificate
  • Baptismal certificate
  • Communion certificate (if Sacrament has been received)
Please email all documents (must be legible) to preps@saintmatthiaschurch.net.
We will be unable to register any child, whose documents and payments are missing.

 Families transferring from an existing ongoing formation program can apply for registration, by contacting Agnes or Ruth via email at preps@saintmatthiaschurch.net

 

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 preps@saintmatthiaschurch.net 

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.