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 start on September 15, 2019.
Classes are offered on:
Sundays 11:10 am – 12:30 pm
• grades 1-4 (non-sacramental instructions)
• grade 2-3 (First Penance and Communion preparation)
• first year Confirmation preparation for middle schools
• second year Confirmation preparation for middle schools and high school
Sundays 12:40 pm – 2:00 pm
• grades 1-6 (non-sacramental instructions)
• grade 2-6 (First Penance and Communion preparation)
• first year Confirmation preparation for middle schools and high schools
• second year Confirmation preparation for middle schools and high schools
For more information contact Agnes Ambroziak or Ruth Perez- telephone#718-456-0301 or via email email@example.com
PREPS Registration 2019-2020
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
REGISTRATION Date & Time:
(FINAL CHANCE TO REGISTER- based on availability)
Thursday, September 19, 2019
9AM – 12 Noon, 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.