Faith Formation- Sacraments

Religious Education for Children

Registration is open for the 2020 – 2021 year

All children who attend public and private schools -grades 1-8- are encouraged to register for our Faith Formation program. We offer classes at every grade level on an on-going basis before and after the reception of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

As we plan for the upcoming academic year, we will be following all diocesan guidelines.  We are prepared to offer a “blended” learning model for religious education. This model allows religious education to be done in different formats: in-person classes at the parish, distance learning at-home via Zoom, Google classroom or other electronic program, or a “blended” method combining in person and at home instruction. If in-person sessions are allowed, we would have all safety protocols in place. Classes may not meet every week and sessions will probably be shorter to decrease the risk of contagion.

We are here to help you educate and form your children in the faith, so that they may experience God’s love during these stressful times. As we implement a new way of learning, there will be challenges along the way. We ask for your patience and prayers as we navigate these uncharted waters.

Please use this link for on-line registration.
You may also download this form: OLA-Rel Ed Registration Form 2020-2021
Fill it out and send it by mail or drop it off at the rectory, with your check or money order payable to Our Lady of the Angelus.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Sr Xaveriana at the Office of Faith Formation at 718 896 4388 or send her a message by email. Thank you.

Our program supplements the religious upbringing of the children by their parents, who are their first and most influential teachers. We work together with the parents to pass down the faith to the children in our community.

In-person classes (if allowed) will be held on Saturdays or Sundays from 9:00 am to 11:30 am with participation in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist both days. We follow safety protocols of social distancing and masks are required at all times.

Family tuition rates for children residing in the same household:
One student: $100
Two students: $140
Three or more students: $180

Additional Sacrament fees:
First Communion: $50
Confirmation: $70

Educación Religiosa
Las inscripciones están abiertas para el ciclo 2020 – 2021

Queridos padres de familia, se insta a que inscriban a sus niños del 1-8 grado para las clases de Formación de Fe. Nosotros ofrecemos clases en todos los niveles y de forma continua, antes y después de recibir la Primera Confesión, Primera Comunión, y la Confirmación.

Al prepararnos para el próximo año académico, vamos a seguir todas las directrices diocesanas. estamos planeando ofrecer un modelo de aprendizaje “combinado” para la educación religiosa. Este modelo permite que la educación religiosa se realice en diferentes formatos: clases en persona en la parroquia, aprendizaje a distancia en el hogar a través de Zoom, Google classroom u otro programa electrónico, o un método “combinado” que incluye la instrucción en persona asi como también instrucción en el hogar. Si las clases en persona son permitidas, tendremos todos los protocolos de seguridad establecidos. Las clases tal vez no van a ser todas las semanas y las sesiones probablemente serán más cortas para disminuir el riesgo de contagio.

Estamos aquí para ayudarlos a educar y formar a sus hijos en la fe, para que ellos puedan experimentar el amor de Dios durante estos tiempos difíciles. A medida que implementemos una nueva forma de aprendizaje, habrá desafíos en el camino. Le pedimos su paciencia y oraciones mientras navegamos por estas aguas inexploradas.

Puede procesar su matrícula en-linea usando este sitio link for on-line registration. Y puede bajar el formulario: OLA-Rel Ed Registration Form 2020-2021 completelo y envielo a la parroquia con su cheque o money order pagadero a Our Lady of the Angelus.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita ayuda, llame a Sister Xaveriana al 718-896-4388 o enviele un mensaje by email. Gracias.

Recuerde que nuestro programa de educación religiosa se complementa con la enseñanza de los padres de familia, quienes son los primeros y más importantes maestros de sus hijos. Nosotros trabajamos junto con ellos para poder inculcar la fe a los niños de nuestra comunidad.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Are you interested in being Baptized or completing your initiation by the reception of the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation?

The RCIA program is for those who have not been Baptized and are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, for those who have been Baptized in another Christian denomination and seek reception to the Catholic Church, for those Parishioners who are Baptized Catholic but have not completed their initiation into the Church through the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

Classes in English and Spanish will begin in September.

For more information on any of the sacraments at Our Lady of the Angelus, please read below or feel free to speak with our priests before or after mass. You may call the Rectory office at 718-897-4444 or submit an email inquiry and a member of the parish staff will contact you. Thank you for your interest. Peace and blessings!

The Sacraments

The word Sacrament comes from the Latin word sacramentum, which means a sign of the sacred. The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred and significant for us as Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing Gods saving presence. If you learn more about the sacraments, you can celebrate them more fully.

Arrangements must be made by the parent of the infant in rectory. Parent must be a registered member of our parish.

The Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

Confessions are held on Saturdays 4:15pm to 5:15pm. In case of an emergency, please call to the the Rectory.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is a mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics and a Sacrament of faith in God’s fidelity to us.

The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values.Arrangements at the church must be made at least 6 months prior to the wedding. Either Bride or Groom must be a registered member of our parish.

Holy Orders
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, also known as Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.

Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness. Through this sacrament, the Church comforts and supports the person who is suffering and continues the healing ministry of Christ. For those who are about to die, the Church, in addition to the Anointing of the Sick, offers the Eucharist as viaticum – food for the journey home.