Religious Education

All parents of youth in Roman Catholic, public school and private school are invited and encouraged to register their children for religious education classes at St. Therese of Lisieux.

Grades Pre-K to 8th will attend Sunday Mass at 9:00 AM. They will then proceed to the school building to receive religious instruction until 11:45 AM.

NOTE: Two consecutive years of instruction are required for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist.

Tuition & Fees

Family tuition rate for children residing in the same household:

  • One student: $50.00 
  • Two students: $75 
  • Three or more students: $100 

Sacramental Program Fee  (SEPARATE FEE- not included in Religious Education Program fee)

  • First Holy Communion: $80
  • Confirmation: $75

Students must be registered and paid in full by October 11th.  Students will receive a textbook and a Gospel weekly.

Payment must be made in full at the time with your registration and is nonrefundable. Please make checks payable to St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church. In the case of financial hardship, please contact the Religious Education Office via email to set up a payment plan.  

If your child is preparing for First Holy Communion or the Sacrament of Confirmation (usually students entering grades 2nd and 8th), please write a separate check for your child’s Sacramental Program Fee and enclose it with the registration form.

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to complete the online Religious Education registration form or contact Mrs. Pauline Melchoir-Morris by phone 718-451-1671, email at stthereselisreligiousedu@gmail.com, or contact the rectory office.  Please click here if you prefer to print the two-page registration form.  

Regular attendance (no more than 3 excused absences) is very important and strongly encouraged so that our students may receive the full benefit of their religious education time. Parent requests for dismissal from class for sports practices will be counted as an unexcused absence. Excessive tardiness will also contribute as an absence. An excused absence is one for illness, medical needs or other valid emergencies where notification has been received (stthereselisreligiousedu@gmail.com) before class begins. If for some urgent reason your child is unable to attend the 9:00 am Mass, a note is required indicating the reason. Attendance at weekly Mass is considered part of the curriculum of the Religious Education Program.

Catechists Wanted

Is the Lord calling you to be a Catechist?

We are looking for Catechists to help with the Religious Education program. If you have a few hours to spare to be a Catechist and to work for the Lord on Sunday mornings, please contact Mrs. Pauline Melchoir-Morris 718-451-1671, email at stthereselisreligiousedu@gmail.com or contact the rectory office.

NOTE: You must have completed the sacraments of initiation, be a practicing Catholic in good standing, have a great love for God’s word, and a willingness to share your faith with our young people.

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“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit   Mt 28:19

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

To register, please contact Pauline Melchoir-Morris at 718-451-1671, or email stthereselisreligiousedu@gmail.com or contact the rectory office.

If you are an un-baptized adult who wishes to learn more about Catholicism, and possibly become a catholic, a baptized Christian from other denominations who wishes to learn more about Catholicism and become a member of the Catholic Church, or a baptized Catholic who wishes to receive the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist, contact Pauline Melchoir-Morris at 718-451-1671, or email stthereselisreligiousedu@gmail.com or contact the rectory office.