Religious Education Information

Religious Education Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
  • All other times by appointment.

Faith Formation & CCD Office

Mrs. Rose Ruesing, Director

Phone:718-225-5191
Email: dff@sta.nyc

Acceptance of Student

St. Anastasia School of Religious Education and Faith Formation accepts students in grades 1-8.  It is expected that students will remain in religious studies for the eight year program.  Should a student miss a year or more before a sacrament, they will have to attend a bridge program for a year.

Our program strives to include all students regardless of their educational needs.  Please contact the office to learn more about special education.

First time students must provide baptismal records.  Any child who is not baptized is still welcome to partake in religious education through the RCIC program (see below).

 

Attendance

Our program is a hybrid.  Children will be assigned chapters to be completed online and then will attend optional monthly sessions.  There will also be family sessions.  Please check the calendar for more information.

Online attendance will be monitored.  The program shows catechists how much of a lesson has been completed and how long a child was on the lesson.  It is expected that children would spend a minimum of 30 minutes per lesson.

My Catholic Faith Delivered Lessons and Evaluation

The Faith and Life series by Ignatius Press is offered through My Catholic Faith Delivered. Students will receive weekly lessons to complete. Each child will have a username and password, which will be sent to the primary email address provided at registration.

Please look at the My Catholic Faith Delivered Parish Guide for more information.

Each lesson will have an assessment at the end. Children will be evaluated on that assessment.

In-Person Optional Settings

3:45-5pm – Grades 1-4
6:45 – 8pm – Grades 5-8

Upon entering, students will have their temperature taken. Any student with 100 degree temperature or above, or exhibiting the following symptoms (but not limited to): cough, runny nose, sore throat, chills or aches, stomach ache, will not be allowed to enter the building.

Masks must be worn at all times. No one, other than religious education staff and students, are allowed in the building for the health and safety for all involved.

Students will go to their room for attendance and prayer upon arrival. They will sit at their assigned seat, which will be at least six feet between students. Students are asked to bring their own pens and pencils, masks, and hand sanitizers. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

For dismissal, all children must be picked up by a parent or guardian. Children going home with someone other than a parent or guardian, or will walk home, must have written permission. Please let the office know if there is a change in dismissal.

Sacramental Preparation

Preparation for Reconciliation and First Communion are in the First and Second Grades. In second grade, students will use the Blessed series by Dynamic Catholic at their monthly session.

Preparation for Confirmation is in Seventh and Eighth Grade. In Seventh Grade, they will be enrolled for confirmation preparation and begin work on Decision Point by Dynamic Catholic. Students will continue instruction into their Eighth Grade year, where they will also complete assignments for service and picking a saint.