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Religious Education

St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. Gertrude
1920 New Haven Avenue
Queens, New York 11691

The Office of Faith Formation provides for the ongoing religious education for adults and children at our parish. We provide bible studies, catechetical classes, classes on understanding the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and introductions to various forms of prayer. Adult faith formation includes Scripture studies, studying the Fathers of the Church, moral theology, spirituality, and understanding the Creed of the Catholic Church. Our children’s faith formation takes place in Catholic school, and here at the parish through catechism classes known as the Conformity of Christian Doctrine (CCD), which is the preparation of Catholic children who have been baptized but have not yet received first Holy Communion or Confirmation. Our ministry assists young people, to give them a deeper relationship with Christ so they might be able to receive the sacrament of Penance, the sacrament of first Holy Communion, and continue to grow into their knowledge of Christ until they are fully initiated with the sacrament of Confirmation.  

All children in grades 1-8 should be registered every year for Religious Education classes.