Religious Education for Children – CCD


St. Anselm Roman Catholic Church

Faith Formation Update Summer 2019 

Sacrament of Confirmation

for our recent Grade 8 graduates

Rehearsal will be Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 6:30 P.M.
Confirmation Mass is Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 11 A.M.
Candidates and Sponsors report to the school at 10:15 A.M.
Celebrant is Most Reverend Guy A. Sansaricq, D. D.


The goal of our Elementary Religious Education Program is to bring the “Good News” of faith to the Catholic children attending public schools through a catechetical program. This program teaches basic Catholic beliefs, prepares children for the reception of the sacraments and encourages them to practice the Faith at home and in the community.

Class Schedule

September thru June, Grades 1 thru 8 on Sundays 8:30am – 9:50am followed by attendance at the 10:00am Mass for all students. The students are dismissed at the conclusion of the Mass.  
2019-2020 Schedule


Sacraments may be received only after a minimum of two (2) consecutive years of classes.
Baptism – Students must be baptized before beginning classes. Unbaptized children 8 years old and older prepare in the Rite of Christian Initiation Adapted for Children. This normally is a three year period of classes. Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are then received at the Easter Vigil.
First Penance and First Communion – normally in Grade 2
Confirmation – Received after graduation from Grade 8.
Attendance: All students must be present for at least 90% of the classes to be considered for promotion to the next grade level. Please contact Bro. Robert each time a student is absent. Thank you.
Students in Grade 8 who desire the Sacrament of Confirmation must participate in Parish Proximate Preparation. Contact Bro. Robert for registration.
Office:  718-745-0077


Registration Policy for Religious Education

1.  Register for Religious Education at the rectory. All first-time registrants must make an appointment with Bro. Robert.  To contact Bro. Robert: call: 718-745-0077 or email  Subject line: Religious Ed Reg.  Please be prepared to bring the following:

♦  A copy of  Baptismal certificates for first-time registrations only
Completed New Student Registration Form (Click here to download form.)
♦  Tuition:  one child = $115;   two children = $175;   three children = $225
    Checks should be made payable to: St. Anselm Religious Education

2.  Please re-register all returning students by August 15 each year.  The Returning Student Registration form can be mailed to Brother Robert Duffy at the Rectory or handed to the Rectory secretary.  (Click here to download form.)


Class 8:30 am & Mass 10:00 am

Click here to see the 2019/2020 Schedule