Religious Education for Children – CCD


St. Anselm Roman Catholic Church

Faith Formation Update 2020

Sacrament of Confirmation

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. Please click on the 2020/2021 Schedule for the Calendar, Mass attendance and class procedures.


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 brotherduffy@hotmail.comSubject line: Religious Ed Reg.  Please be prepared to bring the following:

♦ A copy of Baptismal certificates for first-time registrations.
Completed New Student Registration Form (Click here to download form.)
♦ Tuition: one child = $95;   two children = $145;   three children = $195
   Checks should be made payable to: St. Anselm Religious Education

  1. All current students are automatically re-registered. There is no need to register again. If a student is not returning please notify Bro. Robert.



Click here to see the 2020/2021 Schedule

for the Calendar, Mass attendance and class procedures