Religious Education

  • Family Faith Program
    Please read more about our Family Faith Program below.
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A)
    is an orientation and formation program for adults interested in becoming Catholic. This program begins every fall and culminates at the Easter Vigil Mass in the spring. If you are seeking answers to the faith or information regarding this program, please call the parish office at (718) 625-1177.
  • Adult Faith Formation
    The parish conducts regular classes, prayer groups and Bible study for those who would like to enrich their knowledge about the Catholic faith. Please contact the Rectory at [email protected] or call (718) 625-1177.

 

Family Faith Program 2020-2021

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Family Faith Program of St. Charles Borromeo Church is to proclaim to our children and their families the knowledge of the love of God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to encourage prayer and a personal relationship with Christ, and to present the teachings of the Catholic faith.  It is our hope that our students will develop a committed relationship with Jesus Christ and that through their active participation in our program, our students and their parents will become more faith-filled, more committed, and more involved Catholic Christians.

OUR PROGRAM

During these unprecedented times, our weekly religious education classes are being held virtually by class grade, using actual textbooks from the Loyola Press “Christ Our Life” series. Our catechists and coordinators are all volunteers, sacrificing their time, energy and resources to plan lessons and create an environment where the children can learn about their faith and enjoy fellowship. We teach the Catholic faith using a curriculum rich in Scripture content and based on the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” and other Church doctrines. Through family and parish participation in the spiritual development of our children, we hope to nurture faith, hope and love in our students and relate God’s message to their lives.

SACRAMENT PROGRAMS

Students are prepared for their First Holy Communion and Reconciliation in their second year of religious instruction (usually the second grade). The curriculum of the seventh and eighth grades begins the immediate preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation.

THE ROLE OF OUR PARENTS

Parents are the primary religious educators of their children. What an awesome responsibility! Our role as catechists is to help our parents meet their solemn obligation. Our expectation in the Family Faith Program, therefore, is that all of our parents will become immersed with their children in on-going faith formation. Parents are urged to set aside time each week to review and supervise if necessary, the materials presented virtually in class each week, to oversee any at-home projects, to share with their children the basic Catholic prayers and to communicate regularly with their child’s catechist. The children should be encouraged to participate and engage with enthusiasm in the class learning and activities. Parents are also encouraged when possible to attend the 11:15 AM Mass with the children or watch it live streamed or on YouTube as a family. Family participation strengthens our parish community and sends a message to the children that faith is essential in our lives.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our address – St. Charles Borromeo Church, 31 Sidney Place, Brooklyn Heights, New York 11201

Office phone – (718) 625-1177        Email –  [email protected]

Parish website –  www.stcharlesbklyn.org

Tuition is $75 per student payable online at: https://stcharlesbklyn.weshareonline.org/FamilyFaithProgramTuition
All major credit/debit cards and Checking/Savings direct withdrawal are accepted.

For further information please contact Maureen Pond at [email protected]