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St. Pius V

Office of  Faith Formation at St. Pius V

We offer religious education for children grades K to 7 through our CCD Program, and an RCIA educational program for adults converting to Catholicism or seeking to complete their Sacraments of Initiation.  Please contact one of our Directors of Religious Education if you have any questions. They may be reached at 718 739-3731 or by email. We look forward to speaking with you!


The Faith Formation Program ministers to children in the Public Schools from grade 1 through grade 8, offering religious instructions based on the guidelines established by the Diocese of Brooklyn. Our goal is to bring children, together with their parents/guardians, to a more loving and personal relationship with God, and to help to build the foundation of faith, which will last throughout their lives.

It is an eight year program, with one year building on what is learned in the previous year. Children are prepared to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation at the proper grade levels. There is also a class called the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children), children who are past the usual age of the reception of the sacraments. Children who have not been baptized are also prepared for the sacraments and given an understanding of what it means to become part of the Christian community.

Our catechists are dedicated men and women of the parish and surrounding parishes who have a willingness to give of their time, their faith and talents to instruct the children of our parish. Instructions for catechists is provided through the Catechist Courses, which is offered by the diocese and all volunteers are required to take the VIRTUS training workshop and undergo background checks according to New York State laws.


Our goal is to bring the message of Jesus to children and share with them our love and knowledge of God in the Catholic faith. Through our classes, we explain God’s relationship with us, and our relationship with God. We teach our children to pray, and attend the celebration of the Eucharist, and we prepare the children for the sacraments. We hope that along with their families, we can set an example of how to lead a good Christian life through a safe, fun, and enriching environment.

Communion & Confirmation (Religious Education) meets on Saturday 9 :30am

Directors of Religious Education
Ms. Leonilda Alves
Ms. Veronica Once