Religious Education Program is a Catholic based curriculum including sacramental preparation for First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation. The curriculum includes community outreach and fundraising activities, parish/family gatherings, and liturgical participation. Religious education classes are offered to students during the months of September - May. Catechists are available for special education students and students above grade 8. Please call the Faith Formation Office at (718) 353-5961 for more information.
Students from local schools may register by contacting the director of faith formation. Click for a copy of the registration form. Students may attend classes at either location:
Mary’s Nativity Religious Education Program
Sunday 11:10 am – 12:25 pm Family Mass 10:00 am
Jasmine Avenue School across from Mary’s Nativity Church or;
St. Ann Religious Education Program
Sunday 8:45 am – 10:00 am Family Mass 10:30 am
The Lowell School on 58th Road next to St. Ann Church
Re-Registration - if you have a child currently enrolled in our Parish Religious Education Program and has not yet re-registered, please call the Faith Formation Office at (718) 353-5961 to re-register your child. Please do not delay as this helps the office in selecting teachers for next year and with ordering the necessary books and supplies that will be needed.
New Registration - if you are registering your child for the first time in our Parish Religious Education Program, please call the Faith Formation Office at (718) 353-5961.
Youth Program consists of students in Grade 7 and above. Students assist in the religious educational programs and parish community events and meet monthly for group discussions, refreshments and future event planning. Please call the Faith Formation Office at (718) 353-5961 for more information.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is available to adults interested in the Catholic faith or in receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation. All adults are invited to deepen their relationship with Jesus by sharing their Christian experiences and faith with others. RCIA sessions meet weekly at Mary's Nativity Faith Formation Office located on Jasmine Avenue & Parsons Boulevard. Click for a copy of the RCIA Participant Information Form. Please call the Faith Formation Office at (718) 353-5961 for more information.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children is a 2- 3 year program for children in Grade 3 and above seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church. Please call the Faith Formation Office at (718) 353-5961 for more information.
Staff. Catechists and Junior Catechists volunteer to teach and assist in all the programs offered. There is always a need for individuals to share their gifts and their time. Catechists teach young people about the Catholic faith and make a real difference in our children’s spiritual and moral growth. A catechist should be a practicing Catholic with a desire to evangelize and lead others to Jesus. They should have a willingness to attend courses to further their understanding of Scripture, Spirituality, and Methodology.
Director: Mr. Andrew Ramkissoon
Office Hours: Monday -Thursday - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm