Faith Formation

Faith Formation (Religious Education) classes are offered to children in Grades 1 – 8 from September - May on Sundays from 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM in the Lowell School at St. Ann Church on 58th Road. (Snacks provided).  


Faith Formation is a lifelong journey and children should participate in the program each year.  We aim to be a community on the journey together. Our program incorporates Sacrament preparation (which is at least two years prior to receiving a Sacrament).  If your child is entering first grade this September, s/he should register if you wish your child receive the Sacraments of First Confession and Holy Communion in grade 2.


Older children or those children new to the faith would participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation,  a 2- 3 year program for children in Grades 3 and above who have not been Baptized or are seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church.  


If you are new to our program, we invite you to visit, call, text, or email us for more information.


Phone/text: 646-953-4044

Faith Formation Office - (718) 359-5996, option 8 

Email:  [email protected]  

Visit our Parish website: 



Office Hours:  

Monday – Thursday - 4:30 – 7:30 pm by appointment only.

Sunday mornings at Mary's Nativity after 11:30 AM by appointment only.


We ask all new and current students to complete a registration form as soon as possible in order to help us plan best.  Registration includes materials such as a religion book, folder, notebook, pencils, a drawstring bag and supplies. Registration forms are available here:


Faith Formation Registration Form 2019 - 2020



All those wishing to register or reregister for our program need to provide the following:

  • A registration form 
  • A copy of the child’s Baptism certificate if s/he was not Baptized at either Mary’s Nativity or St. Ann
  • A copy of the chid’s immunization records in accordance with NYS law - NYC Vaccine notice

Faith Formation Calendar 2019 - 2020