Religious Education

Religious Education Program Registration 2020-2021

Religious Education classes will be held virtually on Saturday mornings for children in public or private schools.  The program is for students grades 1-8, older children and special needs children. 

Please note that the Diocese requires two years of instruction prior to making First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

Sacred Heart Religious Education Schedule 2020-21

Please download the Registration Form and email or mail it back to us.

You can also reach us at shreligiousedbayside@yahoo.com or 718-631-1307.

Mrs. Georgette M. Lyons
Director

Classes resume on February 27.

REMINDER – Confirmation Retreat on Saturday, February 27th at 11:30 AM.

First Week of Lent

During Lent the priest wears purple at Mass to symbolize Christ’s suffering and death but also because purple is the color of royalty and it foreshadows Christ’s kingship and resurrection.

The Gospel for this weekend tells how Jesus went out into the dessert for 40 days.  The number 40 has a special meaning in Scripture and is symbolic of preparation before a major life change.  The Lenten season is thus 40 days long starting with Ash Wednesday.  Sundays are not counted as days of Lent.  Sunday Masses at Sacred Heart Church are Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday, 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12 Noon.  Following all the guidelines 65 people can attend each Mass. The Masses are live streamed and on demand.  The links can be found on the Church website.  If you haven’t been able to attend Mass why not try to make this a Lenten practice especially since you can do it at home.

Family Calvary Stones

The days of Lent have traditionally been used as a spiritual pilgrimage, during which we symbolically travel with Jesus to his death on the cross.  To help emphasize the idea of Lent as a journey, collect forty small stones, one for each day of the season.  (These are available at the 99 Cent store).  Each night at dinner, pray for one person and write his or her name with a marker on one of the pebbles.  Collect the stones in a small bowl, and during Holy Week use them to make a “mound” of prayer that holds up a crucifix.

Second Sunday of Lent
     The Gospel for this Sunday is called the Transfiguration.  Jesus took Peter, James and John with him up the mountain where he was transfigured before them.
During Lent, we are asked to think about how we can be transformed through the power of the risen Lord, and we are reminded that one day we, too, will be resurrected.
     During Lent it is tradition to have Stations of the Cross in Church on Fridays.  Sacred Heart is live streaming them at 1:00 PM on Fridays and on demand.  Please check the Sacred Heart Church website.  On Friday, February 26 and March 12 the stations will be for the children of the Parish.
     The Stations of the Cross tell the story of Jesus’ path to Calvary and the distress he endured as He walked to His crucifixion on our behalf.  As a family it would be a good Lenten practice to pray the Stations of the Cross once a week.  You can check the following websites Sadlier and the Stations of the Cross for Families for ideas.

 

            LENTEN FAMILY PRAYER

          Loving God, bless our family throughout this Season of Lent.

          Help us to love each other, forgive each other, and care for each   other as Jesus taught us.

                   Amen.

 

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