Religious Education

Religious Education Program Registration 2021-2022

Religious Education classes will be held on Saturday mornings from September through May 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 consecutive years of instruction prior to making First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

Click here for Religious Education online registration form or download a printable Sacred Heart Registration Form 2021.

You can also reach us at [email protected] or 718-631-1307.

Mrs. Georgette M. Lyons
Director of Religious Education

Sacred Heart Religious Education Calendar 2021 – 2022

 

BLESSING OF A CHRISTMAS TREE

Before celebrating this blessing, you will need to invite one family member to be prepared to light the tree, and another family member to be prepared to place a new or special ornament upon the tree.  Begin by inviting family members to gather around the unlit Christmas tree.

All make the sign of the cross as the leader says:

God of all creation,

as we gather around this tree,

we ask your blessing upon us.

(The appointed family member should light the tree)

May all who gather here with us

enjoy the beauty of this tree,

the warmth of laughter,

and the gift of friendship.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

  AMEN.

 

BLESSING OF A CHRISTMAS MANGER OR NATIVITY SCENE

When the manger is set up in the home, it is appropriate that it be blessed by a parent or another family member.

All make the sign of the cross as the leader says:

God of all creation, this Nativity set reminds us of Jesus,

whose birth was witnessed by the stars in the sky,

and the animals in the field.

(If you wish, invite the children to place around the crib the animals, angels, straw, etc.)

May this manger scene remind us to prepare room

for Jesus to come into our home and into our hearts each and every day.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

AMEN.

 

 

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