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 or 718-631-1307.

Mrs. Georgette M. Lyons
Director of Religious Education

Sacred Heart Religious Education Calendar 2020-2021

Risen Lord,
we greet You with joy
this Easter season.
Thank You for
the gift of new life.

Bless our food,
our family and friends,
and help us to celebrate
the springtime in our hearts
as we rejoice in the good news
of Your resurrection.
Alleluia! Amen.

The time from the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday through the evening on Easter Sunday is referred to as the Triduum meaning three days.
Holy Thursday – during the liturgy we recall the Last Supper and the First Eucharist.  We also commemorate the establishment of the priesthood.  At Sacred Heart Mass of the Lord’s Supper is at 7:30 PM.
Good Friday – the church is bare, the altar stripped of ornamentation and the tabernacle left open and empty.  Mass is not celebrated.  The special Good Friday liturgy invites us to enter deeply into the passion of Our Lord.  This is a day of fasting and abstinence.
Holy Saturday – The Easter Vigil Mass is a rich moment in time in which we are drawn into Jesus’ timeless victory over sin and death.  It is at this Mass that new members are brought into the Church.
Family Activity –
  • Try to attend the services in person or online and explain their importance to your children.
  • It is customary to color and decorate eggs for Easter in many cultures.  Eggs symbolize new life and they are a wonderful reminder of the new life Christ attained for us.  Before coloring the eggs children can write messages on the eggs with a  white crayon such as “Christ is Risen”, or “Alleluia”.  Then place the eggs in the dye.  Display your eggs or give them as Easter gifts.


The Confirmation class of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Bayside collected gift bags of toiletries, socks, puzzles and books for the Veterans at the St. Albans Veterans Home.  They also made cards for each bag thanking the veterans for their service.  This project was coordinated with American Legion Post 103 in Douglaston.  The veterans were
very appreciative of the efforts of the students.