Religious Education

dsc_0061Our Lady of Peace Church

 

Office of Faith Formation

20 Nieman Avenue

Lynbrook, NY 11563-2025

(516) 593-5150

 

The Faith Formation staff here at Our Lady of Peace is dedicated to assisting parents in their sacred calling to raise their children in love of God and of others.  We feel blessed to welcome each child and to guide his/her journey of faith in the Lord and in the church.

Lorrie Fenton, Religious Education Director

Email: lfenton@olplynbrook.com

Regina McGannon, Secretary
Email:  rmcgannon@olplynbrook.com

Faith Formation Office is located at:
Our Lady of Peace Parish House
20 Nieman Avenue
Lynbrook, NY  11563
Telephone:  (516) 593-5150
Fax:  (516) 596-1847 (Attn: Religious Education Office)

Alternate Contact:
Our Lady of Peace Rectory
25 Fowler Avenue
Lynbrook, NY  11563
(516) 59-6414

     8th GRADE RETREAT – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH.  FR. LARRY PENZES AUDITORIUM  6:30PM – 8:30PM. 

   RETREAT IS MANDATORY FOR ALL 8TH GRADE STUDENTS BOTH  OLP AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION STUDENTS

 

CATECHISTS NEEDED

The Faith Formation Office is very fortunate to have many talented, knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer Catechists in our Religious Education program.  We are currently looking to expand our staff.  If you think this is something you would be interested in doing, please contact:

Mrs. Lorrie Fenton, Religious Education Director

516-459-0473

 We offer training and support for all our Catechists while allowing them to develop lessons that demonstrate and testify to their own faith.

ALL VOLUNTEERS:  The Diocese of Rockville Centre now requires that every parish volunteer and employee take a VIRTUS training session that provides information to help prevent child abuse.  Please go to www.virtus.org to register for a training session.  In addition to this training, several forms need to be completed.

Grade 1 through 8

All grade levels make prayer a priority each week.

All classes begin in church so that we may put ourselves in the presence of God.  Catechists then bring students into the classrooms where they lead the students in different types of prayer.  In addition to formal prayer, meditation may be incorporated.  Teachers read a gospel story and then lead students into quietly immersing themselves in the gospel scene.  Role playing can be used to help students understand their faith by acting out certain religious events.

Each grade level focuses on a particular theme:

Grade 1: We learn that God made our beautiful world.  God made each of us.  Everything God made is good!
Grade 2: We learn that Jesus forgives us when we are sorry.  In the sacrament of Reconciliation, we receive forgiveness and grace.  We will receive Jesus’ Body and Blood when we receive Communion.
Grade 3: We learn that we are the Church.  We belong to Jesus.  We grow closer to Jesus if we follow him.
Grade 4: We learn that God gave us ten commandments to keep us safe and close to Him.  Jesus gave us the Great Commandment and the beatitudes.
Grade 5: We learn that the seven sacraments are signs that bring us closer to God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Grade 6: We learn about our religious ancestors and their journeys as they looked forward to the coming of the Messiah.  We study this in the Hebrew scriptures, or the Old Testament.
Grades 7 & 8: In this part of the religious education program, students learn the meaning of discipleship and prepare to receive the sacraments of confirmation.  Through this sacrament they become full and complete Christians.

 

                                                          Faith Formation Registration

 2020-2021 Office of Faith Formation NEW Registration

GRADE 1 AND ALL OTHER NEW STUDENTS

Registration for new students for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in April, please call our office for an appointment  at 593-5150.  If your child is entering Grade 1 or is a new student, please be sure you are registered with Our Lady of Peace Church and have a current parish envelope number.  Check with the rectory at 599-6414 if you are uncertain.  Preparation for First Communion is a two-year process so it is important that your child begin religion classes in first grade.    Preparation for Confirmation is a 2 year program (Grades 7 & 8)       

Location: – Parish House at 20 Nieman Avenue

Documents Needed: – Original Baptismal Certificate

                                                 – Parish Envelope Number

Re-registration forms for current students (grades 2 – 8) will be mailed in April.

Registration Fee: Students in Grades 1 through 8

– 1 child: $150

– 2 children: $200

– 3+ children: $250

There is an additional $40 fee for First Holy Communion (2nd Grade)

There is an additional fee for the Confirmation program

                      – 7th Grade – $50

                     –  8th Grade – $70

Questions: – 593-5150: Mrs. Lorrie Fenton, Faith Formation Coordinator

Please note that the Religious Education Office will be closed on the following days:

Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st

Monday, April 13th through Friday, April 17th

Monday, June 29th through Friday, July 31st

Class Cancellation: 

We are closed whenever Lynbrook Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.  TV News Channel 12 and Radio Stations WHLI 1100am, WMJC 94.3fm, LOVE 96.1fm, KJOY 98.3fm, B103 103.1fm and WRCN 10-3.9fm list closing information.

Class Schedule

Sunday
Grade 1:

9:30 to 10:30am

Students attend 9:30am Mass with their parents.  They go into the school after the readings.  Parents meet their children at school after Mass ends.
Tuesday
Grades 2 – 5:

3:30 to 4:45pm

Students meet in church where they are brought to their classrooms by teachers.
Grade 6:

7:15 to 8:30pm

Students meet in church where they are brought to their classrooms by teachers.
Wednesday
Grades 2 – 5:

3:30 – 4:45pm

Students meet in church where they are brought to their classrooms by teachers.
Grades 7 & 8:

Gr 7 6:30-7:45pm

Gr 8 7:00-8:15pm

Students meet in church where they are brought to their classrooms by teachers.