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, Faith Formation Coordinator
Email:  fentonlorraine8@gmail.com

Regina McGannon, Secretary
Email:  rmcgannon@olplynbrook.com  

Faith Formation Office is located at: –  OFFICE ON REDUCED HOURS Monday through Thursday 9:30AM –  1:00PM
Our Lady of Peace Parish House
20 Niemann 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) 599-6414

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO RE-REGISTER YOUR CHILD(REN) FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

https://forms.gle/rqKfki8KpwGdGwnA8

  INFORMATION FOR REGISTERING A NEW STUDENT INTO THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM IS BELOW. FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AT OUR LADY OF PEACE IN LYNBROOK, PLEASE CONTACT 516-593-5150 OR SEND AN  EMAIL TO:

MRS. LORRIE FENTON: fentonlorraine8@gmail.com 

REGINA McGANNON: rmcgannon@olplynbrook.com 

If you would like to  REGISTER A NEW STUDENT  into the Religious Education Program, please call the Office at 516-593-5150 or send an email to Regina McGannon at rmcgannon@olplynbrook.com. Include your home address in the email and an application packet will be sent to you. You may also register in person at the Parish House during Office Hours. (Monday – Thursday 9:30AM – 1:00PM).

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. 

You will also need to submit a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate if your child is entering 1st grade. Applications for 1st grade registration will not be accepted without a copy of the baptismal certificate.

If your child(ren) is a new student in grades 2 through 8, you will need to submit a Transfer Letter from the School/Church where your child(ren) received their previous religious instruction.

Preparation for First Communion is a two-year process so it is important that your child begin religion classes in 1st grade.    Preparation for Confirmation is a 2 year program (Grades 7 & 8)       

Registration Fee: Students in Grades 1 through 8

– 1 child: $150

– 2 children: $200

– 3+ children: $250

SACRAMENTAL FEES FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

First Holy Communion – $30

 Confirmation Program 

7th Grade – $40

8th Grade – $50

Questions:  Mrs. Lorrie Fenton, Faith Formation Coordinator: fentonlorraine8@gmail.com 

 
 
 

 

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.

 

 

 

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:

WILL BE PUBLISHED NO LATER THAN MAY 27th  2021.