Religious Education

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ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Attention 1st Grade Parents:   There are NO classes on Sunday, October 9th due to the Columbus Day holiday.

There are NO classes on Wednesday, October 12th (Confirmation at OLP).

CLASSES RESUME ON OCTOBER 19TH


 
Our 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.

Mrs. Madelaine Willi, Director of Religious Education
Email: mwilli@olplynbrook.com

Regina McGannon, Secretary
Email:  rmcgannon@olplynbrook.com  

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

 FAITH FORMATION OFFICE ON REDUCED HOURS:  Monday through Thursday 9:00AM –  2:00PM

Alternate Contact: 
Our Lady of Peace Rectory
25 Fowler Avenue
Lynbrook, NY  11563
(516) 599-6414


Religious Education Calendar of Events  

Click on the links below for our printable calendars:

September Calendar
October Calendar

 


 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is underway! Click on the registration form below to register your child(ren). Please complete 1 (one) form for each child.

2022-2023 Registration Form Grades 2 through 8

2022-2023 FAMILY TUITION SCHEDULE

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, 20 Niemann Ave., during Office Hours. (Monday – Thursday 9:30AM – 2:00PM). 

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 as well as a copy of their baptismal certificate.

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)      

Completed forms, supporting documentation and tuition payment should be submitted to:

Our Lady of Peace
25 Fowler Ave
Lynbrook, NY 11563

Questions:  Mrs. Madelaine Willi, Faith Formation Director: mwilli@olplynbrook.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. Madelaine WilliReligious Education Director
516-593-5150 ext.128

 We offer 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:

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