Religious Education


Our Religious Education programs at Holy Family & St. Thomas Aquinas Parish consists of our Children’s programs and our R.C.I.A. program. For information regarding these programs please contact:

Sister Doryne Bermoy FLP

Classes will be on Wednesdays and Fridays, after school,
from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children will attend only one day of class.

CCD registration takes place in the Rectory.

All Catholic parents are obligated to education their children in the Catholic faith. Praying at home, watching wholesome television shows, being charitable, going to Mass each Sunday are all ways in which Catholic parents teach their children about their faith and how to live a Catholic life.
In addition, Catholic parents must also see to it that their children receive a formal Catholic education, either in a Catholic school or, if the children attend public school, by attending Religious Education classes offered in the local parish.
We offer Religious Education (Faith Formation) classes for people in the 1st through 8th grades on either Wednesday or Friday, depending on your child’s age and grade. Inquire regarding our special classes for teens or young adults.
Participation in our Faith Formation program requires a commitment from parents and children alike. Parents must be registered in our parish. They must see to it that their children go to Mass on Sunday and provide financial support to the parish. Families should participate in the life of the parish too by joining a ministry, a prayer group or attending special events, etc. When parents meetings are scheduled, one parent MUST always attend. It is assumed that parents will teach their children at home the basic prayers such as the Our Father, the Hail Mary, the Glory Be etc.
Children must do their best in class, and be kind and courteous to classmates and their catechists (teachers). One and a half hours of class times each week goes fast, especially with young children. Parents should work hand in hand with our catechists to ensure that the children continue to learn about our Catholic faith!
Registration for Faith Formation classes is taking place NOW!! Please bring your child’s original birth certificate and baptismal certificate at the time of registration.


$70 for one child
$125 for two children
$175 for three or more children


First Holy Communion Class – $100
Confirmation Class – $125

Clases de Instrucción Religiosa CCD

Registración para la Comunión y Confirmación se llevarán en septiembre. Requisitos:
  • Nuevos estudiantes deben traer el Certificado de Bautismo.
  • La donación es de [$70 – 1 niño; $125 – 2 niños; $175 – 3 niños] para libros y otra materiales.
  • Los padres deben asistir a misa con sus hijos los domingos. Los padres deben ser miembros registrados en la parroquia de Sagrada Familia y Santo Tomás Aquino.


Jesus said “Let the little children come to Me!” At the 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Masses each Sunday, we offer the opportunity for our children to participate in a special celebration of a Children’s Liturgy of the Word consisting of song, reading, instruction and fun. For more information regarding this program please contact Ed Clancy at 917-456-7697.


Jesus dijo “Dejad que los niños vengan a Mi.” Durante la misa de las 10:30 a.m. y 12:30 p.m. ofrecemos a nuestros niños la oportunidad a participar de una celebración especial Liturgia de la Palabra para Niños consistiendo de canciones, lecturas, instrucción y diversión.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.)

The R.C.I.A. prepares both non-Catholics and those Catholics who have not received the Sacraments for full participation in the life of the Church. Candidates for the R.C.I.A. are:
  • Those who are not baptized:
  • Those baptized in another Christian denomination who wish to become Catholic:
  • Those who have been baptized in the Catholic Church but who have not yet received the Sacraments of Communion and Confirmation.
If you or someone you know is interested in knowing more about R.C.I.A., please call Deacon John.

El Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos (R.C.I.A.)

El Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos es un programa para preparar a Católicos y no-Católicos que no han recibido los sacramentos que los permiten una participación plena en la vida de la Iglesia. Candidatos para el R.I.C.A. son:
  • Quienes no han bautizados:
  • Los bautizados en otra denominación cristiana que quieren pertenecer a la Iglesia Católica:
  • Los que han sido bautizados en la Iglesia Católica, pero que no han recibido los sacramentos de la Comunión y Confirmación.
Si Usted es mayor de 16 años, o si Usted sabe de alguna persona que está interesada en este programa, por favor acérquese a la oficina de la Casa Cural y llene la planilla de registración.