OUR PROGRAM

Due to the pandemic, Corpus Christi Parish Religious Education classes are conducted online. with periodic family Masses with required protocol in place. Please consult the calendar for tentative dates of 5:00 Family Masses on Saturdays. As appropriate and safe, family gatherings may take place following the Mass. All in person events are tentative.

Pre-Communion Class: This class is designed for children who have not received First Communion and who have had no prior religious instruction. If a child has not been baptized, arrangements may be made by calling the parish office, 212-666-9350. Children must be baptized before receiving First Communion. This class is the first year of a two year preparation period for First Holy Communion. Children must be at least seven years old before receiving First Communion.

 

First Communion Class:  Children in second grade or above who attend public or private school, have received one year of religious instruction, and who have been baptized are ready to enter the First Communion class.    Children in the First Communion class will also receive that sacrament of Reconciliation, usually during the season of Lent.

Post First Communion Classes: students who have made their First Holy Communion are expected to continue with religious instruction yearly until the Confirmation year, usually when the child is in the sixth or seventh grade. 

Confirmation Class:  The sacrament of Confirmation is conferred at Corpus Christi Church every other year. The next Confirmation at Corpus Christi Parish will be in the Spring of 2021. Sixth grade students and above who attend public or private schools and have consistently attended religious instruction following their First Holy Communion should attend the Confirmation class. Individual cases will be considered. Announcements of the date and time of Confirmation Preparation Classes will be announced in the fall-winter of 2020-2021.