The Office works with the school community on various levels of religious studies and faith formation. Within the School and Religious Education Program, children are prepared for the reception of First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation. Since we are one parish, the preparation has a number of common rites and events besides the individual classroom study. Parents/guardians of the children are involved in the preparation at various times of the year. This fosters personal development of Faith and a deeper sense of family and parish community. The Office helps with the teacher as a source of help and information on the grade level in the religion classes. Also offered to the teachers are required courses and ongoing faith development. The office also supplies a variety of resources.
Richard Pipchinski is the Director of the Office of Religious Education/ Faith Formation. He was working in the Brooklyn Diocesan Office for 6 years in the field of Religious Education, parish work for 16 years in the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Archdiocese of New York and 11 years in schools on the elementary and high school levels. During his time in the Brooklyn Diocesan Office he was the Diocesan Coordinator for Adult and Young Adult Ministry and the Queens Regional Director for Religious Education.