Religious Education for Children (CCD Classes)



For children attending public or non-Catholic private schools, classes to prepare for the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation are held every Sunday from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the school building from September to June.

A two year program of classes is required for each sacrament.

Children needing to be baptized over the age of seven must attend religious education classes.

Enrollment fees: $75 for one child, $125 for two, $25.00 for each additional child.

Contact Deacon Rene Garcia at 212-254-0200 for more information.

CCD Calendar 2018-2019

Current Students


 Absences and Tardiness: Please contact the Assistant Director, Mr. Manuel Albino ( if your child will be late or absent.


Prayer to the Virgin Mary for Protection
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Our Lady of New York, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Without our regular Sunday Masses, our collections are drastically down. This paints a desperate financial condition for our daily operations. At this time of crisis your parish continues to need your support. Please continue to bring your offertory envelopes to the church or parish office. A safe and convenient alternative is to use electronic giving: