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The Religious Education Office is located in the Clairvaux House just to the south of the church building.

Office hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00am to 3:30pm
Contact the office for special summer hours in July and August.

Phone number(516) 731-8511
Fax number: (516)731-7860
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Opening Dates and Registration

For those enrolled in the program, the first thing you'll want to do is check out the page for your child's level. There are over eight hundred children in our program.

The goal of our program is to supplement the religious education that parents give their children. Parents are the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith. The volunteer catechists who meet with the children at St. Bernard's each week have only an hour to give an overview of our Catholic faith so the church depends on Moms and Dads to grow in their own faith and share that faith with their children.

The number one way that families grow in faith is by attending Mass each weekend. This is more important than attending classes. Classes certainly help explain faith, but the goal of faith is more about worshiping God. Please come worship God this Sunday.

For the Guidelines and Policies for Parents, Click Here!

Parent Guide to Our Rel Ed Program

Opening Day Schedule 2019-2020

All students report directly to the cafeteria on the 1st day for Teacher and classroom assignment.

1st Level GIFT Meeting                                      October 16 OR 19 (PARENTS ONLY )  

2nd Level Monday Students                              Monday Oct 7 at 4:15–5:30

2nd Level Thursday Students                           Thursday Oct 10 at 4:15–5:30

2nd Level WEEKDAY Parents please plan to stay on the First day of class for a Communion Program Parent Meeting.  

2nd Level Saturday Students                           Saturday Sept 28 at 9:00-10:15

2nd Level SATURDAY Parents please plan to stay on the First Day of class for a Communion Program Parent Meeting.

 3,4,5 Level Monday Students *                           Monday Sept 23 at 4:15-5:30

3,4,5 Level Wednesday Students *                  Wednesday  Sept 25 at 4:15-5:30

3,4,5 Level Thursday Students *                        Thursday Sept 26 at 4:15-5:30

3,4,5 Level Saturday Students                            Saturday Sept 28 at 9:00-10:15

 Parent Meetings: Monday students – Monday Oct 21 at 4:15, Wednesday students- Wed Oct 23 at 4:15, Thursday students –Thursday Oct 17 at 4:15, Saturday students-Sat October 5 at 9:00.

 * Afternoon 3rd, 4th and 5th Level program day is assigned by public school attended as follows:                                             Monday - Abbey Lane Students            Wednesday - Northside, Island Trees, Lee Rd, & Misc Students
Thursday - Gardiners Avenue & Summit Lane. (Saturday classes are by request depending on availability)

 6th Level Students                                               Monday Sept 23 at 7:15-8:30

7th Level Students                                               Thursday Sept 26 at 7:15-8:30 ***

8th Level Students                                               Wednesday Sept 25 at 7:15-8:30 ***

***Please note new starting time for Levels 7 and 8 are now 7:15 pm.

7th & 8th Level  Parent Meetings will be assigned on the first night of class.

 Special Needs All Grades                                   Saturday October 5 at 10:00-10:45



Greetings! You're getting all the latest news and closing information about our religious education program here.  

For closing information:

Please check our the website, News 12 or call the Religious Education center at 516-731-8511 (ONLY - do not call the rectory) for a recorded message.

To pay your Religious Education Tuition for 2019-2020 please go to the Religious Education Registration link on the side bar. 


Re-registration forms for families already in our program have were  mailed home and were due June 30th ! If you haven't already sent in your family's re-registration form please do so ASAP. Many classes are already full. If you don’t have your form please contact the Religious Education office. 

If you need a Level I New Student Registration Form   

Click Here!

Registration for NEW Families 

For information on registering for families new to our program please click on the 

Religious Education Registration link on the side bar.

Information on Our Level One GIFT Program :  

For information regarding our 1st year "Growing In Faith Together (GIFT)" program, please click on the Level One link on the side bar.

For a schedule of the 2019-2020 meetings & events Below! 

GIFT Program Schedule of Events 2019-2020

Frequently Asked Questions (or Questions we wish people had asked).