B.1. Aides/Volunteers for Religious Education/Our Lady’s Preschool
These caring and attentive aides and volunteers help our children grow in the love of God through assisting Catechists and the DRE. In addition to Diocesan requirements, an interview with the DRE is necessary.
B.2. Faith Formation Committee - English/Spanish
Faith Formation is continuous throughout life. Retreats, theology courses, film festivals, Bible study, etc., for adults are planned throughout the year because of this. The committee plans and facilitates the events throughout the year.
B.3. Flannery O’Connor Book Club
Named after the great American Catholic novelist, this group seeks to read and discuss great Catholic classics as well as contemporary religious literature.
B.4. Immaculate Conception School (ICS)
In existence for nearly 90 years, the school provides Catholic Education to children nursery through eighth grades. Preparation for high school is so successful that most of the graduates receive full or partial scholarships to the Catholic high school of their choice. The school has capabilities of providing financial assistance through scholarship programs of various types.
B.5. Immaculate Conception Alumni Association (ICAA)
The ICAA seeks to keep alive the spirit of the school for those that call ICS their alma mater. If you are a graduate of Immaculate Conception School, then you are part of the decades of graduates that the association works to keep in touch with. The association provides school news through their website and hosts reunions regularly.
B.6. Jornada Group / Jornadistas
The Jornada Movement is part of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. This group holds weekly "charlas," talks about a specific topic about spiritual teachings of the church, the Bible, and life issues to a new and fun perspective lead by its own members keeping the motto: "Youth Evangelizing Youth."
B.7. Our Lady’s Preschool
The preschool program is designed to introduce the Catholic faith to children aged 3 to 5 through age appropriate lessons on Sunday mornings. This provides opportunity for parents to attend Sunday Mass while their child is in class.
B.8. Religious Education Program (a/k/a CCD)
Provides Religious Education for public school students grades 1 through 8 through age appropriate lessons of the faith. Children in the program are prepared to receive the sacraments of First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation.
B.9. Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) - Adults - English/Spanish
The program is for adults who wish to be initiated into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist or who wish to complete their initiation. They prepare for this through a program of prayer and study to receive the sacraments at Easter.
B.10. Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) - Teens
The program is for teens (grades 9 through 12) who wish to be initiated into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist or who wish to complete their initiation. They prepare for this through a program of prayer and study on Sunday mornings and attend Mass until they receive the sacraments at Easter.