Religious Education

Ms. Janine Kramer
Director of Religious Education

Our Mission

The mission of St. Anastasia’s School of Religious Education is unique. We strive to provide excellence in each child’s spiritual development. The spiritual life is the unifying principle that nourishes and enriches our religion program.

Our Staff

Our Religious Education program is taught by valuable instructors who offer their time, faith and knowledge to serving our community and our children. Our program thrives because of the dedication of the inspiring instructors on our staff. All of our teachers meet the diocesan requirements for catechetical training and faith formation.

Acceptance of Student

St. Anastasia School of Religious Education accepts students for all sacramental preparation including children in grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Children must be ready to receive religious instruction and our school may not accept children who do not meet certain criteria; e.g., emotional stability or age appropriate social maturity. Our parish is dedicated to meeting the needs of all children and alternative faith formation is offered in these cases.

Children wishing to receive the Sacraments must meet the required standards of the diocese and our school by attending and participating in all of the Sacramental preparations of our formal religious instruction.

Withdrawal of Student

Parents should notify the Religious Education office in writing if a child is withdrawing from our school.


Our school is required to keep adequate records of weekly attendance. When a child is absent from class, a written explanation from the parent is required upon returning. If the child will be out for an extended period of time, parents are required to telephone the Religious Education Office.

Good to perfect attendance is encouraged and will be rewarded.


Students achievement and progress in grades K – 7th are evaluated and reported twice a year. Progress reports are distributed at a parent/teacher conference in mid year and a final report sent home at the end of the year.

Welcome Director of Faith Formation, Rose!

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Director of Faith Formation, Rose Ruesing.

Rose has taught in our Catholic Schools. She comes to us from a recent background of youth ministry and is presently a member of the Diocesan Confirmation Retreat Team. She has degrees from St. John’s University and is looking forward to working with Divine Wisdom Catholic Academy and the children and parents of our religious education program.

We wish her all the best and assure her of our prayers and support in her new ministry.

Religious Education Registration

2017 – 2018 Academic Year Registration

St. Anastasia Office of Religious Education is accepting registration for our September Classes.

First to Fourth Grade
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Fifth to Eighth Grade
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM

Please contact Mrs. Kramer with any questions you may have.

Former students will be receiving a pre-filled form by mail in mid June… New students… please contact Mrs. Kramer to arrange an appointment for registration.

Thank you.

Religious Education 2016 – 2017 Academic Year

St. Anastasia Parish
Religious Education

2016-2017 Academic Year

For your convenience we offer the following choices of registration for grades 1st through 8th Wednesday religious instruction classes:

  • Grades 1 to 4: afternoons Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:00 PM
  • Grades 5 to 8: evenings Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:15 PM
  1. For new students who have never attended our program in the past, In-Person Registration is important. Please send an email or call the above number with a convenient time for you. We will be happy to schedule an appointment.
  2. For those students who have been registered this past academic year, prefilled forms will be mailed to your home in during the month of July.
  3. Registration Forms and Information are also available on our website at anytime.

Once we have received your registration, you will be receiving notification to confirm your request. In this mailing you will receive a calendar and early release – bus information if requested. This mailing will be made in early September 2016. Religious education classes do not begin until the last Wednesday of September.

St. Anastasia Parish

Email –
Phone 718- 225-5191