Religious Education

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Mater Christi Religious Education Program (K-12)
​40 Hopewell Street
Albany, NY 12208

Our hope is to work together with families to help them make Christ a priority in their children's lives as they grow into the people that God created them to be. We look forward to creating a lasting relationship with your family through the love of God.

We welcome all families into our Religious Ed Program for students in grades K-12. We will make every attempt to accommodate all families but those who register in a timely manner will be given 1st priority.


Pay your religious ed tuition online here:


1st Reconciliation  & 1st Holy Communion

Children typically celebrate the sacraments in 2nd grade but, it is not unusual for 3rd graders to join this program. A prerequisite to the immediate preparation of 1st Reconciliation & 1st Holy Communion is one year of attendance in either a Catholic School or a Catholic Religious Education Program prior to this year. The children celebrate the sacraments in February (Reconciliation) and May (Eucharist).

​If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Anne at: 

Confirmation (grade 11+)

Preparation for Confirmation typically begins in the 2nd semester of 10th grade & continues into the fall of 11th grade (but there are many 11th/12th graders also in the program). Confirmation is usually celebrated at the end of November.

If teens wish to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in 11th or 12th grade, they are expected to attend and meet all requirements of their religion classes either at a Catholic School or a parish Religious Education Program.

Adults who are interested in preparing for Confirmation should contact the Parish Office at (518) 489-3204.