Faith Formation


Dominicana is the journal published by the Dominican brothers in formation for the Province of St. Joseph. To access the Dominicana journal, go to with the username “svsc” and the password “ManhattanOP”


The Archdiocese of New York has partnered with the online Catholic learning resource website FORMED to provide free access to the website for Parishes across the Archdiocese. The website has videos, audio recordings, and books available for streaming and/or download on a variety of topics, including the Bible, the Sacraments, and the Saints. To register, visit, click “sign-up,” and then “sign-up as a parishioner,” and search for “St Vincent Ferrer-Saint Catherine of Siena.” If needed, input the Parish Code: 2ZFMH7.


On most Mondays from September to June, Adult Faith Formation classes, called “Mystatgogy” are offered as a chance to dive more deeply into the Catholic faith.  Classes are held in the Lower Church at St. Vincent Ferrer at 7 PM, led by Fr. Francis Belanger. To learn more, please email


Periodically on Tuesday evenings throughout the year (e.g. in October, during Advent and Lent, and in July), adult faith formation classes called “Parish Study” are offered either in the form of a Bible study or as an exploration of some relevant aspect of the Catholic faith.  If you would like more information, visit

Contact: Philip Morace,


RCIA is a program for adults who wish to become Catholic or for adult Catholics to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Beginning in mid-September, sessions will meet most Thursday evenings from
6:45–8 PM at St. Vincent Ferrer. To learn more, please email

Periodically on Tuesdays throughout the year (e.g. in October and during Advent and Lent), adult faith formation classes called “Parish Study” are offered either in the form of a Bible study or as an exploration of some relevant aspect of the Catholic faith. If you would like more information, visit


There is a new Women’s Bible Study starting in October that will use the follow the Living in the Father’s Love study.  This brief but powerful six-lesson women’s Bible study is the ideal way to revive and refresh ourselves.  This is a chance to discover just how much God loves us and how the Gospels are deeply relevant to our relationship with God and with those we love. 

This is open to all women and will take place October 5, 12, 19, 26,
November 2, and 9 from 9:30–11:00 am in the downstairs meeting room at St. Catherine’s. 

Contact: Elizabeth Gurley,


The Parish is pleased to offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Levels Infant-Toddler, 1, 2, and 3 for children from infants through 6th grade.  We also offer Confirmation Preparation for 7th and 8th grades (or high school students who are not yet confirmed).  Sessions begin in mid-September and run through early June.  The fee for religious education at any level is $300 per child.  CGS Infant-Toddler sessions are held at St. Vincent’s on Thursday mornings.  CGS Levels 1-3 sessions are held at St. Catherine’s.  Confirmation Preparation is held at St. Catherine’s on Tuesday afternoons.  For more information, please visit the Youth Religious Formation page on our parish website:

Contact: Lisa Harrelson,