9502 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
Phone: (505) 898-5253  Fax: (505) 898-0496
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
Since 1907
Religious Education Program
PARENTS, IF YOU HAVE MOVED OR CHANGED PHONE NUMBERS since you registered your children, please contact the office at 898-5253, Ext 1. It becomes very costly for the church when we send notices via mail to the wrong address.

Also, registering with the parish does not register your children in religious education or registering your children in religious education does not register you with the parish.
Welcome to the religious education program for our parish!

We encourage you to use our program to fill the needs you have in religious education…whether you are a child or an adult! Whether you are a parent with children or an adult in search of information for yourself, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. 

We understand that parents are the first and primary teachers of their children. We stand ready to help you accomplish your faith goals within your families.   Our education program includes catechism for children from Pre-K4 through High School as well Adults in need of sacraments.  These include the sacraments of Baptism for children older than the age of reason, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation for teens, Adult Confirmation and the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).

We offer three sessions of catechism for children from 4 years old through 1st Year Confirmation. They are: Sunday at 0845, Sunday at 1045 and Wednesday at 6 pm. Classes will be provided for children age seven and above needing Baptism. Baptism for older children culminates at the Easter celebration. Please contact the religious education secretary at 898-5253 extension 1 for start dates of all the above events.

We provide an adult confirmation class in the spring of each year culminating with a combined ceremony with our high school candidates. If you are 18 years or older and in need of confirmation please consider joining us. Please call the religious education secretary for more information about start dates and ceremony dates.
The primary way for non-Catholics to learn about our faith and join our community is through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).  Classes start this year on 13 September and culminate with the Easter Vigil celebration.  Please contact Deacon Michael at 898-5253 extension 2 for more information.
Please check out our programs by clicking on the links above.  We are always available to answer questions at 898-5253, ext 1 or 2.  If we are not in the office, leave a message and we will contact you when we return.
Thank you and welcome to our program.

Deacon Michael Illerbrun

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December 26 thru 30th.
We will re-open on January 3rd
Office Hours:
Sunday, 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Summer Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm