Religious Education Overview

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OVERVIEW

As our parish life is centered upon celebration of the Eucharist, so is our Religious Education Program. We provide classroom instruction, service projects, field trips, and celebration of the sacraments for youth in grades 1 – 10 in a welcoming, active and caring environment.

Grades 1-8 have class time on Sunday mornings from 10 AM to 11:15 AM, following the 9 AM Mass. First Communion preparation and celebration is integrated into Grade Two curriculum. Classes begin in September and end in May and usually meet at least twice a month, following the secular school calendar. The Sadlier Publishing Program “We Believe” is the catechesis syllabus used for Grades 1- 4. Grades 5 -8 utilize Pflaum Gospel Weeklies “Venture” and “Visions”, which are based on the weekly Gospel readings.

Confirmation Program is a two-year course of study and service for Grades 9 & 10. Also held on Sunday mornings, class time is 9:50 AM to 10:50 AM. Students are expected to attend the 11 AM Mass following class, or attend the 9 AM Mass if family members attend that Mass. Students receive the sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of Grade 10. Dynamic Catholic “Decision Point” provides a relevant, engaging and promising curriculum for this age-group.

Throughout the year, for all the grades, Father DiPerri regularly meets with the students during class time in the Church for Conferences and Adoration. Also, for grades 3 – 8, opportunity for Confession is available by grade during class time. An Advent and a Lenten Penance Service for Confirmation students are also scheduled.  

REGISTRATION

Please download the Registration Form in PDF format, and complete & return the form to the Parish Office with payment, or to religiouseducation@olca.org with payment to follow. You can also complete the Registration Form Online. Payment can also be made by credit card and please contact Sharon Micco in the parish office at 781-894-3481 x2 to do so. Please contact Felicia Forger at 781-894-3481 x3 or religiouseducation@olca.org for confidential arrangement regarding fees, or any other questions. For school year 2019-2020, registration is currently ongoing.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS FOR 2019-2020

Opportunities to volunteer as a teacher/team teacher, classroom or hallway aide, and substitute teacher are available. Many of our volunteers return each year, but spots are open. Religious Education volunteers receive removed or reduced tuition rates for their children in the program. Please contact Felicia Forger at 781-894-3481 x3 or religiouseducation@olca.org on how you can join this essential, rewarding faith-formation ministry for your parish community and for personal enrichment to your own faith-life. You can also use the Religious Education online Registration Form and scroll down to the section "Volunteer Opportunities".

All volunteers who work with children must attend a “VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children” session once and complete a CORI form yearly. To help you meet the requirement to attend VIRTUS, two sessions are scheduled at Our Lady's: Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6 PM and Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10 AM. Other sessions are scheduled in the Archdiocese at various parishes/times. Please visit RCAB.org for a list of those sessions.

FIRST COMMUNION

Grade Two students of OLCA Religious Education and Our Lady’s Academy will celebrate together First Communion at the two parish Masses, 9 AM and 11 AM, on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation Sacramental Preparation is for students in Grades Nine and Ten attending public, private and parochial schools. The program consists of classroom instruction and discussion, service to the parish and community, retreat attendance, and written assignment. Students are confirmed in Grade Ten at a dedicated Mass in the month of May. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click to listen to :

1. audio of the Presentation of Candidates at Confirmation 2019 followed by Homily delivered by Bishop Robert Reed.

 

2. audio of Anointing with Chrism with Piano Background.

 

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