Religious Education
"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope."
(Romans 15:4)

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CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, GRADES 1-5 MIDDLE SCHOOL FAITH FORMATION CONFIRMATION PREPARATION, GRADES 9-10

The Religious Education ministry is involved in instructing over 1000 public school children in grades 1-5 in the Catholic Faith, including preparation for First Communion and Reconciliation. Over 150 volunteer teachers share their faith, their experiences and their love for God with these young people.

Opportunity to participate: Teachers and aides needed for weekly one-hour classes plus preparation and training, October through April. CORI and Protecting God’s Children training are required.
Contact: Maryann Marinelli 978-682-9484, Nancy Riley, Bonnie Spurr

Middle School Faith Formation is for students in grades 6, 7, and 8. Small classes meet in three, 7-week sessions throughout the school year, using a published curriculum with a great teacher’s guide. Students participate in large group activities, including community building and prayer activities.

Opportunity to participate: Classes meet weekly: teach for one, two or all three sessions, whichever fits your schedule best. Training sessions are provided. CORI and Protecting God’s Children training are required.
Contact: Kim Silk or Pam McKallagat 978-686-4050

In grade 9 the focus is on the basic, core Catholic beliefs as stated in the Nicene Creed. Classes meet in small discussion groups, held in weekly sessions on Sunday evenings, in conjunction with the 6pm Mass. Students also get involved in Service Teams – see more details under Youth Ministry in the Outreach section. In grade 10, students meet weekly, covering faith application topics and preparing for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is a required overnight retreat for all confirmation candidates.

Opportunity to participate: Teachers needed for 12 weekly sessions. One or two training meetings as well as a CORI and Protecting God’s Children training are required.
Contact: Pam Guerrieo or Nancy Ippolito 978-686-4050