Religious Education

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Welcome back to a new academic year (2022-23)! This is the year where we will be walking away from online learning, and we will be completely in the classroom. This year we will facilitate grades 1-10 at St. Theresa school from 10:10- 11:10 (directly following the 9am Mass. This will be for ALL CLASSES

This year we will also be running an adult faith formation class one Sunday a month in the gym. Since religious education is a supplemental education experience for what the children are learning at home, I think it only aides the parents more to assist in their ongoing faith formation. All adults are also invited to come to the ongoing faith formation for adults.

We are going to empower you, the parents, to be the primary teachers of your children. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) # 2223:

“Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment, and self-mastery-the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the ‘material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones.’ Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them.”

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call me at the office (617-666-2087) or email me [email protected]

To register please fill out the webform at:

https://www.stsmartinparish.org/faith-formation-registration

Religious Education Class Dates

September 2022

11, 18, 25

October 2022

2, 16, 23, 30

November 2022

6, 13, 20

December 2022

4, 11, 18

January 2023

8, 15, 29

February 2023

5, 12, 26

March 2023

5, 12, 19, 26

April 2023

2, 23, 30 (LAST CLASS)

SPECIAL DATES

March 7, 2023 Confirmation @ St. Joseph 7pm

March 19, 2023 First Confessions

May 6 & 7, 2023 ALL FIRST COMMUNION

May 7, 2023 Crowning of Mary

 

SPECIAL DATES TBD

Religious Education Confessions: TBD

First Communion Practice: TBD

Confirmation Practice & Retreat: TBD

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

10:10-11:10am in St. Catherine Gym Building

September 25, 2022

October 30, 2022

November 20, 2022

December 18, 2022

January 29, 2023

February 19, 2023

March 26, 2023

April 23, 2023