Dear Parents & Guardians,
The Archdiocese is recommending that we postpone the start of in person faith formation classes. This is due to the resurgence of the COVID-19 Corona Virus. The postponement will push back the start date of in person gatherings to October 3, 2021. We will continue to register families for Religious Education on our website: https://www.stsmartinparish.org/faith-formation-registration
If you wish to continue to remain at home for Faith Formation we can accommodate that utilizing the Project Nazareth curriculum.
We will not be requiring in person attendance for any grade, and certainly not for those in Sacramental Years.
As always, please keep your eyes posted to the Religious Education section of the parish website for updates as they happen. Please reach out to me by email if you have any questions: [email protected]
This year we will run the grades 1-8 classes at St. Theresa school from 10- 11:15 (directly following the 9am Mass. Grades 9 & 10 Confirmation will take place at St. Ann school from 9-10:10 (directly proceeding the 10:15am Mass).
We will also run a Monday evening option for First Communion and Confirmation. Those classes will take place at St. Joseph Church from 6-7pm
This year we will also be running an adult faith formation class one Sunday a month. Since religious education is a supplemental education experience for what the children are learning at home, I think it only aides the parents all the more to assist in their ongoing faith formation.
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: