St. Mary Religious Education Program

What to Expect this Year in Religious Education

After reading all of the survey entries (thank you to all of you who submitted the survey) and taking into consideration the amount of teachers that we need to run the program, we have decided to follow a “hybrid” model for the year 2021/2022. This model is based on the Religious Education model called “Domestic Church”. We help and support you as parents as you directly help your child(ren) grow in our faith. Hopefully, by your teaching, daily actions and example, and by your participation at Sunday Mass, your child(ren) learns “The Ways of Our Faith” which you promised as parents at your children's Baptism so many years ago.

The plan is actually straight forward and easy to follow. Students will complete the book assignments at home and submit them periodically as they did this past year. In addition, we will rotate each grade level into the building for enrichment and review classes and the ability for the kids to all be together with us. Please see below for specific information regarding classes and scheduling.

Religious Education Program 2021-2022

**ALL class for Grades 1-8 meet from 4:00-5:00pm.

Grade 1

Fall Semester: Students will complete a binder supplied by the Religious Education Office at home with their parents. This will be done between October—December at your child’s own pace.

Spring Semester: Students will come to class every other week and complete their book work together, along with short assignments to be done at home.

Classes will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays only. You will choose which day works best for your child.

Grade 2

Fall Semester: Students will come to class every week and complete their book work together, along with short assignments to be done at home.

Spring Semester: Students will come to class every other week and complete their book work together, along with short assignments to be done at home.

Classes will be offered on Mondays and Tuesdays only. You will choose which day works best for your child.

Grades 3-8

Fall Semester + Spring Semester: Students will complete their book work at home as they did this year and submit the work. Approximately every six weeks there will be an “in person” class for enrichment and review.  

Classes will be offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays – only one grade per week. You will choose which day works best for your child.

Grades 9 & 10

Fall Semester + Spring Semester: Students will complete six chapters (three in the fall semester and three in spring semester) per year of the Decision Point book. These chapters will be submitted at the end of the Fall Semester and the end of the Spring Semester. There will be a large group gathering at the beginning of Confirmation 1 and Confirmation 2. These lessons will be taught by a guest speaker.

In addition the students will be responsible for community service each semester. They will be required to do three things (each semester) for someone other than themselves and their family. Be creative and think outside of the box. A summary of these activities will be turned in with each semester’s work. More information will follow.

At the beginning and end of the year, the students will all come together for a class. We will have a guest speaker at each of these classes.

What Families Need to Know Before Registering

If you have a child entering Grade 1 (First Communion 1) in the fall, you will be able to register him/her online with the link below. You will be registering them as a New Student. The exact date and church of Baptism is required.

Payment is necessary at the time of registration. It will not allow you to register and go back later to pay the fee. If you need to pay with cash or a check, please contact us so we can set up a time for you to come in and register. As always, if anyone has a financial hardship that makes it difficult to register now, please give me a call.

An additional Confirmation Fee ($75.00) that covers the cost of everything pertaining to Confirmation is collected at the time of Grade 9 registration.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Registration Process, please give me a call at 508-528-1450 or email Karen Ackles at reled.director@stmarysfranklin.org.

REGISTER NOW!

Our Drop-In Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm or by appointment.