St. Mary's Religious Education

What to Expect this Year in Religious Education

After reading all of the survey entries (thanks so much to everyone who submitted the survey) and listening to the directives from the Town of Franklin and the Archdiocese of Boston, we have decided to have the students (Grades 1-8) do his/her book at home. In addition to that we will be offering two webinars per month for each grade level. There will be more information about the program in a few weeks.

Remote classes will begin on Monday, October 5. We want to allow all of our families some time to get used to the "new normal" with this school year. Each of our students (Grades 3-8) will be receiving both a book and an e-book and they can choose whichever works best for them--or even a combination. Grade 1 and 2 will have a slightly different setup--more information will be given soon.

The Confirmation Program (Confirmation 1 and Confirmation 2) will continue to use Dynamic Catholic’s Decision Point program, a primarily video-based series. This year the program will be spread out over the entire school year rather than condensed into a semester. All activities will be completed online. Again, much more information will be distributed to parents soon.

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 12. You are able to register everyday/all day (24/7) with your credit card or debit card using the link below. The Registration will remain open until Saturday, September 12 at 11:55pm.

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

Our Drop-In Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm or by appointment. Masks are required in the Religious Education Office.