2015-2016 Religious Education Schedule

Purple: Confirmation class days
Red: Week A (session 1 - grades K-4)
Blue: Week B (session 1 - grades 5-8;  session 2 - all grades)
Green: Celebration of Sacraments
Black: Meetings, retreats and special class requirements

Session 1 – 9:00am–11:15am (mass at 10:15)
Session 2 – 10:00am–12:15pm (mass at 10:15)
Confirmation Class - Grades 9 & 10 - 4pm–7pm (mass at 6pm)


INCLEMENT WEATHER:
If we decide to cancel classes, an announcement will be made on Channel 4, WBZ 1030, Channel 5 and Channel 7. A voice mail will also be left on the Religious Education telephone line (978-537-5660). If weather is questionable, attendance is left to the parent’s discretion. 


September 2015
September 27 – Week A
September 27 - Confirmation Class

October 2015

October 4 – Week B

October 11 - Week A
October 18 – Week B

October 18 – Confirmation Class (Year 1 - 10:15am mass and class 4-6pm;  Year 2 - 10:15am mass Enrollment Ceremony and class 6-8pm at St. Cecilia's Church)

October 25 – Week A


November 2015

November 1 - All Saint's Day (Grade 3 - 10:15am mass)

November 1 – Week B
November 1 - Confirmation Class - 5:30-8pm movie and     discussion at St. Boniface in Lunenburg
November 8 – Week A
November 15 – Week B

November 22 - Week A
November 22 – Confirmation Class (Year 1 - regular class; Year 2 - regular class but sponsors join class at 5:00pm)

November 25 – Thanksgiving Mass (6:30pm)
November 29 - No religious education

December
2015
During the month of December,
both week A and week B will meet at the same time (9:00am) and concentrate on the true meaning of Christmas and prepare for the pageant presented on the Feast of the Epiphany.  We encourage all students to participate in the pageant, but if they do not participate they still have religious education class.

December 6 – Week A
December 13 - Week B
December 20 – Week A
December 20 – Confirmation Class
December 25 - Christmas Day

December 27 – No Religious Education

January 2016
January 3 – The Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord (10:15am mass) annual Christmas Pageant
January 10 - Week B

January 17 – Week A
January 24 – Week B

January 24 – Confirmation Class (Year 2 - confirmation names due)
January 31 – Week A

 


February 2016
February 7 – Week B

February 28 – Week A
February 28 – Confirmation Class
February 14 – No Religious Education
February 21 – No Religious Education

March 2016

March 5 - First Penance Retreat - 9am-noon (with parents)
March 6 – Week B

March 13 – Week A

March 20– Week B

March 19 –
Grade 3 & 4 retreat - 10am-12noon
March 20 – Confirmation Class (Please attend 10:15am mass as there will be no 6:00pm mass after class.)
March 25 –
Grade 5 & 6 retreat - 9:30am-1:30pm

The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday.  Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery.  The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.

March 24-26 marks the Holy Triduum  (Confirmation students are required to attend all three liturgical celebrations, each begin at 7:00pm.)

March 27 - Easter Sunday (No Religious Education)

April 2016
April 2 - Confirmation retreat (Year 2) - 9am-4pm at St. Benedict's
April 3 - Week B
April 9 - First Communion Retreat - 9am-noon (with parents)
April 10 - Week A

April 10 - Confirmation class (Year 1)
April 30 - First Communion rehearsal

May 2016
May 1 - First Communion Day (10:15 Mass)
May 18 - confirmation rehearsal, St. Cecilia's, 6:30pm

May 22 - Confirmation at St. Cecilia's, 7:00pm (students and sponsors should arrive by 6:30pm)

 

 This site was last updated 02/25/17