Religious Education Coordinator:
Jessica Valera
978-537-3016

2017-2018 Religious Education Registration Form

2017-2018 Religious Education Class Schedule

2017-2018 Confirmation Class Information

Since the Eucharist is the "source and summit" of the Christian life, we recognize it as the heart of the Christian life for the whole Church.  Regular participation in parish life and worship is the most important aspect of our Religious Education Program.  Without regular attendance at Mass, your child will not understand their religious education.

The purpose of our Religious Education Program is to help our people to understand:

  • The Eucharist is the mystery in which Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is perpetuated.

  • The Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ;  his real presence.

  • The reception of the Body and Blood of Christ signifies and affects communion with the most Holy Trinity, forgives venial sins and through the grace of the Holy Spirit, and helps us to avoid mortal sin.

  • The meaning of the ritual, symbols, and parts of the Mass.

  • That Christ is also present in his Word, in the body of the faithful gathered in his name, in the person of the priest, and in the Bread and Wine.

  • That the Jewish roots of the Last Supper are a renewal of God’s covenant with his people in the blood of His beloved Son.

  • The Mass is the new covenant - a covenant between God and us.

  • We will teach that the Eucharist is the preeminent sign of the unity of the Church.