Religious Education

St. Mary’s Religious Education program strives to bring God’s Word and the principles of being a good Christian in today’s world to our young people. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us during office hours.

Saint Mary’s Foxboro Religious Education Office

Religious Staff
508-543-4577

Deborah Gilarde – Grades 1-2
dgilarde@stmarysfoxboro.org

Catherine Briggs – Grades 3-6
cbriggs@stmarysfoxboro.org

Julie Foley – Grades 7-9
jfoley@stmarysfoxboro.org

Office Hours Phone Email
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am-3:00 pm
508-543-4577 x106 ndavin@stmarysfoxboro.org

 

2018 – 2019 Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Sunday
Grade 3
4:00-5:00 pm
Grade 2
4:00-5:00 pm
Grade 5
4:00-5:00 pm
Grade 9
6:00-8:00 pm
monthly
Grade 4
5:30-6:30 pm
Grade 7
5:30-6:30 pm
Grade 6
5:30-6:30 pm
 
  Grade 8
7:00-8:00 pm
   

 


Home Program Pick-Up for Grades 1 and 3 through 8 on Wednesday, September 26 @ 7 PM
Ash Wednesday Mass for all students and family members on March 6 @ 4:10 PM


 

                  Schedule for 2018-2019

 

September 26 @ 7:00 pm Home Program Pick- up for Grades 1, 3 through 8

 

Grade One: All Grade One students are in the Home Program.

 

                   September 26 @ 7:00 pm Home Program Pick- up Mtg

                   February 10 @ 1:00-2:00 Parent/Child Retreat

                   May 5 @ 9:00 Grade One Family Mass

 

Grade Two: Tuesday 4:00- 5:00 pm

    Teacher’s Meeting: September 10 @ 6:00 pm

    Parent Meeting: September 11 @ 6:00 pm

                  

                   September 18, 25

                   October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

                   November 6, 13, 27

                   December 1 First Penance @ 10:30 and 1:00

                   January 8, 15, 22, 29

                   February 5, 12, 26

                   March 5, 12, 19

 

                   April 6 Retreat 9:00-12:00 pm

                 

                   April 24 First Communion Rehearsal @ 4:00 and 5:30

                 

                   April 27 First Communion @ 10:30 and 1:00

 

Grade Three: Monday 4:00- 5:00

Teacher’s Meeting: September 12 @ 6:00

January 27 @ 9:00 Grade 3 Family Mass

                    September 17, 24

                   October 1, 15, 22, 29

                   November 5, 19, 26

                   December 3

                   January 7, 14, 28

                   February 4, 11, 25

                   March 4, 11, 18   


Grade Four: Monday 5:30 – 6:30

Teacher’s Meeting: September 12 @ 6:00

February 24 @ 9:00 Grade 4 Family Mass

 

                  September 17, 24

                  October 1, 15, 22, 29

                  November 5, 19, 26

                  December 3

                  January 7, 14, 28

                  February 4, 11, 25

                  March 4, 11, 18

 

Grade Five: Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00

Teacher’s Meeting: September 12 @ 7:00

November 18 @ 9:00 Grade 5 Family Mass

 

                   September 19, 26

                   October 3, 10, 17, 24

                   November 7, 15, 28

                   December 5

                   January 9, 16, 23, 30

                   February 6, 13, 27

                   March 6, 13, 20

 

Grade Six: Wednesday 5:30-6:30

Teacher’s Meeting: September 12 @ 7:00

October 28 @ 9:00 Grade 6 Family Mass

               

                   September 19, 26

                   October 3, 10, 17, 24

                   November 7, 15, 28

                   December 5

                   January 9, 16, 23, 30

                   February 6, 13, 27

                   March 6, 13, 20

 

 Grade Seven: Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 PM
Teachers’ Meeting: September 10 @ 7 PM
Family Mass: November 4 @ 9 AM

                   September 18, 25

                   October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

                   November 6, 13, 27

                   January 8, 15, 22, 29         

                   February 5, 12, 26

                   March 5, 12, 19

                   

 

Grade Eight: Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 PM
Teachers’ Meeting: September 10 @ 7 PM

Family Mass: February 3 @ 9 AM

                   September 18, 25

                   October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

                   November 6, 13, 27

                   January 8, 15, 22, 29

                   February 5, 12, 26

                   March 5, 12, 19 

 

Grade Nine: Sunday (once a month,) 6:00-8:00 pm
Teachers’ Meeting: September 20 @ 7 PM

Family Mass: March 31 @ 9 AM

                   Parents’ & Students’ Meeting:  September 11 @7 PM 

                   Class dates: 10/21, 11/18, 12/9, 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/7

                   Confirmation Retreats: 3/5, 3/7, 3/12, 3/24

                   Confirmation Rehearsal: Thursday, June 6 @ 6 & 7:30 PM

                   Confirmation: Sunday, June 9 @ 1 & 4 PM

   

 

In order to be enrolled for the upcoming year,
all outstanding home program work needs to be completed.


Protecting God’s Children

Our Religious Education program is using the “Stay Safe Program” for Grades 1-4, the “Keeping
Children Safe” for Grades 5-8 and “Created for Love” for Grade 9 as mandated by the
Archdiocese of Boston. These programs teach children skills that will help keep them safe from
dangerous or abusive situations. Children also learn to ask for help when they need it.
Details of the programs and the materials to be taught during Religious Education are available
in the Religious Education office. Parents will receive a letter before the “Safety Class”. Parents
can choose to opt out of this class by signing the “Opt-out” letter that will be kept on file at the
Religious Education Office.

Opt Out Letter

Parents have the right to opt out of the Personal Safety Program for their families.
To opt out please download, print and fill out the opt out letter (PDF) and either drop it off or mail it to:

St. Mary’s Religious Education Office
83 Central Street
Foxboro, MA 02035

Opt Out Letters are also available at the Religious Education office.


For All Grade Levels
Mass attendance is the central act of worship for Catholic Christians. It is stressed by Religious Education teachers at every grade level. The lessons take on real meaning only when students are encouraged to follow the example of their own parents and see them attending Mass regularly. For your convenience the Mass schedule at St. Mary’s Parish is as follows:

Saturday  4:00pm
Sunday  7:00am  9:00am  11:00am

We look forward to seeing you and your children.


Tuition payment is expected before classes begin.