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
[email protected]

Catherine Briggs – Grades 3-6
[email protected]

Julie Foley – Grades 7-9
[email protected]

Office Hours Phone Email
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am-3:00 pm
508-543-4577 x106 [email protected]

 

2019 - 2020 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 October 2 @ 7 PM
February 26- There will be no Ash Wednesday Mass, only a Service at 4:00PM


 

                  Schedule for 2019-2020

 

October 2 @ 7:00 pm Home Program Pick- up for Grades 1, 3 through 8

 

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

 

                   October 2 @ 7:00 pm Home Program Pick- up Mtg

                   February 9 @ 1:00-2:00 Parent/Child Retreat

                   May 17 @ 9:00 Grade One Family Mass

 

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

    Teacher’s Meeting: September 9 @ 6:00 pm

    Parent Meeting: September 10 @ 6:00 pm

                  

                   September 17, 24

                   October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

                   November 5, 12, 19

                   December 7 First Penance @ 10:30 and 1:00

                   January 7, 14, 21, 28

                   February 4, 11, 25

                   March 3, 10, 17          

 

                   April 4 Retreat 9:00-12:00 pm

                 

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

                 

                   May 2 First Communion @ 10:30 and 1:00

 

Grade Three: Monday 4:00- 5:00

Teacher’s Meeting: September 9 @ 6:00

January 26 @ 9:00 Grade 3 Family Mass

                    September 16, 23, 30

                   October 7, 21, 28

                   November 4, 18, 25

                   December 2

                   January 6, 13, 27

                   February 3, 10, 24

                   March 2, 9, 16

 

Grade Four: Monday 5:30 – 6:30

Teacher’s Meeting: September 9 @ 6:00

February 23 @ 9:00 Grade 4 Family Mass

 

                  September 16, 23, 30

                  October 7, 21, 28

                  November 4, 18, 25

                  December 2

                  January 6, 13, 27

                  February 3, 10, 24

                  March 2, 9, 16

 

Grade Five: Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00

Teacher’s Meeting: September 9 @ 7:00

November 17 @ 9:00 Grade 5 Family Mass

 

                   September 18, 25

                   October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

                   November 6, 13, 20

                   December 4

                   January 8, 15, 22, 29

                   February 5, 12

                   March 4, 11, 18

 

Grade Six: Wednesday 5:30-6:30

Teacher’s Meeting: September 9 @ 7:00

October 27 @ 9:00 Grade 6 Family Mass

               

                   September 18, 25

                   October 2, 9,16, 23, 30

                   November 6, 13, 20

                   December 4

                   January 8, 15, 22, 29

                   February 5, 12

                   March 4, 11, 18

 

 Grade Seven: Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 PM
Teachers’ Meeting: September 9 @ 7 PM
Family Mass: October 20 @ 9 AM

                   September 17, 24

                   October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

                   November 5, 12, 19

                   January 7, 14, 21, 28

                   February 4, 11, 25

                   March 3, 10, 17

                   

 

Grade Eight: Tuesday, 7:00-8:00 PM
Teachers’ Meeting: September 9 @ 7 PM

Family Mass: February 2 @ 9 AM

                   September 17, 24

                   October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

                   November 5, 12, 19

                   January 7, 14, 21, 28

                   February 4, 11, 25

                   March 3, 10, 17

 

Grade Nine: Sunday (once a month,) 6:00-8:00 pm
Teachers’ Meeting: September 23 @ 7 PM

Family Mass: TBA

                   Parents’ & Students’ Meeting:  September 10 @7 PM 

                   Class dates: 9/29, 10/20, 11/17, 1/5, 2/9, 3/8, 4/5

                   Confirmation Retreats: 3/3, 3/5, 3/12, 3/22

                   Confirmation Rehearsal: Thursday, May 28 @ 6 & 7:30 PM

                   Confirmation: Sunday, May 31 @ 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.