Religious Education

The Religious Education Program provides for the education in the faith of our young people. Its aim is to educate them in the doctrines of the Church and to teach the life of faith as the young people prepare to receive the sacraments. Teachers are needed but there are also other ways to volunteer in these programs.

Children

K-6 meets from 9:00 to 10:15 on Sunday mornings and attends the 10:30 Mass together. These classes are for those students who attend public or private school.  Students at South Boston Catholic Academy are not required to attend the Sunday, religious education classes due to it being a part of their daily religious curriculum. This program lasts for about 25 Sundays running from September through May. For those students hoping to make their 1st Holy Communion in 2nd grade, you must begin religious education classes in 1st grade. This is a 2-year program, in accordance with the Archdiocese of Boston. 

2021/2022 Religious Education Schedule:
Religious Education (Grade K-6)
Registration fee: $50 per child/ $75 per family
Classes will begin Sunday, Sept 19th
Classes will take place in the lower hall of St. Brigid Church
Class time: Sundays, 9:00am - 10:15am, followed by 10:30am Mass

Tentative Class Schedule (Sept - May)
Fall 2021
Sept 12 (3RD GRADE ONLY)
Sept 19, 26
Oct 3, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 21
Dec 5, 12, 19
Spring 2022
Jan 9, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 27
Mar 6, 13, 27
Apr 3, 10, 24
May 1, 8

**IMPORTANT Dates for 3rd Grade Students Only**
Dates for Current 3rd Graders (school-year 2021/2022)
First Communion Retreat
Sunday, September 12th, 2021, 9:00AM, Cushing Hall, followed by 10:30 Mass at St. Brigid
Rehearsal for First Communion
Thursday, September 16th, 2021, 4:30PM at Gate of Heaven
Sacrament of First Communion
Saturday, September 18th, 2021, 10:00AM at Gate of Heaven

**IMPORTANT Dates for 2nd Grade Students Only**
Dates for Current 2nd Graders (school-year 2021/2022)
The Sacrament of First Reconciliation
Group 1-Wednesday Nov 3rd, 2021, 4:30PM at Gate of Heaven
Group 2-Wednesday Nov 10th, 2021, 4:30PM at Gate of Heaven
First Communion Retreat
TBA
Rehearsals for First Communion (Students are Required to attend both sessions)
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, 4:30PM at Gate of Heaven
Thursday, May 5th, 2022, 4:30PM at Gate of Heaven
The Sacrament of First Communion
Weekend of May 7th and 8th, 2022, Time and Location TBA

If we ever have to cancel class due to the weather, we will post on the parish website as soon as we make the determination to cancel.

TO REGISTER, fill out our ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

Contact the Parish Office at 617-268-2122 / 3344.


Confirmation

In preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, school age candidates are required to complete two years of catechetical training in our 7th and 8th grade Confirmation program. The 7th and 8th grade classes meet 9 to 10 times each on alternating Sundays from 4:15-5:45 pm. Following each session, the class will then attend the 6PM Mass as a group. We also invite young adults to volunteer to assist with the classes, as energetic young adults can be a great asset to this program by being positive role models of lived faith. Feel free to reach out if you are interested in assisting with the program. 

Click on the registration link below to see the updated class schedule for 2021/2022.

Registration Available Online

 


Adult Confirmation

This program is designed for baptized Catholics who have received First Holy Communion but not the sacrament of Confirmation. It is a five-week program within the RCIA program, held Wednesday evenings during January and February. Click here to see the RCIA/AC Class Schedule. 

Following the completion of the course, candidates have the option to be confirmed at a number of diocesan adult confirmation ceremonies in the spring. Exact dates of confirmation TBA.

Please email Mr. Chance Hebert at sbghparishesreled@gmail.com,  or call the parish office at 617-268-2122 or 617-268-3344 for more information. 


RCIA

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a program for adults who are preparing to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church. It is designed primarily for those who have never been baptized, Catholics who have never received their First Holy Communion, or those who belong to another Christian church and wish to become Catholic. This program meets each Wednesday evening, beginning in November and ending in April, and attends Mass together twice a month with a short lesson following the dismissal of the catechumens. Click here to see the RCIA/AC Class Schedule. Please call the parish office at 617-268-2122 or 617-268-3344 or email Mr. Chance Hebert at sbghparishesreled@gmail.com for more information. 

 

 

 

 


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