Religious Education

Our Mission

Our Main Goal:

To teach as Jesus taught and to give those we teach the opportunity to truly know Jesus Christ and His Church.

Our teachers are volunteers from the parish who are commited and excited to share their faith with the children and teens. We desire to aid our families in any way possible.

Through our sessions we hope:

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To bring every student closer to Jesus

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To guide our students in the formation of values and a moral code in harmony with our Catholic Christian heritage

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To pass along the rich tradition of the Catholic faith

Our Partnership with Parents:

All Baptism ceremonies end with a prayer of blessing for parents which contains these words:

"… they [the parents] will be the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith. May they always be the best of teachers, bearing witness to the faith by what they say and do, in Christ Jesus our Lord."

St. Theresa Parish supports parents as the primary educators of their children and takes seriously the obligation to assist them in the faith formation of their young children and teens. The formation they receive from our program supplements what they see and do within the family. Both dimensions of religious education- family life and parish life- will be with them forever. It is our hope that we at the parish can assist our families as best we can.

Our Parish Program:

Our Program has weekly Religious Education sessions for Grades 1-10 including sacramental preparation classes. Scroll down for more information on each Grade.

 

Grade 1-6 Program

Click Here to Register Online for Grade 1-6

Print out Registration Form

**Please note: There are NO registration fees for Grade 1-6.

Grades 1-2: First Penance and First Communion

Grades 1-2 Religious Education program is dedicated to preparing the children for their reception of First Penance and First Communion.

Reminder: This is a two year program. All those desiring to receive these sacraments in Grade 2 must register at the beginning of Grade 1.

First Penance is typically during the end of Fall/Winter time and First Communion is typically at the beginning of May in our parish.

Children who do not attend Catholic Schools will attend weekly sessions for two years (Grade 1 & 2). In Grade 2, the children who attend Catholic schools will join us for a few weeks of preparation sessions before each sacrament. 

Sessions meet on Sunday mornings at St. Theresa School from 8:45 AM-9:45 AM.

Grades 3-6:

Sessions meet on Sunday mornings at St. Theresa School from 8:45 AM-9:45 AM.

2019-2020 Year:

Sessions run from Sunday, September 15, 2019 to Sunday, April 26, 2020.

Grade 1-6 Schedule

Important Dates:  
First Penance: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
First Communion:

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Click Here to Register Online for Grade 1-6

Print out Registration Form

**Please note: There are NO registration fees for Grade 1-6.

For help or questions, contact the Grade 1-6 Coordinator Sr Marie-Julie Seguin at ccd.sttheresa@gmail.com

 

Grade 7 & 8 Program

Click Here to Register Online for Grade 7 & 8

Print out Registration Form

**Please note: There are NO registration fees for Grade 7 & 8.

Sessions meet from 7-8 PM on Tuesday evenings at St. Theresa School.

2019-2020 Year:

Sessions run from Tuesday, October 8, 2019 to Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Grade 7 & 8 Information Page

Grade 7 & 8 Schedule

Grade 7 & 8 Schedule (simplified version)

 

Confirmation Program

The Confirmation Program is focused on preparing our teens for the sacrament of Confirmation and giving them more opportunites to contiue growing closer to Jesus Christ.

Reminder: Confirmation preparation at St. Theresa’s, as in other parishes, is a two-year program typically starting in Grade 9 and ending in Grade 10 with Confirmation, but older high schoolers are welcome to go through the two-year program as well. These two years of preparation will be referred to as Confirmation 1 and Confirmation 2.

Sessions meet from 7-8 PM on Tuesday evenings at St. Theresa School.

 

2019-2020 Year:

Sessions run from Tuesday, October 8, 2019 to Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Important Information (Please Read. Some things have changed.)

Confirmation 1 Information updated on 10-2-19 to include Youth Mass dates & attendance information.

Confirmation 2 Information updated on 10-2-19 to include Youth Mass dates, attendance information & some more retreat information

 

Schedules

both updated on 10-1-19 to include Youth Mass dates

Confirmation 1 & 2 Schedule

Confirmation 1 (Catholic School) Schedule

 

Confirmation 2020: COMING SOON!

Confirmation 2 Due Dates:

1. Confirmation Name & Sponsors due Friday, November 1

Click button below to read instructions and submit your information

2. Confirmation Letters to the Bishop due Tuesday, March 3

 

Confirmation Registration

Click Here to Register Online for Confirmation 1 & 2

Print out Registration Form

**Please note: There is a registration fee for these two Confirmation prep years.
Confirmation 1: $75
Confirmation 2: $100

Two ways to pay Confirmation fee:
1: Online--click here: REGISTRATION FEE ONLINE PAYMENT
**Online fee includes a convenience fee.
 

2. Pay via check to "St. Theresa Parish." Drop off or mail to rectory office (10 St. Theresa Ave, West Roxbury, MA 02132) or bring to a session.

 

For help or questions, contact the Grade 7-10 Coordinator Ellen Murphy (Klein) at eklein001@gmail.com or 617-325-1300.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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