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
Deborah Gilarde – Grades 1-2
Catherine Briggs – Grades 3-6
Julie Foley – Grades 7-9
|Monday - Thursday|
9:00 am-3:00 pm
2016 – 2017 Schedule
ALL Grade 1 students will be in the Home Program. At Baptism parents are told that they are their child’s first and best teachers of their faith. This year we are asking parents to exercise their role in the development of that faith by working with their child on their prayers and the Grade 1 curriculum at home.
There will be a Home Program meeting and distribution of textbooks/lesson plans on Wednesday, Sept 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm. One parent must attend.
All Grade 2 students will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church beginning on Sept 20, 2016.
On Sunday, Sept 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm an important Orientation for all parents of Grade 2 students will be held in the upper Church. Parents are requested to bring their child’s Baptismal certification with them if their child was NOT baptized here at St. Mary’s. One parent must attend in order to receive your child’s class assignment and his/her test book.
Grades 3 – 8 will receive class assignments at their first class
Grade 3 students will meet from 4:00-5:00pm at St. Mary’s Church beginning Monday, Sept 19, 2016.
Grade 4 students will meet from 5:30-6:30pm at St. Mary’s Church beginning Monday, Sept 19, 2016.
Grade 5 students will meet from 4:00-5:00pm at St. Mary’s Church beginning Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016.
Grade 6 students will meet from 5:30-6:30pm at St. Mary’s Church beginning Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016.
Classes meet on Tuesday from 5:30 – 6:30 pm starting Sept 20, 2016.
Classes meet on Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:00 pm starting Sept 20, 2016.
Grade 9 Students/Parent Meeting: There will be a mandatory meeting for all Grade 9 students and their parents on Sunday, Sept 11, 2016 at 7:00pm in the church. One parent must attend.
The first class for Confirmation students will be on Sunday, Sept 20, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Mandatory Home Program Parent Meeting
A Home Program Parent Meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept 28, 2016 at 7:00pm in the upper church. If you have a child in Grade 1 or Grades 3-8 during the Home Program for the upcoming year one parent is required to attend. Fr. Matt Westcott will discuss the expectations of the Home Program, and packets will be available. If you plan to enroll your child in the Home Program you must call the Religious Education Office (508-543-4577) before Sept. 14, 2016 or no packet will be available for your child. Tuition payment is expected before this meeting.
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:
Sunday 7:00am 9:00am 11:00am
We look forward to seeing you and your children.
Tuition payment is expected before classes begin.