Religious Education

First Eucharist families can schedule a Sunday Mass when a family is ready to celebrate the sacrament.

Confirmation Ceremonies are on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 5:30pm and 7:00pm at St Mary Church with Bishop O'Connell.  The ceremonies are limited to: 2 parents, sponsor and candidate.  There is no Mass.

Religious Education Classes Grades 1-8

Welcome to the Beverly Catholic Collaborative's Religious Education. We are blessed with having over 500 children and youth enrolled in our Religious Education program. The most current information regarding Religious Education can be found on the website. It is our privilege to be a partner with parents as they share our faith with their children. 

Please consider joining our dedicated volunteer catechists by sharing your time and your faith with the children and youth of our parish.

Our Schedule for Religious Education:  will be presented via Zoom sessions.

  • St. John the Evangelist and St Mary Star of the Sea: Sunday mornings 8:30-9:30am for gr 1-5 with the option of Gr 6-8 joining per family request. Curriculum: Project Nazareth developed by the Archdiocese of Boston.  Training is provided in its use for catechists and parents.  The parish and families will be working together to implement this progam.
  • St. John the Evangelist and St Mary Star of the Sea: Sunday mornings 10:30-11:30am for gr 6-8. Curricula will be Alpha for Youth and Search by Formed.org
  • St. Margaret of Scotland: will begin as homeschool with the textbook.  Mary Murray will eventually notify families when there are some gatherings that can be at church with safety guidelines in place.
  • We also offer a Homeschool curriculum for grades 1-8 for those families wishing to Project Nazareth on their own or use the traditional textbook.

Religious Education Registration Form

Parent Letter

Schedule St John the Evangelist and St Mary Star of the Sea Sunday

Schedule for St Margaret can be obtained from Mary Murray.


Sacrament Preparation for First Communion & First Reconciliation

To prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, a candidate must be enrolled in the parish Religious Education program or attend Catholic school for at least one year prior (usually grade 1) and during the year of immediate preparation. The family is directly involved in preparing the child for the sacrament. 

Parent Letter, Schedule and Registration form 2020-2021


Confirmation Preparation

The Confirmation preparation process guides the candidate into the experience of the fullness of the Holy Spirit through the completion of the Sacraments of Initiation. Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seals one’s baptism and unites the believer intimately to Christ and equips one to live as a disciple.

The process is a two-year period of formation. The earliest a candidate can prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation is in grade 9 with the celebration of the sacrament at the end of grade 10.  It consists of class sessions (approximately 12/year), 24 hours of service in total for two years and a retreat just prior to the celebration of the sacrament.

Confirmation sessions are on Monday evenings at St. John the Evangelist Church for the entire collaborative.

Confirmation for adults is available for those 18 and older who have received the Sacrament of the Eucharist and catechesis in the Catholic faith through eighth grade.

Information below is for High School youth wanting to prepare for Confirmation.

Confirmation Registration form

Parent Letter and Schedule

Parent Handbook

Sponsor Form

Confirmation Name Form

Service Reflection Form

Bishop's Letter template

 


High School Youth Ministry

 

Youth Ministry cannot meet in person at this time per the Archdiocese of Boston.

 

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