FAITH FORMATION

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EMAIL US with any questions

Director of Faith Formation

Patsy Gillespie: dre@stmarysnorton.com

Faith Formation Assistant

Judy Burgess: religioused@stmarysnorton.com

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2022 - 2023 Registration

Class Schedule

 

Grades 1-5

  • Sunday @ 9: 15 AM

  • Monday @ 4 PM

  • Tuesday @ 4 PM

** classes fill on a first come first served basis​

 

Grades 6 & 7

  • every other Monday or Tuesday from

       6 - 7:30 PM

 

Confirmation I & II (Grades 8 & 9)

  • every other Sunday from

       6 - 7:30 PM

Early Bird

Registration Fees

       

            ***BEFORE JUNE 1

1 child                       $55  

2 children               $100   

3 + children            $135  

**All volunteers have their registration fees waived.

 

Additional Fees for Retreat 

Grade 1              $10

Grade 2              $20

Grade 8              $30

Grade 9              $45 (includes robe rental fee for Confirmation)

A picture and link to the letter mailed home about the upcoming year.
Registration Form for 2021-2022
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Calendar meeting is scheduled for mid May. It will be posted shortly thereafter.

Registration

Registration for next year has been sent out to all families who were registered this year.  We are making a few changes to the new family registration form and will add it to the website as soon as it is ready. 

Contact the office at (508) 285- 3237 with any questions. 

First Communion and Confirmation preparation programs are both two years and cannot be run concurrently. 

Become A Catechist

Grades 1-5 

Typical classroom setting

using Spirit of Truth textbooks

5 catechists needed per grade

Meets:

Sunday 9:15-10:15 AM

Monday 4-5 PM

Tuesday 4-5 PM

Grades 6-7

Middle School Youth Ministry model

using Edge 

8-10 Small Group Leaders needed

Meets:

every other Monday or Tuesday

from 6-7:30PM

Confirmation I & II

Typically grades 8 & 9

using Purpose 

8-10 Small Group Leaders needed

Meets:

every other Sunday

from 6-7:30

Community Service

There are many ways to serve our parish Faith Formation program. Please contact Judy or Patsy to find out more!

Religious Exemption Letters

Click the button below to open a new copy of the letter in Google Docs. You will need to edit sections highlighted in yellow. 

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Circle of Grace

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Circle of Grace is the Safe Environment training for children in the Diocese of Fall River. Each grade will have a lesson during the year.

Overview Grades 1-5

Grade 1: God is Love


First-grade students begin to develop an awareness of God as our Father in Heaven, the creator of Heaven and earth, who is all good, who created them in His image and likeness, and who loves them unconditionally. Special emphasis is placed on growing to know, love, and trust God.  They will learn:
          * Basic parts of the Mass
          * The reality of sin in connection with the Sacrament of Confession
          * The lives of saints and the basics of prayer as a conversation with God
          * Basic Catholic prayers

 

Grade 2: Our Life in Jesus


Second-grade students focus on how much children are loved by Jesus Christ, and how His death and Resurrection has opened the way to Heaven.  We also focus on:
         * The parts of the Mass
         * Lives and lessons of the saints
         * More ways to pray
         * A special focus on the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist

 

 

Grade 3:  The Kingdom of God and the Church


Third-grade students learn about the Catholic Church, the Holy Spirit and how He guides the church, and how Jesus continues His mission through the Catholic Church.
         * Basics of the Holy Trinity and all seven Sacraments.
         * Prayer and living as children of God
         * Jesus’ Parables of the Kingdom, and Mary as the Mother of the Church

 

Grade 4: Jesus teaches us how to live


The fourth-grade students will focus on the moral life, our loving response to God’s great gift to us, and students explore more deeply what it means to be created in the image and likeness of God.  In this year, we:
         * Explore conscience formation, the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, the 
             Golden Rule, and the Great Commandment
         * Emphasize the reality of sin and the necessity of virtue 

 

Grade 5: The Sacraments


Fifth-grade students will focus on an in-depth exploration of God’s grace in the Sacraments, with a focus on what a Sacrament is and why Jesus instituted them. Students explore what it means that God is the source of all life, learn more about Holy Mass and Holy Days of Obligation, and read and discuss longer biographies of the saints. 

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Life Teen is an amazing youth ministry program that has been very effective for many years. EDGE is their middle school program which incorporates catechesis, prayer, and fun. We have had very positive feedback from the children, parents, and small group leaders and are looking forward to building this program next year.

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Confirmation is a two year program in the Diocese of Fall River. All classes will meet on Sunday evenings every other week. Our goal is to help the teens form a "more intimate union with Christ and more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit" through "awaken[ing] a sense of belonging to the Church... as well as the parish community.