Religious Education Contact Information:
30 Seton Way, Randolph, MA • (781) 961-5009 • ReligiousEd@stmaryrandolph.org
Our Religious Education program will open for classes at the beginning of October. Grades K through 10 classes will be held every week. Our Grade 11 students will continue to meet weekly with Confirmation scheduled for early December.
There are several ways to register!
- In-Person registration dates are listed below. Payment by debit/credit will be available.
- If you were enrolled for September 2022, you received a registration packet and can simply follow the directions and return information using the stamped self-addressed envelope provided. (see below for payment by credit/debit.)
- Go to the top of this page and print out registration and billing forms from the website. Follow the directions provided in our Registration Newsletter and return forms and check to 30 Seton Way or scan and email to email@example.com. (see below for payment by credit/debit.)
- Families can also pay by debit/credit. Simply call us at 781-961-5009.
- Sun. Sept. 10 After all Masses
- Tue. Sept. 12 9 am – 6:30 pm
- Sun. Sept. 17 After all Masses
- Thu. Sept. 21 9 am – 6:30 pm
Registration on Sundays will take place at St. Mary’s Church Hall. Our weekday dates will take place at our RE Center located at 30 Seton Way.
CLASS TIMES FOR 2023/2024
Grades K – 6: Sundays 11:30 am – 12:45 pm, weekly
Grades 7 – 10: Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm, weekly
Grade 11: Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm, weekly from Oct. until Confirmation
$80 (one student)
$110 (2 or more students)
$25 Confirmation Retreat Fee
Full or half payment is expected upon registration. The remainder can be paid by February.
Classes can be arranged for any adult interested in receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Penance and/or Confirmation. Simply stop in to register or call 781-961-5009.
The Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist are celebrated after a two-year preparation period. This is normally our grade one & grade two classes. In the Fall, we also offer a Sacraments Class during our regularly scheduled Sunday classes for students in grade two or three who need Penance and First Eucharist. We also have additional preparation in place for older students who desire these sacraments. We will provide further information upon registration.
Confirmation is an on-going preparation period beginning in sophomore year and continuing through December of junior year. Specific Confirmation information can be obtained further in this Newsletter.
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Catholic High School students are required to register for Confirmation preparation in junior year. Our Confirmation classes will begin the first week of October and continue until the first week of December. The day and time of classes is listed on the first page. We will inform students about service projects and retreat requirements upon registration.
The date for Confirmation has been scheduled for Sunday December 3, 2023 at 2 pm in our Church. We ask all our Confirmation students to give some thought over the summer to choosing a sponsor. A sponsor is a baptized, confirmed practicing Catholic who will be a good mentor for you in your Christian journey.
Our Confirmation candidates are scheduled for a retreat on Saturday November 4 from 9 am to 5 pm in our Religious Education Center. We ask that all Confirmation Candidates put this date on their calendars. More detailed information will be available during registration.
Baptismal certificates are required for all Kindergarten students as well as new registrations. If you have a student enrolled in our program and have not yet brought in a Baptismal certificate, please do so upon registration so that we are able to update records. This is especially important if you have students in a Sacrament grade. A Baptismal certificate is required for the reception of any Sacrament. Obtaining a Baptismal certificate is not necessary if your student was baptized at St. Mary Church. To obtain a Baptismal certificate from another Parish, simply call the office of the church where your student was baptized and ask them to send a copy to your home address, email a copy or fax a copy to our office at 781- 961-5055.
If the class times offered cause a scheduling conflict for your family, please bring it to our attention when you come to register your student. Upon registration, each family will be asked to fill out or update a student information sheet. No student can attend a class without a completed or updated information sheet.
We are already searching for Catechists for the coming school year. We provide a detailed Catechist Guide containing lesson plans for each chapter. This guide is so precise it even suggests what to say! Our young people bring energy, spirit and enthusiasm to everything they do. Come and be a part of their zest for life by bringing them your story!
Our Catechists Only Meeting is scheduled as follows: Tues. Sept. 20 at 6:30 pm for all Catechists.
Our first classes are scheduled for Sun. Sept. 24. Detailed schedules will be distributed at registration
Continued Faith Formation
We eagerly anticipate the return of your student the last week in September. As important as “Sacrament” grades are (celebrating Penance, Eucharist and Confirmation) we believe catechesis for EVERY grade (1 through 11) plays a vital role in the faith life of your child. Gathering together with peers to hear about a God who loves them unconditionally, learning about Catholic Church teachings and rituals, participating in group discussions and praying are invaluable tools for ongoing faith formation. We are grateful to be a part of your family’s Catholic journey!
Please do not hesitate to call if you need any further information. Our number is 781-961-5009 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org