Religious Education

 

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"STICK TOGETHER" - Prayers and Wallets for the Homeless


The Peer Ministers and the 7th & 8th Grade Religious Ed Classes @STP/MPB have
worked together to help patients @ Boston Health Care for the Homeless by making Duct Tape Wallets.


From the website ( http://www.bhchp.org) ~ Over 12,000 homeless men, women, and children are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to deliver the highest quality health care to some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.

Many homeless men and women are looking for housing while moving in and out of the hospital and respite care and are also trying to manage their ID’s and belongings. These wallets provide them some well needed organization skills and in each one, our teens have included notes and prayers. They have been unanimously well received!

Many thanks to the Peer Ministers, the catechists, the 7th and 8th graders and the wonderful collaboration of Linda Phelan, Roseann Furbush, Julia Phillips, Grace Alyea and Jeannine Phillips who have made this project possible. Our parish collaborative has also donated over 120 sack packs from our Religious Ed program. The students have learned first hand how these wallets and sack packs are put to good use and even more about the homeless population in the Boston area.

As we prayed with the students,

“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”― Teresa of Ávila

If you would like to learn more about the wonderful and compassionate care at BHCHP, their leadership and latest donation to Boston’s homeless by the Kraft Foundation, please view these two short videos below. And if you would like to get more information, please contact parishioner and volunteer for BHCHP, Mimi Krier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


http://www.bhchp.org/videos/bostons-only-doctor-still-making-house-calls-homeless


http://www.bhchp.org/videos/van-offers-lifeline-struggle-addiction

 

Religious Education

 

The children in our Religious Education community for grades 1-5 are filled with wonder and awe as they learn to experience Jesus’ love and guidance in their lives. Guided by catechists, most of who are parents themselves, sharing their faith, adds to the family feeling in this faith community. We would love to have your family experience their faith and grow with us. 

The formation of our young people continues in grades 6-10 as they journey to become true Disciples of Christ in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our program is staffed by volunteers/catechists who "echo" the word of God to their students. Along with teaching Catholic doctrine, our program includes giving witness to Christian beliefs, proclaiming the gospel message, applying moral teachings and offering opportunities for Christian service. Twice a month there is a Sunday evening Youth Mass that offers contemporary music and youth-focused homilies.

This is what some of our 10th grade Confirmation Candidates had to say about their recent retreat: … “I learned more about my faith and what it means to have a relationship with God”. “This experience was a great character building event that really let me evaluate what I believe in and how that effects my actions”. “I met new people, played fun games, talked to God and learned about how I can make my faith important to me.” “I will apply what I have learned in this retreat to my daily life”. We welcome all teenagers to join us as we in grown in faith and love.

 

Religious Education Schedules

Grade 1-5 (Most Precious Blood)

Grade 1-5 (Saint Theresa)

6th Grade

7th & 8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade Confirmation

 

Weather policy: 

Whenever Dover-Sherborn schools are canceled because of bad weather, daily Mass and Religious Education classes will be cancelled and the Parish Offices will be closed at St. Theresa and Most Precious Blood Churches.  On the weekends, cancellations will be announced on tv (channels 5 and 7) and there will be a recorded announcement on the parish phones.  In the event that there is no power or phone service, the parishes will be closed. Father Grimes urges everyone to stay off the roads during severe storms both for personal safety and to give town crews ample time to clear roads.