Religious Education Program

The Mission of the Religious Education Program of Our Lady of the Cape Parish is to assist parents in the religious, moral, and spiritual formation of their children. Parents are the primary educators of their children, teaching by word and example. Our parish catechists support the parents and students by providing quality religious education in a nurturing, faith-filled environment.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – aka “SHOEBOXES”

October is Shoebox Item collection month at Our Lady of the Cape

This is a change from past years.  This year we will be collecting items for Shoeboxes.

At the November 5th Faith on Fire Sessions we will pack the shoeboxes!

 During October please send items to pack in shoeboxes with your child to religious education class or drop them off during the week.  There will be a drop box for items. Also drop off empty shoeboxes to be filled.  If you would like to pack your own shoebox and drop it off you may also do so.

Also include $9 per shoebox donation to cover shipping and other project costs.

 

 

 

 

 

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What is Operation Christmas Child?

It begins with collecting, packing shoeboxes for children around the world.  Items collected are divided into categories:

 Boys: 2-4, 5-9, 10-14 years old

  Girls: 2-4, 5-9, 10-14 years old

 

Churches and groups take the shoeboxes to a collection site which then ships them  to a site where volunteers inspect and prepare them for international shipping. These are then sent around the world to more than 100 countries that need them most.  Churches around the world hand out shoebox gifts at festive outreach events where the Good News is clearly presented. Along with the gifts, gospel booklets are offered that tell of Jesus Christ.

 

Objectives:

To provide a rich variety of faith experiences through a Christ-centered curriculum, retreats, Intergenerational learning through ‘Faith on Fire’ program, liturgies and prayer services, in addition to regular Sunday Mass attendance.

To encourage community service through collection of food for the needy, participation in the parish Haiti out- reach, Christmas Child Shoebox Project, Loaves and Fishes and other charitable drives.

Goals:

  • To share the Gospel message, build community, and give service.
  • To share with each child a knowledge of the love of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • To assist students in character development, emphasizing Catholic principles and Christian values.
  • To assist children in their reception of Sacraments and to encourage them to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • To nourish each child with the Word of God in Sacred Scripture, and to deepen his/her knowledge of the teachings, practices and traditions of the Catholic faith, as well as fostering respect for other religions.

Religious Education Registration

Please completely fill out registration form including volunteer section. If you have a new student not previously enrolled fill out a student profile. Register by returning form(s) to our office via:

    • Mail (PO Box 1799, Brewster, MA  02631)
    • Email: PHSilva888@comcast.net
    • Register in person May 22 or 23, 10AM-4PM

You may pay at time of registration or we can invoice you.  Full payment is due by September 24th.  If you need financial assistance please contact Priscilla Silva, PHSilva888@comcast.net.

Class Days and times 2017-18:

  • Sundays 9:30-1AM1 grades K thru 9
  • Mondays 4-5:30PM grades K,1,3,4,5,6
  • Mondays 6:30-8PM grades 7,8,9
  • Homeschool is available for grades 1,3,4,5,6,7,8

There will not be any Tuesday evening classes