Welcome to Our Lady of the Cape’s 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.

Religious Education Programs

Opening Day!

Sunday September 15th

Mark your calendars! 

 

Religious Education begins for the school year with our Opening Day celebration on Sunday, September 15th.  More information to come!

 

Pre-k through 5th Grade

1st thru 5th Grade weekly classes are offered Sundays 9:30-11AM and  Mondays 4-5:30PM

First Reconciliation and First Communion are in the 2nd Grade. Children must have attended religious education in the 1st grade prior to entering the 2nd grade first communion class.

Home program is also available except for 2nd grade.

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Grades 6, 7, 8

This program provides flexibility for families with busy schedules and allows for children to choose topics they are interested in.  The core courses incorporate projects and experiential learning, making it interesting and relevant for the children.

Each year the student takes 2 core courses and 3 electives:

  • The core courses consist of 6 1.5 hour sessions. The core courses are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring terms on
    • Sundays 9:30-11
    • Fall & Spring Monday evenings 6:30-8
    • Winter Tuesday afternoons 4-5:30 
  • Each elective meets once or twice depending on the elective. Elective topics vary so students can choose what interests them most.  Some electives will  have the option for parents and children to attend together.  Some electives we have offered are: The Rosary, Mardi Gras & Lent, Kids Helping Kids Community Service, Saints, Movie Night, Haiti Canalwalk.  See elective choices below.

 

Confirmation Program

We confirm our candidates in the 10th grade.  Our 2-year program begins in the 9th grade.  

  • Confirmation I sessions are 1.5 hours long and are offered on Sunday mornings 9:30-11AM and Monday evenings 6:30-8PM beginning in November and ending in May. There are also additional events and service projects.
  • Confirmation II students meet beginning late October and ending early March. It is a mix of 2 hour sessions, community service and a 2-night retreat.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWLY CONFIRMED !

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Fall Electives Grades 6, 7, 8

 

Wingate Nursing Home

Attending twice = 1 elective

The first & third Sunday of the month, 1:30-3PM.  Meet at Wingate Nursing home to minister to the residents.  See youth ministry page for more information. Supervised by Amy Cuneo, 508-246-5191.  *Parents are welcome to attend

 Families Feed the Homeless

Attending 2x = 1 elective

Families gather at 5:30PM on the 3rd Friday in the lower level of the Church of the month to make lunches for the homeless.

Each participant should bring 1+ loaf of bread plus one of the following: 2 packages cookies or large bag of fruit or peanut butter/jelly or lunch meat .*Parents are welcome to attend

Mary & The Rosary

Thursday, October 17, 6-8PM

Learn more about Mary and the Rosary. Lead by Peggy Erickson, *Parents are welcome to attend

 

Kids Helping Kids

October 8th + 1 date tbd

Kids get together to learn about poverty in our area and how they can make a difference.  Kids decide on service projects they will do at the meeting. Kids can take this multiple times.

 

Saints & Shoeboxes

Sunday, November 3, 8-11AM

Help with preparation and event:  Saint craft/event, Filling of Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, more tba.  *Parents are welcome to attend

 

Children’s Shopping Day

Saturday, December 7, 8:30AM-Noon

Help young children shop for Christmas gifts in our Parish Hall.

 

Home School Program

We offer home schooling for grades 1,3,4,5,6,7,8.  Our home school program follows our regular class curriculum.

  • Grades 1,3,4,5: Parents pick up packets of materials regularly throughout the year to work on weekly at home.  
  • Middle School (grades 6,7,8): Each year students can do the core course component of our middle school program at home/independently. Parent and student initially meet with the Director of Religious Education to review what is required and then meet again upon the completion of the work. Students are still required to take 4 electives which are offered at the Church (see middle school program)
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Religious Education Registration 

Complete Registration form and drop off or mail in with payment to:

PO Box 1799, Brewster, MA  02631

 If you have a child who did not attend here this past year please also complete the New Student Profile form.

Families Feed the Homeless

Families gather to make Lunches for the homeless on the 3rd Friday of the Month families at 5:30PM.

Friday, September 20

Friday, October 18

Friday, November 15

Friday, December 20

Friday, January 17

Friday, February 14

(Feb is 2nd Friday of the month)

Friday March 20

Friday, April 17

All are welcome!

Where: Our Lady of the Cape Parish Center

Bring a friend!  All are Welcome!

Participants should bring:

1+ Loaf of bread

AND 1+ of the following: 1) Lunch meat and cheese 2) Peanut Butter & Jelly 3) 3 packages of cookies 4) Large bag of fruit

 

 

 

Office Help and Teachers needed

Please contact Priscilla Silva, Director of Religious Education, at Ourladycape@comcast.net, 508-385-2115

TEACHER INFO & SIGN UP

 

For more information about our religious education and youth ministry programs please contact the Religious Education Office at 508-385-2115, ourladycape@comcast.net

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