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

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
    • Monday evenings 6:30-8
  • 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 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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Electives Grades 6, 7, 8

 

 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 with their children

 

Altar Server, Lector

Please see Mrs. Wile or Tina to participate in one of these important ministries!

 

 

 

 

Kids Helping Kids

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.

 

 

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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