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.


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Religious Education Programs

 Upcoming Happenings

Faith on Fire


Faith on Fire is a program for families to attend to together.  The purpose of Faith on Fire is to supplement our religious education program with the opportunity for parents and children to learn about and share their faith together.  We hope to equip parents with the information and tools they need in their role as the primary teachers of faith to their children.  While doing this we hope to provide the opportunity for fellowship and enhance family involvement in their parish community.

Faith on Fire meets 6 times per year with the first session kicking off the religious education year.  The sessions meet immediately following the 8:30 Mass and end at 11AM.  There are no regular Sunday classes on the weeks there is Faith on Fire.

Remaining Sessions for 2018-19

April 28

April 28th: The 8:30 Mass will be a teaching Mass given by Fr. John.  Followed by a pancake breakfast by our youth and our year end Faith on Fire Celebration.





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)



Pre-k through 5th Grade

Pre-k thru 1st grade is offered during the 8:30 Mass on Sunday mornings.  Parents and children to to Mass together.  After the opening prayers Children are called up and sent forth for the Children’s liturgy of the word held in the lower level of the Church. Children then rejoin their parents about the time of the presentation of the gifts at the beginning of the liturgy of the word portion of the Mass.

2nd 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.

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 4 electives:

  • The core courses consist of 5 1.5 hour sessions. The core courses are offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring terms.
  • Each elective meets once or twice depending on the elective. Elective topics vary so students can choose what interests them most.  Categories of topics are: Teaching, Community, Service/Social Justice, Prayer/Worship.  Some electives will  have the option for parents and children to attend together.  


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 and Monday evenings beginning in November and ending late April. There is a 1-day retreat included in the program and a community service project.
  • 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


First Communion

Sunday, May 19th, 11:30 Mass

See Fridge Notes & Calendar for the latest happenings

 Middle School Electives

Wingate Nursing Home, April 7 & 21, 2:30-4

The first & third Sunday of the month children meet at Wingate Nursing home to minister to the residents.  See youth ministry page for more information.

Supervised by Amy Cuneo

Teens Feeding the Homeless  Friday, April 26, 5:30 -8:30

See more information on youth ministry page.  

*Parents are welcome to attend

Kids Helping Kids, Monday, April 8th, 6-8PM

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.


Purpose: To bring together youth and adults from different faith communities to explore the issue of homelessness on Cape Cod and to help them develop a passion for living out the message of the Gospel. 

Friday, April 26, 6:30PM to Saturday, April 27, 11:30PM

Where? Federated Church, 81 Willow Ave, Hyannis

Cost $30 per peson & breakfast food.

Led by Vicki Hatch

Ragnar Fundraiser, Saturday, May 11th

Volunteer 3+ hours at our Ragnar Race Relay Station.  This is a big fundraiser for us.  Proceeds help funds our Mission trips & Community outreach programs.  More information about time and place to come.

*Parents are welcome to attend


Religious Education Registration 

Complete Registration form and mail in with payment to:

PO Box 1799, Brewster, MA  02631


Office Help and Teachers needed

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


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