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

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!


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

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.

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 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.


First Communion

Sunday, May 19th, 11:30 Mass



See Fridge Notes & Calendar for the latest happenings


Each student in grades 6,7,8 are asked to complete 4 electives over the course of the each school year.  Electives typically meet once or twice each.


Ragnar Fundraiser,

Saturday, May 11th

Volunteer 3+ hours at our Ragnar Race Relay Station.  Anytime between 1AM & 6:30 PM

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


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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.


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