St Martin de Porres Religious Education 2020-2021
Classes begin Sunday, October 18th
Grades 1 to 6 (Note* First Communion preparation begins in the First grade)
Due to the current COVID-19 guidelines and safety protocols, we have shifted our approach to religious education. This year we will offer a Family-Centered Religious Education Program (FCREP) for grades 1 to 6 continuing to use the Gospel Weekly Lectionary based program. FCREP is a unique way of providing religious education to students at home with parents as the Catechist. This program promotes the belief that parents are the first and best teachers of their children. We are hopeful and confident that this different delivery method will benefit students and their immediate and extended families and help to nurture the domestic Church during the pandemic. It is our hope that we will return to in-person learning when the COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.
Our program is most successful when children attend weekly Mass. Your family may have already returned to mass but we do understand any reservations you may have to return due to health concerns. Unfortunately, we do not record masses here at St Martin de Porres but there are many parishes in the Archdiocese that offer online mass, click on the link to view available masses https://www.bostoncatholic.org/livestream-masses. If you are looking for a Children's mass you can visit Fr Sean at Sacred Heart/St Thomas More on Sundays at 930a, click this link SHSTM Collaborative YouTube