”Faith formation is more than a subject to be taught- it is an invitation to a way of life.” Joe Paprocki

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Thank you for visiting the Sacred Hearts Parish Faith Formation page! Sacred Hearts Parish offers faith formation for students in grades K-10th. Classes meet regularly throughout the school year and help children develop a close, personal, relationship with God and a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith.

The program is responsible for sacramental preparation in all grades. Sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and Communion and reception of those sacraments typically takes place in 2nd grade. Sacramental preparation for Confirmation typically takes place in 9th and 10th grade with reception in 11th grade.

Parents of students with special needs are encouraged to contact us about participating in our programs. We look forward to partnering with you to help your child walk by faith.

Blessings,

Mae Ba, Director of Faith Formation

Sacred Hearts Parish: 48 S Chestnut Street, Bradford, MA 01835

Telephone: (978) 373-1281 ext. 117, or, E-mail: mba@sacredheartsparish.com

 

Registration Forms & Schedule for Grades K-8th:  Icon 2021-2022 Registration Form and Calendar.pdf (101.3 KB)

 

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Confirmation Year 1 and Year 2 schedule will meet once a month on Sundays. Classes begin October 17th for Year 1 Confirmation (9th Grade) and October 24th for Year 2 Confirmation (10th Grade)

Confirmation class schedules:   Icon 2021-2022 Confirmation Calendar.pdf (252.4 KB)

 

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Lesson Guides for K-8 Faith Formation 

Grades K, and 1st children will work through their "We Believe" workbook. 

Grades 2nd children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion will work through "Blessed" series from Dynamic Catholic. 2nd Graders follow Dynamic Catholic, “Blessed” series for First Communion. All video links can be found at: https://dynamiccatholic.com/blessed/first-communion/program-view/session-1

 

Grade 3rd will work through Pflaum's Gospel Weeklies called "Good News."

Icon Good News 01.09.22 Jesus is Filled with the Holy Spirit_Baptism.pdf (1.2 MB)

Icon Good News_1.16.2022 Jesus Acts in the Sacraments-Owner-PC82015.pdf (1.5 MB)

Icon Good News_1.23.2022 Jesus is Good News.pdf (1.4 MB)

Icon Good News_1.30.2022_We Believe in Jesus.pdf (1.4 MB)

 

Grades 4th through 6th  will work through Pflaum's Gospel Weeklies called "Venture."

Icon Venture 1.9.2022_Baptism of the Lord.pdf (2.6 MB)

Icon Venture 1.16.2022 Jesus Action Make a Difference.pdf (2.4 MB)

Icon Venture 1.23.2022 We Share Our Stories.pdf (2.4 MB)

Icon Venture 1.30.2022 Do We Risk Helping Others.pdf (2.6 MB)

 

Grades 7th and 8th  will work through Pflaum's Gospel Weeklies called "Visions."

Icon Visions 12.25.21 and 1.09.22 Christmas and Baptism of the Lord.pdf (5.3 MB)

Icon Visions 1.16.2022 We Walk With God.pdf (2.4 MB)

Icon Visions 1.23.22 Jesus Shares the Good News.pdf (2.6 MB)

Icon Visions 1.30.2022 Love Is....pdf (2.3 MB)

 

 

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Safety Lesson Resources (Grades K-5th)

Our next Safety Lessons will be offered Sunday, February 6th and Wednesday, February 9th, 2022.

Icon Safety Lesson Opt-Out Form 2021-2022.pdf (6.0 KB)

Icon Child Protection Unit, SecondSTEP - Grades K-5th.pdf (3.3 MB)

Icon 'Talking About Touching' Personal Safety Curriculum2020-10-27.pdf (11.8 MB)

Icon RCAB Personal Safety and Abuse Prevention.pdf (1.3 MB)

 

Volunteers Needed Fall 2021

The strength of our program relies upon the generosity and gifts of all of our volunteers. Between 80 and 100 adults help make Religious Education possible each year! While many opportunities require a commitment from September through April, others require less commitment. Those relating to sacramental preparation (2nd grade, 9th grade, and 10th grade) involve some additional preparation, meetings, and events.

Each year we have a variety of volunteer needs:

Catechists – to prepare lessons and present them to children; to help children develop a love for God and an understanding of the Catholic faith

Aides – to assist catechists in the classroom

Substitute teachers - available to cover for teachers unable to attend on particular class dates

Hall monitors - to assist students in safely traveling throughout our buildings and grounds

Office helpers – present during class and/or for a few hours during the week to assist in preparing catechist resources, assisting parents, tracking data, performing inventories.

Grade-Level Mass Coordinators – available to help now and then to prepare for Sunday morning family Masses

Safety Curriculum Teachers – to help teach, at three times throughout the year, the Archdiocese’s required safety curriculum

VBS volunteers – play a small or large role in the organizing and running of our Vacation Bible School

All Religious Education volunteers fill out an annual CORI and complete the Protecting God’s Children program.

Contact us to learn more or get involved!

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