Religious Education

The Religious Education Program provides for the education in the faith of our young people. Its aim is to educate them in the doctrines of the Church and to teach the life of faith as the young people prepare to receive the sacraments. Teachers are needed but there are also other ways to volunteer in these programs.


K-6 meets from 9:00 to 10:15 on Sunday mornings and attends the 10:30 Mass together. These classes are for those students who attend public or private school.  Students at South Boston Catholic Academy are not required to attend the Sunday, religious education classes due to it being a part of their daily religious curriculum. This program lasts for about 25 Sundays running from September through May. For those students hoping to make their 1st Holy Communion in 2nd grade, you must begin religious education classes in 1st grade. This is a 2-year program, in accordance with the Archdiocese of Boston. 

2019 - 2020 Religious Education Schedule:
September 22, 29
October 6, 20, 27
November 3, 17, 24
December 1, 8, 15 (1st Sunday of Advent is Dec. 1st; Christmas Vacation runs Dec. 23rd to Jan. 3rd)
January 5, 12, 26
February 2, 9, 23 (February Vacation runs Feb. 17th to the 21st)
March 1, 8, 22, 29 (1st Sunday of Lent is Mar. 1st; St. Patrick's Day Parade is Mar. 15th)
April 5, 26 (Palm Sunday is Apr. 5th; Easter Sunday is Apr. 12th; April Vacation runs Apr. 20th to the 24th)
*May 3 - Our Last Day of Class followed by the 10:30AM Mass at St. Brigid Church and May Procession/Crowning of our Blessed Mother Mary statue outside the Parish Rectory)

**IMPORTANT Dates for 2nd Grade Students Only**
November 17 - First Penance Retreat for 2nd Grade Religious Education students and parents from 9 to 10:15AM, followed by Mass at 10:30
November TBD - Parent Meeting for First Penance and First Communion for all 2nd Grade students in the Religious Education Program and at South Boston Catholic Academy
November TBD - First Penance Service for all 2nd Grade students in Religious Education and SBCA. Meet at St. Brigid Church at 5:45PM
March 29, 2020 - First Communion Retreat for 2nd Grade Religious Education students from 9 to 10:15AM in Cushing Hall
**Saturday, May 2, 2020 - First Holy Communion for all 2nd Graders in Religious Education and SBCA, held at Gate of Heaven Church at 11:00AM. All students meet at the church at 10:30AM.

If we ever have to cancel class due to the weather, we will post on the parish website as soon as we make the determination to cancel.


Contact the Parish Office at 617-268-2122 / 3344.


Students, grades 7 and 8, meet 8 Sundays a year from 4:30-7:00 pm. Students and teachers attend the 6 pm Mass as a group. Energetic young adults can be a great asset to this program, providing positive role models of life in the faith. Click on the registration link below to see the update class schedule for 2019/2020.

Registration Available Online


Adult Confirmation

This program is designed for baptized Catholics who have received First Holy Communion but not the sacrament of Confirmation. It is a five-week program held Tuesday evenings during January and February. Please call the parish office at 617-268-2122 or 617-268-3344 for more information. 


The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a program for adults who are preparing to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church. It is designed primarily for those who have never been baptized, Catholics who have never received their First Holy Communion, or those who belong to another Christian church and wish to become Catholic. This program meets each Sunday evening beginning in November and ends in April. Please call the parish office at 617-268-2122 or 617-268-3344 for more information. 





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