Summer blessings to all our faith formation families.
We Love You!
We Care About You!
We're United In Prayer!
Summer Blessing for Families
May we make our homes places of relaxation, joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate,
not thinking only about ourselves,
but helping others enjoy the blessings of the summertime.
Lord God, Creator of all things,
guide our steps and strengthen our hearts
during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of mind and body.
May we constantly strive to make a meaningful difference
in the lives of our loved ones and in the world around us
as we enjoy the warm days of summertime.
- The Catholic Review
Faith Formation Resources
How to Get Kids Excited About the Mass by Ascension Press: How to Get Kids Excited About the Mass
Connecting Generations Board by Loyola Press: Connecting Generations Board
Resources collected from our Boston Catholic RCAB for Children's Faith Formation: Children's Faith Formation Resources
Worship@) Home Liturgy of the Word by the Pastoral Center: Worship@Home
Free access to FORMED.org to all parishes/schools in the Archdiocese of Boston, who do not already have subscriptions, for the next 30 days beginning on Monday. I will send detailed instructions on how to access FORMED.org on Monday. They suggested that all of us start by watching The Presence.
Resources for Prayer and Faith Formation (207.2 KB) Resources for Prayer and Faith Formation
Kindergartners, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders follow “We Believe” Sadlier Religion workbooks. Each chapter has been outlined on the lesson guide schedules (click the tabs at the bottom for the appropriate grades) and there are end-of-the chapter review “tests” that can check comprehension. Sadlier Religion also provides a number of free resources on their website to help you along the way: https://www.sadlier.com/religion/parish/catholic-identity-religious-formation-program.
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
7th and 8th Graders follow Pflaum “Visions” Gospel Weeklies that are publications we receive every quarter, separated into weekly newsletter. The publishers website has a plethora of resources: https://www.pflaumweeklies.com/visions/
One of the most important content we integrate within faith formation is to read, pray, and reflect on the Gospel readings every week. You can find daily readings and video reflections at: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/031520.cfm.
If I can be of any assistance, please reach out. Know that you and your families are in my continued prayers for safety, peace, and blessings.
Director of Faith Formation
Sacred Hearts Parish
48 S Chestnut Street
Bradford, MA 01835
(978) 373-1281 ext. 117
Lesson Guides for K-8 Faith Formation
Sun-Wed Grade 2 Curriculum Guide 19-20 Revision 03.13.2020.docx (22.6 KB) 2nd Grade Lesson Guides. Video Links to Dynamic Catholic, Blessed First Communion https://dynamiccatholic.com/blessed/first-communion/program-view/session-4
K, 1, 3-8th Lesson Guides (42.8 KB) K, 1st, 3rd, 4th-8th Lesson Guides
03.15.2020 Grade 7 and 8 Gospel Weeklies (2.7 MB) 03.15.2020 Grade 7 and 8 Gospel Weeklies
03.22.2020 Grade 7 and 8 Gospel Weeklies (2.6 MB) 03.22.2020 " "
03.29.2020 Grade 7 and 8 Gospel Weeklies (2.8 MB) 03.29.2020 " "
04.05.2020 Grade 7 and 8 Gospel Weeklies (2.7 MB) 04.05.2020 Grade 7 and 8 "Palm Sunday" Gospel Weeklies
04.12 and 04.19.2020 Visions Gospel Weeklies (2.7 MB) 04.12 and 04.19 Easter Sunday and Divine Mercy Gospel Weeklies
7th and 8th Grade Visions Gospel Weeklies_4.26.20.pdf (2.6 MB) 04.26.2020 Visions Gospel Weeklies
7th and 8th Grade Visions Gospel Weeklies_5.03.20.pdf (2.7 MB) 05.03.2020 Visions Gospel Weeklies
7th and 8th Grade Visions Gospel Weeklies_5.10.20.pdf (2.6 MB) 05.10.2020 Visions Gospel Weeklies
Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Sacred Hearts Parish Religious Education page! Sacred Hearts Parish offers faith formation for students in grades K-10. 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.
Registration does not close -we welcome all students working to receive the sacraments and deepen their participation in the life of the Church. Catholic school students receive instruction during the school day and do not need to register with us, except for Confirmation preparation in high school.
2019-2020 Registration Form, Handbook, and Photo Release Form
19-20 Registration Form (470.4 KB) Open Registration
2019-2020 Calendar *** Revision Date 12/16/2019
Save the Date: Faith, Family, and Food Gathering 2020
Sunday, March 15th, 2020 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (for students enrolled in our Sunday session).
Wednesday, March 19th, 2020 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (for students enrolled in our Wednesday session)
YOU’RE INVITED to our Faith, Family, and Food Gathering Parents are also kindly asked to join us for this special event. This gathering will be held at Sacred Hearts School. We will begin by sharing a meal, followed by activities and lessons for all students and parents. We are looking for volunteers to help set-up and break down for our event. Your generosity is much appreciated. An RSVP (form) will also help us plan for food and activities to ensure we have plenty for everyone. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Mae Ba at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Browse our pinterest page, which is a spot where we have gathered lots of faith-filled activity ideas!
Faith Formation Class Schedules
Begins September 15, 2019
Sundays 10:15-11:15 a.m. Grades K-8 & RCIC
At Sacred Hearts School
Begins September 18, 2019
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm Grades K-8
At Sacred Hearts School
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Sacred Hearts Church
First Reconciliation- 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (details to follow)
Confirmation Class Schedule-
- Year One (Grade 9)- Meet monthly on a Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sacred Hearts Church Hall
- Year Two (Grade 10)- Meet monthly on a Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sacred Hearts Church Hall
Parent and Student Meeting
- Year 1 (Grade 9)- TBD
- Year 2 (Grade 10)- TBD
Please read through the information on our site and contact me with any questions. I look forward to helping you help your children grow closer to Christ!
Director of Faith Formation
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!