Faith Formation - Grades 7-11

Michael Lescault, Ph.D., Director of Faith Formation, 7-11 mlescault@saintjoes.com
Debbie Coyle, Faith Formation Assistant, K-11   dcoyle@saintjoes.com  

Faith Formation Office: 781-449-3744 

The Faith Formation program for grades 7 through 11 focuses on providing the adolescent and young adult members of our parish with a deeper and more mature understanding and experience of our Catholic faith. 
 
The curriculum is intended to invite students to develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church, culminating in their celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation, representing their full initiation into the life of the Trinity and the faith community. 
 
Grade Seven focuses on Christology, the meaning and message of Jesus Christ for the Church, the world, and each of us personally. 
 
Grade Eight provides the student with an overview of the essential elements of Catholic faith. The creed, the prayer and worship of the faith community, especially the sacraments, as well as personal prayer, and Christian morality are studied.
 
Grade Nine begins with the celebration of Mass, which is followed by a shared meal. Each month a different presentation, including speakers, films, and activities - explores the Gospel message, with time for discussion and reflection.


Grade Ten is devoted to preparing students for reception of the sacrament of Confirmation through the “Chosen” program by Ascension Press. In addition to class work, students participate in monthly liturgies, and service projects. These components are intended to prepare students to take their place as full and responsible members of our faith community.  

Grade Eleven students participate in a retreat, receive the sacrament of Reconciliation and attend a Confirmation rehearsal. Confirmation is usually celebrated mid to late fall. 

Class Schedule

Grades 7and 8 classes meet weekly on Monday or Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Grade 9 classes meet on Sundays from 6:15 to 7:15 PM. 

Confirmation classes for Grade 10 are offered on Sunday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Class schedules are distributed at the Parent/Student Meeting, to be held in September. At that time there will be an overview of the “Chosen” Program and of the Confirmation requirements.  

Catechists/Facilitators  (Religious Education Teachers / Discussion Leaders)

We have a wonderful and prepared teaching staff of 20 catechists/ facilitators. We always have openings at the beginning of each school year and are in need of volunteers to teach Religious Education. For information about our specific needs and how to volunteer please call Debbie Coyle, Coordinator K-11, at 781-449-3744 or leave a message for Michael Lescault. We look forward to hearing from you.

Enrollment

Our student enrollment reaches over 600 students in grades K-11. Knowing that life is very busy, it is important to register for class early in order to obtain your first choice class assignment.  

Tuition

Tuition is $100 per student with a family cap of $300. No student will ever be turned away due to inability to pay tuition. Please let us know if your family is in need of financial assistance.

 

Faith Formation Program

Faith Formation Office

 Open: Monday - Thursday                           Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.                         Tel: 781-449-3744

High School Volunteers

Fulfill Christian/Community Service. If you are interested in helping, please email Mrs. Coyle or Ms. Danko. These hours of service can be put toward Confirmation and high school requirement

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