Religious Education Program
Welcome and thank you for your interest in our Religious Education Program. Saint Anthony Parish is a bilingual parish. It is our wish to support and pass on the faith to the children and families.
Our Program consists of one sessions, on Sunday mornings, having grades 1-8. The session is from 8:15AM-9:30AM, followed by the 9:45AM Mass. Classes are given in the parish hall and mini hall in the premises of the church. Parking is available for all in the back.
As part of the curriculum, St. Anthony has implemented a Safety Program for all children, young adults and adults. The programs are entitled: TAT (Talking About Touching) for grades 1-3, KCS (Keeping Children Safe) for grades 4-8 and VIRTUS for adults. For more information, please contact the Religious Education Director at 617-547-5593.
Having the two sessions enables all families to enjoy the 9:45AM Mass Celebration which is part of our program that we strongly encourage all students and parents to participate.
Our Sacramental Preparation, (First Penance and First Communion) is a two (2) year program. Children will receive their First Eucharist in the Spring. For more information on the Sacraments please refer to the First Communion link.
Our Confirmation Program is a two (2) year program and it’s offered on Tuesdays from 6:30PM-8:30PM. Mass Celebration is in English at 6:30PM for all candidates, family and friends. For more information please refer to the Confirmation link.
To register your child for our program, please print the Registration Form. Then fill it out and mail it back, with the enrollment fee, to St. Anthony Parish, Religious Education Office at 400 Cardinal Medeiros Ave. Cambridge MA. 02141.
Confirmation I & II
We, at Saint Anthony’s, believe that our Religious Education Program is a continuing journey of faith. It is one that begins in the home and is reinforced by our weekly classes.
Our objective is to teach the students the basic principles of the Catholic Faith; however giving meaning to the rituals and symbols of our faith is not enough. It is up to you, as parents, to provide a daily commitment to God by practicing the gift of faith and setting an example for your children. Our efforts will not be effective unless they are combined with your efforts.
Religious Education Calendar
Religious education calendar 2016 – 2017
Sunday, Sept. 18 Catechetical Sunday/ Commissioning of Catechists/Meeting
Sunday, Sept. 25 First day- Introduction of Goals and Regulations
Sunday, Oct. 2 Class
Sunday, Oct. 9 Our Lady of Fatima Project (Movie)?
Sunday, Oct. 16 Class- Food Drive Begins
Sunday, Oct. 23 Class
Sunday ,Oct. 30 Class
Sunday, Nov. 6 Class
Sunday, Nov. 13 Class
Sunday, Nov. 20 Class
Sunday, Nov. 27 No Class (Thanksgiving Break)
Sunday, Dec. 4 Class
Sunday, Dec. 11 Class
Sunday, Dec. 18 Class (Christmas pageant rehearsal) at 2:00PM
Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Mass at 5PM
Sunday, Dec, 25 Christmas day – NO CLASSES
Sunday, Jan. 8 Class
Sunday, Jan. 15 Class
Sunday, Jan. 22 Class
Sunday, Jan. 29 Class
Sunday, Feb. 5 Class
Sunday, Feb. 12 Class
Sunday, Feb,19 Class
Sunday, Feb. 26 Class
Wed. March 1 Ash Wednesday
Sunday, March 5 Class
Sunday, March 12 Class
Sunday, March 19 Class Parent Meeting @ 3:00PM for First penance children
Saturday, March 25 First Penance @ 11:00AM
Sunday, March 26 Class
Sunday, April 2 Class
Sunday, April 9 Class
Sunday, April 16 Class
Sunday, April 23 Class
Sunday, April 30 Class
Saturday, May 6, First Communion Retreat at 9AM-2PM
Sunday, May 7 Last Class
Sunday, May14 First Communion and ( Mothers Day @ 9:30AM)
Sunday, May 21 Feast of Santo Cristo
Sunday, June 18 Feast of Saint Anthon
Dates might change any time please take notice to the changes on buletin thank you.
CONFIRMATION I & II 2016 – 2017 CALENDAR
Sunday, Sept. 18 Catechetical Sunday – Mass at 9:45 for volunteers commissioning
Tuesday, Sept. 20 Meeting for candidates and parents grades 9 and 10 @ 7:00PM
Tuesday, Oct. 4 First day of Classes
Tuesday, Oct. 18 Class
Tuesday, Nov, 1, No class -Holiday Mass of Obligation (All Saints)
Tuesday, Nov. 8 Class
Tuesday, Nov. 22 Class
Tuesday, Dec. 6 Class
Tuesday, Dec. 20 Class
Christmas Break until January 3rd.
Tuesday, Jan. 3 Class
Tuesday, Jan. 17 Class
Tuesday, Jan, 31 Class
Tuesday, Feb. 14 Class
Tuesday, Feb. 28 Class
Tuesday, March, 14 Class
Tuesday, March, 28 Class
Tuesday, April 11 Class
Tuesday, April 25 Class
Tuesday, May 9 Last Class
Sunday May 21 Feast of Senhor Santo Cristo- Required walking in procession (Black @ white clothes)
Sunday June 18, Feast of Saint Anthony- Required walking in the procession (Black @ white clothes)
Dates might change. Please take notice on bulletin for the new notices.
Please take notice on weather conditions on TV station channel – 5, and 7.