IC Children's Religious Education
Welcome to Immaculate Conception Church's Religious Education. We are blessed with having over 500 children and youth enrolled in our Religious Education program. The most current information regarding Religious Education can be found on the website and in the bulletin. It is our privilege to be a partner with parents as they share our faith with their children.
Please consider joining our dedicated volunteer catechists and their assistants by sharing your time and your faith with the children and youth of our parish.
Check out our Advent 2017 calendar based on Loyola Press' suggestion for Advent. New photos have been added of our young people living their faith.
The 2018 theme will be Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ!
This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 16, 2018. The 2018 theme will be "Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ." Those who the Community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.
A blessing of the Catechists will take place on Sunday, September 16 at the 9:00am Liturgy.
Summer Religious Education 2018.
Thank you to all our students and their families for a great summer of learning about the Creed. We visited the Old South Presbyterian Church and collect donations for First Parish Church--Food Pantry, Newbury.
Parents of children in our summer program receive a homeschool curriculum to review with their child/ren during the school year to help them retain what they learned over the summer session.
Please complete Summer 2019 Catechetical Events Log Sheet to be eligible for the summer 2019. Please complete at least 5 activities/events by June 1 to be eligible to register for Summer religious education and record on login Sheet.
School Year Religious Education
Our Schedule for Religious Education 2018-2019.
- Sundays 10:05-11:05am for Grades K-8
- We also offer a Homeschool curriculum for grades 1-8.
Immaculate Conception Church, Newburyport, MA—Syllabus and Curricula 2018-2019 Gr K-8
Grades K-8: 30 hours of formation are required by the archdiocese. We would also like to have the children participating regularly at Sunday liturgy which is both liturgical and catechetical through the homily. By participating in liturgy and catechesis, we will far exceed the required 30 hours. If your child attends the Sunday program, please consider participating in liturgy at 9:00am or 11:30am.
For additional ongoing formation at home, you can login to www.findinggod.com the passcode: FG-2013. We are also required to teach on child safety. Gr 1-3: Talking about Touching (TAT) Curriculum on Child Safety. http://www.cfchildren.org/Portals/0/TAT/TAT_DOC/PreK_Scope_Sequence_TAT.pdf Gr 4-6 Keeping Children Safe and Gr 6-8 Created for Love. http://www.respectlifeeducation.com
Thank you for sharing our faith with your child/ren.
Review of our Monthly Assemblies 2017-2018:
Religious Education is hosting monthly assemblies on various themes. All are welcome to join in the prayer celebrations!
October--St Francis of Assisi and the Blessing of the Animals
Late October--Celebration of all Saints and all Souls with prayer chains of favorite saints and deceased loved ones.
November--St Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks, Patron of Ecology and the Environment
December--Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas and St Juan Diego, Patron of Indigenous Peoples
February--St Blase, Patron of Veterinary physicians and the Blessing of the Throats
March--St Joseph, Patron of the Catholic Church unborn children, fathers, immigrants, workers, employment, traveler, carpenters, realtors, against doubt and hesitation, and of a happy death.
April-Divine Mercy Sunday-chaplet
Our Assemblies for the next year 2018-2019 include the following:
October 14-15 Baby Shower for Pregnancy Care Center to wrap up our year of Spiritual Adoption of the Unborn.
November 4-5 Collect food
November 18-19 Create Thanksgiving Baskets for those in need.