Religious Education Grades 1-8
2022 - 2023 Program Year
Welcome! The mission of the Immaculate Conception Parish Religious Education Program is “to go and make disciples of all nations, using the faith tools of prayer, study, generosity and evangelization.” The Religious Education program aims to help every member of the family thrive in these four areas of faith.
The following provides an overview of the Program for Grades 1-8. Please review carefully and complete the attached registration form(s) to enroll, or reenroll, your child(ren) for the upcoming school year.
Our Grade 1 to 8 Religious Education program consists of:
The obligation to attend weekly Mass exists for all of us.
The celebration of the Eucharist is the foundation of all faith. Immaculate Conception’s religious education program consists of families attending Mass together every weekend, to hear the word of God, to lift prayers to our Heavenly Father, and to receive our Lord's Body in Holy Communion.
Families may continue to attend their Mass of preference; IC Mass times are Saturday at 4:00pm, Sunday at 7:30am, 11:00am and 5:00pm. Confessions are held on Saturday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and Tuesday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the Lower Church (St. Mary's Chapel). On the first day of class, students will receive a Mass Participation work booklet. This will enable them to keep track of Mass attendance and other planned activities throughout the year.
Religious Education classes will be held on Monday afternoon from 5:15pm to 6:15pm at the IC Parish Building on 119 Washington Street. Families who are registered with the Parish and submit registration forms on time will receive priority.
Students preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation and Penance. This is a two-year preparation program regardless of grade or age. Families who are registered with the Parish will receive priority. Attending Weekly Mass is a requirement of the program. Failure to attend weekly Mass will result in the student repeating the program the following year.
Classes tentatively begin on Monday, September 19, 2022. We cannot stress strongly enough the importance of registering early as our space is limited. To facilitate planning, please respond by July 1, 2022, as materials, Catechists and helpers are needed according to the number of students in each grade level. A calendar will be emailed to families in September along with class assignments.
Religious Education Tuition for Grades 1 through 8 is as follows: $80 per student, with a family maximum of $190 (tuition is waived if parent/guardian volunteers as a catechist). Please return your tuition payment along with your registration form(s) to: Immaculate Conception Parish, Office of Religious Education, 9 Washington Court, Marlborough, MA 01752.
Volunteer Opportunities - The Parish Religious Education program depends on volunteers. Please prayerfully consider how you may assist in the program and check the boxes on the back of the Registration form. Please note that all parish volunteers must complete a CORI form and attend the Protecting God’s Children training session (held in August) prior to the start of your volunteer work. Those who volunteer as a Catechist receive tuition waivers for their children.
To access the registration form click 2022_2023_registration_form_religious_education_at_ic.pdf
Revised, April 23, 2022