Grades 3-8


Recent Releases-MAY 2020

OLOG Religious Education Year 2019-2020

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UPDATE: MAY 2020

BABY BOTTLE DRIVE

Memo from First Concern PRC

To: First Concern / Baby Bottle Drive Churches

From: Irene Connor

Date: May 7, 2020

Subject: Baby Bottle Drive

We are transforming the Baby Bottle Drive from traditional bottles into a virtual event! The Baby Bottle drive is an important fundraiser as 100% of the money raised from each virtual donation will directly benefit both First Concern Centers. The spare change that is normally collected in the bottles adds up quickly and the donations help us sustain many Center initiatives. A few examples are as follows:

  • The average bottle full of quarters, which is about $30, can purchase a box of diapers.
  • During this pandemic our Moms have been set up with Earn While You Learn educational lessons online through a service called Bright Course. It takes $80 to provide one month of virtual learning to these clients. This service has been a lifeline for many. We have been able to equip them with emotional support, education, and earned items from our Baby Boutiques.
  • It costs about $100 to set clients up with their first month of services which include a pregnancy test, classes, support, and educational materials.

Please watch this short video to learn more: https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/wLJHs0RMnC/fi-62c20d42-d43a-4259-9119-32849f3510c5/fv-41d2130c-cacf-42e2-9aef-b6e2b5cd1b58/01510-22_VBBV142.mp4

If you are in a position to help us financially, please consider filling a “virtual bottle” by making an online donation here: https://secure.ministrysync.com/ministrysync/event/?e=20155

Donations can also be mailed to: 46 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510. Please be sure to indicate the donation is for the Baby Bottle Drive. Thank you in advance for your encouragement and support!

With you, for LIFE -- First Concern Staff & Board of Directors

Dear Brothers and Sisters,


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You Will Find Current & General Information Below!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,


These past few weeks have been so surreal – especially those who are suffering in any way because of the pandemic. Our team hopes that God has used us in a small way to help you, your family, and your parish journey through the remainder of Lent. Jesus’ words, which I shared when we first found our lives turned upside down, still hold true for us as we enter the sacred days of the Triduum: Be Not Afraid!


Below are some ways to enter more deeply into the Triduum and Easter. Also, we have created a resource to help you celebrate Easter from Home.


We wanted to find a way for all the people of the Archdiocese (and beyond) to share their celebration of Christ’s victory over death on Easter Sunday (and throughout the Octave of Easter). Print out this IMAGE (or upload it to a tablet) and take a picture of you and/or your family with it (see example below). Then post it to social media, using the hashtag #AnEasterPeople and tagging @bostoncatholic and @evangelizeboston.


Have a blessed Triduum!


In Christ,


Michael Lavigne

Assistant Cabinet Secretary for Evangelization and Discipleship

Holy Thursday


Good Friday

Holy Saturday


The Easter Vigil

  • Matthew 28:1-10
  • Those who have no possibility of uniting themselves to the Paschal Vigil should pray the Office of Readings for Easter Sunday.
  • Suggested Activity:
    • Before the Easter Vigil Mass begins, provide each member of the family with an unlit candle
    • Extinguish all lights
    • Light one candle on a table when the priest lights the Paschal Candle
    • When the celebrant passes on a candle from the Paschal Candle, have each member of the family light their own candle from the candle on the table
    • Family members extinguish their candles at the appointed time in the liturgy
    • Turn lights on in the home once the Gloria is sung, as in church
    • Ring bells during the singing of the Gloria!

Easter Sunday

Easter At Home.pdf


Lent: 2020 Guidelines

ASH WEDNESDAY (February 26th Mass with Ashes at St. Joseph’s: 8:30am, Mass at St. James: 6:30pm)

&

GOOD FRIDAY (April 10th)

are days of fast and abstinence.

&

FRIDAYS OF LENT (February 28th, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3)

are also days of abstinence.

ABOUT FASTING: Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.

ABOUT ABSTINENCE: Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted. Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.

Best wishes for the Journey of our Lenten day!

Robert – OLOG Parish Religious Education Office


Recent Releases-March 2020

OLOG Religious Education

2019-2020

JOS SUN 8:20am-9:20am (EY1, EY2,3,4,5) / JOS SUN 11:00am-12:00pm (EY2, 4,7,8)

2020 – March 8 & 22, April 5 & 26

JOS SUN 11:00am-12:30pm (6) St. Joseph’s Blue Room

2020 – March 22, April 26

JAS SUN 9:00am-10:00am (EY1, 4,6) JAS SUN 10:00am-11:00am (3,7)

2020 – March 8 & 22, April 5 & 26

JAS SUN 9:00am-10:00am (EY2)

2020 – March 8 & 22, April 5, May 3

JAS SUN 10:00am-11:00am (8)

2020 – March 22, April 5

JOS MON 5:30pm-6:30pm (4), 5:00pm-6:00pm (EY1, 3,6) / SU MON 3:30pm-4:30pm (EY1)

2020 – March 9 & 23, April 6 & 27

JOS MON 5:30pm-6:30pm (7)

2020 – March 9, April 6

SU TUE 3:30pm-4:30pm (EY2,4)

2020 –March 10 & 24, April 7 & 28

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OLOG Parish Religious Education Special Activities In December 2019

Liturgical Year Quiz 2019

Dates: Friday December 13th 5-6pm, and repeating Saturday December 14th 10-11am in St. Joseph’s Hall!

Open To Everyone!!! Come join us, at the New Liturgical Year 2020 workshop and fun quiz and activity! Learn about the saints and discover their feast days in the liturgical calendar! We will use this event to springboard the patron Saint selection of the naming of our alcove Rel. Ed. Group areas for both Churches in our parish; each area will be dedicated to a male and female Saint-help us choose!!! There will be prizes of both religious goodies and gift cards!! Come on and have fun!!!

CHRISTMAS CARDS OF CARING 2019

Receiving: Sunday December 8th to Monday December 16th!

Open To Everyone!!! Would you like to share Christmas wishes with our Seniors? If you can, write your best wishes and don’t forget to include your name! You can even decorate the envelope if you like! When you are done, please return it through your Rel. Ed. group leader, or drop it in the mailbox

(Mark it “CCofC”) at the Rectory/Parish Offices front door by Monday, December 16th, 2019.

Christmas greetings will be delivered to Residents of:

RiverCourt Residences, Assisted Living and our Veterans House, within our Parish! THANK YOU!!!

Keep Christ In Christmas Poster Competition 2019

Receiving: December 1st to Monday December 16th!

Open To Everyone!!! The Sister Lydia Longley Madeleine Knights of Columbus council, the Our Lady of Grace council, invites all religious education members to participate in the council's 'Keep Christ in Christmas' Poster contest.

The Knights hope that by engaging the creative talents and imaginations of our young people of the parish, that they will come to a deeper understanding of the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.

The rules are simple:

Each poster must reflect the 'Keep Christ in Christmas' theme with a visual image!

Posters should be on an 11" x 17" sheet of paper, no larger

Each poster must contain the students name, grade and teacher on the back. If the student is not in an assigned class (home schooled or catholic school) please include a contact phone number.

All posters should be turned into the folders located in the basement of each church no later than December 16.

The Knights will recognize every student who submits a poster. One poster from each grade group 1-3, 4-5 and 6-8 (Or what was on the flyer) will be selected for special recognition as well as the class with highest participation.

Please contact me with questions.

Not sure if you want this in the bulletin as well in the coming weeks.

You can forward any questions to me. I can get my hands on white 11x17 paper if you do not have any.

Thanks!

Tony Caruso: afcarusojr@yahoo.com

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EY1-8th! OLOG Religious Education Groups 2019-2020 - Groups Launching!!!


By now, we have assigned and notified by email, every registered Rel. Ed. family, of the group their Child has been placed with; group leaders, times, venues and dates! Most groups (with a very few exceptions!!) launch on Sunday, October 6th, Monday October 7th and Tuesday October 8th, in our various venues of St. James & St. Joseph Hall's, and Swallow Union School. See group details and dates below.


Home-School Religious Education Registrants for EY1, G03-G08 have also been notified by email about the HS Rel. Ed. Material and outline pickup on Sunday October 20th in St. Joseph's Hall, after the 9:30am Mass.


If you have missed our regular or late Catch-up registrations, for groups from EY1-CY2 (Preparation years 1 &2 for First Eucharist, or Confirmation years 1 & 2, or grade groups from 3-8), please contact the Religious education Office @ 978-433-2028 ASAP! We will do everything within our means to register your children where possible!


Every blessing for now! Robert -OLOG Religious Education Office


GROUP DATES, TIMEs & VENUES

2019-2020

2019-2020 OLOG Religious Education (October 1st, 2019) Launch 3 Edition


EY1-8 Grade Level Leader Group Dates & Times for Facilities:

(JOS-St. Joseph's Hall, JAS-St. James Hall, SU-Swallow Union School)


JOS SUN 8:20am-9:20am (EY1, EY2,3,4,5) / JOS SUN 11:00am-12:00pm (EY2, 4,7,8)

2019 - October 6 & 20 November 3 & 17, December 8 & 15

2020 – January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 26


JOS SUN 11:00am-12:30pm (6)

2019 - October 20 November 17, December 8

2020 – January 26, February 23, March 22, April 26


JAS SUN 9:00am-10:00am (EY1, 4,6) JAS SUN 10:00am-11:00am (3,7)

2019 - October 6 & 20 November 3 & 17, December 8 & 15

2020 – January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 26


JAS SUN 9:00am-10:00am (EY2)

2019 - October 6 & 20 November 3 & 17, December 1 & 15

2020 – January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23, March 8 & 22, April 5, May 3


JAS SUN 10:00am-11:00am (8)

2019 - October 20 November 3, December 8

2020 – January 26, February 23, March 22, April 5

JOS MON 5:30pm-6:30pm (4), 5:00pm-6:00pm (EY1, 3,6) / SU MON 3:30pm-4:30pm (EY1)

2019 – October 7 & 21 November 4 & 18, December 9 & 16

2020 – January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24, March 9 & 23, April 6 & 27

JOS MON 5:30pm-6:30pm (7)

2019 – October 7, November 4, December 9

2020 – January 13, February 10, March 9, April 6

SU TUE 3:30pm-4:30pm (EY2,4)

2019 – October 8 & 22 November 5 & 19, December 10 & 17

2020 – January 14 & 28, February 11 & 25, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 28


OLOG Religious Education Group Leaders

2019-2020

St. James Sundays

9:00am-10:00am (EY1, EY2,4,6)

Sarah Webb – EY1

Lisa & Ben Krywucki, and Jay & Nicole Tamsett – EY2

Christine & Tim Brown, and Daniel & Lannon Twomey – 4

Kristyn MacInnis & Shannon Miranda – 6

10:00am-11:00am (3,7,8)

Amy Vogel & Nicole Tamsett – 3

Daryl Eli – 7

Jennifer Dutile – 8

St. Joseph’s Sundays

8:20am-9:20am (EY1, EY2,3,4,5)

Elizabeth Penney – EY1

Michael De Angelis – EY2

Karen Hutchinson – 3

Brenda De Angelis – 4

Karen De Angelis – 5

11:00am-12:00pm (EY2,4,7,8)

Megan Carty & Cailin Drugan– EY2

Sean & Riley Casey – EY2

Sal & Kim Crespo – 4

Tim Donnelly – 7

Karen Hutchinson – 8

11:00am-12:30pm (6)

Brian & Michelle Lynch – 6

St. Joseph’s Mondays

5:30pm-6:30pm (4,7)

Megan Gouveia & Eileen Sheehan– 4

Lisa Wood – 7

5:00pm-6:00pm (EY1,3,6)

Mark Gorham– EY1

Shan Stoffolano– 3

Stephanie Palmisano – 6

Swallow Union Mondays

3:30pm-4:30pm (EY1,)

Kady Gelineau – EY1

Swallow Union Tuesdays

3:30pm-4:30pm (EY2,4)

Amy Patalano – EY2

Amy Patalano – 4




Update September 3rd, 2019 - Religious Education 2019-2020

OLOG RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE CLOSED SEPTEMBER 3rd-17th, 2019.

N.B. The Religious Education Office will be closed for administrative purposes until September 18th, and will not be able to answer any new inquiries until after the 18th.

Help I need more time to register my 3-8 graders!!!

Need to get your Registration in for grades 3-8? Amnesty International to the rescue for a little more breathing space! Please send it in as soon as you can. Thanks!


I can’t believe it! I missed the special Registration for Sacramental Preparation Grades EY1, EY2 (For First Eucharist; and CY1, CY2 for Confirmation)! What do I do now???

Missed our August Registrations & Information for Preparation Years for First Eucharist: EY1 & EY2 & For Confirmation: CY1 & CY2. Don't Panic!!!

6pm SHARP!!! On Wednesday September 18th and repeating on Thursday September 19th, we have your back with a Catch-up Registration for Parents of EY1 & EY2 and For Parents & Teens for CY1 & CY2. Come to St. Joseph's Hall sharp at 6pm.

IMPORTANT! CY1 & CY2 READ NEXT PARAGRAPH!!!

FYI CY1 & CY2 STEP 2 Information and Material Meeting!!!

Wednesday September 25th and Repeating on Thursday September 26th St. Joseph’s Hall.

Just to make sure you are in the loop, and also that there will be a quick turn around for you and your teen from the Catch-up Registrations! The following week September 25th and 26th we have our STEP 2 meeting with Materials and outlines etc. for Parents and Teen:

For CY1 – 6:30pm For CY2 7:30pm

You just NEED to come to one of the offerings. Thank you!

KEEP CALM AND BE A CATECHIST FOR 2019-2020! YOUR PARISH NEEDS YOU!!!

As we start the preliminary stages to fulfilling our Catechist/Leader Needs, we have pockets of Religious Education Grades in our various Locations that we need to fill! Come on Parents you can do it!!! You might even consider going in with another parent to lead a group?

OLOG Catechist/Leader Needs As of right now:

Swallow Union School - Tuesdays – 3rd Grade.

St. James Hall – Sundays – 4th, 5th and 8th Grade.

St. Joseph’s Hall – Sundays – EY1, EY2 (First Eucharist Prep. Years), and 5th Grade.

St. Joseph’s Hall – Mondays – 5th and 7th Grade.

Every blessing for now,

Robert - OLOG Rel. Ed. Office



Dear Religious Education Families Dated: June 29th, 2019

Registration for Grade 3-8

Registration for Grade 3-8: Opens Friday August 2nd- Friday August 30th, 2019

Registration for OLOG Religious Education Year 2018-2019 for Grades 3-8 will open on Friday August 2nd - Friday, August 30th, 2019. Families that participated last year will receive the new Registration form by email automatically at the beginning of August. As August begins, Registration information and form will be available on our OLOG Parish website; www.ourladyofgracema.org - hover over the “Religious Education tab, and choose the Religious education current information. then select the “Religious Education” Tab; Form and information will be available there.

From August, Registration for Grade 3-8: Forms available at www.ourladyofgracema.org Rectory/Parish Offices, St. James, and St. Joseph’s Churches.

We will also have registration forms available at the Parish Offices, St. James Church and St. Joseph’s Church. Please fill in and return by August 30th through mail or drop in our white mailbox 24/7 at the Rectory/Parish Offices front door, located at 28 Tarbell St. Pepperell. Please mark attention of Rel. Ed. Office.

Registration for Grade 3-8: Tuition.

The 2019-2020 Registration Tuition for grades 3-5 is $120, grades 6-8 is $160. Tuition can be made by check payable to OLOG Parish or spread out over several months through Debit or Credit by Electronic Tuition Payment (ETP- form included with registration). There will be a family tuition Cap of $400 for grades 3-8 combined. Please note that no child will miss out on Religious Education due to family financial challenges! Please contact the Rel. Ed. Office in confidence with any tuition concerns. Thanks in advance!

Special Registration & Information Brief Meetings for EY1 & EY2 and Confirmation CY1 & CY2

Registration for Eucharist Year 1 (EY1 generally 1st graders), and Eucharist Year 2 (EY2 generally for 2nd graders) and Confirmation Process Year 1 & 2 ( CY1 & CY2 - 9th & 10th Grade) will take place for Parents of EY1 & EY2 Grades, and Parents and Teens of CY1 & CY2 in August- (Dates Below). Please note that both Sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation are respectfully a two-year process in each case. Children who completed 1st grade Religious Education last year at OLOG Parish 2018-2019 will be automatically placed into EY2 for 2019-2020. Multiple repeat meeting opportunities will be provided! Just come to one meeting. Registration & Information Meetings will last approximately 55 mins or less! Please note that we will have registration forms for children in grades 3-8 at our special registration meetings too!

Parent Registration & Information for Eucharist Year 1 (EY1) 2019-2020

Please bring a copy of your Child’s Baptismal Certificate. Registration Fee is $120 per Child.

&

Parent Registration & Information for Eucharist Year 2 (EY2) 2019-2020

Please bring a copy of your Child’s Baptismal Certificate

(If you brought one last year, there will be no need to submit another copy!) Registration Fee is $170 per Child.

EY1 & EY2 Grade Parents are asked to come to one of the following Registration & Information Meeting dates:

6:30pm Sharp on Wednesday August 21st or 28th

in St. Joseph’s Hall

OR

6:30pm sharp on Thursday August 22nd or 29th

in St. Joseph’s Hall

Parent/Teen Registration for Confirmation Process Year 1 & 2 - 2019-2020 (9th & 10th Grade) Registration Fee is $210 per Teen

Year 1 & 2 Parents and Teens are asked to come to one of the following meeting dates:

7:30pm Sharp on Wednesday August 21st or 28th

in St. Joseph’s Hall

7:30pm sharp on Thursday August 22nd or 29th

in St. Joseph’s Hall

OLOG RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE CLOSED SEPTEMBER 3rd -SEPTEMBER 17th.

N.B. The Religious Education Office will be closed for administrative purposes from Tuesday September 3rd thru Tuesday September 17th.

In the meantime, have a great summer!

Every blessing, Robert – OLOG Rel. Ed. Office

robert@ourladyofgracema.org Tel: 978-433-2028


Registration Form 3 to 8 2019 2020.doc

Grades 3-8 Registration Form Above