Initial Dates

PRE-K thru GRADE 5

Orientation for Grades PreK-5: for parents only via Zoom on Monday, September 20 from 8-9 pm. Zoom call information will be shared with registered families.

First Session: Sunday, September 26, 945-10:45 am at the Cottage Street Elementary School.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

E-Orientation:  Orienting materials for the year will be sent via email to registered students and their families during mid-September.

Mini-Retreat: Sunday, October 24, 4-6 p.m., O'Connell Hall

First Zoom Session: Sunday, October 3, 5-6 p.m.

CONFIRMATION I

E-Orientation:  Orienting materials for the year will be sent via email to registered students and their families during mid-September.

Mini-Retreat: Sunday, October 17, 3-5 p.m., O'Connell Hall

First Zoom Session: Sunday, October 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

CONFIRMATION II 

E-Orientation:  Orienting materials for the year will be sent via email to registered students and their families during mid-September.

Mini-Retreat: Sunday, October 17, 6-8 p.m., O'Connell Hall

First Zoom Session: Sunday, October 3, 8-9 p.m.

Contact

Lynn Jacobs 
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish 
(781) 784-2265 
ljacobs@olossharon.org 

2021-2022 Faith Formation Registration 

The Office of Faith Formation at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish has spent the summer months getting ready for an excellent upcoming year.  If you have participated in the program before, welcome back. If you are new, welcome!  

Who's guiding the program...

Monica LaFond, Director of Faith Formation for PreK-Grade 5 and Service, mlafond@olossharon.org

Teresa Coda, Director of Faith Formation for Youth and Young Adults, tcoda@olossharon.org

Program Information

The reality of the COVID-19 pandemic required us to rethink and reimagine faith formation activities last program year. As we return to a sense of normalcy this year, we seek to integrate what worked well last year with what we missed from years past, as well as to continue to prioritize safety for all of our students and teachers.  Please read below to learn what this will look like for each of our programs.

In light of the ongoing pandemic, we will comply with the public health precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the Archdiocese of Boston. These may include (but are not limited to) the wearing of face masks during all in-person classes and activities.

If you determine that our plans for faith formation sessions will not work well for your family and would like to explore homeschooling curriculum, feel free to contact Monica or Teresa for resource recommendations. 

 Pre-K through Grade 5

The PreK through Grade 5 program will consist of two to three in-person classes per month, with additional program components (including two-hour mini-retreats in January and March) for second graders preparing to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Grade 2 sessions will focus on preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist using the Blest Are We curriculum by publisher RCL Benziger.  All sessions are taught by teams of trained and dedicated catechists, and classes will be held at the Cottage Street Elementary School on designated Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45 am. 

Please note that students must be 4 years old by September 1 to register for the PreK class.

To learn more about the program, including the program themes and schedule, click here to visit the parish website.

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Middle School faith formation will occur in a hybrid format this year. Monthly sessions will take place over Zoom, and beginning- mid- and end-year mini retreats will be held in person. 

Zoom Sessions: All middle school youth will attend a monthly Zoom session consisting of a lesson taught by Teresa Coda and a small group discussion (small groups include approximately 10 middle school students and will be led by 2-3 Peer Ministers or an adult facilitator).  Sessions will meet from 5:00-6:00 p.m. one Sunday each month.

Students will also have the opportunity to request to be placed in the same group as a particular friend/friends.  We will do our best to honor these requests, so long as the friend(s) indicate the same session day when registering.

Mini Retreats: Middle School mini retreats (2 hours each) will take place in O’Connell Hall at the beginning, middle and end of the year. The purpose of the retreats is to give students the opportunity to strengthen their sense of community with one another in a way that is best done in person. 

To learn more about the program, including the dates of class sessions, click here to visit the parish website.

Confirmation (Typically grades 9 and 10)*

Confirmation preparation will occur in a hybrid format this year. Monthly sessions will take place over Zoom, and beginning- mid- and end-year retreat will be held in person. 

Zoom Sessions

All Confirmation students will attend a monthly Zoom session consisting of a lesson taught by Teresa Coda and a small group discussion led by 2-3 Peer Ministers or an adult facilitator. Students will also have the opportunity to request to be placed in the same group as a particular friend/friends who is/are also registering for the program.  We will do our best to honor these requests. 

Confirmation One sessions will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. one Sunday per month.

Confirmation Two sessions  will meet from 8-9:00 p.m. one Sunday per month.

Mini Retreats

Confirmation mini retreats (2 hours) will take place in O’Connell Hall at the beginning, middle and end of the year. The purpose of the retreats is to give students the opportunity to strengthen their sense of community with one another in a way that is best done in person.

To learn more about the Confirmation program, including the program themes and schedules, click here.

*To enroll in the Confirmation I program, a student must be in at least 9th grade.  Older high school students may enroll in the Confirmation program as well.  Students must complete Confirmation I before enrolling in Confirmation II.

Registration and Payment

You can choose to pay either via your Paypal account or by sending us a check. We hope you find this process user-friendly.

If you have trouble with this registration form, please contact Lynn Jacobs, OLOS's Office Manager via email (ljacobs@olossharon.org) or phone (781-784-2265 between 9 a.m. and noon on weekdays).  

Click below to register. Please pay attention to all instructions as you are registering.  You must click "Add child" to officially register your children.