Religious Education


Faith Formation: 2023-24

Our faith formation programs will begin in October of 2023.

To register please read our Welcome Letter and follow the directions outlined there.

Please click here for our class schedule for the 2022-23 School Year. 

The goal of our Faith Formation Program is assist parents in their role as primary educators of faith. We endeavor to form young people to become practicing and faith-filled Catholics.

Pre-Kindergarten thru Grade 5

  • Elementary students utilize resources provided by Sadlier's We Believe program
  • Classes meet weekly with the exception of holiday weekends and school vacations
  • Sessions are built around the Sun. 10AM Mass to allow families to attend either before or after faith formation classes

The EDGE Middle School & R.O.C (Rite of Confirmation) High School programs

  • The EDGE Middle School Ministry serves teens in grades 6-8
  • R.O.C serves teens in grades 9 - 12 while the sacrament of Confirmation is traditionally received in grade 10
  • The curriculum for both middle and high school are provided by LIFETEEN which presents the traditional teachings of the Church in new and engaging ways, modeling a youth ministry format that includes ice breaking games, hands on projects and small group activities
  • Classes meet 1 - 2 times a month with the exception of holiday weekends and school vacations
  • At this time sessions are built around the Sun. 10AM Mass to allow families to attend before or after faith formation class

Youth Ministry

  • Sacred Heart is home to LIFE TEEN, a nationally recognized Catholic Youth Ministry Program. With focus on the Eucharist, the mission of LIFE TEEN is to draw young people into a deeper relationship with the Lord and to recognize their role in the life of the church.
  • Monthly Youth Group Gatherings are held on the first Wednesday of each month from October - May from 5:30-6:30 PM in the basement of our Religious Ed. buliding.
  • Please check our parish bulletin and our Youth Ministry Social Media pages for other events and info.


  • While we have currently suspended our evening LIFE TEEN Mass, we will be holding a montly youth oriented Mass on Sundays at 10:00 AM on the weeks that our R.O.C classes meet.

Our Catechists 
The role of the catechist is to provide age-appropriate instruction that helps children and teenagers to understand the teachings of the faith and prepare them to receive the Sacraments and develop their own personal relationship with Christ. Our catechists are members of the church community who share their time and talents to enrich the spiritual lives of our young people. Each catechists attends in service training programs for their curriculum as well as safe environment training. Those interested in being part of this important mission of the church are invited to contact us and learn more.

Youth & Adult Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Coordinators
Those seeking to learn more about the faith for themselves or their children are invited to contact our Parish Coordinators of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry.

Bernadette Scalese, Director of Faith Formation Grades Pre-K through 8 and Adult Faith Formation: [email protected]

Laura Peterson, Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry and Confirmation: [email protected]
You may also reach a staff member by calling 781-893-8461