Religious Education

"Continue to Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ”          

2 Peter 3:18 Our mission with the guidance of the Holy Spirit is to seek and proclaim the sacred scripture and to educate our families in faith formation through the preparation of the Holy Sacraments.  As Jesus quoted in Matthew 19:14:“Let the children come to me and do not stop them because the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Our ministry is to assist families in fulfilling the universal church’s mission to evangelize and catechize our parents and their children.  Through support and training of our catechetical leaders and catechists, we are prepared to nurture the catholic faith to our parish children.  Religious Formation begins with grade 1 with on-going formation to receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. 




Grade 2 – First Communion Students 

Classes meet on Monday’s from 6pm-7pm. No Class on  February 19th.


Grades 7 & 8

There will also be a workshop in the   Parish Center on Saturday February 24th from 9am-12pm.


Grades 1, 3-6

Classes meet on Monday’s from 6pm to 7pm or on Tuesday’s from  3:45-4:45pm. No classes on February 19th.



Confirmation classes will begin January 7, 2018. Classes will meet  on Sunday’s at 10am and immediately after class attend 11:30am in the church.


Confirmation II

Next class will be on February 18th at 5:30 PM in the Parish Center


RCIA for Children

If any parent has a child in grade 3 and up who has not received the Sacrament of First Eucharist and who has not previously been enrolled in our Rel. Ed. classes, please contact the Rel. Ed. Office to register his/her child’s name.


RCIA for Adults

If anyone 18 years and older has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation or First Eucharist and Baptism, kindly call the Rel. Ed. Office for more information regarding classes. Classes begin on Tuesday October 3rd at 6:30pm at Mary, Mother of Mankind Church, 25 Fourth Street, North Providence. 231-3542.            



The Office of Faith Formation will be hosting a four session Confirmation preparation for adult Catholics who are in need of and desire to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays beginning on February 27th, and continuing on March 6th, 13th, and 20th. The sessions will be held at 34 Fenner Street, Providence, RI, from 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Registration must be completed by February 16th,  along with a copy of your baptismal certificate. Please call the rectory at 353-3120 to register.



The parish office receives many requests for sponsor forms throughout the year for people who have been asked to be Godparents for Baptism, as well as sponsors for Confirmation. To clarify the policy on Sponsor Forms:


  1. A sponsor must be at least 16 years of age and have received the sacrament of Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation.

  2. A sponsor must be a registered participating member of the parish and attending Mass on a regular basis for a minimum of six months.

  3. A sponsor must be single or married according to the Law of the Roman Catholic Church



Religious Education Office:  353-5215




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Religious Education Formation

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Catechetical Leaders


First Eucharist: 

 Sr. Carol Anne Murray

 Sr. Diane Pederzani


Grs. 1, 3-6  

 Maryann Pallotta


Grs. 7-8   

MaryAnn Dempsey



 Rev. Edward S.  Cardente



Rev. Edward S. Cardente



Susan Crocenzi

Our Religious Education classes are as follows:

Grs. 1, 3-6 are on Monday evenings 6-7 pm and Tuesday afternoon 3:45 to 4:45 p.m      

Gr. 2 (First Eucharist Program) Monday evenings 6 to 7 p.m.

Grs. 7-8 and Confirmation I and II  Sunday mornings from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. followed by Mass at 11:30 a.m.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (older children) on-going classes on Sunday morning 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.,