Holy Family Religious Education Center - Sacrament Information
Dear Parent of a Holy Family Student:
Thank you for registering your child(ren) for Religious Education Classes at the Holy Family Center. Opening classes begin on Saturday, October 13th. Please refer to the calendar for your child’s appropriate time.
The following contains important information regarding Holy Family Center Policies:
Public School children in grades 1 through 10 must attend the weekly classes. However, students attending Catholic School in Grades 2, 9 & 10 do not attend the weekly classes. Instead they will be invited to attend special meetings and gatherings. They will be notified of these events ahead of time.
Fr. Wayne has asked that I stress the significance of Mass attendance. In fact, we are asking that your children ask Fr. Wayne or the priest at Mass to sign his/her Church bulletins. This will not only allow the children to become familiar with their priests but also allows Fr. Wayne to know the children by name. CCD Children should bring these signed bulletins weekly to class, while Catholic School Children should pass these in to Miss Constantino.
You may attend the Mass of your choice at Sacred Heart on either Saturday or Sunday. Mass schedule is as follows: Saturday at 4:00 PM, or Sunday at 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM. At the Holy Family Center, we believe that the classes will be of no benefit if the children are not attending Mass regularly. Occasionally, your child’s participation at special gathering Masses may be scheduled throughout the CCD year. This is an integral part of his/her spiritual development. The monthly calendar will keep you informed of these special Masses.
Regarding Holy Family Drop Off:
For those of you who have younger children (grades 1 and 2), please be aware that a parent or guardian is responsible for bringing the child(ren) into the Holy Family Center. To insure your child’s safety, please check in at the attendance desk. (Do not drop your child off and assume he or she has been received safely into the Center). Please feel free to park in the Sacred Heart Parking Lot while dropping off your child.
For those of you who have older children, please remind your child(ren) of street safety (crossing at corners, not talking to strangers, etc.).
Regarding the Holy Family Center's Snow and Storm Policy:
(1) On a weekday, if public schools in the city of Boston are canceled for the day, or if children are sent home early due to snow or storm conditions, THERE WILL BE NO CCD CLASSES. Whenever possible, we participate in School Closings listed with Channel 7.
(2) If If there is ever a threat of a bad storm or severe snow predicted for late afternoon or evening, the Holy Family Center may have to cancel CCD Classes even though school may have already been in session. In cases such as these, we will make every effort to contact you ahead of time. It is for this reason that it is most important that we have accurate phone numbers of where you can be reached during the day. You can also call the center’s answering machine, which would state if there would be any cancellation of classes for that day.
(3) If CCD were to be canceled on a weekend, we will make every effort to contact you ahead of time by telephone. Again, this is why it is most important that you keep the Center updated with your current telephone number. Sadly, the TV Stations usually do not accept cancellation listings on the weekend.
(4) There are also those times when unique situations occur. (flooding, loss of electricity or heat, etc.) In cases such as these, a sign would be posted on our front door stating that we are closed. Please never just drop off your child without checking to see if we are open or closed.
Regarding Opening Classes:
Check the following schedule for your child’s grade level.
If you have any questions or you have a conflict with the time of your child’s class, please feel free to call us at the Holy Family Center at (617) 567-6509. Again, please make sure that our records indicate the correct phone number for your family.
If you have already paid this year’s tuition, thank you! If not, please make some sort of a payment plan with Mrs. Cheryl DeModena (in the office) by November 5th, 2012.
In closing, on behalf of Fr. Wayne, Pastor of Sacred Heart, and myself, I’d like to thank you for supporting your child(ren) in their Catholic Christian Faith.
Ms. Sharon Rozzi
This site was last updated 10/09/12