Religious Education

St. Mary's, St. Helen's, & St. Thecla's

Religious Education Registration 2021

Dear Families,


You should have recently received an email from Father Chris and Father Joe notifying you that St. Mary's in Hanover, St. Helen's in Norwell, and St. Thecla's in Pembroke will merge to form one parish on July 1, 2021. We write today to provide you with your Religious Education opportunities for the 2021 to 2022 school year as well as Summer Religious Education.


Option 1: Summer Religious Education

(Students entering grades 3, 4, and 5 only)


The Summer program will run for 8 consecutive days from Sunday, June 20 to Sunday, June 27. As a full year of material is covered in such a short time frame, by registering you must commit to attending the full 8 day program. All participants will attend 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Helen's in Norwell as a group on both Sundays. We thank you in advance for your adherence to these guidelines.


Due to the high demand of the summer program, only registered parishioners of St. Mary's, St. Helen's and St. Thecla’s may participate. We have a limited amount of space, so once registrations spots are full, a waitlist will be started. Those on the waitlist may be contacted right up until the day before class starts if we have space open up. The online summer registration form can be found at the bottom of this email.


Summer Religious Education Schedule

Sunday, June 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Helen's Norwell

Monday, June 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary's Hanover

Tuesday, June 22 - Saturday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon at St. Mary's Hanover

Sunday, June 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Helen's Norwell


Mask Policy: As always, your child's safety is our top priority. It is advised that those who are not vaccinated wear masks when indoors, but we will leave that decision up to each family.

Option 2: Fall Religious Education

(Students entering grades 1 through 9)


Grade 1: Homeschool Plus (including 4 Sunday sessions dates TBA)


Grade 2: Monday or Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30 at St. Mary’s Parish Center


Grades 3, 4, and 5: Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 at St. Mary’s Parish Center


Grades 6 & 7: Two Sundays per month (dates/times TBA) at St. Mary’s Parish Center


Grades 8 & 9: One Sunday per month (dates/times TBA) at St. Mary’s Parish Center


Special Needs Program: As always we are happy to customize our faith formation program to meet each child’s particular needs. Please contact the Religious Education Office at (781) 826-2351 so we can discuss this further.


The online fall registration form can be found at the bottom of this email.

Additional Information


Grades 1 to 5 

Classes will begin the last week of September and continue until April school vacation, with our schedule following the Hanover, Norwell, and Pembroke school calendars.


Grade 6 & 7 (Edge) and Grade 8 & 9 (ROC)

Edge and ROC (Rite of Confirmation) sessions will begin in October. Grade 6 & 7 (Edge) students go to class on the same days. Grade 8 ROC and Grade 9 ROC classes meet on different Sundays. The complete Edge and ROC schedule will be emailed to all those registered as well as posted online at in early September.


Grade 10

Those who will be entering Grade 10 in the fall will receive a separate email next week with registration information and details regarding Confirmation.



Parents have the option to homeschool their child in grades 1, 3, 4, and 5. Books are provided and the fee is the same. We do not offer home school for grade 2 or grades 6 through 9.


Please note that registrations submitted after September 10 will be charged a $25 per student late fee. As always, if any religious education costs cause a hardship, they can be reduced or waived, as necessary. Please contact the Religious Education Office at (781) 826-2351 if you have any questions.


Please take a moment to reflect and pray about the importance that Religious Education plays in your child's life. We look forward to working with you children to help them better understand God's love for them.



Mrs. Maura Dowling, Mrs. Mimi Gallagher, & Mrs. Karen Gill

Religious Education Coordinators

Grades 1 - 5

Tim Habeeb

Youth Minister

Grades 6 - 9 (Edge and ROC)

P.S. Email is our primary form of communication, so please register with an email address you check regularly and do not unsubscribe from receiving our emails. In order to make sure Religious Education emails do not go to your spam or junk folder, please add "" to your safe sender list.

Summer Registration 2021

Fall Registration 20


Mimi Gallagher
Coordinator of Religious Education, Grades 1 - 6

Michelle Byrne
Coordinator of Religious Education,Grades 7 - 10

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