Religious Education Classes for 2020-21: Classes begin October 18!
We are excited to announce the decision to move forward with in-person classes for Religious Education for the 2020-21 school year.
Classes will begin on Sunday, October 18, as follows:
Sunday: 10:00AM to 11:00AM (Grades 1 through 10)
Monday: 3:00PM to 4:00PM (Grades 1 through 8)
Tuesday: 3:00PM to 4:00PM (Grades 1 through 6)
6:00PM to 7:00PM (Grades 6 through 10)
Wednesday: 3:00PM to 4:00PM (Grades 1 through 8)
Classes will be provided for all grades. The fee is $100 per family, regardless of the number of children attending.
Based on guidelines from the Archdiocese of Boston, and in accordance with the DESE, we will be implementing several safety measures to ensure the safest possible in-person learning environment for our students including, but not limited to:
✓ Reduced class sizes (up to 9 students per classroom)
✓ Touchless temperature checks at the door before each class
✓ Hand sanitizers in all classrooms
✓ Mandatory masks for all teachers and students
✓ Handouts and smart TV's for learning instead of books
✓ Extensive cleaning of classrooms, stairwells, hallways, and bathrooms after each class
We are currently in the process of establishing a virtual platform for families who are not comfortable sending their child/children into a classroom at this time. Virtual classes will begin on or after October 18 for all grades. More information will be provided soon. We sincerely appreciate your ongoing patience as we adapt to so many changes.
Registration is required for all students including those attending Private School, Parochial School or Boarding School. For Private or Parochial School students, fees will be waived as long as they are receiving their Religious Education at the school. Boarding School Students must make arrangements with the Religious Education Office.
For questions, please reach out to Religious Education at 781-631-8340.
The Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held as schedule at Our Lady, Star of the Sea on Sunday, November 8. We anticipate three (3) separate services (1:00pm 2:30pm, and 4:00pm) in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines set by the Archdiocese of Boston. Parents will receive an email regarding the scheduled time for their Confirmation student. Bishop Mark O’Connell will be celebrating the Sacrament with us.
We will have no Confirmation rehearsal. Bishop O’Connell will provide instructions to our Confirmation candidates immediately prior to the Sacrament.
Confirmation registration forms are due by September 30th.
First Communion Update
Our First Communion celebration was delayed in May due to the pandemic. We are delighted to announce that we will celebrate this sacrament during Masses throughout September and October 2020. First Communion rehearsals will be held 45 minutes prior to Mass. Parents of first communicants have been sent a link by email to sign up for a time for First Communion.
For questions, please email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Lady Star of the Sea
85 Atlantic Avenue
Marblehead, MA 01945
Regular Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am, 9:00am, and 11:00am
Every Weekday (Monday through Friday): 9:00am
Our Lady Star of the Sea Church is open 7 days a week 7:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. for individual devotion (Prayer, Stations of the Cross, and the Rosary).