2020/2021 Religious Education Classes: Updated November 3, 2020
No Religious Education classes will be held during the week of November 22 (November 22-25), due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Classes will resume on Sunday, November 29 (the First Sunday of Advent).
Our goal for this fall is to maximize learning and to support the needs of families by providing multiple learning platforms for all grades for the 2020-21 school year. In-person Religious Education classes began on Sunday, October 18. Our Virtual classes will begin soon.
Students participating in virtual classes will need to pick up their curriculum book at the Parish Center (80 Atlantic Avenue) between 9:00am and 12Noon, Sunday through Wednesday. For questions, please call the Parish Center at 781-631-8340.
Register for all classes by clicking here.
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)
Based on guidelines from the Archdiocese of Boston, and in accordance with the DESE, several safety measures have been implemented to ensure the safest possible learning environment for our students and teachers, 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, individual take-home books, and smart TV's for learning
✓ Extensive cleaning of classrooms, stairwells, hallways, and bathrooms after each class
Virtual -- Individual (by Grade) Lessons:
Virtual classes will begin soon. Communication of lessons will be through a Parish FlipGrid invitation, which will be sent to the family email. Lessons will be weekly. There is no pre-determined time or hour. Students may choose any time convenient to them during the week to open and work on their lesson. Students will respond to the teacher in the course of completing each lesson and/or activity.
Virtual -- Multi-Grade Family Lessons:
Virtual classes will begin soon. Families with students in more than one grade may choose to have each student do his/her own lesson; alternately, a family may choose to use a multi-grade lesson, which involves the whole family at the same time. Communication of lessons will be through a Parish FlipGrid invitation, which will be sent to the family email. Lessons will be weekly. There is no pre-determined time or hour. The family may choose any time convenient to them.
Each child will receive their own curriculum book. We will be using a curriculum by 'Our Sunday Visitor' and 'Alive in Christ' series, using the FlipGrid platform. Students participating in virtual classes will need to pick up their copy at the Parish Center anytime between 9:00am and 12Noon, Sunday through Wednesday.
The fee for Religious Education classes is $100 per family, regardless of the number of children attending. 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.
We sincerely appreciate your ongoing patience as we adapt to so many changes.
The Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation was held at Our Lady, Star of the Sea on Sunday, November 8. The celebration went beautifully despite the challenges we faced in light of the pandemic. We held three services in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, and Bishop Mark O’Connell celebrated the Sacrament with us. Please check back here for pictures, which will be posted soon.
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 5:00 P.M. for individual devotion (Prayer, Stations of the Cross, and the Rosary).