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.



There will be three practices for the First Eucharist Celebration. They are as follows: May 2nd, 3rd, & 4th from 4:00pm - 5:30pm. Practices will be held at the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. All children are expected to be at each of the three practices. First Eucharist Celebration will be held on May 6th at 1:00pm at the Church of the Presentation.


Grades 1, 3-6

Classes meet on Monday’s from 6pm to 7pm or on Tuesday’s from  3:45-4:45pm. 


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.



Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, D.D. will be the main celebrant as we confirm our confirmation candidates on Sunday May 20th, 2018, at 1:30pm. The ceremony will take place in Saint Anthony Church.


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.



We welcome and congratulate the following candidates who were brought into full reception in the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, March 31st. Stephanie Rico, Anthony Demers, Douglas Demers, Jr., Kianna Petit, & Yanko Diaz.



The Rejoice in Hope Youth Center in Cranston is sponsoring a Search Retreat Weekend on April 20-22, 2018. Any high school youth, Grade 9 and up, is welcome to attend. Please contact the Rejoice in Hope Youth   Center at  401-942-6571 or go to: for additional information or 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.,