Billerica Catholic Religious Education
Home Study program (Grades 1-8)
Students in Grades 1-8 are welcome to participate in our Home Study program. Billerica Catholic Religious Education will provide materials, assessments, and support for parents to catechize their children at home. Students in Grades 1-5 will use their grade-level textbook from the Christ Our Life Series from Loyola Press. Students in Grades 6-8 will use the Pflaum Visions Program.
We believe that it is important to allow parents to be the primary educators of their children in the way of the faith. We realize that a number of families in the Catholic Community of Billerica would prefer to provide their children’s faith formation in their home rather than in a structured program at a church.
Please write the word “HOME” in the First Choice column of the Registration Form.
Families who choose Home Study will receive materials that students complete at home with the assistance of their parents/guardians. Periodically, they will be expected to return an assessment to the Religious Education Office.
- Home Study materials will be distributed in September and then periodically throughout the year, as needed.
- Home Study students participating in the First Reconciliation and First Eucharist preparation are expected to attend all scheduled meetings, rehearsals and workshops, with their parents/guardians (except the parent meeting in the fall, which is for adults only).
- Home Study is not an option for the Confirmation Program, since Confirmation sacramental preparation is embedded into the catechetical curriculum of the high school formation program.
For more information or questions, please contact Karen Dubbs, the Home Study Coordinator.