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Religious Education

Sacramental Programs

Over the last 10 years neighboring parishes have collaborated on preparing students for Confirmation. This has been an extremely successful and fruitful endeavor. Building on this successful relationship in Fall 2012 St. Mary joined with the parishes of St. Matthews, Blessed Sacrament and St. Thomas Moore in a regional collaboration of Religious Education and Sacramental preparation. Currently the Religious Education and Sacramental preparation classes are being held at the St. Thomas Moore Religioius Education Center.

Grades 1 through 6 meet on
Saturday morning 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Grades 7 through 12 meet on
Monday evenings 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 a.m.

These programs also involve the participation of the parents and family of the child. We are pleased that this collaboration allows better interaction and learning as more students come together for the lessons and activities.

While this partnerhsip involves preparation for first reconciliation and first Eucharist also, the celebrations of these sacramenta are held at St. Mary for the St. Mary students. To see an overview of what is offered by our program, please visit the website and contact the Program Director, Ms. Susan Keating.

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults):

R.C.I.A. is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and describes the process by which the Church prepares and welcomes all those who wish to enter the Roman Catholic Church. All those who have not been baptized are welcomed with their questions about our church and are invited to spend their journey with us and be prepared to come into the Church in their own time at the Easter Vigil. Even if baptized in another Christian denomination, we welcome your search and are open to your journey.

If you are someone who was baptized as a Catholic but have been 'away' for a while, we are also happy that you want to return and will gladly accompany you and welcome you back. The Spirit often probes us and asks us what we want to do and here in St. Mary's we have an RCIA team that is fully alive to the workings of the Spirit and are open to all who wish to seek out their place and calling.

To discuss where and how we can help you in your journey of faith. please call the rectory, or approach one of the members of the Staff at a Mass you may be attending and we will call you back soon.


Couples planning to marry must contact the rectory six months prior to their wedding to make arrangements.

Adult Education:

A Bible Study Group meets regularly throughout the year on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Hall. Sessions run from four to eight weeks depending on the season of the year and which book is chosen for the study. All are invited to join. Many non-parishioners partcipate also.
The current session, fall 2012, is focused on the Book of Wisdom. Please call the parish office, 410-435-5900 for further information or to join a session.


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