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Youth Faith Formation
For what year/grade should I sign my child up? We missed a year (or more)...
Why did the home study materials change during 2020?
What is the registration deadline?
When will I receive confirmation about my registration?
What is the faith formation offering used for? Isn't everyone a volunteer?
Does faith formation allow for a Home Schooling/Home Study option?
I have a child Grade 5 or older who has not received their First Communion (Eucharist) or First Reconciliation (Penance/Confession). Who should I contact?
Is registration for parish faith formation required for Catholic School students?
Do you offer any programs in the summer, especially to make up missed time?
How will materials be distributed? Online only? Are paper materials available?
What if I have a rising 2nd grader and I missed grade 1 religious education?
Does a candidate for Confirmation need to choose a saints' name?
How do you serve children with special needs?
What is a rotating helper?
What should I wear for Confirmation?
What are the faith formation costs, and is financial assistance available?
Can you explain the Family Small Groups?
What are "Come and See Gatherings"? When will we sign up for actual classes?
Could a family sign up for both the Family Small Groups and Come and See Gatherings?
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Is it permissible to have a funeral without a Mass?
May a casket be draped with an American flag?
May a eulogy be given at a Catholic funeral?
May a vigil take place in the church before the funeral liturgy?
May flowers be used at a funeral Mass?
May funeral Masses be celebrated with the cremated remains of the deceased present?
What are the liturgical colors for a funeral Mass?
What is a Catholic funeral? (Is it just the funeral Mass? The vigil? The committal?)
What is a Mass for the Dead? Is it different than a funeral Mass?
Where must a funeral take place? May it take place outside of a church?
Who may preside at the funeral rites?
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When are Mass Times?
How do I contact the St. Andrew Parish Office (Rectory)?
How do I contact the St. Mary Parish Office (Rectory)?
How do I contact the St. Theresa Parish Office (Rectory)?
What are your top concerns now, Father Aveni?
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Haven't you already decided which Churches to close?
How can my Parish be in this bad financial shape? (Or, there has been concern for years, I'm not surprised!)
Wasn't the goal of the Collaborative process to merge Parishes from the beginning?
Can you explain the parish merger process? How did the Catholic Community of Billerica become St. Matthew the Evangelist?
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Can the Liturgical Ministers meet more frequently?
How can we get more young people to participate in Mass?
How do we get more volunteers, especially younger ones?