Program Information
Contact: (413) 596-4232
42 Main Street - Wilbraham, MA 01095

Program Information

faithformationThe Parish Community of Saint Cecilia seeks to live Christ’s example through prayer, worship, education, and service. Involvement of children and youth of the parish features these same directions in a variety of ways, such as family activities, family liturgy, scouting and CYO basketball as a few examples. Religious education is a key part of introducing our youngest parishioners to not only knowing about our faith, but living it. Faith Formation in our parish is led by Susan Toomey, Administrator for Faith Formation (Grades 1-6) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 596-4232, x104) and Rosemary Oldread, Coordinator for Faith Formation (Grades 7-11) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 596-4232, x113). The Weekly Bulletin provides information about Faith Formation activities.

 

FAITH FORMATION GRADES 1-6
Susan Toomey, 596-4232, x104
Our Faith Formation program grades 1 through 6 uses the Pflaum weeklie booklets that directly relates to the Gospel each week. Classes are held on Mondays at Minnechaug Regional High School on Mondays from 4:15 to 5:15 PM. The year runs from September to April. Additionally, the children attend penance services twice a year.

FAITH FORMATION GRADES 7-11
Rosemary Oldread, 596-4232, x113

GRADES 7 AND 8 REACHOUT PROGRAM
The Reachout students attend 4:00 PM Mass usually one Saturday of the month then go directly to class. We use the Pflaum Gospel booklet program which follows what they just heard in Mass. In addition to Mass/class, the students also must complete 5 Reachout projects. These service projects are organized by the teachers and include a wide variety of volunteering opportunities with the goal of creating a greater understanding of service work. Additional classes include:  Penance Services, Stations of the Cross and Adoration.

GRADE 9
For this grade we use TEEN TIMELINE, a faith journey through the bible. Each month the students will participate in a video presentation followed by a small discussion group. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month and have divided the class in half for better discussion opportunities. A-H meets from 5-6:15 PM and I-Z meets from 6:30-7:45 PM. All classes are held in the Parish Center.

GRADES 10 AND 11- CONFIRMATION PREPARATION
These two years are preparing for Confirmation. A faith based topic will be presented each month; activities and discussions will follow the presentation. Guest speakers will be included throughout the program. Please note that 10th grade meets the first Sunday of the month from 4:30-6:00 PM and 11th grade meets from 6:15-7:45 PM in the Parish Center.

Confirmation is held in the spring of 11th grade. The date is usually set in the fall. Confirmation paperwork is posted on the website as well as handed out in the spring of 10th grade. Twenty hours of community service is required and details are discussed in class.

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SCHEDULE OF MASSES

PLEASE NOTE SUMMER WEEKEND SCHEDULE (Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekend): 

Saturday: 4:00 PM                   Sunday: 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM

WEEKEND SCHEDULE (after Labor Day & before Memorial Day Wknd): 

Saturday: 4:00 PM
Sunday:
8:00 AM, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

DAILY SCHEDULE:

Monday: 5:30 PM (Miraculous Medal Novena)
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00 AM

Eucharistic Adoration
Tuesday: 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday: 3:00 - 3:30 PM
(or by appointment)

Sacrament of Baptism
Please contact Deacon James Ziemba (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 413 599-1401) for an appointment.

Sacrament of Marriage
Contact the Parish Office one year in advance to begin paperwork and set up dates for the Pre-Cana Program and spiritual conferences.

PARISH OFFICE
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM