Middle School Grades 6-8

If you have registered, you should have received an email from The Catholic Sensei. If you did not, please contact the parish office 978.443.2647

To register: 2020-2021 Registration Link

Greetings Parents and Guardians!

This is Matt Marchand from Our Lady of Fatima, I am the Director of the Edge Program, Middle School Religious Education, for the parish community. With all the safety adjustments for Covid-19 it took a little extra time to get the program organized, but we are ready to go. Thank you for your patience as I got organized.

The program begins this weekend with the first lesson being an "At Home" lesson that your child can do from home (linked below). There will be a new "At Home" lesson every week provided on the www.catholicsensei.com website along with other resources for the whole family.

The following Sunday, Sept. 20, will be our fist "Catholic Check-In" Zoom meeting at 4:00 PM. A schedule of the fall "Catholic Check-Ins" is in the attached information sheet.

If any parents would like to help facilitate the group discussions on Zoom, I would be very grateful for the help. The teaching elements are pre-recorded and the discussion questions are provided in advance.

If you are interested in helping out or if you have any questions regarding the program, feel free to call me at 617-984-5240 or email mmarchand@fatimasudbury.org or matt@catholicsensei.com 
Matt Marchand

Welcome Letter

For more information about our the program this year and for the schedule of the online Zoom meetings "Catholic Check-Ins" please click the link below. 
Edge Welcome Letter

First Weekly "At Home" Lesson

This weekend's lesson talks teaches the youth about how to recognize the Holy Spirit within them, addresses this week's readings at church with an article on forgiveness, the Season of Creation,
and starting a new school year.

Catholic Check-Ins - Zoom Classes

All of the Catholic Check-Ins will be scheduled for Sundays at 4PM according to the schedule provided in the welcome letter. If your child misses the Check-In, I would ask that they watch the teaching video (it will be posted on the Catholic Sensei Website) and to journal the accompanying questions with the video. If your child can't have peer reinforcement, then the next best thing would be for them to integrate their faith through journaling. During these stressful times your children will benefit greatly from growing closer to God and their church community.

In Person Gatherings

Finally, Fr. Gerald is organizing an opportunity for each grade level to have some "In Person" gatherings in order to pray together and be together in the Church. More details about these meetings and the schedule will follow shortly. A church without its faithful is like a body without a soul, we look forward to seeing your family again when you are comfortable with attending Mass or these in Person Gatherings.

Kind regards, 
Matt Marchand, AKA The Catholic Sensei



Office: (978) 443-2647