Religious Education



"...and that from infancy you have known [the] sacred scriptures, which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus."
- 2 Timothy 3:15

As it is stated in the Rite of Baptism, “Parents are the first and primary teachers of the Catholic Faith.” Parents do have the responsibility to raise their children in the faith both through the attendance of weekly Mass and formal religious education classes. The parish community of Mary, Mother of Mankind supports and provides parents and families this important service.

Mary, Mother of Mankind has a program designed to educate each young person on their journey of faith. Each grade level allows the child to be introduced to information which is fundamental to the knowledge and development of their Catholic Faith. Religious Education teachers prepare students for the reception of the sacraments. They will focus on important material which define those sacraments and allows understanding of what purpose it has in their life. We will prepare the children for the reception of Holy Communion (2 years) and Confirmation. Careful attention is given to each student so that no matter what their learning process may be, a child may come to a generous abundance of faith and will be comfortable understanding of their life in Christ and in His church. 

The parish of Mary, Mother of Mankind truly encourages all families to register their children so they take advantage of this great resource. It is an opportunity to build on their foundation and desire of faith, that gives each person a true deep meaning of living “Life” with a “True Purpose.”

The Church “has the duty and innate right to preach the Gospel to all peoples” - Can. 747



Sacramental Preparation


Registration information was emailed or mailed to families that participated in our programs last year. If your child was not part of our program last year or you did not receive an email and you would like to register them for the grade appropriate program, detailed information about the program can be found on our website:  Also, registration and payment can be done on our website. Upon your review of the documents, should you have any questions, please contact our rectory. Children in first grade need to attend classes in order to receive the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in second grade. to prepare the children for the reception of Holy Communion (2 years) , Reconciliation and Confirmation. 

If you have a child entering first grade in September and did not receive a registration form, call the rectory. If you have a child in first grade in Catholic School, they do not have to attend classes until second grade. Confirmation program is a two-year program. Students who are in 9th grade need to attend classes in order to receive the sacrament of Confirmation in 10th grade. If your teenager is in Catholic High School for 9th grade, they do not need to attend classes however they do need to attend classes in 10th grade. Please contact Nancy if your child will be attending Catholic High School for 9th grade.



Mary, Mother of Mankind Religious Education Schedule

GRADES 1 - 6   EVERY  SUNDAY 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. 

GRADES 7-10  EVERY  SUNDAY 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

All Classes meet on Sunday

November 6-No Classes-Bazaar

November 13-Class

November 20-Class

November 27-No Class-Thanksgiving

December 4-Class

December 11-Class

December 18-Class

December 25-No Class-Christmas


January 1-No Class-New Year's Day

January 8-Class

January 15-No Class-Martin Luther King Day

January 22-Class

January 29-Class

February 5-Class

February 12-Class

February 19-No Class-Winter Break

February 26-No Class-Winter Break

March 5-Class

March 12-Class

March 19-Class

March 26-Class

April 2-Palm Sunday-Class

April 9-No Class-Easter

April 16-Spring Break-Class

April 23-Last Class


Please be very careful of all traffic during the drop off and pick up of your children.

We ask parents to please come in to the church hall to pick up their children (Grades 1-6 ) at 9:50am.

The last class will be held on April 23, 2023

Dates for the sacrament of Confirmation, rehearsal, commitment ritual and sponsor/candidate meeting have yet to be set. Notice will be given as these dates are scheduled.  Confirmation retreat date and time TBA  CONFIRMATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED!


In case of inclement weather we ask parents to use their judgment with bringing their children to class.

We do use NBC 10 & WPRI 12 for any cancellations.

In the event a class is canceled, it will not be rescheduled.





If you would like to volunteer with our Religious Education program, please leave your contact information with the parish office @ 401-231-3542 Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Our Religious Education Director for Grades 1-6 and  Religious Education Teacher for Grades 7-10, Nancy or Jean will contact you. Volunteers, especially parents, who practice their faith and are able to effectively share the knowledge of their faith with our young parishioners, are always welcome in our program. We like to keep our parishioners involved and volunteering with the Religious Education Program.


In order to ensure that all young people in our parish come to know God and His Church in a safe and appropriate setting, all volunteers must submit to and successfully complete a criminal background check paid for by the parish, and undergo Safe Environment Training as mandated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and in cooperation with the Diocese of Providence Office of Education and Compliance.





Go to the On-Line giving on our Home page and  Select CCD and complete the information. Please include the students name on the Note section. If you have any questions, call the Parish Office at 401-231-3542 Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:00pm. 


Parents of returning students going into grades 2 through 9 may also choose to mail or drop off a check to Mary, Mother of Mankind, 25 Fourth Street, North Providence, RI 02911 in the amount of $40 for one child or $75 for two or more children. Please indicate your child's/children's names in the note portion of the check, and please contact us if any information you provided on your original registration form has changed such as names, address, phone numbers, email address, medical concerns, emergency contact info, etc

Jean Radican-Religious Education Director Grades 1-6

Mrs. Nancy Riccitelli -Administrator of the Confirmation Program Grades 7-10