Religious Education and Faith Formation | Week of 1/01/17

TO ALL OF OUR FAMILIES, STUDENTS, CATECHISTS AND VOLUNTEERS

On behalf of all of us in the Religious Education program, we pray for you to have a Happy Healthy New Year.

We greet 2017 with a renewed sense of ministry and faith. We are all called, like the Magi, to be “coheirs, members of the same body and co-partners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel”. (Eph.3:6)

Parents of students who will be celebrating First Communion this May are reminded that these children will be receiving First Reconciliation on either January 28TH or February 4th. Each class is scheduled to attend one of 4 penance services held on these Saturdays - please check your packet for the purple flyer received at the parent meeting on October 25th. At least one parent is expected to remain with each child through the service - please come early to sign in. Baptismal certificates must be on file prior to the reception of this sacrament; parents who have not as yet furnished this document were reminded by flyer and email of the due date of January 10th/11th. Specific details and reminders will be distributed in the coming weeks but in the meantime, should you have any other question or concern regarding First Reconciliation, your child's catechist or any member of our staff is available to assist.

CHILDREN'S CATECHUMENATE PROGRAM

A reminder for families whose children will be receiving sacraments at Easter Vigil 2017: The completed Baptismal Application along with the Godparent Information and Documentation will be due on January 18th when you attend the Baptism Catechesis. Please note this date on your calendar as participation for both the parent(s) and the student is mandatory. If you are missing this form and/or need further information on the requirements for godparents, please see your Sunday catechist team or a Religious Education staff member during your child's Tuesday/Wednesday session.

Weekly mass attendance is an expectation, not only from us for our participants, but from the Lord for all of us who wish to follow Him. Dismissal sessions will resume on Sunday, January 8th at 9:30 Mass.

No classes on Monday, January 2nd. We will resume on Monday, January 9th.

Our office is closed for the Christmas break.. We will reopen again on Monday, January 9th at Noon. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 10th and Wednesday, January 11, 2017.