Thursday, June 9, 2016

Registration for 2016/17 School Year

Registration Forms for the 2016/17 Religious Education school year.
We ask that you please return them to the Parish Center as soon as possible to guarantee that you will be placed on the day that you have chosen.

For families new to our Parish, please read our Welcome Letter
We look forward to having you in our parish program. In order to register your child in our program, we ask that you complete the Registration Form and bring it in to the Parish Center Office.

The Registration form has 2 pages:
Family Information page: which includes our registration fees
Student Information page: please provide information for each student (K-8)
Select a day and time when the student will attend class.
Students in Grades 1-8 have a choice of either: Sunday 9-10:15am or Tuesday 3:45-5pm.
Kindergarten will only meet on Sunday mornings
Please provide a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate, 1st Communion & 1st Penance (if  applicable)

If your child attended religious education in another parish, please ask the parish that they attended for a Transfer Letter, so that we can properly place them in the correct grade level.

Religious Education begins in Grade 1 and continues through Grade 8.  Students who are suitably prepared will directly prepare and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Grade 9.  Students who have gaps in their religious education will need to do make-up work either during the summer or during the school year.

Preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion is a 2 year program that begins in Grade 1.  If your child has not completed Grade 1 religious education in our parish or another parish and will be entering Grade 2 in the fall of 2016, they will need to do a make-up class at home with you over the summer.  If there is not adequate time to do the make-up work before classes begin in September, the child will enter into Grade 2 and receive the Sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion in the spring of their 3rd Grade school year.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Pentecost & Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity

During the past two weeks, the Church has given us two wonderful feast days to celebrate. Last Sunday, we celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Both of these days give us the opportunity to meditate on the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  On Pentecost, the Father sent the Holy Spirit that the Son had promised to his disciples. Today, we honor the Blessed Trinity, the union and love shared by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Through this union and love, we are united to God the Father by the love of Jesus and the power of the Spirit in our lives. 

During these past two weeks, our parish has been especially blessed as we also celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation with 13 adults and 51 teenagers.  In Confirmation, our hearts are imprinted with a permanent seal that marks us forever as Christians and we are given the strength and gifts needed to be true witnesses of Jesus Christ. 
We pray that they always open themselves to the Holy Spirit and allow the gifts of wisdom, understanding, right judgment, courage, knowledge, reverence and wonder and awe to fill their hearts. We also pray that they may remain connected by the Holy Spirit to the True Vine, Jesus Christ, who nourishes us by His own Body and Blood and allows us to grow as true disciples who bear God’s love to all.