Monday, December 24, 2012

O Holy Night

As we move from the 4th Sunday of Advent to Christmas Eve, all of the priests and staff of St. Mary's Parish wish you and your family a Holy and Blessed Christmas. We hope to see you at one of our celebrations of the birth of our Lord.

Christmas Mass Schedule:
Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24 - 5:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 -7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Important Dates for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Parent Meeting - January 7, 2013 at 7pm in St. Mary’s Church

Interview with a Priest
February 25 and February 26 (times will be assigned)

Celebration of First Reconciliation
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 1pm

1st Holy Communion Rehearsal - April 15, April 22, and April 29 (as assigned)

Celebration of First Holy Communion – April 21, April 28, and May 5 (as assigned)
Celebrated at the 10:30AM and 12 Noon Mass

We will begin this program with a parent meeting to be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7pm in the Church. At least one parent is required to attend this meeting.  We will be discussing the details of both sacraments and the date your child will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. The Reconciliation preparation books will also be distributed.

The First Holy Communion Mass schedule was mailed home to the families of children who are registered in our First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion Program. The schedule indicates the date and Mass time your child has been assigned. If you have a conflict or a reasonable request to change your date or time, please contact Anthony Armando by email and we will do our best to accommodate your request.  All requests should be made by no later than March 4, 2013.

We ask for God’s blessings as together we prepare the children to receive these two beautiful sacraments.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pancakes with Santa

On Sunday, December 16 following the 10:30 Mass, St. Mary's Religious Education Program invites the children of the parish and their families to enjoy a pancake breakfast and have a chance to meet with Santa.  

If you are interested in helping, we are still in need of volunteers to work in the kitchen and young people to help serve. Contact Anthony Armando for details.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Religious Ed Class for November 27, 2012

Religious Education Classes for Grades 1-6 are cancelled for today, November 27. 

Confirmation Class for Group 2 (Last Names L-Z) has been cancelled for today. Class is rescheduled for next Tuesday, December 4 from 7-8:45pm

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Religious Education Program Thanksgiving Food Drive


In the spirit of Christian charity and in thanksgiving for all of our blessings, St. Mary's CCD program is putting together Thanksgiving "Trimmings" gift bags for the needy in our area so they can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at home.  We would like each student to bring one item, as follows:

Kindergarten - Box of Stuffing

Grade 1- Can of Cranberry Sauce

Grade 2 - Can of Yams or Sweet Potatoes

Grade 3 - Box of Stuffing

Grade 4 - Box of Instant Mashed Potatoes

Grade 5- Can of Green Beans

Grade 6 - Can of Corn

Grades 7 and 8 - Can of Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix
                     **Be careful to buy Pumpkin Pie Mix, not canned pumpkin.  Mix has the spices in it for a pie.**

Please return your items to class no later than:  Sunday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 20


St. Mary's is also having its annual Turkey Drive on:

Saturday, November 17th from 3pm and 6:30pm and 
Sunday, November 18th from 8:30am and 12:30pm

If you would like to make a donation please bring frozen turkeys to St. Mary's parking lot.

Thank you for your commitment to helping others in Christ's name.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Updated Class Schedule

We do not have class on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 due to Election Day.

Classes will resume on Sunday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 13. 

We also have Confirmation class on November 13 from 7-8:45pm

Friday, November 2, 2012

Classes for Sunday, November 4 are Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to a lack of power in the school, we have to cancel class for Sunday, November 4, 2012.
We do not have class on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 due to Election Day.

We pray for those who are suffering the effects of the storm. 

Classes will resume on Sunday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 13. 
We also have Confirmation class on November 13 from 7-8:45pm.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Religious Education Page

Welcome to the new webpage for St. Mary's Religious Education Program. We hope that you will visit this site often so that you can stay current with all things that are happening in our program. 
The easiest way to do that is by entering your email in the Follow Us box on the left. By following us, you will receive an email whenever new content is added to the site. We will do our best to update the site regularly and provide content that is not only informative about our program, but that can also help us to grow closer to Jesus in this Year of Faith.

On the right, you will notice that there are links for our Sunday and Tuesday classes, as well as our Confirmation and First Eucharist programs. 
For our Sunday and Tuesday classes, you will find Lesson plans for each class. This will help ensure that catechists, parents, and students will know what chapters will be covered each week in our classes.
Our Confirmation section contains all of the forms that are needed for the sacrament as well as our calendar of meeting dates.

Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to working together with you as partners in ministry.