Monday, January 26, 2015

Religious Education Events and Class Updates

With the looming storm, we have cancelled Religious Education Classes for Tuesday, January 27.

Our Confirmation makeup class for tonight will be postponed to Thursday, February 5 from 7-8:30pm. Anyone who missed class in December must attend this class.

Our Children's Choir Rehearsal which was scheduled for 4pm today is also cancelled.
We welcome any child in Grades 3-8 to come and join us to sing with us at our Masses.

Our next rehearsal will be on Sunday, February 1 at 9am.  The Children's Choir will then also sing at the 10:30am Mass on February 1.  We hope you can join us in this joyful ministry.

In the event of emergency closings or cancelations for our Religious Education programs, please check this website for updates.  I will also send an email to the the address that you gave us on the registration forms. If you have not been receiving email messages from me this year, please send an email to, so that we can add you to our list.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Confirmation Retreat Postponed

Dear Parents,

Due to the snow and predicted ice, we have decided to postpone the Confirmation retreat scheduled for today. I will be talking with the Retreat Center to come up with an alternate date and will email you on Monday or Tuesday.

Just a reminder that there is a make-up class for anyone who missed a class in December on Monday, Jan 26 from 7-8:30pm.

Thank you for understanding,
Fr. Rich and Anthony Armando

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Classes are Cancelled for Today, January 18

Due to the icy and hazardous road conditions, we will not be having class today 1/18/2015.
We will resume class next Sunday.

Please be careful and stay inside if it is not necessary for you to go out.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Let Me Introduce You To ...

This Sunday, we hear about how the first disciples were introduced to Jesus by John
the Baptist. Do you remember who introduced you to Jesus, the Messiah? Maybe it was a parent or grandparent? Perhaps a priest or a nun? Or a teacher in school or CCD?  
That introduction opened the door to a relationship that would last beyond your lifetime.  I know that in my life that simple introduction has led me to a relationship that has changed my life in so many ways.  A relationship with Jesus challenges us to show love and kindness, have hope and know joy, and serve one another humbly. The love and joy that we receive from the relationship with our Savior, inspires us to introduce others to Him. 

So who do you need to introduce to Jesus?

In our Religious Education program, we hope to not only introduce the children and their parents to Jesus, we strive to provide them with the opportunities to build a life giving relationship with Him.  Our 7th and 8th Grade classes have begun a new set of programs in their classes this semester. Grade 7 will be learning more about Jesus through scripture with the Encounter Bible Study program from Ascension Press. While the 8th Grade will be looking at how they are called to a relationship with the God who created them and loves them and calls them to live out that love using the Chosen series, also from Ascension Press.  Both DVD based series will challenge the students to think about who they are, how they are called to live by Christ and how they play a role in God's kingdom. We invite you to take a look at our website to see some samples from both these series:  
Chosen Video Series - Grade 8
Encounter Bible Series - Grade 7

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

8th Grade Faith Night

On Sunday, January 11, 2015, we will be doing something a little different for the 8th Grade students.  Instead of attending class from 9-10:15am, all 8th Graders will meet in Walsh Hall from 5-7:30pm.

This youth night will give them an opportunity to engage in their faith in a different way and will allow them to begin learning how to live out their faith. It will be led by our Peer Leadership Team, a team of high school students who give of their time to share their faith with others. The theme for the night will be: What Makes Us Happy.

We ask that each student be in attendance for this night.  Your child does not need their book for this night and we ask that before coming, please be sure that your child eats dinner, as we will only be having snacks during the youth faith night.

Family Bingo

Saturday, January 10, 2015
starting at 7pm 
in Walsh Hall

Bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy!

There will be prizes for each game and 
Ice Cream for all to enjoy!

We are still taking donations of new items to use as prizes. Think of it as your chance to donate some of those "extra" gifts from Christmas