CCD News

ON DAYS OF INCLEMENT WEATHER,

Please check your e-mail for closing information, listen to WSBG FM 93.5 for closing information, and watch the television on TV-WBRE Channel 8, TV-WYOU Channel 2 or TV-13. We will also list closings on this website. Religious Education WILL BE following the Pleasant Valley School schedule only on days of inclement weather. PLEASE NOTE: We do not follow that Pleasant Valley Holiday Schedule, only their inclement weather schedule. Check our calendar for our holidays off.

Registration Period for the 2017/2018 School Year is now open. Please complete the registration forms and return them to the Religious Education Office. SESSION CHOICES WILL BE HONORED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS.  Once sessions/grade levels fill up—families will have to bring their child/ren to a session where we can accommodate them.

Our sessions for 2017/2018 are:

Sunday mornings after 8:00 a.m. Mass until 10:30 a.m. and Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. See Registration page for Sunday and Monday grade levels. Our Special Needs class will be meeting on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. or 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

CALENDAR April 2017/May 2017

APRIL:

1/Sa                  Operation Gift Wrap-Confirmation Service………….Church Hall 10am

2/Su                  Fifth Sunday of Lent

2/Su               Lenten Penance Service-On Sunday, April 2nd at 4PM we are having our Lenten Family Penance Service in place of our Sunday Morning Religious Education. We are asking all parents to attend this service with your children. Your children’s teacher will be in attendance that evening but you will enter the church as a family and sit together. If your child is in 2nd grade and/or below or has not made their First Penance yet, they may come to the service with the rest of the family but please do not allow them go into confession. We are looking forward to a great family day together.

7/Fr            First Holy Communion Parent Meeting-Our parent meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 7 at 5:30pm for our First Holy Communion parents. Please mark this date on your calendar now to make sure there is no conflict in April.

9/Su              PALM SUNDAY-NO REGULAR CLASS………8:00 & 11:00 Masses

10/Mn           No Religious Education

13/Th              HOLY THURSDAY………………..……..………………….7:00 pm Mass

14/Fr               GOOD FRIDAY…………………..…7:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

14/Fr             Famine…………………………..…….….Church Hall 9:00am

15/Sa               Easter Egg Basket Blessing……………………………….1:00-1:30pm

15/Sa               Easter Egg Hunt…………………………………………….2:00-4:00pm

15/Sa               EASTER VIGIL …..………………………………………………8:00 pm

16/Su             EASTER SUNDAY-No Religious Education…….8:00 & 11:00Masses

17/Mn            No Religious Education

16/Su               Cherub choir Sings………………………..…………………….8AM Mass

23/Su               VBS Field Day……………………………………………………In Class

24/Mn             VBS Field Day……………………………………………………In Class

23/Su              Classes Resume……………………………………………………9:00am

24/Mn             Classes Resume………………………………….…………………6:00pm

27/Th             FHC Rehearsal for the April 30th Communion……5:30-7:00 pm

30/Su            First Holy Communion…………………………………11:00am

 MAY:

4/Th              FHC Rehearsal for the May 7th  Communion…..5:30-7:00 pm

7/Su               First Holy Communion……………………………..11:00am    

14/Su               Last Day of Religious Education Classes/Have a great summer

14/Su               Cherub choir Sings………………………………………………..8am Mass

15/Mn              Last Day of Religious Education Classes/Have a great summer

16/Tu             CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL/ALL CLASSES/5:30PM

17/Wd            CONFIRMATION/ALL CLASSES/5:00PM

                     Please be in your seats 1/2 hour early

DATES FOR SACRAMENTS:

 

CONFIRMATION-      Wednesday May 17, 2017  5:00PM

                                      Tuesday May 16, 2017/Rehearsal/All Classes/5:30

 

FIRST PENANCE-      SATURDAY  MARCH 11, 2017  12:00PM

                                      Monday and Upper Level Classes

                                     

                                      SATURDAY  MARCH 25, 2017  1:00PM 

                                      Sunday Classes

                   

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION-

                                     SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2017  11:00AM MASS

                                      Monday and Upper Level Classes

                                     Thursday April 27, 2017/Rehearsal/All Classes/5:30

                                     

                                     SUNDAY MAY 7, 2017  11:00AM MASS

                                     Sunday Classes

                                    Thursday May 4, 2017/Rehearsal/All Classes/5:30

As we near the end of the 2016/2017 school year, we want to thank all the faithful volunteer teachers, aides and substitutes who have taken time out of their busy lives to share their love for Jesus with our children. We are very thankful for them. Thank you to all our parents for your time and dedication in bringing your children to learn and live out their faith. Our program is very large, and its success depends entirely on your support and cooperation. Our parish continues to thrive and grow.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TEACHERS-Being a teacher is one of the noblest positions in the world. By touching the lives of their students and inspiring them for greatness, they are literally helping to shape the future of our church. All it takes is for one teacher to connect with one child, and his/her spiritual life will never be the same again. Therefore we need to show our gratitude and love for these very special people who help to shape our world and lead our children towards a stronger relationship with God. We are so blessed to have you all!!

Please be aware that, a full eight years in the Religious Education program is a requirement in order to receive Confirmation. Children must attend first through eighth grade consecutively.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

EACH CHILD IN A PARISH PROGRAM OF RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION MUST RECEIVE A MINIMUM OF 30 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION PER YEAR. NO CHILD CAN HAVE MORE THAN THREE UNEXCUSED ABSENCES PER YEAR. EVERY TIME YOUR CHILD MISSES A CLASS A NOTE EXPLAINING THE REASON FOR THIS ABSENCE MUST BE PRESENTED. AN EXCUSABLE ABSENCE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: SICKNESS, DEATH IN THE FAMILY, OR FAMILY VACATION (PLEASE NOTIFY THE TEACHER IN ADVANCE OF YOUR TRIP). IF YOUR CHILD IN INVOLVED IN AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR ANOTHER DAY OF RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HELP MEET YOUR CHILD’S NEEDS. A YEARLY SCHEDULE FOR PARISH RELIGION PROGRAMS IS POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE. THIS SCHEDULE LISTS THE UPCOMING EVENTS AND THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DAYS OFF.