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.

CALENDAR JAN 2017/MAY 2017

JANUARY: Confirmation Communion 

1/Su                  Happy New Year!

1/Su                 NO Religious Education

2/Mn           NO Religious Education

8/Su                  Classes Resume

9/Mn                Classes Resume

15/Su               Ugly Blanket Confirmation Service during Sunday class

21/Sa               Pick Me Up Party/Confirmation Service/Brookmont/10-11:30 am

22/Su          Confirmation Mid-Term Testing

23/Mn         Confirmation Mid-Term Testing

26&27Th-Fr   March for Life……………..Washington DC-Confirmation Service Trip

FEBRUARY:     

 

4/Sa              St. Blaise-Blessing of Throats at Mass

5/Su              St. Blaise-Blessing of Throats at all Masses

19/Su            No Religious Education

20/Mn          No Religious Education

23/Th                First Holy Communion Parent Meeting-Our parent meeting is scheduled for Thursday,                                                February 16, 2017 from 5:30pm–7:30 pm for our First Holy Communion candidates and their parents.                              There is only ONE meeting scheduled for the Communion class, so if you cannot attend this meeting                                    please contact the office as soon as possible so we can find you another meeting within the diocese.                                        Please mark this date on your calendar now to make sure there is no conflict in February.  

25/Sa                  Ice Cream Luau (Brkmt) – Confirmation Service………10:30am

25/Sa                  Queen of Peace has Talent………………………………..……….5pm

MARCH:

1/Wd                   ASH WEDNESDAY………………………………..…Mass at 12 noon, 4pm & 7pm

4/Sa                    Confirmation Retreat and Parent Meeting-Our retreat/parent meeting day is scheduled for                                       Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10:00am–5:00 pm for our Confirmation candidates, their parent and                                   sponsor. Please mark this date on your calendar now to make sure there is no conflict in March. This                                   year we have been blessed and very fortunate to have Chris Padgett conducting the retreat.  He is a                                       wonderful speaker and will make it an enjoyable day for all. Lunch will be served, so bring your                                               appetites!

5/Su                    First Sunday of Lent

11/Sa                   First Penance and First Holy Communion Retreat-Saturday March 11, 2017 for Monday and                                   Upper Level Sessions. First Penance begins at 12:00pm and Retreat to follow at 1:00pm. Parents                                           please join us at 4:00pm mass. Children will be dismissed following Mass.

12/Su                  Second Sunday of Lent

18/Sa                  St. Patrick’s Day Dinner…….…………………………………..6:00pm

19/Su                 Confirmation Final Test

19/Su                 Third Sunday of Lent

20/Mn              Confirmation Final Test

25/Sa                 First Penance and First Holy Communion Retreat -Saturday March 25, 2017 for Sunday                                          Sessions. First Penance begins at 1:00pm and Retreat to follow at 2:00pm. Parents please join us at                                      5:00pm mass. Children will be dismissed following Mass.

26/Su                Fourth Sunday of  Lent

27/Mn               Service Project Papers Due for All Classes

31/Fr                  Lenten Family Night……………………………………………..5:00pm

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 Thursday, April 7                                   from 5:30pm–7:30 pm 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

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

23/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

30/Su                Youth Group Move Up Day………………………………….In Class

 MAY:

 1/Mn                 Youth Group Move Up Day………………………………….In Class

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

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.