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.
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!!
2015/2016 REGISTRATION- Registrations for the 2015/2016 is open. Our sessions for this year are: Saturday at 9:00am, for Upper Level Confirmation Class; Sunday at 9:00am to 10:20am, grades Kindergarten through High School; Monday at 6:00pm to 7:30pm, grades 1st through 8th.
THANKSGIVING – Thursday; November 26, 2015-A day to thank God for our many blessings. Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving! Mass Schedule is: 9:00 am. CHURCH OFFICE IS CLOSED TODAY!
NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES- We will have no Religious Ed classes Saturday, November 28th; Sunday November 29th and Monday, November 30th in observance of Thanksgiving.
TOY COLLECTION – This year our parish will be collecting gifts for children of all ages. Gifts collected will benefit parish families in need and our local Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network. The collection will start in November and run through mid- December. Angels with children’s ages, baby booties with infant ages and senior citizen ornaments for the shut-ins and nursing homes, will be on the tree in the hall and in the church, if you wish to pick one before you shop. Please do not wrap the gifts. Place gifts under the tree in the hall or in the church.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS- An updated calendar for Religious Education is also on our website. Just log into contacts then press on links. Pick the link that says “Calendar of Events Jan 2016-May 2016.”
JESUS BIRTHDAY PARTY-Altar and Rosary Society will host a Birthday Party for Jesus during Religious Education on Sunday, December 13th in McCawley Hall. Open to all RE students.
JESUS BIRTHDAY PARTY- Blessed Beginnings Preschool will host a Birthday Party for Jesus during Religious Education on Monday, December 14th in McCawley. Open to all RE students.
FAMILY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL -1:00-4:00 PM on Sunday, December 20th– in the McCawley Hall. Come enjoy a meal, have the kids shop for the family, make reindeer food and spend time getting ready for Christmas. Just bring yourselves. Don’t miss out on this exciting day!
Advent Penance Service- Our Advent Penance service will be on Monday, December 21st at 7:00pm in the church for all our Monday night religious education students and their families. Please bring your child into the church by 6:50pm. You will all be sitting together as a family. Parents are asked to stay and participate in the sacrament with their children.
Christmas Vigil, December 24th – 4:00pm and 7:00pm and 10:00pm
Christmas, December 25th – 10:30am
- Saturday, December 26 & January 2-NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS
- Sunday, December 27 & January 3-NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS
- Monday, December 28 & January 4-NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS
- CLASSES RESUME ON JANUARY 9th
CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION NEWS:
FIRST PENANCE/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION-The Communion Enrollment Ceremony at Mass went very well. Thank you to all the parents and children that attended that mass.
FHC/FP Upper Level Classes- Our First Holy Communion, First Penance Upper Level classes begin on Monday December 7th in the Conference room. Class runs from 6:00-7:30PM.
Confirmation- The date of the Confirmation parent meeting has been changed. The meeting originally scheduled for Thursday November 5th will now take place on Monday, November 9th at 7pm in the chapel.
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.
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.