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.

PLEASE LOG ONTO THE CALENDAR ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THE WEBSITE FOR FOR ALL THE IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DATES

2014/2015 REGISTRATION- New families may come into the office to register their children. Our sessions for this year are: Saturday at 9:00am, for Upper Level Confirmation Class; Sunday at 9:00am to 10:25am, grades Preschool through High School; Monday at 6:00pm to 7:30pm, grades Preschool through 8th. 

TRUNK OR TREATSUNDAY, OCTOBER 26TH FROM 2:30-4PM IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT…..BRING YOUR LITTLE GOBLINS FOR SAFE TRICK OR TREATING!

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 Sept-Jan 2014.”

MRS. DINUNZI’S 7TH GRADE AND MR. RIVERA’S 8TH GRADE SUNDAY CLASSESThis Sunday, October 26th Sunday’s 7th & 8th grade classes(Mrs. Dinunzi & Mr. Rivera) will be meeting at Wesley Personal Care Center for a service project with the residents.  Wesley is located on the corner of 115 and Weir Lake Road. We will be assisting the residents in making wildlife bird feeders to hang on the trees outside. Please remember to report directly to Wesley Personal Care Center.

MS. GARR’S 7TH GRADE MONDAY CLASSThis Monday, October 27th Monday’s 7th grade class(Ms. Garr) will be meeting at Brookmont Personal Care Center for a service project with the residents.  Brookmont is located off Weir Lake Road on Altemose Drive between route 209 and 115. We will be assisting the residents in making wildlife bird feeders to hang on the trees outside.Please remember to report directly to Brookmont Personal Care Center.

MRS. KRUEGER’S 6TH GRADE SUNDAY CLASSSunday, November 9th Mrs. Krueger’s 6th classes will be meeting at Wesley Personal Care Center for a service project with the residents.  Wesley is located on the corner of 115 and Weir Lake Road. We will be assisting the residents in a few games of Bingo. Please remember to report directly to Wesley Personal Care Center.

MR. DILLON’S 6TH GRADE MONDAY CLASS- Monday, November 10th Mr. Dillon’s 6th grade class will be meeting at Brookmont Personal Care Center for a service project with the residents.  Brookmont is located off Weir Lake Road on Altemose Drive between route 209 and 115. We will be assisting the residents in a few games of Bingo. Please remember to report directly to Brookmont Personal Care Center.

CHANGE FOR THIS YEARS RELIGIOUS EDUCATION- (Sunday November 23 & Monday November 24)-Pre-K thru 4th Advent Family Event during Rel Ed. All families of these children are invited to attend. 5th thru 12th Grade have regular classes this week.

NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES- There are no classes on Saturday, November 29, Sunday November 30 and Monday December 1st. Happy Thanksgiving! God Bless you and your families!

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!!

CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION NEWS:

APOSTLES CREED TEST- The dates for the Apostles Creed tests are Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7.  

FIRST PENANCE/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION- 

COMMUNION- SATURDAY OCTOBER 24TH AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th COMMUNION ENROLLMENT CEREMONY at 5:00PM, 8:00AM, 10:30AM AND 12:00PM MASS. ALL PARENTS AND CANDIDATES ARE ASKED TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY:-)

FIRST PENANCE AND FHC RETREAT- Saturday January 17, 2015 for Monday Session. First Penance begins at 12:30pm and Retreat to follow at 2:00pm. Parents join us at 5:00pm mass. Children will be dismissed following Mass.

FIRST PENANCE AND FHC RETREAT- Saturday January 24, 2015 for Sunday and Upper Level Sessions. First Penance begins at 12:30pm and Retreat to follow at 2:00pm. Parents join us at 5:00pm mass. Children will be dismissed following Mass.

 

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.