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
E-MAIL BLAST- ALL CORRESPONDENCE NEXT YEAR WILL BE DONE VIA E-MAIL. IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WITH THE CHURCH OFFICE, PLEASE DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THIS WILL BE THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY OF NOTIFYING PARENTS OF CLOSINGS, DATE CHANGES, SACRAMENT UPDATES, NEWSLETTERS, ETC.
2013/2014 REGISTRATION- Registration information for all Religious Education Classes was mailed out to our families who are currently in the Religious Education Program. All families must re-register for the coming year. New families may come into the office to register their children. Our sessions for next year are: Saturday at 9:00am, for Upper Level Confirmation Class; Sunday at 9:00am, grades Preschool through High School; Monday and Tuesday at 6:00pm, grades Preschool through 6th.
Please return your form to the office before May 31st. Session choice will be honored by a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions, please call the office, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m. at 610-681-6137.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL- We’ve got the solution to summertime boredom…send your kids to: The Vatican Express! Be sure your kids have the greatest summer ever by going to our Bible School which will be held August 5th–9th from 9:00am-1:00pm. Registration is underway! Don’t miss this great week of fun!
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:
Confirmation- The sacrament of reconciliation was celebrated on Monday; May 13th. The evening was filled with many blessings. I want to thank all the parents and teachers for your hard work with the candidates.
First Holy Communion- First Holy Communion this year went beautifully! What an wonderful two days it was. So awesome to watch our children make this Sacrament for the first time with their families and the whole congregation praying for them.
Please be aware that, a full six years in the Religious Education program is a requirement in order to receive Confirmation. Children must attend first through sixth 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.