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.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS- An updated calendar for Religious Education is on this website. Just log into contacts on the first page then press on links. Pick the link that says “Calendar of Events Sept-Jan 2014.” 

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 church. 

NURSING HOME COLLECTION– This year our 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes are doing three collections for a service project. They will start on November 17th by collecting items for the local nursing homes.  Some of the gifts we are in need of are tissues, powder, deodorant, combs, after-shave, cologne and denture tablets.  Please do not wrap the items.  Place on the marked table in McCawley Hall. 

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – (Holy Day of Obligation) Monday, December 8th –12:10PM and  6:30PM .ALL MONDAY CLASSES WILL BE ATTENDING THIS MASS TONIGHT AT 6:30PM.

CHRISTMAS PLAY  – There will be two Christmas Plays presented in the church hall by the 3rd, 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes during Religious Education class.  Please join us!

FAMILY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL -1:00-4:00 PM — in the McCawley Hall.  Come enjoy a meal, learn about the Holy Family’s Journey and spend time getting ready for Christmas. Just bring yourselves. Don’t miss out on this exciting day!

JESUS BIRTHDAY PARTY- Blessed Beginnings Preschool will host a Birthday Party for Jesus during Religious Education. Open to all RE students.

Advent Penance Service- Our Advent Penance service will be tonight at 7:00pm.

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- On Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 for all students receiving Confirmation 2015. 

 CONFIRMATION- SATURDAY APRIL 4, 2015   8:00PM at the Easter Vigil.

FIRST PENANCE/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION- 

FHC/FP Upper Level Classes- Our First Holy Communion, First Penance Upper Level classes begins on Monday, December 8th in the Conference room. Class runs from 6:00-7:30PM.

SACRAMENT OF FIRST PENANCE- SATURDAY  JANUARY 17, 2015  1:00PM. FHC RETREAT TO FOLLOW UNTIL 6:00PM.

SACRAMENT OF FIRST PENANCE-  SATURDAY JANUARY 24, 2015  1:00PM. FHC RETREAT TO FOLLOW UNTIL 6:00PM. 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION-Sunday April 26, 2015-10:00AM-MATSKO/SU & GONGLIK/UP-DURING MASS 12:00PM-NEWTON/SU DURING MASS

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION-SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015-10:00AM-MILLER/MN DURING MASS 12:00PM-SEVER/SU DURING 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.