Friday, November 18, 2016

Update for 11/18 to 12/4

We are less than a week away from Thanksgiving and the beginning of Advent!  I can hardly believe it! With that in mind, I will not be updating next week so this will stand for the next couple of weeks!


Grade 2 meeting tomorrow (Sat, 11/19) at 10am in the Parish Center. This includes Reconciliation Prep which is required by the Diocese. 

Grades 1-10 have classes on Sunday 11/20. Please be advised that part (not all!) of this time will be used to cover Circles of Care (Safe Environment) training for all classes. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me!

Grade 10 should have Session 2 completed on the Power of One website linked above.

There are no classes next Sunday (11/27) because of the Thanksgiving holiday break!  We hope you enjoy a safe and joy filled weekend! Thanksgiving Mass is at 10am on Thursday!

Give thanks to God for He is good!! 

Please note!  December 3rd is a service date for grades 7-10. Students will sign up this weekend for their chosen date.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Happy November!

There are classes for grades 1-10 tomorrow!  

Grade 10 should have completed Session 1 of the Power of One online content.

Please remind students in grades 7-10 to go upstairs to the 9th grade classroom preferably though the front door as the Remembrance Mass reception will be downstairs in the main room.  

Please note!  Grade 2 Reconciliation meeting has been changed from Saturday, November 12th to Saturday, November 19th. Reminders have gone home.

November 13th is Youth Mass!  No classes will follow but this is counted as class time so all students are asked to attend. Please sit with your teachers and classmates. 

I hope you are enjoying the first week of November.  Remember to go and vote on Tuesday! Let us pray for unity and understanding!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

BOO! Or Update 10/28/16

Classes as scheduled for Grades 1-9 on Sunday, Oct 30th. 

Confirmation students need to complete their Session One assignment by 11/4. As it stands, almost half the class has completed them which is FANTASTIC!!

Thank you so much to all of the parents who made sure their kids attended the event at Notre Dame!  I hope that they took something away from it!  We have some great footage of our own Jorge Hernandez that will be up later! What a good sport and what a great message:

The Holy Spirit will never leave you, no matter what!

Halloween is also called All Hallow's Eve, for the eve of  All Saints Day on November 1st. November 2nd is ALL Souls Day. The kids will be hearing about this at class but I just want to remind everyone that All Saints Day is a Holy Day of Obligation. If you have lost someone in the past year (or ever), it is a great way to honor their memory by attending Mass.

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Eastern Region Youth Event 10/23!

Please accept my apologies for not updating the blog last week and for the mistake in the calendar for the upcoming week!  The Eastern Region Youth Event is on Sunday, 10/23 from 4-6 at Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School. (The date in the calendar is incorrect it should read 10/23 not 10/25!) Again, my apologies!  This Event is considered class-time and all students from grades 7-10 should attend.  Tho Le will be the acting Youth Minister as I will be away on retreat for the weekend. Please check in with him at the door.

Classes for grades 1-6 will be as usual from 9:50-10:50.  If you need assistance with anything on Sunday, please ask either Tho or Marybeth Harrod our second grade teacher.  They will help as they can.

We are off to a great year and attendance has been wonderful! Thank you also to all of those people who have offered help with the program!  I genuinely appreciate it and you will be hearing from me! I am always overwhelmed with the generosity of spirit of the people of St. John's.

If you were not able to attend the 9th or 10th grade parent meeting or the 2nd grade parent meeting, please contact me.  The diocese has reaffirmed its expectation that students will attend  two years to prepare for sacraments.

Enjoy this beautiful month!

Friday, October 7, 2016

No Class Sunday

We had a great turnout for the Meet and Greet and for the early session classes last Sunday!  Please remember to let us know if your child will be missing a class as teachers prepare for a specific number of students and it is a courtesy to let them know if there are changes. All of our teachers are volunteer and I ask all parents to respect the time that they put into creating the best possible lesson plan for your child by sending your child when they have registered or by letting us know that that they will not be there.

Thank you for entrusting us with your children!

There are no classes this Sunday, October 9th, because of Columbus Day weekend.  Have a great weekend and watch how God works in your life!

See you next Sunday! 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Youth Mass and Meet and Greet!

Just a reminder that this Sunday at the 9 a.m. Mass we will open our Faith Formation year with our students leading the Mass!  

Immediately following will be our Meet and Greet and open registration in the parish center! 

Come and meet your teacher, fill out your registration forms, pick up your calendar and have a refreshment! 

Ask us questions about our program! Bring a friend! 

 All are welcome!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It's Coming!

The new Faith Formation year fast approaches!  Are your children registered? If you didn't receive a registration packet in the mail they are available right here (on the sidebar) to download and print out.

We will officially kick off our year with a Youth Mass on Sunday, September 25th at 9 a.m. Thank you to those children who have already volunteered to take part in the Mass.

Our first class will be October 2nd!

Please note that there will be a meeting for parents of 9th and 10th graders after the 1st class.  The meeting will last about a half hour but is required.

Please email me if you have any questions!  I look forward to seeing everyone!

Sunday is Catechetical Sunday, if you see a Catechist this Sunday please take a moment to thank them for the time they dedicate to our children as they help them know Jesus and our Catholic faith.