Friday, March 24, 2017

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Please note that First Communion Parents and Children are to meet in the parish center at 9 am on Saturday, March 25th for our First Communion meeting.  The meeting will last an hour. 

**Time changed due to rescheduled St. Patrick's Day parade**

Sunday, 3/26

Classes for grades 1-6
Practice for Living Stations grades 7-10. This is our dress rehearsal, please come a little early if you can and get into your costumes asap.

Living Stations of the Cross is Friday, March 31st at 7pm. Students should arrive by 6pm and should be wearing solid light colored/black shorts and light colored tee shirt An after party will follow from 8-9 in the parish center for the kids. 

We hope you are making the most of your Lent by using our resources! Also, we sent home the Rice Bowl that is used to collect donations for Catholic Relief Services, below please find a link for their websites that provides information about their services.

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's Days!

I hope everyone enjoyed the bizarre weather this past week and that you are all dug out! Our prayers for everyone's safety and well-being!

Please find the schedule for the 3rd Sunday of Lent here!

Sunday, January 19th (The Feast of St. Joseph)  

Youth Mass 9am  NO classes to follow but grades 7-10 have Stations of the Cross practice in the church from 4-6p.  All students are expected to attend.

Confirmation Students:

If you have not received your packet please let me know. Thank you!

First Communion

Parents and Students have their First Communion meeting on Saturday, March 25th at 9am.  Please note the time change due to the St. Patrick's Day parade. The meeting is required by Diocesan Sacramental Guidelines.

How is your Lent going?  Are you struggling to stay focused? Adults can check out our Facebook page as it is updated often during this season with scripture, stories and important church/faith related events.

Here are some additional resources:

Catholic Apostolate Center

Questions about Lenten Practices

To the Foot of the Cross

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Classes for Grades 1-10 3/5/17

Classes for Grades 1-10 tomorrow!

Grade 10 should have online Sessions 1-6 completed. Confirmation packets will be given out tomorrow.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Classes for Grades 1-8 Sunday 2/26/17

We hope you are enjoying your mid-winter break! Please remember that all students, grades 1-8, have class 2/26! See you then!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Youth Event Cancelled Today!

Due to the weather, today's youth event at Notre Dame has been cancelled. Have a great break everyone! 

See you (grades 1-8) on the 26th! 

Friday, January 20, 2017

January 22nd Update!

Sunday, January 22nd there are classes for grades 1-8.  There will also be a make-up class for grade 10. Any Confirmation student who missed a class should be at this session.

Sunday, January 29th Classes Grades 1-10.  Grades 7-10 will go directly upstairs as the Vietnamese New Year will be celebrated that day. 

Sunday, February 5th Pancake Breakfast!  This is a service event for grades 7-10.  Grades 1-6 do not have class this day. 

If you would like to donate anything for the pancake breakfast let me know!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent Update

Here we are already in the 4th Sunday of Advent, hard to believe! In the final week of Christmas  preparations, I hope you can take some time out for yourself to relax in the quiet of God's love.

Sometimes, Christians are the ones who forget what Christmas is about.  I know I have had my moments, (especially when the kids were little), but as I grow older I realize that all of that frenzy actually got in the way of my own Christmas journey if I didn't take time to rest and remember what this is about.

It's all about the story. Our spiritual story. The story of God's great love for great that he chose to live like us so that we could connect with him on the deepest level possible. We know it really happened, we know that Jesus lived and walked the earth, and with faith we know that it was God's greatest gift to us.

I hope that as Advent comes to an end and as Christmas comes that you enjoy that whole season too. Don't shortchange yourself by thinking Christmas ends on the 26th, it is just beginning. The star shines more brightly to announce the birth of our Lord.  I hope you get a chance to see it and to know that just as the shepherds and the wise men were chosen to greet Christ, so are you!

Classes for Grades 1-10 tomorrow Sunday, December 18th. 
Confirmation students should have session 1-3 completed.

On a side note, today is Pope Francis' 80th birthday! WE are so blessed to have him as our example!