Friday, April 6, 2018

Alleluia!! Alleluia!! Alleluia!

Happy Easter!!

Thank you to all of the parents who made it possible for their children to take part in our Lenten, Holy Week and Easter celebrations! The value of the the children and teens presence in this parish is vital.

I often tell our kids that they have no idea how much it means to the older generation when they show up and share their talents and their time. I tell the teens how the younger kids are watching them as they continue to take part in their church. I tell the younger children how just them being there makes all of us smile. They bring us joy. So thank you for allowing them to take part and I hope you continue to encourage them to!

April is upon us, (Really? Because I am still so cold!!😣) and it is our last full month of classes. It is a big month for 10th grade as they complete their Confirmation Prep period. It is a big month for 2nd grade as they complete their First Communion Prep. Please keep all of these kids in mind as we go through the month.

Grades 7-12 are invited on the Ride 4 Faith tour of our city. Pamphlets will be handed out at the classes and available in the church.

4/8  Classes for Grades 1-10
4/15 Classes for grades 1-6  Confirmation Retreat Meet at church at 11am Mass and sit up front.
4/22 School Break No Class
4/29 Classes 1-10   Last class

4/30 Practice First Communion 5p-6p
5/2  Practice First Communion 5p-6p ***Note change in schedule***

5/21 Practice Confirmation 5p-6p

5/22 Confirmation 7pm St. John's Church


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Update: 5th Sunday of Lent

Classes tomorrow for grades 1-6!

Schedule Change!

Practice for Living Stations grades 7-10 from 3:30pm-6:00pm!
Thank you for adjusting your schedules for this!

Living Stations will be Friday at 7pm. Kids should be there by 6:00pm. Please make sure they are wearing  light colored (beige, tan) shorts and shirts.

There will be an after party in the parish center from 8pm-9pm! Please allow your kids time to enjoy the reward for all of their hard work! It is a great community building experience. Thanks so much!

There are no classes for the next couple of weeks due to Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. We are in need of Palm bearers for the Sunday masses and Altar servers for the Holy Day masses. I will be sending home a Holy Week schedule along with their lessons. Please take some time to help them understand what this sacred time is about.


Friday, March 9, 2018

Meeting, Practice, Classes

I hope you are making the most out of the beautiful season of Lent.

This week parents and children in the First Communion program will be meeting at 10am in the Parish Center on Saturday, March 10th.

Sunday!

Classes for Grades 1-6

Practice for Grades 7-10 in the church from 4pm-6pm.

Enjoy the snow!  😏😇

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Youth Activity!

Home this Vacation??


Grades 7-12 are invited to tour the Refugee Center on 2/22/18 with Sr. Elizabeth as our tour guide. Please be at the Parish Center by 1:00 pm on Thursday. Pickup at 3:00 pm. If you need a ride to church, please contact Mrs.Gape at agape@syrdio.org or Tho Le and we will provide you with one. You can also call the rectory. Parents are welcome to attend!!😇😇





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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Update

It will be getting quite busy, (and a little confusing) for Faith Formation in the coming months as we work through our service projects, Teen events, Lenten season and Sacramental prep! Please stay tuned and take part in whatever way you can to help enrich your families faith experience. YOU are the first and most important witness to your children, so make the most of it! If you need any resources or information and we can provide it, please do not hesitate to ask. We are here for the whole family!

January 28th: 

Classes grades 1-9 
(Grades 9/10 have online work to complete but have until 2/4 to get up to speed since this was Regents week)

February 3rd:  

Catechist Lenten Workshop 10-2 at the Parish Center

February 4th: 

Classes Grades 1-10 (Grades 9/10....get your online work done!) 

February 11th 

Service Date 7-10
Pancake Breakfast!! 
NO classes for grades 1-6

Parents, we are in need of some support. Currently, there are only few parents whose children are attending Faith Formation that are volunteering in any way in the program. In order for our program to succeed in the future we need parent engagement to improve. Please pray over how you can help enhance our program. God has blessed us all with gifts to share.

Three things to consider as you pray: 
What is your gift and how can you use it to serve our children?
Is there something holding me back from being more engaged? 
What will this mean for your own children?
If you would like a passage to pray with consider John 4:35-38

We are getting our kids involved so they see that everyone in our church family plays a vital role. Studies show that sharing this time together strengthens family relationships. Your contribution of time can be as little as selling tickets for the Pancake Breakfast after Mass, but it all matters! (I do need volunteers for the for 2/3-4 too!). Please contact me if you want to discuss getting involved.

Articles of Interest:

No. 1 Reason Teens Keep Faith As Young Adults

Child Trends Data Points



Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy New Year and Happy Epiphany!

Cold enough fer ya?? YIKES!  I am hoping that you are all staying warm and cozy! Better days and temps ahead!

There are classes tomorrow (1/7) for grades 1-10! Grade 9 and 10 have their online assignments due.

Grade 10 Power of One Sessions 1-3
Grade 9  Ninth Grade Supplemental lesson 1

Next week is Youth Mass, please encourage your children to take part if they are in grades 5 or 6.

Resources