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Registration Is Now Open!

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 Hooray! It is that time again and I am so happy to say that we are gearing up to have a great year to share and grow in our faith!  Please find the letter to parents/guardians:  Parent Letter pdf And Registration form here:  Registration Form Please note that the registration form is front and back and please complete both sides.  Both documents are in pdf form.  The program can use help getting off the ground! We are especially looking for help with our upcoming day of service! This is open to Jr and Sr high students and will last a couple of hours. Check back for more information!  Helpers are also needed during the year and especially our opening days! Please contact me if this fits into your schedule!  Here are some pictures from last year! We were so grateful that our families and kids were able to continue via Zoom with their catechesis!  Congratulations to all of our students who received their sacraments! Keep checking back for updates!

Living Stations 2020-- Images from 2018

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Spending some time with Jesus during this Good Friday will bring dividends for Easter. We hope this helps quiet and center you in the moment.  As you pray with the video, take a moment to place yourself inside the story with Jesus. Let whatever comes to mind, just be. As you move through your prayer, bring all of your thoughts to God, trusting that God wants to be with you in this time. 

Reminder! Fourth Sunday of Lent

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 Zoom Classes tomorrow for Grades 2, and 7-10!  This weeks readings: Fourth Sunday of Lent Have you checked out any of our resources on the side? How are you making out with your packets? I know there is a lot to keep up with and I hope you are able to find yourselves some time and space to be quiet and prayerful! As always, we are keeping you in prayer.  On this 4th Sunday of Lent let's try to remember that it isn't what we do but who we are that God loves. He loves us simply because we are his children. Here is a reminder that we played for our 7/8 grade class. Hope you like it!  "Wonderfully Made" by Sarah Hart Have a wonderful week!  "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son so everyone who believes in him might have eternal life." John 3:16

First Sunday of Lent

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  Welcome to the First Sunday of Lent. Click here for today's readings!  I know many of you have received your packets for the next several weeks which includes your Lenten challenge. IF you haven't received them by Tuesday, please let me know!  As promised here are a couple of links if you are looking for a little more prayer time or a little more holy reading. Also, please note the link from the Office of Catechesis with some great family activities. our Diocesan website has some wonderful links to use!  Strong Catholic Family Faith  is a resource clearing house with a little bit of something for everyone. Since one size does not fit all in faith, make sure you take a little time to see what speaks to you, what enhances your prayer life and what enriches your family's spiritual journey.  As part of our Lenten growth, our family decided to focus on not taking part in rumors, hearsay, unsubstantiated claims or gossip. Since it is something we try to avoid anyway, we decid

February Update: Valentines and Lent!

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Happy Valentine's Day!πŸ’–  I really enjoy this day because it is a celebration of love, all love, (not just romantic love) and since God is Love Sharing our love with each other is an outward sign of of God's love for us!   πŸ₯žIt is kind of crazy to think that we are in the 13th day of February and there is no Pancake Breakfast! I am missing the fun and the feeling of gathering the community together and I know that many of you are as well! The crew is always so proud of how the kids step up to the responsibility of the moment and I am always so grateful for such a wonderful group of kids and adults to experience the event with. Seeing the support of this endeavor grow as much as it has over the years has been nothing short of amazing, it all really makes a difference for our young adults as they head to college. We are looking forward to when we can give the Pancake Breakfast a safe reboot!  πŸ•ˆLent is just around the corner and the packets for the grades 1-10 are available for p

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Teachable Moments

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 During our 7/8 grade class we discussed salvation history and ended with recognizing the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by reading the quotes on the front of this weeks bulletin . The importance of Dr. King's witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, is one that we continue to learn from, even today as we see the ugliness of racism in our daily lives. As one of our students said, "It's sad that people still have to experience racism." I agree. But we also reminded them that they are the light that can penetrate that darkness. We are called to be people who walk in the ligh t and to care for the common good . So that is our hope.  Our hope lives in each one of us who desire a more just and peaceful world.  A couple of my personal favorite quotes. And since this is the week for teaching the Seven Deadly sins: I like this image because there is an immediate active response to undoing the behavior that leads to sin.  And the Fruits of the Spirit... You can feel

The Baptism of the Lord: Teachable Moments

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Today marks the liturgical end of the Christmas Season with the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Here are today's readings This is when we take some time to go over some of the basic teachings of our faith with the students or to remember as Fr. Mesmer said this morning, what it means to be called,  "Christian" .  Please take some time with your child to go over the basics, they are so important in teaching us how to treat one another and how to listen to God's promptings in our lives.  First. The Sign of the Cross We are baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit illustrated below.  We follow the Ten Commandments for our Moral formation.  The ten commandments teach us to prioritize God and how to treat our family and community: 1.) No one and no thing should be more important than God.  2.) God's name should be respected (No false idols!) 3.) The Sabbath is usually Saturday or Sunday and includes attending church (during non-COV