Parent Update 12/29/2015

Parent Update 12/29/2015

Welcome to the final update of 2015!

As you reflect back on 2015 I hope your mind is filled with a reflection of the many blessings that have happened this year. Sometimes it is easy for us to think of all the things that went wrong when we look back but, let’s all try to remember the many blessings that made their way into your life in this year that is ending in a little over 2 days. If we just look back 5 days we can recall Christmas day! I hope you were blessed with time with family and friends. After we look back, then it is time to look forward to a new year and welcome in 2016 with open arms and anticipation of all the blessings to come. I will keep each of you and your children in my prayers as we usher in the new year.

Reminder: NO CLASSES this week: December 30/31 and next week January 6/7.  Classes will resume January 13/14.

Upcoming events:

First Confession Service: Saturday, January 23rd

  • 9:30am-10:30am Thursday RE year 2 Communion classes & SLDM school
  • 11:30am-12:30pm -Wednesday RE year 2 Communion classes
  • Please be in the church by 9:15am and 11:15am (depending on time of service)
  • Dress: It is not necessary to be dressed in their Sunday best but, not sloppy either.
  • Parents & siblings are welcome to go to confession after the children have gone
  • Children can leave once they have completed confession and their penance
  • Please contact ASAP with any questions or conflicts.

Chapel to Church ½ Marathon Run/Walk: Saturday, January 30, 2016. You can register at and for more information go to: This run/walk will benefit Catholic Charities of Santa Maria Valley.

Thought for the week: “If you don’t know what you’re looking for, it is impossible to find it.” –Jack Canfield

Tip of the week: What are you looking for in 2016? For yourself? For your children? It is important to have dreams and goals in life. As Jack Canfield says in the thought for the week it will be hard for us to accomplish things if we don’t know what we want. Matthew Kelly has great advice on dreams for our lives. Here is a YouTube clip of him sharing how to have a “dream session”. He is talking about the dream session from a business perspective but, you can have the dream session as a family and share each other’s dreams just like he & his employees do each year.

I have learned from Matthew Kelly that God has a dream for us, to become the best version of ourselves and He wants our future to be bigger than our past. Dream big in 2016!

Many blessings,


Kelly McLoughlin

Director of Religious Education

Junior High Ministry

St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church

Proud member of NACYML