Happy Easter everyone,
I hope you, your children & extended family & friends had a beautiful & blessed Easter Sunday! We thank you, Lord, for the hope that the resurrection of Jesus brings- for now and for eternity. We put our trust in you today.
We are continuing our Easter Break this week. NO classes on Wednesday, March 30th & 31st. As well as no classes next week April 6/7. Classes resume from Easter break April 13/14.
April is Child Abuse prevention month and each year or parish’s Safeguard the Children Committee sponsors an evening for parents focused on various strategies to keep our children safe. This year our event is Wednesday, April 27th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Parish Hall and our Guest Speaker is Sandra Brown, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy with years of experience in educating parents on a range of topics related to keeping children safe. Don’t miss out on this very informative talk. (This will be the final parent Faith Growth Opportunity for the RE year. Attending counts as a Faith Growth opportunity for RE parents of year 1 & year 2 Communion students. One is required each year.)
EARLY REGISTRATION TIME for Religious Education classes & Junior High group: Parents can register their children early for the 2016-2017 classes which being after Labor day. Registering early makes it easier to choose the day of week you want your children to go to classes, gives you one less thing for your summer to do list and you receive an early bird discount of $5.00. The last day for early registration discount is June 3rd. Once we return from Easter break, the RE Office is open for registration every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30pm, Wednesday from 3:00-5:30pm and Thursday from 5:00-8:00pm. If you have questions, contact email@example.com
Vacation Bible Camp: Registration has begun for this summer’s VBC “A Radical Ride on the Wings of Prayer”. Camp will be held the week of July 18th-22nd from 9:00am-noon each day and is open to children from 4 years old through entering 6th grade. Volunteers are needed to support this awesome event, to register or volunteer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thought for the week: “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection not in books alone, but in every leaf in Springtime.” –Martin Luther
Blessings to all,
Director of Religious Education
Junior High Ministry
St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church