Happy July everyone,
I hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July last Monday and are soaking up lots of fun & sun! There are more local opportunities for fun this week with the fair starting on Wednesday. Remember our faith can be woven into everything we do in life and that includes the fair, the BBQs, the trips to the beach, etc. take Jesus with you on your summer journeys.
First Communion DVDs & Pictures: The pictures and DVDs have arrived and are AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP in the main church office/rectory daily during office hours 8:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday. My sincerest apologies for the unforeseen delays that occurred this year.
Registration for 2016-2017 RE Classes: Parents can register their children for the 2016-2017 classes on various days throughout the summer. Classes begin the week after Labor day. The registration fees for 2016-2017 classes is $65.00 for the first child, $40.00 for additional children in a family, Year 2 Communion class will be $80.00. The RE Office is open for registration Wednesday, July 13th from 9:00am-noon and 5:00am-7:00pm. In addition to walk in registration in the RE office you can complete the forms and return with payment in two other ways: 1. Mail to: SLDM Church Attn: Kelly McLoughlin 5075 Harp Rd. SM, CA 93455. 2. Drop off at the church office/rectory. (be sure to specify which day of the week you want classes- Wednesday or Thursday). The staff will place the forms in my in box. If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
College Summer Bible Study: A group of college students who are home for the summer have organized a weekly bible study and fellowship throughout the remainder of July and all of August. They meet on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00pm in Lou’s Grotto. ANY college aged person is invited to join in the study and fellowship. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email.
Office Closed: The Religious Education Office will be closed July 18-22 during Vacation Bible Camp and July 25-29 while I am on staff for SAW Retreat (High School leadership camp in our Santa Barbara Region). Registration for RE classes and office hours will resume on August 1st.
20th Annual Parish Pilgrimage: August 5th, 6th & 7th is the annual three day pilgrimage walk from St. Louis de Montfort to San Lorenzo Seminary. Volunteers, donations and walker registrations are needed. For more information contact Lori Kruger 934-3570 or Lydia Marin 708-1946 or the rectory.
Tip of the week: Bless your child every day. We can all use more blessings in our life. Here is a quick blog article about blessing your child each day. http://catholicmom.com/2013/02/14/why-you-should-be-blessing-your-children-every-day/
Thought for the week: “When we pray things change. Doors open and possibilities become realities.” –Positive Thoughts
Continued Summer Blessings to all,
Director of Religious Education
Junior High Ministry
St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church