Religious Education Parent Update 3/27/17

Religious Education Parent Update 3/27/17

Happy Monday everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Saturday was the Retreat for all of the children who will be receiving their First Communion on May 13th. It was a terrific retreat day. Thank you to ALL of the parents who volunteered to make the retreat a success!

We have classes this week Wednesday 3/29 3:45-5:00pm and on Thursday 3/30 6:00-7:15pm. (see below for the schedule of the rest of the classes for the year).

Reminder: The CRS Rice Bowls need to be turned in to your son/daughter’s classroom/teacher by our last class before break on April 5th or 6th.

Note to year 2 Communion Parents:

Year 2 Parent Meeting: is TODAY-Monday, March 27th 7:00-8:00pm OR Wednesday, March 29th 7:00-8:00pm. All year 2 Parents (only one parent need attend per child/family) are required to attend this final parent meeting before First Communion Mass on  May 13th. The meeting will be held in the Parish Hall.

Vacation Bible Camp 2017: Vacation Bible Camp: Registration has begun for this summer’s VBC “Camping in God’s Creation”. Camp will be held the week of Monday, July 30th through Friday, August 4th 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 a camper or volunteer please contact (registration form available by email or in the RE Office).

EARLY REGISTRATION TIME for Religious Education classes & Junior High group: Parents can register their children early for the 2017-2018 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.   Early registration will begin TOMORROW-March 28th and the last day for early registration discount is May 25th. The RE Office is open for registration beginning 3/28 every Tuesday from 4:30-7:30pm, Wednesday from 2:30-5:30pm and Thursday from 4:30-7:30pm. Payment accepted by cash, check or credit/debit card. If you have questions, contact

Classes remaining this ministry/school year:

We have classes on- 4/5 & 4/6, BREAK & 4/26 & 4/27, 5/3 & 5/4 and final class is 5/10 & 5/11.

NO classes on- 4/12 & 4/13 and 4/19 & 4/20 DUE to Holy Week and Easter break.

Lenten Parish Mission given by Fr Aidan Peter on Monday, April 3rd, Tuesday, April 4th & Wednesday, April 5th. (This will be one of the final parent Faith Growth Opportunities 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.)

  • Talk at 10am
  • Mass at 6:15pm followed by 7pm talk (same as morning talk)

Note: 5:30pm daily Lenten Mass transferred to 6:15 these three days

SAVE the DATE-April is Child Abuse prevention month and each year or parish’s Safeguard the Children Committee sponsors an evening for parents focused on keeping our children safe. This year’s topic is Human Trafficking and what we can do to fight it and keep our children safe. This year our event is Thursday, April 27th from 6:30-8:00pm  in the Parish Hall and our Guest Speaker is Sister Stella Enright DMJ, a Daughter of Mary and Joseph with years of experience in educating children and 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.)

Thought for the week: “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.” –Corrie Ten Boom

Blessings on your week,


Kelly McLoughlin

Director of Religious Education

Junior High Ministry

St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church