Religious Education Parent Update 5/17/17

Religious Education Parent Update 5/17/17

Wednesday blessings everyone,

I miss you all already! It will be so quiet in my office at 3:45pm today and 6:00pm tomorrow when usually I get to see lots of people. Last week was WONDERFUL, everyone enjoyed celebrating their final classes on Wednesday and Thursday and then on Saturday we had two First Communion Masses. Congratulations to everyone who received the body and blood of Christ for the first time in the sacrament of the Eucharist. I pray that EVERYONE, children and parents, have a terrific last few weeks of regular school and then an amazing summer break!

Presentation Sunday: During the parish Masses on the weekend of June 3rd and 4th all First Communicants from the Religious Education classes and our parish school will be presented their certificate. This is their opportunity to thank all of their prayer partners and be seen by the parish as our newest members receiving the body and blood of Christ in the sacrament of Eucharist. We encourage all of the boys and girls to wear their special outfit they wore last Saturday to First Communion Mass. If you have NOT yet RSVP’d to me which Mass you are attending (5:00pm Saturday 6/3, 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am or 6:00pm Sunday 6/4) please do so by Monday 5/22. Next week I will email the list of children who has RSVP’d for each Mass to double check that we have everyone’s choice correct.

EARLY REGISTRATION TIME for Religious Education classes & Junior High group: We are getting close to the deadline for you to register your children early for the 2017-2018 classes which being after Labor day.  We now accept debit/credit cards as a form of payment in addition to cash or check. The last day for early registration discount ($5 per child discount) is May 25th .Forms are available here:   or there are printed forms available in my office and the church office/rectory. If you have questions, contact

Once you complete the forms you can return them in one of 3 ways:

  1. Drop off to my office during one of the registration days throughout the summer (Days and hours vary each week)
    1. My office is OPEN to turn in early registration forms: today/Weds 5/17 2:30-5:30pm, Thursday 5/18 4:30-7:30pm and Wednesday 5/24 2:00-5:00pm.
    2. Drop off to the church office (rectory) Monday through Friday between 8:30am to 5:30pm. They will place the forms and payment in my mail box.
    3. Mail the forms and check to the church: St. Louis de Montfort Church Attn: Kelly McLoughlin 5075 Harp Rd. Santa Maria, CA 93455

Year 1 Communion students moving to year 2 Communion: All children who were in year 1 Communion this year and didn’t miss more than 4 classes are now moving to year 2. All students re-register for classes each year. This means parents need to complete the registration forms for year 2. Year 2 Communion class has a slightly higher registration fee than the other classes due to additional expenses during the sacrament year. The fee for the year is $80.00.

Thank you Volunteers: We want to acknowledge and thank the many volunteers who give of their time to share their faith with the children & Jr Highers each week. They are a priceless treasure. In addition to our volunteers who are returning in September, we are currently looking for interested volunteers for the new classes beginning in September. If you are interested, contact me:

Thought for the week: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started”. –Mark Twain

Many blessings,


Kelly McLoughlin

Director of Religious Education

Junior High Ministry

St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church