Religious Education Parent Update 6/14/16

Religious Education Parent Update 6/14/16

Flag day blessings to everyone,

Congratulations to the many graduates near and far from pre-school to Junior high, high school and college. We send prayers to all of those transitioning from one part of their education journey onto the next.

Vacation Bible Camp: Registration is CLOSED and CAMP IS FULL! We reached our maximum numbers of campers one week before the registration deadline. We apologize to anyone who was hoping to register their son or daughter for camp and wasn’t able to get into camp. We have need of a few more volunteer leaders. If you are available to volunteer please contact me. We have a volunteer meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 7th at 6:30pm in the upper room.

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. For the rest of June the RE Office is open for registration TODAY 6/14 3:00am-6:00pm, Wednesday 6/15 6/10:00am-1:00pm, Tuesday 6/21 2:00-5:00pm and Friday 6/24 9:00am-noon.  If you have questions, contact

First Communion DVDs & Pictures: My apologies to all of you waiting for the arrival of the DVDs and pictures. They have not made it to my office yet. As soon as they arrived, I will send an email and let you know the office hours to pick them up. Thank you for your patience.

College Summer Bible Study: A group of college students who are home for the summer have organized a weekly bible study and fellowship over the next several weeks. They will meet on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00pm in Lou’s Grotto starting TOMORROW 6/15. 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 Friday 6/17 & Monday 6/20 while I take vacation days. Also, will be closed Monday, June 27-Tuesday, July 5 while I am away serving on the leadership team for Camp Big Deal (Jr High leadership camp in our Santa Barbara Region). There will be several July registration hours available (except the week of VBC July 18-22).

Tip of the week: Now that it is summer vacation time and the pace of daily routine is shifted a bit this would be a great time to add some faith growth into the summer. How about praying the rosary as a family once within the next week? Here is a prayer idea for your rosary if you begin today (seize the day) : Family Rosary Prayer of the Day (June 14)

I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you. JOHN 13
To love is to give life. To love as Jesus does is to give our lives in self-sacrificing acts of generosity and kindness. Lord, help me give life, joy and peace especially in the troubling moments of family life. Amen.

Thought for the week: “If we ever forget we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” –Ronald Reagan (In honor of Flag Day)

Blessings to all,


Kelly McLoughlin

Director of Religious Education

Junior High Ministry

St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church