Announcements / Reminders

Any GENERAL announcements or reminders in reference to important dates, events, days off, etc. will be posted on this page.  
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IMPORTANT REMINDERS - Second Half of the Catechetical Year

posted Jan 14, 2019, 5:43 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 5:43 PM ]

We hope you and your families had a wonderful Christmas and a blessed start to the new year.
As we begin the second half of our catechetical year, we would like to remind you of a few important things regarding the program:
Please remember that if it is the first or second year of preparation for a sacrament, we allow up to five (5) absences for the year in terms of counting the year towards sacramental preparation.  There are no excused or unexcused absences.  The office may send a courtesy email to the parents to inform them of the number of absences their child has up to that point. 

All students are expected to dress modestly, in attire appropriate for class and church.   Students may NOT wear “short” shorts or “short” skirts, tank tops, sleeveless shirts/dresses, gym shorts, sweat pants, leggings, flip-flops, crocs, or large/distracting hair pieces (large bows, animal ears, etc.).

All students need to bring their book(s) to class every week, along with a pencil or pen, and any other supplies requested by their catechist.  Also, only drawstring or canvas bags can be used to carry supplies. 

Please remember the dismissal procedures for students in grades 1-6:
  • All parents are to remain in the parking lot during dismissal.
  • There will be a center area marked off by barricades (see figure below).  This will be the ONLY AREA where students will be released.
  • We will announce the grade, catechist name, and room of each class as they come out.  Parents with a child in that class will come to the center area to pick up their child.
  • After picking up their child, parents will clear out the center area, and we will announce the next class.  If a parent needs to wait for another child to be dismissed, they will stand on either side of the barricades in the parking lot and wait for the class to come out.
  • Students not picked up when their class has been announced will be brought back into the school, and the parent will need to wait until all classes have been dismissed.  After all the classes have been released, any remaining students will return to the center area.
  • Should a parent wish to speak with one of the CREs, they must wait in the parking lot until after dismissal is finished.

We thank you for your support and cooperation.  We look forward to a great second half of this Catechetical year!
God bless you.

MUSIC MINISTRY - Invitation for Your Child to Join

posted Jan 9, 2019, 2:51 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 2:51 PM ]

In our Religious Education Program, students are given the opportunity to become involved in our parish through a number of ministries.  One ministry that we are especially blessed to have is our Music Ministry.  The Music Ministry aims to teach, prepare, and form our children to participate in life-long praise of God through sacred song.  They participate by singing and playing at different Masses, events, and special occasions coordinated by the Religious Education Program.
As we begin the second half of our catechetical year, we extend an invitation to all of our students in second grade and up to join and participate in this wonderful ministry. 

We have rehearsals two Saturdays in the month to practice and prepare the songs for our Masses and events.  Our next rehearsal is taking place this Saturday:
Saturday, January 12 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Church

We would love to have your child join this wonderful ministry, and there is no cost involved to participate!  Should your child be interested, please have them come to our next rehearsal.   Please bring them to the school by 11:00 am, and we will proceed to the Church for our rehearsal.  You may pick up your child outside the Chapel at the conclusion of our rehearsal. 
Thank you, and God bless you.


posted Dec 22, 2018, 11:38 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 22, 2018, 11:38 AM ]

This is a reminder that we will have NO CLASSES from December 23rd until January 6th, 2019.  We will be on Christmas Break for two weeks.
Classes will resume:
  • Tuesday,         January 8th   
  • Wednesday,   January 9th    
  • Saturday,        January 12th
*Our schedule of Masses for Christmas and New Year’s can be found below.*
Let us remember amidst all the excitement and preparation during these days that the real reason for Christmas is JESUS.  It is a time to remember and celebrate this greatest gift that God has given to each and every one of us.  May we welcome Christ into our hearts and allow Him to guide us on our journey of faith.
We wish you and your family a wonderful and holy Christmas.  May it be one in which all of you as one family are drawn closer to Jesus Christ, the Emmanuel, God-with-us.  May the New Year of 2019 be filled with blessings and graces from our Lord above.



St. Kevin Catholic Church
Monday, December 24th  (Christmas Eve)
6:00 pm      English          (Christmas Vigil Mass)
12:00 am:  Midnight  Mass  –  Bilingual

Tuesday, December 25th    (Christmas Day)
8:00 am      English
9:30 am      Spanish
11:15 am     English
1:00 pm      Spanish
7:00 pm      Spanish
Remember, NO confessions on Christmas Day.
Monday, December 31st
7:30 pm      Spanish         Vigilia por Maria, Madre de Dios
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019  (Mary, Mother of God)    (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)
7:30 am      English
6:00 pm      English
7:30 pm      Spanish


CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION - Saturday, December 22

posted Dec 19, 2018, 6:33 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 19, 2018, 6:34 PM ]

We are excited to announce that this Saturday, December 22nd, we will be having our Christmas Presentation at the Church.  The presentation is being put together by some of the students in our program.  Our Music Ministry choir will also be singing Christmas songs during the presentation. 
All of our families are invited to come and watch the presentation.  The presentation will begin at 10:15 am.  Church doors will open at 10:00 am.  The front section of the church will be reserved for the students from our Saturday classes.
We hope that you will join us as we prepare to celebrate the reason for Christmas, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

Students will be dropped off as usual at the school at 9:30 am.  (If your child is participating, you will receive a separate email.)  We will be dismissing your children in an orderly fashion at the Church at the conclusion of the presentation.  We ask for your patience and cooperation to make this presentation a success.

Thank you, and God bless you.


posted Dec 9, 2018, 9:36 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 9, 2018, 9:37 PM ]

We invite you and your child to participate in our parish’s annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Drive, as we help to make this Christmas a special one for the less fortunate children in our community.
We are asking for donations of toys or gifts to give to the less fortunate children in our community.  This past week, each student received an “angel” representing a child in need with the gender and age level indicated.  The toy or gift should be unwrapped, and the “angel” needs to be taped to the toy or gift.  If your child was absent and did not receive an “angel” or if your child lost the “angel” they were given, we suggest bringing in a stuffed animal, toy, or gift appropriate for someone of their same age or grade level. 
  • For grades 1-2 (the “angels” with the ages of 4-6), we strongly recommend bringing in a stuffed animal as the gift to be given to the child in need.
Please bring any donations this coming week (December 11, 12, and 15) when your child comes to class.  Similar to the food drive, we will have a cart at the entrance gate where you can place your donations.  We will be accepting donations up until Saturday, December 15th

Thank you, and may God bless your generosity.


posted Dec 6, 2018, 10:45 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 6, 2018, 10:46 PM ]

Please note that this coming Saturday, we are having our next Religious Education Mass of the year:
When:               Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time:                 10:00 am
Location:           Church
We will be celebrating the Solemnity of the
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is a Holy Day of Obligation, in which we are called to attend Mass.  As we honor our Blessed Mother, let us come together as a community to pray and to celebrate as we ask for her intercession.

Students from our third grade faith formation classes will be participating in the various roles of the Mass.  Our Music Ministry choir will also be singing and leading us in giving praise to God. 

We look forward to seeing all of you and your families at our Mass this Saturday!

Thank you, and God bless you.

PARISH FESTIVAL - Sunday, December 2

posted Dec 1, 2018, 11:18 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 1, 2018, 11:18 AM ]

Please remember that our Annual Parish Festival is taking place this Sunday, December 2nd from 10am to 5pm on our Church and School Grounds.
We will have great food, music, rides, games, and a variety of different activity and entertainment booths.  It is a day for all of us to come together and experience the fellowship and fun that we share as a parish community. 

Also, if you did not fill out the Parent Volunteer Form, but would still like to volunteer tomorrow at the Festival, please stop by to see us, and we will get you in contact with H.S.A. to see where help is needed.  We will be at the volunteer booth in the field at the back of the school.
We hope to see you and your families at our Festival for a day of “faith, family, and fun!”


posted Nov 25, 2018, 9:05 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 25, 2018, 9:05 PM ]
We hope you and your families had a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving. 
This email is a reminder that we are still selling the “Unlimited Ride Wristband” for the Parish Festival, which is taking place this coming Sunday, December 2nd.  You can still take advantage of the pre-Festival price of $20 per wristband, and you may purchase them from us when you bring your child for Religious Education class.  The last day to buy the wristband at the pre-festival price is this Wednesday, November 28th.  On the day of the Festival, they will be $30. 
More information, including order forms for the wristbands, can be found in the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page of our website (tab at the top).
Also, if you have not done so, please remember to return your raffle tickets to us this week for a chance to win some great prizes in our festival raffle.  This is the last week to turn in the raffle tickets.

Thank you, and God bless you.


posted Nov 17, 2018, 8:14 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 17, 2018, 8:14 PM ]

Please remember that there will be NO CLASSES this upcoming week for the Thanksgiving holiday:
  • Tuesday, November 20th,
  • Wednesday, November 21st, and
  • Saturday, November 24th.
Classes will resume the following week:
  • Tuesday, November 27th,
  • Wednesday, November 28th, and
  • Saturday, December 1st.
A reminder that on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, we will have our bilingual Religious Education Family Mass here at St. Kevin at 11:00 am.  Our Music Ministry will be leading us in singing and praising God at the Mass, and some of our students will be participating during the Mass.  We invite you and your families to join us in thanking to God for all His graces.
In addition, we thank all of you for your generous contributions to our Thanksgiving Food Drive.  We put together over 200 bags earlier today with the help of the Confirmation Classes, the parish community, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Furthermore, we collected over $1,100 in cash donations to be used for the turkeys.  All of the charitable work we are able to accomplish is only possible through your generosity.
St. Vincent de Paul will also need help in delivering these Thanksgiving baskets to these families.  We invite you and your family to come to the Parish Hall on Tuesday, November 20th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm to pick up a basket or two and deliver them with love to these families in need. 
As we celebrate this occasion with our families and loved ones, let us remember to be thankful to God for all the graces he has bestowed on us and all the blessings he constantly provides for us.
We wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!


posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:08 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 9:09 PM ]
Just a few reminders regarding our Parish Festival on Sunday, December 2nd:
Please remember to return your raffle ticket stubs to us by Saturday, December 1st so that you can be entered to win some great prizes. 
**If the tuition has not been paid off, please remember to also include the $10 for the raffle tickets, and we remind you of your responsibility to pay the tuition.
A reminder that we have the “Unlimited Ride Wristband” for the Parish Festival available for purchase.  Take advantage of the pre-Festival price of $20 per wristband.  The last day to get the wristband at the pre-Festival price is Wednesday, November 28th.  On the day of the Festival, they will be $30.  You may submit your order to us at the door when you bring your child for Religious Education class.  Wristband order forms can be downloaded from the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website.
We are still in need of parent volunteers to help us out at the Parish Festival.  Come and participate by helping us out at the Festival while also enjoying an atmosphere of fun and fellowship with the entire parish community.  If you can volunteer some of your time that day, please fill out the “
Parent Volunteer Form” and turn it in to us at the door when you bring your child to class.  The H.S.A. of the school will then be in contact with you to coordinate.  The last day to submit the "Parent Volunteer Form" is this Saturday, November 17th.
We are also giving the opportunity for students in grades 7 and up to serve our community of faith by volunteering at the Parish Festival.  Service hours will be given for any volunteer work done at our Festival.  Students in the 7th grade and up classes will have the chance to sign up this week if they are interested.  We will contact them later on with additional details.
  • Confirmation Classes:  Remember that students in the Confirmation classes MUST complete two volunteer hours at the Parish Festival.  Candidates were informed of which shift they have been assigned to at the Sponsor Meeting. 
More information on all of the above can be found on the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website,  (tab at the top).

Thank you for all of your support, and God bless you.

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