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ASH WEDNESDAY - START OF LENT / NO CLASS: Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 16 & 17)

posted Feb 14, 2021, 6:09 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Feb 14, 2021, 6:09 PM ]

This Wednesday, we celebrate the Feast of Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten Season.  Lent is a 40-day season in which we are given the opportunity to reflect and to prepare ourselves for our Lord’s Resurrection in Easter through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
 
Please watch this video on our website, as we prepare to enter into this holy season of Lent.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO ON OUR WEBSITE
 
Our schedule of Masses for Ash Wednesday can be found below and is also posted on our website.
 

We also invite you to browse through the “LENT” page here on our website, which contains more information on this season as well as additional resources for the Lenten season.
 
May our Lord Jesus Christ accompany us on our Lenten journey.
 



Please note that, as stated on our calendars, there will be NO CLASSES this week for the Tuesday and Wednesday groups for the celebration of Ash Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, February 16th,
  • Wednesday, February 17th
 
Classes will resume the following week:
  • Tuesday, February 23rd,
  • Wednesday, February 24th

SATURDAY STUDENTS WILL HAVE CLASS AS USUAL ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20th.
 

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ASH WEDNESDAY MASS SCHEDULE
https://www.facebook.com/stkevinmiami/live

St. Kevin Catholic Church
 
Wednesday, February 17th
7:30 am           English
12:00 pm         Spanish
6:00 pm           English       
(livestreamed)
7:30 pm           Spanish       (livestreamed)
 

- Limited capacity due to social distancing guidelines
- Livestreamed Masses can be found on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/stkevinmiami
- Ashes will be imposed on the forehead during each Mass.

PLEASE NOTE:
Ash Wednesday is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation.  It is also not an obligation to receive the ashes.

UPDATE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES (January 2021)

posted Jan 4, 2021, 2:54 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 4, 2021, 2:55 PM ]

As we begin this new year of 2021, we hope that you and your families are doing well and that this Christmas season has been a time of grace and blessing for all of you.

O
ver the last couple of weeks, we have been discerning how to proceed with regards to resuming our Religious Education classes after the Christmas break.  While we want our students to be able to attend classes here at the parish, we also have to consider that fact that the number of new daily coronavirus cases continues to remain significantly high.  The guidance from the Office of Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Miami has remain unchanged, which is to continue with the online learning plans already in place and implemented at the start of the catechetical year to promote the safety and well-being of our students and catechists.

Therefore, students in the Religious Education Program will continue to attend classes virtually (online) until further notice.
 

We will reevaluate the situation at a later time, under the guidance of the Office of Catechesis, with regards to the return of our students to the classroom with religious education classes being held at the parish.
 

Please remain safe, as we continue to take the necessary precautions while keeping our trust in the mercy and love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank you, and God bless you.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BLESSED NEW YEAR!

posted Dec 22, 2020, 2:47 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 22, 2020, 2:47 PM ]

This is a reminder that there will be NO CLASSES from December 20th until January 3rd, 2021.  We will be on Christmas Break for two weeks.
 
Classes will resume:
  • Tuesday,         January 5th   
  • Wednesday,   January 6th    
  • Saturday,        January 9th
 
*Our schedule of Masses for Christmas and New Year’s can be found below, as well as on our website, www.stkevinrep.org.*
 
As we continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, let us take some time to reflect on the real reason for Christmas.  It is a season to remember and celebrate the greatest gift that God has given to each and every one of us: JESUS, the Emmanuel.  May we welcome Christ into our hearts and allow Him to guide us as we continue on our journey of faith.
 
We share with you the video of our Christmas Presentation from this morning that was put together by some of our students.  They all did an amazing job in helping us to remember and to keep alive the reason and spirit of the season.
  • Watch on Facebook or YouTube    (The presentation starts at the 6:55 mark.)

Please also find below a special Christmas message from our pastor, Father Jesús Saldaña, to all of our families in the parish.

We wish you and your family a wonderful and holy Christmas.  May the season lead you and your families to be drawn closer to Jesus Christ, the Emmanuel, God-with-us.  May the New Year of 2021 be filled with blessings and graces from our Lord above.


JESUS IS THE REASON FOR ALL THE SEASONS!

 




CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR:

Dear brothers and sisters:
 
Peace and Goodness to all.
 
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought new challenges to our daily lives, including our social habits.  Some people have asked me what the new norms will be for this Christmas.  My answer is that Christmas must always be “new” on our part and should never be ”the same as last year” or simply following popular traditions.
 
The birth of Jesus of Nazareth occurred hundreds of years ago.  But at every Christmas, moved by our faith, we celebrate the presence of God the Father in the history of humankind and his presence among us through his Son, Jesus Christ, who dwells among us and fulfills the promise of the Father.  After his Resurrection, he left us the gift of the
Holy Spirit, which gives us the strength we need to remain and persevere in his ways, bringing his message of solidarity, peace, and communion of love with God and our neighbor in always searching for the good and noble that draws us closer to his mercy in fulfilling his will.
 
To meditate on the true meaning of Christmas, I leave you with this quote from the Gospel of Saint John, Chapter 3, verse 16:
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.
 
Merry Christmas, and a blessed and healthy New Year!

 




CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S MASS SCHEDULE
St. Kevin Catholic Church
 
Thursday, December 24th  (Christmas Eve)
6:00 pm      English          (Christmas Vigil Mass)  
12:00 am:  Midnight  Mass  –  Bilingual        (livestreamed)

Friday, December 25th    (Christmas Day)
(HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)
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.
 
Thursday, December 31st
7:30 pm      Spanish         Vigilia por Maria, Madre de Dios
 
Friday, January 1st, 2021  (Mary, Mother of God)    (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)
7:30 am      English
6:00 pm      English
7:30 pm      Spanish



*Livestreamed Masses can be found on Facebook: www.facebook.com/stkevinmiami

CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION - Saturday, December 19th

posted Dec 17, 2020, 10:14 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 17, 2020, 10:15 PM ]

We are excited to announce that this Saturday, December 19th, we will be having our annual Christmas Presentation at our church.  The presentation is being put together by some of the students in our program.  A couple of members in our Music Ministry choir will also be singing Christmas songs during the presentation. 
 
Everyone is invited to watch the presentation, which will be livestreamed for all of our students and families.  The presentation will begin at 10:15 am.  The presentation will be livestreamed on the church's Facebook page:
  • https://www.facebook.com/stkevinmiami
  • It will go live about 5 minutes before the start of the Presentation.
  • You do not need a Facebook account to access the livestream.  Simply go to the link above, and scroll to the live video.
 

SATURDAY CLASSES:
  • Students in the Saturday classes will be watching the presentation via livestream, presented by their catechist, during their regular class. 
  • Please note that this Saturday, December 19th, we have our last Religious Education class before going on Christmas break.  Please make sure that your child logs in as usual for class this Saturday.


We look forward to everyone joining us for the livestream of our Presentation as we prepare to celebrate the reason for Christmas, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

Thank you, and God bless you.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Tuesday, December 8th

posted Dec 5, 2020, 1:21 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 5, 2020, 1:22 PM ]

Please note that this coming Tuesday, we are having a special Mass for our Religious Education Program:
 
When:               Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time:                 6:00 pm

 
We will be celebrating the Solemnity of the
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patroness of the United States.  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 on us and our country.

Please join us for our Religious Education Mass via livestream on the Church's Facebook page: 
  • https://www.facebook.com/stkevinmiami
  • It will go live about 5 minutes before the start of the Mass.
  • You do not need a Facebook account to access the livestream.  Simply go to the link above, and scroll to the live video.

ALL STUDENTS IN THE TUESDAY CLASSES WILL BE ATTENDING THIS MASS VIRTUALLY AS THEIR REGULAR CLASS ON THIS DATE.
  • Complete information was sent to the parents of the Tuesday students with regards to how we will proceed with the class and the Mass.

We look forward to having you and your child(ren) join us, as we pray and celebrate during our upcoming Mass!

Thank you, and God bless you.

NO CLASSES ... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

posted Nov 21, 2020, 1:26 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 21, 2020, 1:27 PM ]

Please remember that there will be NO CLASSES next week for the Thanksgiving holiday:
  • Tuesday, November 24th,
  • Wednesday, November 25th, and
  • Saturday, November 28th.

Classes will resume the following week:
  • Tuesday, December 1st,
  • Wednesday, December 2nd, and
  • Saturday, December 5th.
 
A reminder that on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, we will have our bilingual Religious Education Family Mass here at St. Kevin at 11:00 am.  A couple of our Music Ministry members will be leading us in singing and praising God at the Mass, and some of our students will be participating and making a special presentation during the Mass. 


We invite you and your families to join us for our celebration.  As capacity in the church remains limited for social distancing, the Mass will be livestreamed on the church's Facebook page so that everyone can participate virtually and join together in spirit. 

Please join us for our Religious Education Mass via livestream on the Church's Facebook page: 
  • https://www.facebook.com/stkevinmiami
  • It will go live about 5 minutes before the start of the Mass.
  • You do not need a Facebook account to access the livestream.  Simply go to the link above, and scroll to the live video.
 
Amidst these challenging times, it is important to remember that our Lord continues to watch over us and to show us his love and mercy.  As we celebrate Thanksgiving with our loved ones in a safe way, let us be thankful to God for all the graces he has bestowed on us and all the blessings he constantly provides for us.  Let us also continue to keep in our prayers all those who are in need, all those who are struggling as a result of this pandemic, and all who are helping in so many ways.
 

NO CLASSES THIS UPCOMING WEEK

posted Nov 5, 2020, 9:16 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 5, 2020, 9:16 PM ]

Please remember that there will be NO CLASSES this week for our Fall Break:
  • Saturday, November 7th.
  • Tuesday, November 10th,  and
  • Wednesday, November 11th

Classes resume the following week:

  • Saturday, November 14th,
  • Tuesday, November 17th, and
  • Wednesday, November 18th.


Thank you, and God bless you.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, November 1st

posted Oct 29, 2020, 12:59 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 29, 2020, 1:00 PM ]

Please remember that our next Religious Education Mass is taking place this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, November 1, 2020
Time:                 11:15 am
 
This Sunday, we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints.  On this day, the Church recalls the example, witness, and prayer of the holy women and men who have been identified by the Church as saints.  More than just role models, the saints are family members in the Communion of Saints.  On this special day, we come together and pray to all the Saints in heaven to continue to intercede for us so that we may be more like them in living our lives according to the example and teachings of Christ. 


We ask all of our students and families to come together to celebrate the Eucharist on this special day.  We also have some of our students participating in a special way by dressing up as saints for the Mass.  As capacity in the church remains limited for social distancing, the Mass will be livestreamed on the church's Facebook page so that everyone can participate virtually and join together in spirit. 

Please join us for our Religious Education Mass via livestream on the Church's Facebook page: 
  • https://www.facebook.com/stkevinmiami
  • It will go live about 5 minutes before the start of the Mass.
  • You do not need a Facebook account to access the livestream.  Simply go to the link above, and scroll to the live video.

We look forward to having you and your child(ren) join us, as we pray and celebrate during our Mass this Sunday!


Thank you, and God bless you.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM UPDATE

posted Sep 24, 2020, 8:46 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 19, 2020, 4:15 PM ]

As you may have heard, starting this week, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Miami began to phase in those students who would like to return to the classrooms.  However, capacity in the classrooms remains limited, along with the need to adopt and implement many new protocols for cleaning, sanitizing, screening, face masks, social distancing, etc. 
 
The Religious Education Program follows the guidance of the Office of Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Miami, and not the Office of Catholic Schools.  The Office of Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Miami has stated that, to ensure the safety of all our students and catechists, Religious Education Programs should continue with the online learning plans already in place until we can fully use the classrooms of the school. 
 
Therefore, students in the Religious Education Program will continue with classes being held and taught virtually (online) until further notice.
 
We will reevaluate the situation at a later time, under the guidance of the Office of Catechesis, with regards to the return of our students to the classroom with religious education classes being held at the parish.
 

Thank you, and God bless you.

OPENING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, September 20

posted Sep 17, 2020, 10:21 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 19, 2020, 8:44 PM ]

This Sunday, the Church in the United States celebrates Catechetical Sunday, the national day that celebrates the ministry of catechesis and religious education. 
As such, the 11:15 am Mass this Sunday, September 20th, will be
celebrated and dedicated especially for the students, families, and catechists of our Religious Education Program. 
 
As we kickoff this new catechetical year, we ask you to please join together with us in the celebration of the Eucharist.  As mentioned at the Welcome Orientation, while the situation continues to improve, we know that many of you, for one reason or another, are unable to come to the parish for the celebration of the Mass.  The capacity of the church also remains limited for social distancing.  That is why the Mass is being livestreamed on the church's Facebook page YouTube channel so that everyone can participate, even if from a distance, and join together in spirit.

Please join us for our Mass via livestream on the Church's Facebook page YouTube channel: 


Our Catechists will also be commissioned in their important mission of passing on the faith to our children and families.
 
We look forward to having you and your families join us, whether virtually or at the parish, as we pray and celebrate during our opening Mass this Sunday!

Thank you, and God bless you.

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