Announcements / Reminders

Any GENERAL announcements or reminders in reference to important dates, events, days off, etc. will be posted on this page.  
The latest post will always appear at the top.

**For announcements and reminders pertaining to First Communion or Confirmation classes, please go to the corresponding tab above.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

posted Nov 9, 2019, 2:21 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 9, 2019, 2:22 PM ]

This past week, we sent home the memo for our annual “Thanksgiving Food Drive.”  We have also posted the Thanksgiving Food Drive memo on our website.  It contains the items that we are asking each grade level to bring for the food drive.  On our website,
www.stkevinrep.org, go to the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab at the top, and click on the “Documents” page on the drop-down menu.  Or just click on the link below:
 
 
We are asking for donations to be brought this week when your child comes for Religious Education class.  We will have a cart at the gate where you or your child may leave the food donations. 
Please deposit the cash in the envelope we will have at the door.
 
As stated on the memo, if you are able to contribute more, we encourage you to do so.
 
Let us always remember to be thankful to God for all the blessings he gives us every day.  Let us keep in mind all the less fortunate in our community, and those we will be helping though this food drive.  Let us remember to pray for them, for God to watch over them and be with them always.
 
We thank you for your cooperation, and may God bless your generosity.

PARISH FESTIVAL - Sunday, December 8th

posted Nov 2, 2019, 11:16 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 2, 2019, 11:16 AM ]

www.stkevinrep.org/festival
A few things to note regarding our Parish Festival on Sunday, December 8th:
 
PARISH FESTIVAL PACKET
Before our Fall break, we sent home a copy of the Parish Festival Packet with each student containing all the information pertaining to our upcoming Parish Festival.  It includes a
flyer, cover letter, parent volunteer form, wristband order form, and sponsorship information.  The packet is also available for download on the “PARISH FESTIVAL” page of our website.
 
RAFFLE TICKETS
This week, we will be sending home the Raffle Tickets for our Parish Festival with your oldest child.  It is one book of 10 tickets per family (not per child).  Please remember to return the ticket stubs to us by Saturday, December 7th 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.
 
UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBAND
We are selling the “Unlimited Ride Wristband” for the Parish Festival.  The wristbands are now available for purchase.  You can take advantage of the early bird price of $20 per wristband, and you may purchase them from us when you bring your child for Religious Education class up until December 4th.  On the day of the Festival, they will be $30.  Please use the order form in the Festival Packet, or you can also download a Wristband Order Form from the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FESTIVAL
We are in need of parent volunteers to help us out at the Parish Festival.  We invite you and your families to participate by he
lping us out at the festival while also enjoying an atmosphere of fun and fellowship with the entire parish community.  Please fill out the “Parent Volunteer Form” in the Festival Packet and return it to us when you drop off your child for class.  If you need an additional form, you can find download it from the “PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website.
 

Any additional information regarding the Festival will also be posted on the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page of our website, www.stkevinrep.org  (tab at the top).
 
We look forward to your families joining us for a day of fun filled with delicious food, fun activities, and the spirit of our community of faith!

NO CLASSES THIS WEEK

posted Oct 27, 2019, 8:37 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 27, 2019, 8:37 PM ]

We would like thank all those who joined us in our Religious Education Mass this past Sunday.  We are grateful for your presence as we celebrated as a community of faith.

As a reminder, there will be NO CLASSES this week for our Fall Break and the annual Archdiocesan Catechetical Conference:
  • Tuesday, October 29th,
  • Wednesday, October 30th ,and
  • Saturday, November 2nd.
 
Classes resume the following week:
  • Tuesday, November 5th,
  • Wednesday, November 6th ,and
  • Saturday, November 9th.


Also, please note that Friday, November 1st, the Solemnity of All Saints, is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Our Mass schedule is as follows:
     7:30 am        English
   12:00 pm        Spanish

     6:00 pm        English
     7:30 pm        Spanish



Thank you, and God bless you.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, October 27

posted Oct 26, 2019, 1:19 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 26, 2019, 1:19 PM ]

Please remember that our next Religious Education Mass is taking place this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time:                 11:15 am
Location:           Church
 
We are celebrating this Mass so that all the children, families, and catechists of the Religious Education Program can come together to pray and celebrate, united as one community in Christ.  Our Music Ministry choir will be singing and leading us in giving praise to God.  Students from our Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth grade faith formation classes will be participating in the various roles of the Mass. 

 
We look forward to seeing you and your families at our Mass this Sunday!

Thank you, and God bless you.

PB&J MINISTRY

posted Oct 10, 2019, 2:47 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 10, 2019, 2:47 PM ]

This email is an invitation from the PB&J Ministry.  The PB&J Ministry meets twice a month after our Saturday classes to prepare sandwiches that will be distributed to the homeless by the St. Vincent de Paul Ministry of the parish.  It is a wonderful way to get the entire family involved in this work of charity.
 
The ministry is coordinated by one of our catechists, Yoly Mendez.  Should you be interested or for more information, please reach out to her at
yolandamendez64@gmail.com.  Students who participate can also receive service hours that can be used for their schools, etc.
  • *CONFIRMATION CLASSES (2nd year) – PLEASE NOTE:  These hours do NOT count towards the 10 “direct” service hours requirement.  The hours for Confirmation need to be completed in “direct” contact with those in need. 
 
Please go to the "PB&J Ministry" page on our website to see the complete schedule of dates that the ministry will meet.


Thank you, and God bless you.
 

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES AND REMINDERS

posted Sep 25, 2019, 8:51 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 8:52 AM ]

We had a successful first few weeks of classes, and we thank you for your support and cooperation as we continue on this Catechetical year.
 
We would just like to remind you of a few guidelines of utmost importance, as discussed at the Parent Orientation:
 
DRESS CODE
Students should come dressed comfortably, but appropriate for class and Church.  In other words, all students are expected to dress modestly. 
Students are NOT allowed to wear “short” shorts or “short” skirts (must be knee-length), tank tops, sleeveless attire, gym shorts, sweat pants, leggings, ripped jeans, flip-flops, crocs, or distracting hair pieces (large bows, animal ears, etc.).  Sports uniforms are also not permitted.  Any student who continuously comes to class improperly dressed may not be allowed into their class and may be asked to go home, which could potentially count as an absence.

ATTENDANCE
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, regardless of the reason, in terms of counting the year towards sacramental preparationThere are no excused or unexcused absences.  A student with poor attendance and/or excessive tardiness may not have the current year count towards sacramental preparation.  If a student is absent, 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.


DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
For students in grades 1-6, please remember that parents need to come to the center area in the parking lot to pick up their child when their class is announced.  Students will only be released in the center area and must identify the person picking them up to their catechist or one of the CLs. All students in these grades will be released ONLY to an appropriate adult and NOT to an older sibling.  Also, please remember that
no parents are allowed to stand, remain, or come up onto the patio area during dismissal.  Should you wish to speak with us at the end of class, please wait until dismissal is completed, and we will be more than happy to assist you afterwards.

BOOKS / SUPPLIES / BAGS
All students received their books in class from their catechist.  The book must be brought to class every week.  Students also need to bring a pencil or pen, along with any other supplies requested by their Catechist.  Only drawstring or canvas bags can be used to carry books and supplies.  Regular school book bags are NOT permitted.

FOOD, DRINKS, AND GUM
Please remember that students may NOT bring any food or drinks, as they are not allowed inside the classrooms.  In addition, gum chewing is not permitted.

CHANGES TO CLASS ASSIGNMENTS AND CLASS DAY
Once classes for the catechetical year begin in September, NO changes will be allowed to a child’s class day or class assignment.  There will be NO exceptions to this rule.  Students received their class assignment at the Welcome Orientation, which cannot be changed whatsoever

 
All of the above guidelines are taken from our “Religious Education Handbook,” which contains all the procedures that will be followed this year.  If you have not, please make sure to read the
Religious Education Handbook on our website at www.stkevinrep.org, under the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab. 
 
Please be sure to also check our website, www.stkevinrep.org, frequently for any announcements or new information regarding your child’s Religious Education classes, including class outlines.  The website will be our primary conduit of communicating information to you.  Also, please check your emails on a regular basis for any important information and reminders we may send throughout the year.  Remember that we will be sending the majority of our emails through MailChimp.

Thank you, and God bless you.

ST. KEVIN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MUSIC MINISTRY

posted Sep 25, 2019, 8:18 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 8:20 AM ]

We are excited to share that we have a Music Ministry in our Religious Education Program.  The Music Ministry aims to teach, prepare, and form our children to participate in life-long praise of God through sacred song.  Students and children in second grade and up are given the opportunity to participate in the parish community by singing and playing at different Masses, events, and special occasions coordinated by the Religious Education Program.
 
The members of our Music Ministry choir led us in praising God at our first Religious Education Mass, and they all sounded spectacular!  We invite all of our students in second grade and up to join and participate in this wonderful ministry. 


At our rehearsals, we go over and practice the songs that we sing at our Masses and events.  Our next rehearsal is taking place on:
 
Saturday, September 28 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Church
 
It is not too late for your child to join, and there is no cost involved to participate!  Should your child be interested, please reply to this email with their name and class day to let us know.  Also, 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.

OPENING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, September 15

posted Sep 11, 2019, 8:34 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please remember that our opening Religious Education Mass of the year is taking place this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, September 15, 2019
Time:                 11:15 am
Location:           Church
 
As we kickoff this new catechetical year, we are celebrating this Mass so that all the children, families, and catechists of the Religious Education Program can come together to pray and celebrate, united as one community in Christ.  Our Music Ministry choir will be singing and leading us in giving praise to God.  Students from our Confirmation classes will be participating in the various roles of the Mass.  Our Catechists will also be commissioned in their important mission of passing on the faith to our children and families.

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

Thank you, and God bless you.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASSES, 2019-2020

posted Sep 11, 2019, 8:30 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 11, 2019, 8:30 PM ]

Dear Parents:
 

We are excited to share that throughout the year, there will be several Masses that will be especially dedicated to the Religious Education Program.  Our Music Ministry choir will be preparing the music for each of these Masses and lead us in giving praise to God.  Students in a specific group or grade level will be assigned to participate in the liturgy as lectors, offertory bearers, greeters, etc. 
 
Our goal for having these Religious Education Masses throughout the year is to bring together the children, families, and catechists of the Religious Education Program to pray and celebrate, united as one community in Christ. 

 
As noted on the calendar you received at registration, these are the dates of our Masses for this catechetical year:


DATE TIME
Sunday, September 15 11:15 am
Sunday, October 27 11:15 am
Thursday, November 28 11:00 am
Sunday, February 2, 2020 11:15 am
Sunday, March 1 11:15 am
Sunday, May 17 11:15 am
   
 
Throughout the year, we will be asking the students to participate in the various roles of the Mass.  We are counting on your support and assistance to make all of our Religious Education Masses a success!
 
We look forward to seeing you and your families at our Religious Education Masses throughout this year!
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

WELCOME TO THE 2019-2020 CATECHETICAL YEAR

posted Sep 11, 2019, 8:24 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 11, 2019, 8:24 PM ]

Dear Parents:
 
We take this opportunity to welcome you to the beginning of the St. Kevin Religious Education Program for the 2019–2020 Catechetical Year!
 
For the first day of class, we will have our Welcome Orientation for this catechetical year.  At least one of the parents MUST be present with their child(ren) at the Welcome Orientation.  ALL PARENTS AND STUDENTS are to go directly to the Parish Hall by 6:30 pm, where you will receive information regarding what to expect for this year.  You and your child will also have the chance to meet your child’s catechist for this year.  Please remember that attendance at the Welcome Orientation is mandatory for ALL students and parents, and your attedanace will count as a class day in terms of your child’s attendance for this year.

 
Please be sure to read our
Religious Education Handbook on our website at www.stkevinrep.org, under the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab.  It contains all the policies that will be followed and enforced, including attendance policy, dress code, and drop-off and dismissal procedures.   Please remember that by signing the “Requirements and Commitment Statement" at the time of registration, you indicate that you have read, accept, and agree to abide by all the guidelines in the Religious Education Handbook.
 
Also posted on our website and available for you to download is the “Welcome Packet” that you received at the time you registered your child in our program.  Go to the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab, and click on the “
Documents” page on the drop-down menu.
 
The majority of our classes have an outline of the material that the catechist will be covering in their classes this year.  They will be posted on the “
Class Outlines” page on our website, under the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab, available for you to access and download.  You will know exactly what your child will be covering in class, and in case your child is absent, you can go over the lesson with them at home.
 
Please remember to check our website,
www.stkevinrep.org, frequently for any announcements, documents, and new information regarding your child’s Faith Formation class.  The website will be our main conduit of communicating information to you, so please be sure to go to our website on a regular basis.  We will also be utilizing MailChimp to send periodic emails, so please be sure to check your emails on a regular basis as well.  Your email address is automatically imported into MailChimp so that you can receive our emails.
 

We will be having extended registration on Thursday, September 12 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  If you have any friends and/or family who have not registered and want to start or continue their child’s faith formation, please reach out to them and have them to come in.  We have all the information on our website under the “REGISTRATION tab.
 
We and all of our catechists are blessed to be part of this faith community and to be able to serve all of you.  Please feel free to communicate any concerns, issues, and good reports as well to either of us. 
 
Thank you, and please help us pray for a fruitful Catechetical Year!
 
 
God bless you,

Daniel Mercado
Director of Religious Education

Alidi Rivera
Coordinator of Religious Education

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