Announcements / Reminders

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS - Second Half of the Catechetical Year

posted Jan 19, 2020, 7:58 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 7:59 PM ]

We hope you and your families had a wonderful Christmas and a blessed start to the new year.
 

As we have begun the second half of our catechetical year, we would like to remind you of a few important things regarding the program:
 
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 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. 

DRESS CODE
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 attire, gym shorts, sweat pants, leggings, ripped jeans, flip-flops, crocs, or large/distracting hair pieces (large bows, animal ears, etc.).

BOOKS / SUPPLIES / BAGS
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. 


DISMISSAL PROCEDURES -- GRADES 1 to 6
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.  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.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BLESSED NEW YEAR!

posted Dec 22, 2019, 8:01 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

This is a reminder that there will be NO CLASSES from December 22nd until January 5th, 2020.  We will be on Christmas Break for two weeks.
 
Classes will resume:
  • Tuesday,         January 7th   
  • Wednesday,   January 8th    
  • Saturday,        January 11th
 
*Our schedule of Masses for Christmas and New Year’s can be found below in this email, as well as on our website, www.stkevinrep.org.*
 
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 the celebration lead you and your families to be drawn closer to Jesus Christ, the Emmanuel, God-with-us.  May the New Year of 2020 be filled with blessings and graces from our Lord above.


JESUS IS THE REASON FOR ALL THE SEASONS!

 



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

Wednesday, 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.
 
Tuesday, December 31st
7:30 pm      Spanish         Vigilia por Maria, Madre de Dios
 
Wednesday, January 1st, 2020  (Mary, Mother of God)    (HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)
7:30 am      English
6:00 pm      English
7:30 pm      Spanish

CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION - Saturday, December 21

posted Dec 19, 2019, 1:39 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 19, 2019, 1:39 PM ]

We are excited to announce that this Saturday, December 21st, 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!


INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY CLASSES ONLY:
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.

SVDP TOY DRIVE - UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT

posted Dec 17, 2019, 5:56 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 17, 2019, 5:57 PM ]

Dear Religious Education Families:
 
We would like to thank all of you who brought in toys and/or gifts for the St. Vincent de Paul Toy Drive of the Parish.  It is only through your support and generosity that all of the work that the Church does is fulfilled.

However, we are saddened to inform you that this past late Sunday night / early Monday morning, the trailer being used to store the toys was stolen off the property of the parish.  Local authorities have been notified of the incident; however, we are left with a very unfortunate situation.

In light of what has happened, St. Vincent de Paul has extended their toy drive collection.  They are appealing to the generosity of the parish so that they can still provide for the needy children in our community.  If you are able to donate any additional toys, it will be greatly appreciated.  You may bring any toys to the parish office up until this Thursday, December 19th.  The delivery of the toys will take place shortly after.

Together, we can bring a smile to many children this Christmas as we perform a deed of charity for our less fortunate brothers and sisters.
 
Thank you, and may God bless you for your generosity.

CHRISTMAS PROJECTS, 2019

posted Dec 12, 2019, 8:42 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 12, 2019, 8:42 PM ]

We are emailing to invite you and your child to participate in two service projects in our program as we help to make this Christmas a special one for the less fortunate children in our community.  We will be participating in the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Drive and the Christmas Drive for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital/NICO at Memorial West.  We will be dividing these two projects by grade level as follows:
 
GRADES 1 – 3:  Students in these grade levels will be participating in the Christmas Drive for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital/NICO at Memorial West.  We are asking for donations of unwrapped new teddy bears or stuffed toys to be distributed to children with terminal illnesses. 
 

GRADES 4 AND UP Students in these grade levels will be participating in the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Drive.  We are asking for donations of toys or gifts for the needy children in our parish community.  This past week, students in these grade levels received an “angel” representing a child in need with the age level indicated.  For the gender, we recommend getting a gift for someone of the same gender as your child with the specified age level.  The toy needs to be unwrapped, and the “angel” should be taped to the toy or gift.
 
Please bring any donations this upcoming week (December 10, 11, and 14) when your child comes to class.  As with 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 14th

 
Thank you, and God bless you.

ST. KEVIN PARISH FESTIVAL - Sunday, December 8th

posted Dec 5, 2019, 4:24 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 5, 2019, 4:24 PM ]

www.stkevinrep.org/festival
Remember that our Annual Parish Festival is taking place this Sunday, December 8th 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!”

PARISH FESTIVAL REMINDERS - WRISTBANDS AND RAFFLE TICKETS

posted Dec 1, 2019, 10:56 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 1, 2019, 10:56 AM ]

We hope you and your families had a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving.  We also hope that all of you have had a fruitful start to the Advent season.
 
This is a reminder that we are still selling the “Unlimited Ride Wristband” for the Parish Festival, which is taking place this coming Sunday, December 8th.  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, December 4thOn 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 final week to turn in the raffle tickets.
 

God bless you,

NO CLASSES - HAPPY THANKSGIVING

posted Nov 23, 2019, 1:57 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 23, 2019, 1:57 PM ]

Please remember that there will be NO CLASSES next week for the Thanksgiving holiday:
  • Tuesday, November 26th,
  • Wednesday, November 27th, and
  • Saturday, November 30th.
Classes will resume the following week:
  • Tuesday, December 3rd,
  • Wednesday, December 4th, and
  • Saturday, December 7th.
 
A reminder that on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, 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 and making a special presentation during the Mass.  We invite you and your families to join us in thanking 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 $1,400 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 26th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 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!

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE - Final Week to Bring Donations

posted Nov 16, 2019, 1:33 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 16, 2019, 1:33 PM ]

This is a reminder that we are currently holding our “Thanksgiving Food Drive.”  The memo we sent home (with more information) is posted 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.
 
 
We thank all those who have brought in their donations for our food drive.  If you have not, please remember to bring your donations this coming week when your child comes for Religious Education class.  This is the final week we are collecting donations.  Also, as stated on the memo, if you can and would like to contribute more, you are welcome to do so.
 
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.

Also, we invite anyone who would like to help us put the baskets together with our Confirmation classes to come this Saturday, November 23rd beginning at 9:00 am at the Parish Hall.


We thank you for your cooperation, and may God bless your generosity.

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.

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