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

NO CLASS NEXT TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY / START OF THE LENTEN SEASON

posted Mar 3, 2019, 10:36 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Mar 3, 2019, 10:37 PM ]

Please note that, as stated on our calendars, there will be NO CLASSES on Tuesday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 6th for the celebration of Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season.
 
Classes will resume the following week on:
  • Tuesday,  March 12th
  • WednesdayMarch 13th
*Saturday groups have class as usual on Saturday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 9th.



This Wednesday, March 6th, 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 short video on our website, as we 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 our “
LENT” page on our website, as it contains more information on this season as well as some resources you can use with your families in celebrating the “Great 40 Days” of the Lenten season.
 
May our Lord Jesus Christ accompany us on our Lenten journey.




ASH WEDNESDAY MASS SCHEDULE
St. Kevin Catholic Church
 
Wednesday, March 6th
7:30 am           English
8:30 am           English     (with the School)
12:00 pm         Spanish
6:00 pm           English
7:30 pm           Spanish

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, February 24

posted Feb 21, 2019, 10:59 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Feb 21, 2019, 11:00 AM ]

Please remember that we are having our next Religious Education Mass of the year this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time:                 11:15 am
Location:           Church
 
As we approach the start of the season of Lent in just a couple of weeks, let us come together to prepare ourselves to celebrate the Paschal Mystery of Christ.  We are celebrating this Mass so that we can all come together as a Religious Education family to pray and celebrate, united as one community of faith.
 
Once again, our Music Ministry choir will be singing and leading us in giving praise to God.  We will also have students from different grades participating as lectors, and students from our second grade classes will be participating as greeters and offertory bearers.
 
We look forward to seeing you and your families at our Mass this Sunday!

Thank you, and God bless you.

NO CLASS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th

posted Feb 13, 2019, 10:21 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 10:22 PM ]

According to our calendar, please remember that there will be NO CLASS this coming Saturday, February 16th

St. Kevin School is having their Confirmation ceremony on this day.
 
Classes will resume the following week, Saturday, February 23rd.

 
Thank you, and God bless you.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, January 27

posted Jan 23, 2019, 8:51 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 8:51 PM ]

Please remember that we are having our next Religious Education Mass of the year this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, January 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 Seventh Grade and Up 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.

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:
 
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 shirts/dresses, gym shorts, sweat pants, leggings, 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 (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.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BLESSED NEW YEAR!

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.


JESUS IS THE REASON FOR ALL THE SEASONS!



 


CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S MASS SCHEDULE
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)
(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.
 
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!


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.

CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE

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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Saturday, December 8

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.

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