Confirmation Announcements

Any CONFIRMATION 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 the Religious Education Classes in general, please go to the "General Class Info" tab above.

ST. KEVIN MASSES ONLINE

posted Mar 23, 2020, 9:49 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Dear Parents:
 
We hope and pray that all of you are doing well, amidst the continuing situation with the coronavirus.
 
This past Wednesday, the Archdiocese of Miami issued a statement that all Masses and liturgical events have been suspended until further notice.  You can read the complete statement by
clicking here.
 
In light of this, St. Kevin will be recording Sunday Mass in English and Spanish for everyone in the parish to watch and participate.  The Masses will be uploaded online and available for viewing beginning at 6:00 pm every Saturday.  To the extent possible, we also plan to record the daily Mass in English and Spanish.
 
You can watch the Masses from the YouTube channel of St. Kevin Catholic Church by scanning the QR code above.


Or you can also click the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTL1FinAJRr4xBiEw3HF6qQ/videos

All are encouraged to participate by watching the Mass at home and making a Spiritual Communion.
 
We hope that this will allow us to continue our worship to the Lord and our participation, though remotely, in the celebration of the Eucharist as we remain united in prayer.
 
In the near future, we will be sending out information with regards to continuing the religious education lessons and curriculum through online learning and at-home assignments for the coming weeks while we are unable to hold our classes here at the parish.
 
Thank you for your support, and may God bless you and your families.

CONFIRMATION MASS POSTPONED

posted Mar 16, 2020, 4:16 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Mar 16, 2020, 4:16 PM ]

Dear Parents:
 
With the evolving situation concerning the coronavirus, the Confirmation scheduled for Saturday, April 18 has been
POSTPONED by the Archdiocese of Miami.

The Archdiocese will be in contact with us later on to determine a new date.  You will be notified via email.

Thank you, and God bless you.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES CANCELLED - Week of March 16

posted Mar 14, 2020, 10:23 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Under the direction of the Archdiocese of Miami, Religious Education Classes have been
CANCELLED the week of March 16, 2020.

There will also be NO CLASSES the week of March 23, 2020 for the previously scheduled Spring Break.

An email will be sent out as to when classes will resume.

Please also note that Archbishop Thomas Wenski has granted a dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, as a result of the evolving situation with the coronavirus.

As taken from the press release from the Archdiocese of Miami:

 

We hold in prayer all those infected with the virus, their families and loved ones. We pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died. As a people of faith, we trust in the power of prayer and in the providence of our loving God; as a people of hope, we know that God will never abandon us in our need; and as a people of charity, we, despite our own fears and anxieties, stand in solidarity with all of our brothers and sisters infected or affected by this pandemic.

 

Let nothing disturb you,
let nothing frighten you,
he who has God
nothing lacks:
God alone suffices.

 

Nada te turbe,
nada te espante,
quien a Dios tiene
nada le falta:
Solo Dios basta.  
(St. Teresa of Avila)

EVALUATION NEXT CLASS - Confirmation Things to Know

posted Feb 27, 2020, 7:51 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Feb 27, 2020, 7:52 PM ]

This is to inform you that next class (Saturday, February 29
th, Tuesday, March 3rd and Wednesday, March 4th), we will be doing the evaluations for the material in the "Confirmation – Things to Know" packet.  We distributed this packet back in September and again in January for your child to review and learn some basic prayers and concepts in preparation for their Confirmation.
 
The evaluation will have a written portion and an oral portion.  We will be asking them to pray some of the prayers orally, and they will be expected to know them entirely.  They will also need to complete and identify the concepts and items listed in the packet.
 
Each candidate should have been learning the material over the past several months.  Please make sure that your candidate reviews all the prayers and concepts in the packet so that they are ready for the evaluation next class.  Again, as they are confirmed, each candidate must have a basic foundation of knowledge of our Catholic faith so that they will be able to continue the mission of Christ as they spread their faith and build up the Kingdom of God.
 
If your candidate needs another copy of the “Confirmation – Things to Know” packet, it is available on our website,
www.stkevinrep.org, in the “CONFIRMATION” tab page.
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

CONFIRMATION RETREAT INFORMATION - Saturday, March 7th

posted Feb 24, 2020, 10:23 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Feb 24, 2020, 10:24 PM ]

This is to let you know that, as stated on the list of important dates for Confirmation as well as the Confirmation calendar, all candidates MUST ATTEND the Confirmation Retreat taking place next week as part of the preparation for Confirmation.
 
When:           Saturday, March 7th, 2020
Time:             9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Location:       Parish Hall / Church
 
This past week, we sent home a letter with your Candidate regarding the guidelines of utmost importance for the retreat.  We have also included them below:
  • Candidates must arrive at the Parish Hall NO LATER than 8:45 am so that the retreat may begin on time as scheduled.  If a candidate is late, their attendance at the retreat may not count.
  • Candidates will receive their group assignments once the retreat begins.  Candidates are expected to remain with their assigned group for the duration of the retreat.
  • Lunch and a light snack will be provided at the retreat.  Breakfast will NOT be provided.
  • Candidates are expected to respect the leaders of the retreat and to engage in proper behavior, such as refraining from individual conversations and other disruptions during retreat activities and talks.
  • The retreat will conclude with the 6:00 pm Vigil Mass in the Church.  Parents and Sponsors are welcome and encouraged to attend this closing Mass of the retreat.
  • Candidates need to come dressed comfortably, but appropriate for church as they will be attending Mass to conclude the retreat.  We recommend that they wear a t-shirt (nothing offensive), jeans (with NO tears, holes, or rips), and sneakers to the retreat.  Candidates may NOT wear crocs, flip flops, tank tops, shorts, short skirts, leggings, or exercise attire.  Any student who comes inappropriately dressed may not be allowed into the retreat.
  • Candidates must stay for the entire retreat, including the 6:00 pm Vigil Mass.  Candidates are NOT allowed to leave until the end of the 6:00 pm Vigil Mass.  If a candidate leaves early or during the Mass, their attendance at the retreat will NOT count.
  • Candidates are NOT ALLOWED to bring or have cell phones or any other electronic devices at the retreat.  If a candidate brings an electronic device, it will be kept in the Religious Education Office, and they will not be able to pick it up until after the Mass.
  • Candidates should not bring any other items (i.e. bags, purses, etc.) to the retreat.  We are not responsible for any items that may go lost or missing at the retreat.
  • Failure to comply with the above guidelines may cause the candidate to be asked to leave, and their attendance at the retreat will NOT count.
 
Candidates will also have the opportunity to celebrate the
Sacrament of Reconciliation.  They are strongly encouraged to use the “Reconciliation Book” they received in class to help prepare themselves for the sacrament.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions.
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

NO CLASS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY / START OF THE LENTEN SEASON

posted Feb 24, 2020, 3:09 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please note that, as stated on our calendars, there will be NO CLASSES on Tuesday, February 25th and Wednesday, February 26th for the celebration of Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season.
 
Classes will resume the following week on:
  • Tuesday,  March 3rd
  • WednesdayMarch 4th
*Saturday groups have class as usual on Saturday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 29th.



This Wednesday, February 26th, 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 the season 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, February 26th
7:30 am           English
12:00 pm         Spanish
6:00 pm           English
7:30 pm           Spanish

CONFIRMATION SERVICE HOURS - DUE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

posted Feb 8, 2020, 12:53 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Feb 8, 2020, 12:53 PM ]

www.stkevinrep.org/sacraments/confirmation/service
This is a reminder that your candidate’s Confirmation Service Hours are due by the end of next week.  As mentioned at our Confirmation meetings earlier this year, each candidate for Confirmation is required to complete 10 (ten) “direct” community service hours as they prepare to become “adults” in the faith in following and living the example and teachings of Christ.
 
All community service hours must be completed and submitted to us by next Saturday, February 22nd.  Please remember that each candidate must complete the “Service Report Form” found in the “Confirmation Community Service Information Packet” and have it signed by the organization in order to document their service hours.  In addition, a signed letter from the organization on their official stationery must be included with the report form.  As stated in the community service packet, “ONLY ORIGINALS will be accepted.  Reports sent by email or fax will NOT be accepted.”
 
The “Confirmation Community Service Information Packet,” including all the information regarding the hours and the Service Report Form, can be found on our website,
www.stkevinrep.org, in the “Confirmation Community Service” page under the CONFIRMATION tab. 
 
We also remind you that, as stated in the guidelines, “failure to complete the required service hours and submit the corresponding documents by this date will lead to a delay in the candidate’s celebration of Confirmation.”
 

For your reference, you may CLICK HERE to see how many hours your candidate has completed based on our records (current as of February 9, 2020).
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

CONFIRMATION NAME FORM - DUE NEXT CLASS

posted Jan 26, 2020, 1:45 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 26, 2020, 1:45 PM ]

A couple of weeks ago, your child received a form with information regarding choosing a Confirmation name for the Confirmation celebration.
 
Choosing a Confirmation name is a customary practice for the candidate preparing for Confirmation.  The candidate chooses a saint whose model, example, or way of life makes an impact on the candidate, and is one that he/she would like to emulate his/her life on.  In other words, the candidate chooses a patron saint for him/herself as he/she continues on their journey of faith.  Although the Confirmation name is stated by the bishop only during the actual Confirmation, the candidate is encouraged to continually pray to the saint they have chosen to guide them throughout their journey of faith.
 
Even if your candidate will be keeping his/her Baptismal name, he/she still needs to complete and submit the Confirmation Name Form and reflect on why they would like to keep the saint they were named after as their Confirmation Name.
 

IF your child has not turned in the Confirmation Name form, it is due by next class: 
  • Tuesday, January 28   (Tuesday class),
  • Wednesday, January 29   (Wednesday classes),
  • Saturday, February 1   (Saturday class)
 
Each candidate must submit it to his/her Catechist in class.  If your candidate needs another copy of the form, it is available on our website,
www.stkevinrep.org, in the “CONFIRMATION” tab page.
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, February 2nd

posted Jan 26, 2020, 1:39 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please remember that we are having our next Religious Education Mass this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time:                 11:15 am
Location:           Church
 
As we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, let us all come together to pray and to celebrate the Light of Christ in our lives, united as one family, one community.  Our Music Ministry choir will be singing and leading us in giving praise to God.  Students from our second and third 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.

CONFIRMATION - Things to Know

posted Jan 19, 2020, 8:01 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 8:01 PM ]

http://www.stkevinrep.org/sacraments/confirmation
At the beginning of the year, each candidate received a packet with the “Things to Know” in preparation for their Confirmation.  We gave them this list of prayers and important concepts early in the year so that they could have ample time to learn them. 
 
This past week, we gave each candidate an additional copy of the "Confirmation – Things to Know" packet.  Please make sure that your candidate is reviewing the prayers and learning the concepts in the packet.  At the beginning of March, we will be evaluating each candidate to see whether they have learned all of these items in preparation for their Confirmation. 
 
As stated at the Confirmation Parent-Candidate Meeting, each candidate for Confirmation needs to have a basic foundation of knowledge of our Catholic faith.  As they are confirmed, they will be called to spread and defend the Catholic faith and continue the mission of Christ in building up the Kingdom of God. 
 
If your candidate needs another copy of the “Confirmation – Things to Know” packet, it is available on our website,
www.stkevinrep.org, in the “CONFIRMATION” tab page.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you, and God bless you.

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