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.

PARISH FESTIVAL SHIFT ASSIGNMENTS

posted by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated ]

At the Sponsor's Meeting, candidates were informed of their assigned shifts for the two hours that they must serve at the Parish Festival.  These shift assignments are final and cannot be changed.

For your reference, please find below the spreadsheet with the shift assignments for each candidate.



PARISH FESTIVAL SHIFT ASSIGNMENTS
 
(December 8, 2019)
www.stkevinrep.org/sacraments/confirmation/docfiles/%40Confirmation%20Things%20to%20Know%2C%202018-19.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
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Thank you, and God bless you.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

posted Nov 9, 2019, 2:21 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

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.

SPONSOR MEETING - Wednesday, November 6th (Mandatory)

posted Nov 2, 2019, 11:15 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 2, 2019, 11:15 AM ]

This is a reminder that our Sponsor Meeting will take place next week.  As mentioned at the Confirmation Parent-Candidate meeting, this meeting is MANDATORY as part of the preparation for Confirmation.  BOTH CANDIDATE AND SPONSOR MUST ATTEND.
 
When:              Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time:                6:30 pm   
Location:          Parish Hall

By 6:30 pm, all candidates need to be at the PARISH HALL accompanied by their sponsor for Confirmation.
 

At the meeting, the Sponsor will fill out and sign the “Sponsor Requirements and Consent Form.”  In addition, the sponsor must bring a sponsor certificate/letter from his/her parish to the meeting.  This certificate/letter states that he/she is a practicing Catholic in good standing who can be the sponsor for the candidate. 
  • **The sponsor needs to obtain the sponsor's certificate from the parish where they are registered or belong to by their address. 
  • **If the sponsor is registered at St. Kevin (receives the weekly offertory envelopes) or lives within the boundaries of St. Kevin, then he/she needs to contact the Parish Office (305-223-0633) to obtain the sponsor letter needed.
These documents are required in order to be a sponsor for the candidate of Confirmation.


**CANDIDATES AND SPONSORS FROM ALL CONFIRMATION CLASSES ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY MUST ATTEND THE MEETING.
 

**Tuesday Class:  Remember that there is NO Class on Tuesday, November 5th(Confirmation Class ONLY)
**Saturday Class:  There will be CLASS AS USUAL on
Saturday, November 9th.


Thank you, and God bless you.

NO CLASSES THIS WEEK

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

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

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.

CONFIRMATION PARENT-CANDIDATE MEETING: Wed., Oct. 2

posted Sep 28, 2019, 8:25 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 28, 2019, 8:25 PM ]

This is a reminder that, as noted on our Confirmation calendar, you and your son/daughter MUST attend a mandatory “Parent-Candidate Meeting” as part of the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

When:           Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time:             6:30 pm   
Location:      
Parish Hall

This meeting will take place instead of regular class on Wednesday evening.  Please go straight to the Parish Hall with your son/daughter for the meeting this coming Wednesday.
 
Please note that attendance at this meeting for both candidates and parents is MANDATORY for all students and parents as part of the preparation for Confirmation.



**Tuesday Class:  Remember that there is NO Class on Tuesday, October 1st.
**Saturday Class:  There will be CLASS AS USUAL on Saturday, September 28th and Saturday, October 5th.
 

Thank you, and God bless you.

CONFIRMATION - THINGS TO KNOW

posted Sep 25, 2019, 5:54 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 25, 2019, 5:54 PM ]

This past week in class, each student received a packet with the “Things to Know” in preparation for their Confirmation.  They include the "Basic Prayers" that they were asked to learn last year, along with some important concepts pertaining to our faith and the sacrament of Confirmation.

We are distributing these "Things to Know" early in the year so that the Confirmation students have ample time to learn them.  We are requesting your assistance in making sure that your child goes over the concepts in the packet.  Prior to their Confirmation, we will be evaluating each candidate to determine whether or not they have learned all of these items in preparation for their Confirmation. 
 
Each candidate for Confirmation should 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 to continue the mission of Christ in building up the Kingdom of God. 
 
The “Confirmation – Things to Know” packet is also available anytime on our website,
www.stkevinrep.org, in the “CONFIRMATION” tab page.

Thank you, and God bless you.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES AND REMINDERS

posted Sep 25, 2019, 8:51 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education

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

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.

CONFIRMATION TEXTBOOKS

posted Sep 16, 2019, 1:35 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 16, 2019, 1:35 PM ]

Last year, your child received a textbook (the “Faith Fusion” book) along with a Bible that was used throughout their first year of faith formation for Confirmation.
 
As we informed you at the end of last year and at registration, your child will need both their “Faith Fusion” textbook and their Bible for part of the second year of faith formation for Confirmation.  The “Faith Fusion” textbook and Bible will be required for the first few classes as well as at several points during the year.  Later on, they will be receiving a second textbook with material for Confirmation preparation, which they will also need to bring every week.
 
All students in the Confirmation classes are expected to bring their Faith Fusion textbook and Bible to class beginning this week. 
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

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