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.

CONFIRMATION NAME FORM - DUE NEXT CLASS

posted by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated ]

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.

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.

CONFIRMATION NAME FORM

posted Jan 19, 2020, 8:00 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 8:00 PM ]

This past week, your child received a form with information regarding choosing a Confirmation name for the Confirmation Mass.
 
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.
 
Please remind your son/daughter to choose a saint whom they would like to adopt as their patron and guide. 
 
Once a saint is chosen, your candidate needs to complete the Confirmation Name form given to them this past week.  The form is also available on our website,
www.stkevinrep.org, on the “CONFIRMATION” tab page.
 
The Confirmation Name form is due by Tuesday, January 28 (Tuesday class), Wednesday, January 29 (Wednesday classes), and Saturday, February 1 (Saturday class).  Each candidate is to submit the form to his/her Catechist directly in class.
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

EVALUATIONS NEXT CLASS - Confirmation Basic Prayers

posted Jan 12, 2020, 9:01 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 12, 2020, 9:01 PM ]

As we informed our Confirmation classes this week, we will be evaluating the Confirmation candidates next class on their “Basic Prayers” as part of the preparation for Confirmation.  These prayers include the Sign of the Cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, the Glory Be, the Act of Contrition, and the Apostles’ Creed
  • (If you need a copy of the handout with the prayers, it is available in the "Things to Know" handout on the “Confirmation Page” of our website.)
 
We will be seeing whether each candidate has learned their basic prayers.  We will be asking them to pray these prayers with us individually to ensure that they have learned them and so that they can continue using these prayers as they prepare for their Confirmation.
 
As previously stated, we are asking for your assistance in helping your candidate to learn these prayers by going over and praying them together.  The best way for them to learn these prayers is to pray them every day, and what could be better than to pray together as a family daily!
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE HOURS REMINDER

posted Jan 6, 2020, 9:08 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

As we resume classes this week, we would like to remind you that the service hours for your child’s Confirmation are due in a few weeks.  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 by Saturday, February 22nd.  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 (A list of pre-approved organizations can also be found on the Confirmation Community Service page.)
 

For your reference, you may CLICK HERE to see how many hours your candidate has completed based on our records (current as of January 6, 2020).  Click on your candidate's catechist on the bottom, and find their name on the corresponding sheet.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  The spreadsheet does NOT include the two hours completed at the Parish Festival.  As we mentioned at registration and at the Parents' Meeting, the two hours completed at the Parish Festival are in addition to the 10 "direct" hours that each candidate is required to complete.  The Parish Festival hours are NOT considered "direct" service and, therefore, are NOT included towards the 10 "direct" hours requirement.
  • Each candidate needs to have a total of 10direct” hours by Saturday, February 22nd.
  • Candidates who did NOT complete their two (2) hours at the Parish Festival were informed that they need to complete an additional four (4) direct service hours, for a total of 14 "direct" hours.

Please let us know if you have any questions.
 
Thank you, and 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

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.

PARISH FESTIVAL HOURS INFORMATION - December 8th

posted Dec 3, 2019, 10:00 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 3, 2019, 10:01 AM ]

To the Candidates of Confirmation:

As you know, our annual St. Kevin Parish Festival will be taking place this Sunday, December 8th.   Remember that, as part of requirements for this year, you must complete two volunteer hours at the Parish Festival.   We had informed you at the Sponsor Meeting of your assigned two-hour shift for the festival.

An email will be sent out with a reminder of your assigned time shift.  To see your assigned shift for the Festival, please download the PDF document:

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
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD


Upon arriving, you need to sign in with us at the Volunteer Booth. The volunteer booth is located at the field behind the school.
  • Enter the school as you usually do when you come to class (through the large green canopy) and continue straight into the field outside.
  • Once you get out from the school building, the “Volunteer Booth” will be next to the concession stand on the right. That is where we will be.
  • You will need to sign in with us, and then you will be sent to your assigned area.
  • After your two hours are completed, you will need to come back and sign out with us, and we will mark that you completed your two volunteer hours.

Your hours will NOT be counted if you do not follow the above mentioned procedure.


Thank you, and God bless you.

NO CLASSES - HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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

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 BASKETS PREPARATION - Saturday, November 23

posted Nov 19, 2019, 9:55 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 19, 2019, 9:56 PM ]

This Saturday, November 23rd, the Confirmation classes will be meeting at the Parish Hall to work with the St. Vincent de Paul Society in putting together the Thanksgiving Boxes of food to be distributed to the less fortunate families in our parish community.  It is a great opportunity for your son/daughter to participate in our Church through this wonderful work of charity.  Parents, sponsors, and family members are more than welcome to help out as well.
 
Please meet us at the Parish Hall by 9:00 am, and we should be finished by around 11:00 am.
  • SATURDAY CLASSESInstead of going to the school for class next Saturday, please come directly to the Parish Hall by 9:00 am to help us out.  It will count as a regular class day.
 
Service hours will be given to those students who participate on Saturday.
   (These hours will count towards those required for Confirmation.  We will have a sign-in sheet for those who wish to apply these hours toward the Confirmation requirement.)
 
If you have any questions, please let us know.
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

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