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.

NO CLASSES ... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

posted Nov 21, 2020, 1:26 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please remember that there will be NO CLASSES next week for the Thanksgiving holiday:
  • Tuesday, November 24th,
  • Wednesday, November 25th, and
  • Saturday, November 28th.

Classes will resume the following week:
  • Tuesday, December 1st,
  • Wednesday, December 2nd, and
  • Saturday, December 5th.
 
A reminder that on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, we will have our bilingual Religious Education Family Mass here at St. Kevin at 11:00 am.  A couple of our Music Ministry members 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 for our celebration.  As capacity in the church remains limited for social distancing, the Mass will be livestreamed on the church's Facebook page so that everyone can participate virtually and join together in spirit. 

Please join us for our Religious Education Mass via livestream on the Church's Facebook page: 
  • https://www.facebook.com/stkevinmiami
  • It will go live about 5 minutes before the start of the Mass.
  • You do not need a Facebook account to access the livestream.  Simply go to the link above, and scroll to the live video.
 
Amidst these challenging times, it is important to remember that our Lord continues to watch over us and to show us his love and mercy.  As we celebrate Thanksgiving with our loved ones in a safe way, let us be thankful to God for all the graces he has bestowed on us and all the blessings he constantly provides for us.  Let us also continue to keep in our prayers all those who are in need, all those who are struggling as a result of this pandemic, and all who are helping in so many ways.
 

ST. KEVIN YOUTH GROUP

posted Nov 15, 2020, 9:46 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 15, 2020, 9:47 PM ]

With much prayer, thought, and consideration, we have decided that in lieu of the direct community service hours, Confirmation students will need to attend and participate in the Youth Group.

All Confirmation students this year will need to attend a minimum of 10 Youth Group sessions prior to the end of February 2021.  Students need to login and be present for the entire session.

Youth group sessions are taking place virtually until further notice.
  • When:  Fridays
  • Time:    7:00 pm -- 8:00 pm

Please use the link sent via email for the candidate to join the Youth Group sessions online.  Do NOT use the regular class link.
 


We look forward to the participation of our Confirmation students in the Youth Group!


Thank you, and God bless you.

NO CLASSES THIS UPCOMING WEEK

posted Nov 5, 2020, 9:16 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please remember that there will be NO CLASSES this week for our Fall Break:
  • Saturday, November 7th.
  • Tuesday, November 10th,  and
  • Wednesday, November 11th

Classes resume the following week:

  • Saturday, November 14th,
  • Tuesday, November 17th, and
  • Wednesday, November 18th.


Thank you, and God bless you.

MANDATORY CONFIRMATION SPONSORS' MEETING - Wednesday, November 4

posted Nov 1, 2020, 9:31 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 1, 2020, 9:32 PM ]

This is a reminder that our Sponsor Meeting is taking 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 4, 2020
Time:               6:30 pm   

Location:         Online

Please use the information you received via email for the candidate and the sponsor to join in the meeting together online. 

 
As mentioned previously, the sponsor
must obtain a sponsor certificate/letter from his/her parish prior 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.

At the meeting, we will outline the process of how the sponsor certificate/letter will be submitted.  We will also be virtually distributing the "Sponsor Requirements and Consent Form" that the sponsor will need to fill out and sign.  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 3rd(Mrs. Will's Confirmation Class ONLY)
**Saturday Class:  There will be CLASS AS USUAL on Saturday, October 31st and Saturday, November 7th
Please login to the class using the regular class link previously sent.

 

We look forward to seeing all of our candidates and their sponsors at our meeting!


God bless you,

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, November 1st

posted Oct 29, 2020, 12:59 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please remember that our next Religious Education Mass is taking place this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, November 1, 2020
Time:                 11:15 am
 
This Sunday, we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints.  On this day, the Church recalls the example, witness, and prayer of the holy women and men who have been identified by the Church as saints.  More than just role models, the saints are family members in the Communion of Saints.  On this special day, we come together and pray to all the Saints in heaven to continue to intercede for us so that we may be more like them in living our lives according to the example and teachings of Christ. 


We ask all of our students and families to come together to celebrate the Eucharist on this special day.  We also have some of our students participating in a special way by dressing up as saints for the Mass.  As capacity in the church remains limited for social distancing, the Mass will be livestreamed on the church's Facebook page so that everyone can participate virtually and join together in spirit. 

Please join us for our Religious Education Mass via livestream on the Church's Facebook page: 
  • https://www.facebook.com/stkevinmiami
  • It will go live about 5 minutes before the start of the Mass.
  • You do not need a Facebook account to access the livestream.  Simply go to the link above, and scroll to the live video.

We look forward to having you and your child(ren) join us, as we pray and celebrate during our Mass this Sunday!


Thank you, and God bless you.

CONFIRMATION - Things to Know

posted Oct 13, 2020, 12:36 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

http://www.stkevinrep.org/sacraments/confirmation/docfiles/%40Confirmation%20-%20Things%20to%20Know%202020-2021.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
As mentioned at the Confirmation Parent-Candidate Meeting this past week, our Confirmation students need to review and learn the items in the "Things to Know" packet in preparation for their Confirmation.  They include the "Basic Prayers" that they were given 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 reviews and studies the concepts in the packet.  Prior to their Confirmation, we will be evaluating each candidate to determine whether 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 available on our website
in the “CONFIRMATION” tab page.

For your convenience, you may download a copy of the packet by
clicking here.

Thank you, and God bless you.

CONFIRMATION PARENT-CANDIDATE MEETING - Wednesday, October 7

posted Oct 2, 2020, 9:59 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

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 7, 2020
Time:             6:30 pm   
Location:      
Online

This meeting will take place instead of regular class on Wednesday evening.  Please refer to the email you received for instructions on how to login to the meeting.  .
 
Please note that attendance at this meeting 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 6th. 
**Saturday Class:  There will be CLASS AS USUAL on Saturday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 10th.  Please login to the class using the regular class link previously sent.

 

 


We look forward to seeing all of you and your children at our meeting.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM UPDATE

posted Sep 24, 2020, 8:46 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 19, 2020, 4:16 PM ]

As you may have heard, starting this week, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Miami began to phase in those students who would like to return to the classrooms.  However, capacity in the classrooms remains limited, along with the need to adopt and implement many new protocols for cleaning, sanitizing, screening, face masks, social distancing, etc. 
 
The Religious Education Program follows the guidance of the Office of Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Miami, and not the Office of Catholic Schools.  The Office of Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Miami has stated that, to ensure the safety of all our students and catechists, Religious Education Programs should continue with the online learning plans already in place until we can fully use the classrooms of the school. 
 
Therefore, students in the Religious Education Program will continue with classes being held and taught virtually (online) until further notice.
 
We will reevaluate the situation at a later time, under the guidance of the Office of Catechesis, with regards to the return of our students to the classroom with religious education classes being held at the parish.
 

Thank you, and God bless you.

OPENING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, September 20

posted Sep 17, 2020, 10:21 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 19, 2020, 8:44 PM ]

This Sunday, the Church in the United States celebrates Catechetical Sunday, the national day that celebrates the ministry of catechesis and religious education. 
As such, the 11:15 am Mass this Sunday, September 20th, will be
celebrated and dedicated especially for the students, families, and catechists of our Religious Education Program. 
 
As we kickoff this new catechetical year, we ask you to please join together with us in the celebration of the Eucharist.  As mentioned at the Welcome Orientation, while the situation continues to improve, we know that many of you, for one reason or another, are unable to come to the parish for the celebration of the Mass.  The capacity of the church also remains limited for social distancing.  That is why the Mass is being livestreamed on the church's Facebook page YouTube channel so that everyone can participate, even if from a distance, and join together in spirit.

Please join us for our Mass via livestream on the Church's Facebook page YouTube channel: 


Our Catechists will also be commissioned in their important mission of passing on the faith to our children and families.
 
We look forward to having you and your families join us, whether virtually or at the parish, as we pray and celebrate during our opening Mass this Sunday!

Thank you, and God bless you.

Welcome Orientation Follow-Up (Confirmation)

posted Sep 12, 2020, 8:43 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Sep 12, 2020, 9:00 PM ]


We thank you all of our students and parents for their presence and participation in this week’s Welcome Orientation.  Although we are starting this catechetical year in an unconventional way, we are excited to begin our classes for this year, and we know that they will be wonderful and fruitful for all with the grace of our Lord and the support and cooperation of all of our families.
 
As mentioned in the meeting, we sent via email the link to the recording of the Welcome Orientation so that you can readily access and review the topics and information presented and discussed.


Your child’s catechist will be emailing you the information and the link to connect to their online class.  Please make sure to follow the instructions that they send in order to successfully join the class.  We strongly recommend that you check the device your child will be using by following the instructions and testing the link you receive prior to the class to ensure that they will be able to access and connect to the online platform.
 
Please be sure to read our
Religious Education Handbook on our website at www.stkevinrep.org, under the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab.  It contains all the policies that will be followed and implemented, including attendance policy, dress code, and the “ABC’s of Online Class Etiquette”.  Please remember that by signing the “Requirements and Commitment Statement” at the time of registration, you indicate that you have read, accept, and agree to abide by all the guidelines in the Religious Education Handbook.
 
Also posted on our website and available for you to download is the Confirmation “Welcome Packet” that you received at registration.  You can find it on the “CONFIRMATION” page of our website.
 
In addition, on the “
CONFIRMATION” page, you can find the “Confirmation Curriculum Outline” for each respective class day available for download.  You and your child will know exactly what will be covered during each class this year, as all of our catechists will be following the outline of lessons posted.  Also, in case your child is ever absent, you may go over the lesson with them at home.  Please keep in mind our attendance policy of no more than 5 absences.
 
As mentioned last year, please remember that your child needs to have their “Faith Fusion” textbook and the Bible that they received last year for each class.  They will be needed during the first few classes and at several points throughout the year. 
 

Information on the Confirmation Service Hours requirement is also available on the “CONFIRMATION” page of our website.  Please remember that, given the coronavirus pandemic, we know that community service is difficult at this time.  The process and procedures regarding the community service requirement will be subject to change and adjustment as things unfold.

 
Please remember to check our website,
www.stkevinrep.org, frequently for any announcements, documents, and new information regarding your child’s Religious Education class.  The website will be our primary method of communicating information to you, so please be sure to visit our website on a regular basis.  We will also be utilizing MailChimp to send periodic emails to all the families, so please be sure to check your emails on a regular basis as well.  Your email address is automatically imported into MailChimp so that you can receive our emails.
 
We have extended our registration for this year’s classes until Thursday, September 17.  If you have any friends and/or family who have not registered and want to start or continue their child’s religious education, please reach out to them and invite them to come in.  We have all the information on our website under the “
REGISTRATION” tab.
 
We and all of our catechists are blessed to be a part of this St. Kevin community and to be able to serve all of you.  Please feel free to communicate any concerns, issues, and good reports as well to either of us. 
 
Thank you, and please help us pray for a blessed and fruitful Catechetical Year!
 


God bless you.

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