Confirmation Announcements

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

CONFIRMATION RETREAT INFORMATION - Saturday, March 9th

posted Mar 3, 2019, 10:35 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Mar 3, 2019, 10:35 PM ]

This is to let you know that, as stated on the list of important dates for Confirmation as well as the Confirmation calendar, your son/daughter MUST ATTEND the Confirmation Retreat taking place next week as part of the preparation for Confirmation.
 
When:           Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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 that will be enforced for the retreat.  We have also included them in this email:
  • 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.

EVALUATION NEXT CLASS - Confirmation Things to Know

posted Feb 23, 2019, 7:16 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Feb 23, 2019, 7:16 PM ]

This is to inform you that next class (Tuesday, February 26th, Wednesday, February 27
th, and Saturday, March 2nd), 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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, February 24

posted Feb 21, 2019, 10:59 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education

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.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE HOURS - DUE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

posted Feb 2, 2019, 11:40 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Feb 2, 2019, 11:41 AM ]

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 by next  Saturday,  February 9th.  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, candidates will be required to complete double the number of service hours that are still missing after the February 9th due date.
 

For your reference, you may CLICK HERE to see how many hours your candidate has completed based on our records (current as of January 31, 2018).
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

CONFIRMATION NAME FORM - DUE NEXT CLASS

posted Jan 29, 2019, 8:51 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 8:51 AM ]

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 fill out 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 29   (Tuesday class),
  • Wednesday, January 30   (Wednesday class),
  • Saturday, February 2   (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, January 27

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

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.

CONFIRMATION - Things to Know

posted Jan 19, 2019, 8:15 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 19, 2019, 8:15 PM ]

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 end of February, 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 12, 2019, 9:37 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 12, 2019, 9:37 PM ]

This week in class, each candidate received a form in class 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 encourage and remind your son/daughter to choose a saint whom they would like to adopt as their patron and guide. 
 
Once a saint is chosen, the candidate needs to fill out 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 29 (Tuesday class), Wednesday, January 30 (Wednesday classes), and Saturday, February 2 (Saturday class).  Each candidate is to submit the form to his/her Catechist directly in class.
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE HOURS REMINDER

posted Jan 7, 2019, 9:14 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 9:15 PM ]

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 9th.  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 7, 2019).  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 9th.
  • 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, 2018, 11:38 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education

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

 

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