First Communion Announcements

Any FIRST COMMUNION 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 Items" tab above.

FIRST COMMUNION - Things to Learn, Part III

posted Jan 12, 2020, 8:59 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 12, 2020, 9:00 PM ]

http://www.stkevinrep.org/sacraments/first-communion/docfiles/First%20Communion%20-%20Things%20to%20Learn%2C%20Part%20III.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
For the month of January, we are assigning the third set of concepts for your child to go over and learn.  Your child will need to learn the steps in the Rite of Reconciliation, as found in their “Reconciliation Book” given to them this week in class.  Your child will be doing their First Confession (Reconciliation) before receiving their First Communion.  They will be expected to know what to say and do when they celebrate Reconciliation for the first time with one of our parish priests.  Therefore, it is of utmost importance that they know the steps in celebrating Reconciliation.  Your child also needs to review the Act of Contrition, as they will say this prayer during Reconciliation.
 
We sent home a handout with your child this past week with what they need to review and learn.  *You can download the handout by
clicking here, and it is also available on the “First Communion Page” of our website.
 
In a couple of weeks, we will be evaluating to ensure that your child has learned the Rite of Reconciliation and the Act of Contrition.  We ask for your assistance by going over the Rite and the prayer together with your child.  We also recommend practicing the steps in celebrating Reconciliation with your child at home.
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

FOLLOW-UP ON THINGS TO LEARN, Part II

posted Jan 6, 2020, 9:07 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 6, 2020, 9:07 PM ]

http://www.stkevinrep.org/sacraments/first-communion/docfiles/First%20Communion%20-%20Things%20to%20Learn%2C%20Part%20II.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
We hope you and your families had a wonderful Christmas break and a blessed start to the new year.
 
Back in December, we did the evaluation for the material in the “Things to Learn – Part II” handout.  While there were some students who had a good grasp of the material, many of them had some parts to work on, particularly with the Ten Commandments and the Act of Contrition.
 
As we mentioned to all the classes before the break, we will be returning the evaluations this week, and they will have the opportunity to fix anything they got wrong or did not know previously on the evaluation.  Therefore, please make sure your child reviews the Seven Sacraments, the Ten Commandments, and the Act of Contrition in preparation for this week.  This material will be needed later on when your child celebrates his/her first Reconciliation.
  • (If you need another copy of the handout, it is available on the “First Communion Page” of our website.)
  • If your child was absent when we did the evaluation in December, they will complete the evaluation this week in class.
 
Thank you in advance for your support and assistance.
 
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.

EVALUATIONS NEXT CLASS - THINGS TO LEARN, PART II

posted Dec 12, 2019, 8:42 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 12, 2019, 8:42 PM ]

As we informed our First Communion classes this week, we will be doing the evaluations next class for the material in the “Things to Learn – Part II” handout given to your child and emailed to you back at the beginning of November.  The handout contains the Seven Sacraments as well as the Act of Contrition and the Ten Commandments.
  • (If you need a copy of the handout, it is available on the “First Communion Page” of our website.)
They will be asked to list the Seven Sacraments and fill in the Ten Commandments, and afterwards, they will go to their Catechist to pray the Act of Contrition.  This is to ensure that your child has learned these important prayers and concepts, as they will be needed later on when your child celebrates his/her First Reconciliation.
 
As previously stated, we are asking for your assistance in helping your child learn these concepts and prayers by going over them together at home.  The best way for them to learn these prayers and concepts is to pray them together and to discuss them as a family!
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

ST. KEVIN PARISH FESTIVAL - Sunday, December 8th

posted Dec 5, 2019, 4:24 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

www.stkevinrep.org/festival
Remember that our Annual Parish Festival is taking place this Sunday, December 8th from 10am to 5pm on our Church and School Grounds.
 
We will have great food, music, rides, games, and a variety of different activity and entertainment booths.  It is a day for all of us to come together and experience the fellowship and fun that we share as a parish community. 

Also, if you did not fill out the Parent Volunteer Form, but would still like to volunteer tomorrow at the Festival, please stop by to see us, and we will get you in contact with H.S.A. to see where help is needed.  We will be at the volunteer booth in the field at the back of the school.
 
We hope to see you and your families at our Festival for a day of “faith, family, and fun!”

PARISH FESTIVAL REMINDERS - WRISTBANDS AND RAFFLE TICKETS

posted Dec 1, 2019, 10:56 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education

We hope you and your families had a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving.  We also hope that all of you have had a fruitful start to the Advent season.
 
This is a reminder that we are still selling the “Unlimited Ride Wristband” for the Parish Festival, which is taking place this coming Sunday, December 8th.  You can still take advantage of the pre-Festival price of $20 per wristband, and you may purchase them from us when you bring your child for Religious Education class.  The last day to buy the wristband at the pre-festival price is this Wednesday, December 4thOn the day of the Festival, they will be $30. 
 
More information, including order forms for the wristbands, can be found in the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page of our website (tab at the top).
 
Also, if you have not done so, please remember to return your raffle tickets to us this week for a chance to win some great prizes in our festival raffle.  This is the final week to turn in the raffle tickets.
 

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 FOOD DRIVE - Final Week to Bring Donations

posted Nov 16, 2019, 1:33 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 16, 2019, 1:34 PM ]

This is a reminder that we are currently holding our “Thanksgiving Food Drive.”  The memo we sent home (with more information) is posted 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.
 
 
We thank all those who have brought in their donations for our food drive.  If you have not, please remember to bring your donations this coming week when your child comes for Religious Education class.  This is the final week we are collecting donations.  Also, as stated on the memo, if you can and would like to contribute more, you are welcome to do so.
 
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.

Also, we invite anyone who would like to help us put the baskets together with our Confirmation classes to come this Saturday, November 23rd beginning at 9:00 am at the Parish Hall.


We thank you for your cooperation, and may God bless your generosity.

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.

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