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.

PARISH FESTIVAL REMINDERS

posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:08 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

www.stkevinrep.org/festival
Just a few reminders regarding our Parish Festival on Sunday, December 2nd:
 
RAFFLE TICKETS
Please remember to return your raffle ticket stubs to us by Saturday, December 1st so that you can be entered to win some great prizes. 
**If the tuition has not been paid off, please remember to also include the $10 for the raffle tickets, and we remind you of your responsibility to pay the tuition.
 
UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBANDS
A reminder that we have the “Unlimited Ride Wristband” for the Parish Festival available for purchase.  Take advantage of the pre-Festival price of $20 per wristband.  The last day to get the wristband at the pre-Festival price is Wednesday, November 28th.  On the day of the Festival, they will be $30.  You may submit your order to us at the door when you bring your child for Religious Education class.  Wristband order forms can be downloaded from the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website.
 
PARENT VOLUNTEERS
We are still in need of parent volunteers to help us out at the Parish Festival.  Come and participate by helping us out at the Festival while also enjoying an atmosphere of fun and fellowship with the entire parish community.  If you can volunteer some of your time that day, please fill out the “
Parent Volunteer Form” and turn it in to us at the door when you bring your child to class.  The H.S.A. of the school will then be in contact with you to coordinate.  The last day to submit the "Parent Volunteer Form" is this Saturday, November 17th.
 
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
We are also giving the opportunity for students in grades 7 and up to serve our community of faith by volunteering at the Parish Festival.  Service hours will be given for any volunteer work done at our Festival.  Students in the 7th grade and up classes will have the chance to sign up this week if they are interested.  We will contact them later on with additional details.
  • Confirmation Classes:  Remember that students in the Confirmation classes MUST complete two volunteer hours at the Parish Festival.  Candidates were informed of which shift they have been assigned to at the Sponsor Meeting. 
 
More information on all of the above can be found on the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website, www.stkevinrep.org  (tab at the top).

Thank you for all of your support, and God bless you.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE - Final Week to Bring Donations

posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:07 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

This is a reminder that we are currently holding our “Thanksgiving Food Drive.”  The memo that we sent home last week (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 you bring your child 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 next Saturday, November 17th beginning at 9:00 am at the Parish Hall.


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

FIRST COMMUNION - THINGS TO LEARN, PART II

posted Nov 7, 2018, 9:20 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 9:20 PM ]

As part of your child’s preparation for First Communion, your child will need to learn several concepts and prayers throughout the year. 
 
For the month of November, we are assigning the second set of concepts and prayers that your child will need to learn.  They include the Seven Sacraments as well as the Act of Contrition and the Ten Commandments, as soon your child will be learning about the sacrament of Reconciliation and preparing for their First Reconciliation.  This week, we will be sending home a handout with your child containing these new items that they need to learn. 
Sometime in December, we will be evaluating to see whether or not your child has learned these items.  We are asking for your help by going over and praying the prayers together with your child, as well as reviewing the concepts with them.  The best way for them to learn these prayers and concepts is to pray them every day and to talk about them as a family!
 
In addition, please remember to continue reviewing and praying the Basic Prayers (from Part I) with your child at home.  There are a few students who are still working on learning the prayers.  Please encourage and help your child to learn these prayers entirely if they have not yet done so.  We will be following up on the Basic Prayers later on in the year.

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

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

posted Nov 5, 2018, 4:15 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Before our fall break, 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.

PARISH FESTIVAL - Sunday, December 2nd

posted Oct 30, 2018, 9:11 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

www.stkevinrep.org/festival
A few things to note regarding our Parish Festival on Sunday, December 2nd:
 
PARISH FESTIVAL PACKET
This past week, we sent home a copy of the Parish Festival Packet with your oldest child containing all the information pertaining to our upcoming Parish Festival.  It includes a cover letter, flyer, parent volunteer form, wristband order form, and sponsorship information. 
The packet is also available for download on the “PARISH FESTIVAL” page of our website.
 
UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBAND
We are selling the “Unlimited Ride Wristband” for the Parish Festival.  The wristbands will be available for purchase stating in November.  You can take advantage of the early bird price of $20 per wristband, and you may purchase them from us when you bring your child for Religious Education class up until November 28th.  On the day of the Festival, they will be $30.  Please use the form in the Festival Packet, or you can also download a Wristband Order Form from the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website.

RAFFLE TICKETS
Next week, we will be sending home the Raffle Tickets for our Parish Festival with your oldest child.  It is one book of 10 tickets per family (not per child).  Please remember to return the ticket stubs to us by Saturday, December 1st so that you can be entered to win some great prizes. 
**If the tuition has not been paid off, please remember to also include the $10 for the raffle tickets, and we remind you of your responsibility to pay the tuition.
 
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FESTIVAL
We are in need of parent volunteers to help us out at the Parish Festival.  We invite you and your families to participate by he
lping us out at the festival while also enjoying the atmosphere of fun and fellowship with the entire parish community.  Please fill out the “Parent Volunteer Form” in the Festival Packet and return it to us when you drop off your child for class.  If you need an additional form, you can find download it from the “PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website.
 

Any additional information regarding the Festival will also be posted on the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page of our website, www.stkevinrep.org  (tab at the top).
 
We look forward to your families joining us for a day of fun filled with delicious food, fun activities, and the spirit of our community of faith!

NO CLASSES THIS UPCOMING WEEK

posted Oct 27, 2018, 11:37 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education

As a reminder, there will be NO CLASSES this week for our Fall Break and the annual Archdiocesan Catechetical Conference:
  • Tuesday, October 30th,
  • Wednesday, October 31st ,and
  • Saturday, November 3rd.
 
Classes will resume the following week:
  • Tuesday, November 6th,
  • Wednesday, November 7th ,and
  • Saturday, November 10th.

Also, please note that Thursday, 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.

BASIC PRAYERS EVALUATION NEXT CLASS

posted Oct 20, 2018, 10:59 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 20, 2018, 10:59 PM ]

As we informed all our First Communion classes this week, we will be evaluating the First Communion students on the four “Basic Prayers” as part of the preparation for First Communion.  These prayers include the Sign of the Cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be.  We will be doing the evaluations next class (Tuesday, October 23rd, Wednesday, October 24th, and Saturday, October 27th).
  • (If you need a copy of the handout with the prayers, it is available on the “First Communion Page” of our website.)
We will be seeing whether or not each of them has learned their basic prayers.  We will be asking them to pray these prayers with us individually to ensure that they know them and so that they can continue using these prayers as they grow in their faith.
 
As previously stated, we are asking for your assistance in helping your child to learn these prayers by going over and praying them together at home.  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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, October 21

posted Oct 17, 2018, 10:44 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 10:44 PM ]

Please remember that our next Religious Education Mass is taking place this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, October 21, 2018
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.

FIRST COMMUNION BASIC PRAYERS (Things to Learn, Part I)

posted Oct 2, 2018, 2:03 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 2, 2018, 2:04 PM ]

Last year, your child was asked to learn and memorize the four “Basic Prayers” that every Catholic should know how to pray.  These prayers include the Sign of the Cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be.  Your child should already be familiar with all of them.
 
During registration, we included a handout with the Basic Prayers in your Welcome Packet.  As your child is now in the second year of faith formation for First Communion, it is imperative that they know their Basic Prayers.  We informed you that we will be evaluating your child on their Basic Prayers sometime in October.  Therefore, please make sure that your child is reviewing their Basic Prayers at home that they must learn. 
 
We are asking for your assistance by going over and praying these prayers together with your child.  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.

REMIND - TEXT MESSAGING PROGRAM

posted Oct 2, 2018, 1:17 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

We will be using an additional method of communication this year for our Religious Education Program. In addition to sending out periodic emails, we will also be sending out text messages to the parents who choose to sign up. Through a program called Remind, we will be able to send you reminders and messages by text straight to your cell phones. No additional applications or downloads are required, and there is no additional cost aside from the standard text message and data rates of your carrier.

Signing up to receive text messages from us is completely OPTIONAL but RECOMMENDED. You will continue to receive our emails as usual, and we will also continue posting announcements, documents, etc. on our website, which will remain our main source of information. However, for those that decide to sign up, Remind will be another method of quickly communicating information and reminders regarding our program. Since text messages will be sent from the Remind system, you will not be able to respond to us directly from the text. To contact us, please send us an email or call us in the office.

Instructions on how to sign up to receive text messages from us were sent to the parents by email.

Once again, this is completely optional. After the year is over, we will remove all the subscribers from the Remind system.

If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Thank you, and God bless you.

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