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, 2019, 9:35 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 12, 2019, 9:36 PM ]

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 see whether or not 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 7, 2019, 9:13 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 7, 2019, 9:14 PM ]

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 a few 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.

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

 

CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION - Saturday, December 22

posted Dec 19, 2018, 6:33 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

We are excited to announce that this Saturday, December 22nd, 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 9, 2018, 9:38 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 9, 2018, 9:40 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 out 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.

CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE

posted Dec 9, 2018, 9:36 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

We invite you and your child to participate in our parish’s annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Drive, as we help to make this Christmas a special one for the less fortunate children in our community.
 
We are asking for donations of toys or gifts to give to the less fortunate children in our community.  This past week, each student received an “angel” representing a child in need with the gender and age level indicated.  The toy or gift should be unwrapped, and the “angel” needs to be taped to the toy or gift.  If your child was absent and did not receive an “angel” or if your child lost the “angel” they were given, we suggest bringing in a stuffed animal, toy, or gift appropriate for someone of their same age or grade level. 
  • For grades 1-2 (the “angels” with the ages of 4-6), we strongly recommend bringing in a stuffed animal as the gift to be given to the child in need.
 
Please bring any donations this coming week (December 11, 12, and 15) when your child comes to class.  Similar to the food drive, we will have a cart at the entrance gate where you can place your donations.  We will be accepting donations up until Saturday, December 15th

 
Thank you, and may God bless your generosity.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Saturday, December 8

posted Dec 6, 2018, 10:45 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please note that this coming Saturday, we are having our next Religious Education Mass of the year:
 
When:               Saturday, December 8, 2018
Time:                 10:00 am
Location:           Church
 
We will be celebrating the Solemnity of the
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  It is a Holy Day of Obligation, in which we are called to attend Mass.  As we honor our Blessed Mother, let us come together as a community to pray and to celebrate as we ask for her intercession.

Students from our third grade faith formation classes will be participating in the various roles of the Mass.  Our Music Ministry choir will also be singing and leading us in giving praise to God. 

We look forward to seeing all of you and your families at our Mass this Saturday!

Thank you, and God bless you.

PARISH FESTIVAL - Sunday, December 2

posted Dec 1, 2018, 11:18 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please remember that our Annual Parish Festival is taking place this Sunday, December 2nd 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 RIDE WRISTBANDS REMINDER

posted Nov 25, 2018, 9:05 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

www.stkevinrep.org/festival
We hope you and your families had a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving. 
 
This email is a reminder that we are still selling the “Unlimited Ride Wristband” for the Parish Festival, which is taking place this coming Sunday, December 2nd.  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, November 28th.  On 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 last week to turn in the raffle tickets.
 

Thank you, and God bless you.

NO CLASSES / JOIN US FOR RELIGIOUS ED. THANKSGIVING MASS

posted Nov 17, 2018, 8:14 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 17, 2018, 8:16 PM ]

Please remember that there will be NO CLASSES this upcoming week for the Thanksgiving holiday:
  • Tuesday, November 20th,
  • Wednesday, November 21st, and
  • Saturday, November 24th.
Classes will resume the following week:
  • Tuesday, November 27th,
  • Wednesday, November 28th, and
  • Saturday, December 1st.
 
A reminder that on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, 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 during the Mass.  We invite you and your families to join us in thanking to 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 $1,100 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 20th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 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!

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