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 Virtual Session

posted May 8, 2020, 10:22 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated May 25, 2020, 8:06 PM ]

While the First Communion Masses of our students have been postponed, we would like to invite them to participate in a short prayer and gathering session, together with our catechists. 

We have set up an online meeting so that we can come together and meet up with all of our students “virtually,” whom we have not “seen” since our classes at the parish were suspended.
 
We look forward to seeing and joining together with our students and catechists!

Complete information on the online session was sent to the parents via email.
 
Please follow the steps you received via email to join the meeting.
 
We will open up the online meeting about 10 minutes before to give you time to login and to resolve any potential glitches.
 
We are excited to have this opportunity to gather with all of our students and catechists soon!

God bless you.

First Communion Masses POSTPONED

posted May 3, 2020, 4:22 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated May 25, 2020, 8:06 PM ]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING FIRST COMMUNION MASSES

Please note that all First Communion Masses on Saturday, May 9th and Saturday, May 16th have been officially POSTPONED

A new date will be determined in conjunction with the parish office and guidance from the Archdiocese of Miami when the situation has improved. 

We will send you the new dates and any new information as soon as they are confirmed.


Amidst what we continue to face, let us remember to continue to place our trust in the Lord, knowing that our children will celebrate their First Holy Communion in due time and in the Lord's time.  Let us remember that it is also an opportunity to continue to grow in our faith together as a family, as we pray and celebrate at home.


FIRST COMMUNION AT-HOME LESSON - Preparation for Reconciliation

posted Apr 23, 2020, 1:23 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated May 25, 2020, 8:06 PM ]

This week, we emailed the next lesson for our First Communion students to complete at home, based on the First Communion outline.
 
We are skipping Lesson #10, since that would have been simply a review of the Mass and responses.  Your child should already know about the parts of the Mass, the responses, and what we do in each part.  If needed, they can review their Mass Book.
 


The next lesson your child needs to complete is Lesson #11: Preparation for Reconciliation
Your child will need their purple "Reconciliation Book" to complete the lesson.  As before, we have recorded a video of this lesson for your child to watch:
 

Lesson #11 (Preparation for Reconciliation)
Video link was sent via email.  Please email the Religious Education Office if you did not receive it.
 
Please have your child watch the video lesson as they review pages 7 to 11 in their Reconciliation Book.  

  • Please pay particular attention to pages 10 and 11, as these pages outline the steps your child will need to know in Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Pages 7 and 8 go through the process of the Examination of Conscience, which your child will need to do prior to doing their First Reconciliation.
There is no assessment for this lesson, as they have already been evaluated previously on the Rite of Reconciliation.  However, we would like each student to complete a short reflection as they prepare for the sacrament of Reconciliation.  They may use their Reconciliation books and the video lesson to complete their responses.
 
Reflection for Lesson #11:  Link was sent via email.  Please email the Religious Education Office if you did not receive it. 

**The above reflection needs to be completed by Monday, May 4th.**
 


This lesson would have taken place this week before your child’s celebration of Reconciliation.  However, the First Reconciliation of your child has been postponed, and we will let you know of the new date as soon as it is confirmed with the office.  So for now, your child needs to complete this lesson so that they are prepared and ready to celebrate Reconciliation when the time comes.

With regards to the First Communion Masses, a decision has not yet been made, as the parish office is taking it week by week and also awaiting any direction from the Archdiocese of Miami with regards to the celebration of the sacraments.  Once we receive any new information, we will immediately let you know via email.
 
The situation with the coronavirus has definitely affected us in many ways, and we sincerely appreciate your support and cooperation in assisting your child with their religious education and to foster some time together in prayer and reflection as a family.  We are confident that it has been a blessing to help your child with their religious education lessons and to share your faith with them as their primary catechist. 
  • We share with you a resource we received with ideas and ways you can continue to share your faith with your families and to foster the faith of your children.  Please email us if you did not receive it.
 
In the coming days, we will also be sending a separate email with the results of the assessments and evaluation, after all students have completed any pending assignments
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We continue praying for the safety and well-being of all our families.

REMINDER, First Communion At-Home Assignments

posted Apr 17, 2020, 10:11 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated May 25, 2020, 8:06 PM ]

Happy Easter! We hope that you and your families are doing well and are filled with the joy and grace of our risen Lord Jesus Christ.

We are emailing to follow-up on the First Communion assignments we sent out a couple of weeks ago.   Thank you to all our students who have completed the assignments of watching the lessons and completing the assessments and the evaluation.  However, there are some who are still pending the completion of some or all of these assignments.

Parents were emailed any assignments that are pending for their child.

Please make sure that your child completes any pending assignments indicated in the email by this Monday, April 20th.  Click the link next to each assignment for your child to complete online. The assignments need to be completed and submitted as part of the curriculum for this preparation year.

Should you need the original email with the links to the video lessons, please contact the Religious Education office.

Sometime next week, we will be sending the information on completing the next lesson, Lesson #11: Preparation for Reconciliation.

With regards to the First Communion Masses, a decision has not yet been made, as the parish office is taking it week by week and also awaiting any direction from the Archdiocese of Miami with regards to the celebration of the sacraments. Once we receive any new information, we will immediately let you know via email.

Once again, thank you for your support and cooperation, and may God bless you and your families.

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