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.

EVALUATIONS NEXT CLASS (Things to Learn, Part II)

posted Dec 9, 2017, 11:37 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Dec 9, 2017, 11:38 AM ]

As we informed all 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 talk about them as a family!
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

NO CLASS - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

posted Nov 18, 2017, 11:14 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education

As a reminder, there will be NO CLASSES next week for the Thanksgiving holiday:
  • Tuesday, November 21st,
  • Wednesday, November 22nd, and
  • Saturday, November 25th.
Classes will resume the following week:
  • Tuesday, November 28th,
  • Wednesday, November 29th, and
  • Saturday, December 2nd.
 
A reminder that on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, we will have our bilingual 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 100 bags earlier today with the help of the Confirmation Classes, the parish community, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Furthermore, we collected close to $1,000 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 21st at 3:30 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!

ST. KEVIN PARISH FESTIVAL REMINDERS

posted Nov 14, 2017, 9:08 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Just a few reminders regarding our Parish Festival on Sunday, December 3rd:
 
RAFFLE TICKETS
Please remember to return your raffle ticket stubs to us by Saturday, December 2nd 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 29th.  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 to 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 18th.
 
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 class MUST complete two volunteer hours at the Parish Festival.  Candidates will know which shift they have been assigned to this week in class. 
 
More information on all of the above can be found on the “
PARISH FESTIVAL” page on our website, www.stkevinrep.org.

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

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE - FINAL WEEK TO DONATE

posted Nov 13, 2017, 2:31 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

http://www.stkevinrep.org/general/documents
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 done so, 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 18th 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 9, 2017, 10:51 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 10:52 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 and memorize.  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 coming 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 learn these prayers entirely if they have not yet done so.  We will be following up on the Basic Prayers later on this year.

 
Thank you, and God bless you.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE, 2017

posted Nov 4, 2017, 10:31 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Before our 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.  Please
go to the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab at the top, and click on the “Documents” page on the drop-down menu.  There, you can download the Thanksgiving Food Drive memo.
 

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.

NO CLASSES THIS UPCOMING WEEK

posted Oct 28, 2017, 1:44 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

As a reminder, there will be NO CLASSES this upcoming week for the celebration of All Saints and the annual Archdiocesan Catechetical Conference:
  • Tuesday, October 31st,
  • Wednesday, November 1st ,and
  • Saturday, November 4th.
 
Classes will resume the following week:
  • Tuesday, November 7th,
  • Wednesday, November 8th ,and
  • Saturday, November 11th.

Also, please note that Wednesday, 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.

FIRST COMMUNION - PRAYER EVALUATIONS (Things to Learn, Part I)

posted Oct 22, 2017, 10:45 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 22, 2017, 10:46 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 (Oct. 24, 25, & 28).
  • (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 your child 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.  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.

THANK YOU TO ALL!

posted Oct 22, 2017, 10:42 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 22, 2017, 10:44 PM ]

We wanted to thank everyone who came and celebrated with us at our Religious Education Mass today.
 
A special thank you to all the students from the Confirmation classes who participated as lectors, greeters, and offertory bearers.  They did an excellent job!  Special thanks also go to all the members of our Music Ministry Choir, who did an outstanding job in leading us in praising our Lord during our first Religious Education Mass.  They all sounded amazing! 
 
Thank you, also, to all of you, parents and family members, for your presence today in celebrating such a special day with us.  It was a great joy to see all of our families from our Religious Education Program come together as a community of faith here at St. Kevin.  In addition, it was an incredible blessing for us to have witnessed the complete initiation of Juan Pablo into our Catholic faith.
 
We look forward to coming together again in our future Religious Education Masses.  We pray for continued blessings for you and your families.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, October 22

posted Oct 18, 2017, 11:14 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 11:18 PM ]

Please remember that we are having our first Religious Education Mass of the year this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, October 22, 2017

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 Confirmation classes will be participating in the various roles of the Mass.  Our Catechists will also be commissioned in their important mission of passing on the faith to your children and families.
 
We look forward to seeing you and your families at our Mass this Sunday!

Thank you, and God bless you.

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