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.

RELIGIOUS ED. MASS - May 19 (First Communion Students Needed)

posted Mar 7, 2019, 10:42 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Mar 14, 2019, 11:52 AM ]

Our final Religious Education Mass of the year will be on Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 11:15 am.  The Mass will be especially dedicated to our First Communion students.  We are looking forward to seeing all of them and their families at this special Mass as we come together as a community of faith to pray for them and to celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ present in the Eucharist (as well as their second Communion!). 

As mentioned at the Parents’ Meeting a couple of weeks ago, we need students from the First Communion classes to participate in the various roles of the Mass:
  • Lector   (MUST READ WELL – will be assigned a reading part during the Mass)   (Full)
  • Offertory Bearer   (will bring up one of the gifts during the offertory)
  • Greeter   (will greet parishioners at the entrance doors before and after Mass)
We still have space for each of these roles!  Should your child want to participate, please complete the form you received in the parent packet, and return it to us as soon as possible, but no later than March 16th, 2019.  You can also download the form by clicking here.  As the available roles are limited, they will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  You may also scan the form and send it to us via email.
 
We thank you for your support, and we look forward to this special celebration!

God bless you.

FIRST COMMUNION - Things to Learn, Part IV

posted Mar 3, 2019, 10:38 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Mar 3, 2019, 10:39 PM ]

http://www.stkevinrep.org/sacraments/first-communion
For the month of March, we are assigning the next set of concepts that your child will need to learn and understand in preparation for their First Communion.  They are the major parts of the Mass and some Eucharistic vocabulary words, as we we have begun to review the Mass in class.  The handout was distributed to the students at the end of class this past week. 
Sometime in April, we will be evaluating to ensure that your child understands these important concepts in relation to the Mass and the sacrament of the Eucharist.  We are asking for your assistance by going over and reviewing these concepts at home with your child.
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

NO CLASS NEXT TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY / START OF THE LENTEN SEASON

posted Mar 3, 2019, 10:36 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please note that, as stated on our calendars, there will be NO CLASSES on Tuesday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 6th for the celebration of Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season.
 
Classes will resume the following week on:
  • Tuesday,  March 12th
  • WednesdayMarch 13th
*Saturday groups have class as usual on Saturday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 9th.



This Wednesday, March 6th, we celebrate the Feast of Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten Season.  Lent is a 40-day season in which we are given the opportunity to reflect and to prepare ourselves for our Lord’s Resurrection in Easter through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
 
Please watch this short video on our website, as we enter into this holy season of Lent.
 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO ON OUR WEBSITE
 
Our schedule of Masses for Ash Wednesday can be found below and is also posted on our website.
 
We also invite you to browse through our “
LENT” page on our website, as it contains more information on this season as well as some resources you can use with your families in celebrating the “Great 40 Days” of the Lenten season.
 
May our Lord Jesus Christ accompany us on our Lenten journey.




ASH WEDNESDAY MASS SCHEDULE
St. Kevin Catholic Church
 
Wednesday, March 6th
7:30 am           English
8:30 am           English     (with the School)
12:00 pm         Spanish
6:00 pm           English
7:30 pm           Spanish

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, February 24

posted Feb 21, 2019, 10:59 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Feb 21, 2019, 11:01 AM ]

Please remember that we are having our next Religious Education Mass of the year this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time:                 11:15 am
Location:           Church
 
As we approach the start of the season of Lent in just a couple of weeks, let us come together to prepare ourselves to celebrate the Paschal Mystery of Christ.  We are celebrating this Mass so that we can all come together as a Religious Education family to pray and celebrate, united as one community of faith.
 
Once again, our Music Ministry choir will be singing and leading us in giving praise to God.  We will also have students from different grades participating as lectors, and students from our second grade classes will be participating as greeters and offertory bearers.
 
We look forward to seeing you and your families at our Mass this Sunday!

Thank you, and God bless you.

FIRST COMMUNION MEETING - PLEASE NOTE (Mandatory)

posted Feb 9, 2019, 1:40 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Feb 9, 2019, 1:40 PM ]

We are approaching the celebration of your child's First Holy Communion!

That is why we are letting you know that, as stated on the calendar we gave you at the beginning of the year, you and your child must attend the Parents’ Meeting for First Communion that will take place in February.



 DAY:

 TUESDAY CLASSES

 WEDNESDAY CLASSES

 SATURDAY CLASSES

 DATE:

 Tuesday, February 19, 2019

 Wednesday, February 20, 2019

  Saturday, February 23, 2019

 TIME:

  6:30 -- 7:45 pm

   6:30 -- 7:45 pm

  9:30 -- 10:45 am



*On this date, we will have this meeting for First Communion instead of regular class. Therefore, please come with your child directly to the parish hall by the regular start time of class.
  • Please be on time, as attendance may not count if you are late.
  • Your child does NOT need to bring his/her books or supplies to the meeting.
  • The meeting will also count as a class day for your child in terms of attendance.

Attendance at this meeting is MANDATORY.


Thank you, and God bless you.

EVALUATIONS NEXT CLASS - Things to Learn, Part III

posted Jan 29, 2019, 8:50 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 8:52 AM ]

http://www.stkevinrep.org/sacraments/first-communion
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 III” handout given to your child and emailed to you at the beginning of January.  The handout contains the Rite of Reconciliation, which your child will be celebrating before receiving his/her First Communion, along with the Act of Contrition.  The material was also reviewed in class this week in preparation for next week's evaluation.
  • (If you need a copy of the handout, it is available on the “First Communion Page” of our website.)
We will be seeing whether or not each student has learned the steps in going to Confession (Reconciliation).  We will be asking them to go through the words and actions of the Rite of Reconciliation with us as if they were doing their First Reconciliation.  The evaluation will basically be a practice of going to confession.  This is to ensure that they will know what to say and do when they celebrate their First Reconciliation with one of our parish priests.
 
As previously stated, we are asking for your help by going over the Rite together with your child.  We also suggest practicing the steps of Reconciliation together with your child at home.  This is the best way for them to learn the Rite of Reconciliation!
 
In addition, we will be doing a second evaluation on the “Act of Contrition.”  The Act of Contrition is prayed during Reconciliation and, therefore, each child must know this prayer.  Please make sure to review (and pray) the Act of Contrition with your child.
 
Thank you, and God bless you.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, January 27

posted Jan 23, 2019, 8:51 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please remember that we are having our next Religious Education Mass of the year this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, January 27, 2019
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 Seventh Grade and Up 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 - 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

 

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