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 AT-HOME LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES

posted Mar 30, 2020, 10:22 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Mar 30, 2020, 10:28 PM ]


As classes have been suspended due to the evolving situation with the coronavirus, the Archdiocese Office of Catechesis has asked that we send via email the assignments and activities that your children are to complete at home.

An email was sent out to all parents in the Religious Education Program with information on the assignments and activities that students need to complete while classes at the parish are suspended.

Specifically, for the First Communion classes, there are two video lessons on the Mass that students need to watch, along with two assessments and an evaluation that students need to complete online.
 
If you did NOT receive an email from the program with your child's Religious Education at-home assignments, please email the Religious Education Office with your child's name, class day, and catechist to reled@stkevinrep.org.
 
We thank you for your support and cooperation during this time, and we continue praying for the safety and well-being of all our families.

ST. KEVIN MASSES ONLINE

posted Mar 23, 2020, 9:49 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Dear Parents:
 
We hope and pray that all of you are doing well, amidst the continuing situation with the coronavirus.
 
This past Wednesday, the Archdiocese of Miami issued a statement that all Masses and liturgical events have been suspended until further notice.  You can read the complete statement by
clicking here.
 
In light of this, St. Kevin will be recording Sunday Mass in English and Spanish for everyone in the parish to watch and participate.  The Masses will be uploaded online and available for viewing beginning at 6:00 pm every Saturday.  To the extent possible, we also plan to record the daily Mass in English and Spanish.
 
You can watch the Masses from the YouTube channel of St. Kevin Catholic Church by scanning the QR code above.


Or you can also click the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTL1FinAJRr4xBiEw3HF6qQ/videos

All are encouraged to participate by watching the Mass at home and making a Spiritual Communion.
 
We hope that this will allow us to continue our worship to the Lord and our participation, though remotely, in the celebration of the Eucharist as we remain united in prayer.
 
In the near future, we will be sending out information with regards to continuing the religious education lessons and curriculum through online learning and at-home assignments for the coming weeks while we are unable to hold our classes here at the parish.
 
Thank you for your support, and may God bless you and your families.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES CANCELLED - Week of March 16

posted Mar 14, 2020, 10:23 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Under the direction of the Archdiocese of Miami, Religious Education Classes have been
CANCELLED the week of March 16, 2020.

There will also be NO CLASSES the week of March 23, 2020 for the previously scheduled Spring Break.

An email will be sent out as to when classes will resume.

Please also note that Archbishop Thomas Wenski has granted a dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, as a result of the evolving situation with the coronavirus.

As taken from the press release from the Archdiocese of Miami:

 

We hold in prayer all those infected with the virus, their families and loved ones. We pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died. As a people of faith, we trust in the power of prayer and in the providence of our loving God; as a people of hope, we know that God will never abandon us in our need; and as a people of charity, we, despite our own fears and anxieties, stand in solidarity with all of our brothers and sisters infected or affected by this pandemic.

 

Let nothing disturb you,
let nothing frighten you,
he who has God
nothing lacks:
God alone suffices.

 

Nada te turbe,
nada te espante,
quien a Dios tiene
nada le falta:
Solo Dios basta.  
(St. Teresa of Avila)

RELIGIOUS ED. MASS - May 17 (First Communion Students Needed)

posted Mar 7, 2020, 7:59 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Mar 7, 2020, 7:59 PM ]

Our final Religious Education Mass of the year will be on Sunday, May 17th, 2020 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)
  • 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 need students 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 14th, 2020.  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!

FIRST COMMUNION - Things to Learn, Part IV

posted Mar 4, 2020, 8:37 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Mar 4, 2020, 8:38 PM ]

http://www.stkevinrep.org/sacraments/first-communion/docfiles/First%20Communion%20-%20Things%20to%20Learn%2C%20Part%20IV.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1
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 have begun to review the Mass in class.  The handout will be distributed to the students at the end of class this 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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, March 1

posted Feb 26, 2020, 10:01 AM by St. Kevin Religious Education

P
lease remember that we are having our next Religious Education Mass this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, March 1, 2020
Time:                 11:15 am
Location:           Church
 
As we begin the season of
Lent, we prepare ourselves for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery of Christ: his Passion, Death, and Resurrection.  We are celebrating this Mass so that we can all come together as a Religious Education family to pray and celebrate during this solemn season.
 
Once again, 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 all of you and your families at our Mass this Sunday!

Thank you, and God bless you.

NO CLASS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY / START OF THE LENTEN SEASON

posted Feb 24, 2020, 3:09 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please note that, as stated on our calendars, there will be NO CLASSES on Tuesday, February 25th and Wednesday, February 26th for the celebration of Ash Wednesday and the start of the Lenten season.
 
Classes will resume the following week on:
  • Tuesday,  March 3rd
  • WednesdayMarch 4th
*Saturday groups have class as usual on Saturday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 29th.



This Wednesday, February 26th, 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 video on our website, as we prepare to enter into the season 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, February 26th
7:30 am           English
12:00 pm         Spanish
6:00 pm           English
7:30 pm           Spanish

FIRST COMMUNION MEETING - PLEASE NOTE (Mandatory)

posted Feb 8, 2020, 12:52 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Feb 8, 2020, 12:52 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 18, 2020

 Wednesday, February 19, 2020

  Saturday, February 22, 2020

 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 26, 2020, 1:44 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education   [ updated Jan 26, 2020, 1:45 PM ]

As we informed all our First Communion classes this past 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 if 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 strongly recommend 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, February 2nd

posted Jan 26, 2020, 1:39 PM by St. Kevin Religious Education

Please remember that we are having our next Religious Education Mass this coming Sunday:
 
When:               Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time:                 11:15 am
Location:           Church
 
As we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, let us all come together to pray and to celebrate the Light of Christ in our lives, united as one family, one community.  Our Music Ministry choir will be singing and leading us in giving praise to God.  Students from our second and third 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.

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