Confirmation Announcements

Any CONFIRMATION announcements or reminders in reference to important dates, events, days off, etc. will be posted on this page.  


Click on the title of each announcement to see the full text.


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 Info" tab above.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT - Sept. 26, 27, 30  (09-25-2023)

As mentioned during the Welcome Orientation, in this Parish Year of the Eucharistic Revival, we will be starting some of our classes throughout the year with the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  This is to help our students to develop a love and devotion for our Lord Jesus Christ truly present in the Eucharist.  Next week, we will be having our first Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for this year at the beginning of class.

 

Next class: Tuesday, September 26; Wednesday, September 27, and Saturday, September 30, students need to go directly to the church, NOT THE SCHOOL, when they arrive.  


Please refer to the email sent to the parents for complete details regarding the procedures that will apply for this week have been sent via email to the parents.


Most especially as we will be in the church in the presence of the Lord, all students need to be dressed appropriately (following the program dress code).


They should also bring their books and supplies as usual for regular class after the Adoration.



Again, students need to be at the church this week by the regular time for the start of their Religious Education class.

 

 

Thank you, and God bless you. 



CONFIRMATION - THINGS TO KNOW (09-25-2023)

This past week in class, each student received a packet with the “Things to Know” in preparation for their Confirmation.  They include the "Basic Prayers" that they were given to learn last year, along with some important concepts pertaining to our faith and the sacrament of Confirmation.


We are distributing these "Things to Know" early in the year so that the Confirmation students have ample time to learn them.  We are requesting your assistance in making sure that your child reviews and studies all of the concepts in the packet.  Prior to their Confirmation, we will be evaluating each candidate to determine whether they have learned all of these items in preparation for their Confirmation. 

 

Each candidate for Confirmation needs to have a basic foundation of knowledge of our Catholic faith.  As they are confirmed, they will be called to spread and defend the Catholic faith and to continue the mission of Christ in building up the Kingdom of God. 

 

The “Confirmation – Things to Know” packet is available anytime on our website, www.stkevinrep.org, in the “CONFIRMATION” tab page.


For your convenience, you may download a copy of the packet by clicking here.


Thank you, and God bless you.



CONFIRMATION SERVICE REQUIREMENTS  (09-20-2023)

An email was sent with information regarding the community service that each candidate for Confirmation is required to complete as part of the preparation for Confirmation.  This information was shared with you at the time of registration.

 

“DIRECT” COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS  (20)

Each candidate for Confirmation is required to complete 20 (twenty) “direct” community service hours as they prepare to become “adults” in the faith in following and living the example and teachings of Christ.  The hours must be completed in direct contact with people who are in need.

 

The 20 community service hours must be completed and submitted by Wednesday, February 7th, 2024.  Each candidate must complete the “Service Report Form” found in the “Confirmation Community Service Packet” and have it signed by the organization in order to document their service hours.  In addition, a signed letter from the organization on their official stationery must be attached with the report form.  As stated in the community service packet, “ONLY ORIGINALS will be accepted.  Reports sent by email or fax will NOT be accepted.”

 

The “Confirmation Community Service Packet,” including all the information regarding the hours and the Service Report Form, can be found on our website, www.stkevinrep.org, in the “Confirmation Community Service” page under the CONFIRMATION tab. 

 

We strongly recommend that that candidates do not wait until the last minute to complete their service hours.  Also, should candidates have any questions or doubts, they should contact the Religious Education Office prior to performing service at a particular organization to ensure that they meet the criteria of “direct” hours.



PARISH FESTIVAL HOURS  (2)

Each candidate is required to complete two (2) service hours helping at the St. Kevin Parish Festival, which is taking place on Sunday, December 3rd.  At the Parent-Candidate meeting in October, candidates will be given the form to indicate their preference for the different shifts for the Parish Festival.

 

 

As mentioned, all of the above needs to be completed by each candidate as part of the preparation for Confirmation.  Failure to do so will lead to a delay in the candidate’s celebration of Confirmation.

 

 

All of the above will be reviewed at the Confirmation Parent-Candidate Meeting on October 4th.

 


Thank you, and God bless you. 


IMPORTANT REMINDERS  (09-19-2023)

We have had a successful first week of formal class, and we thank you for your support and cooperation as we continue on this Catechetical year.  We also give thanks to everyone who joined us for our beautiful opening Religious Education Mass yesterday.  A special thank you also to all of our students who participated in a particular role: the lectors and offertory bearers from the Confirmation classes, the altar servers, and the members of our Music Ministry choir, who sang so beautifully at the Mass.  It was a great blessing to gather together as a Religious Education family to pray and to celebrate.  We look forward to seeing everyone again for our next Religious Education Mass in October as well as throughout the year.

   


We would like to remind you of a few guidelines of utmost importance mentioned at the Parent Orientation to keep in mind throughout the year:


DROP-OFF AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

Please remember the drop-off and dismissal procedures as explained during the Welcome Orientation and sent to you via email. 

DRESS CODE

Students should come dressed comfortably, but appropriate for class and church (especially as our catechists often take their classes to the Chapel during class, and we will be participating in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the year).  In other words, all students are expected to dress modestly.  Students are not to wear “short” shorts or “short” skirts (must be knee-length), tank tops, sleeveless attire, gym shorts, sweat pants, leggings, ripped jeans, flip-flops, crocs, or distracting hair pieces (large bows, animal ears, etc.).  Sports uniforms are also not permitted. 


ATTENDANCE

Please remember that for those students in the first or second year of preparation for a sacrament, we allow up to five (5) absences for the year, regardless of the reason, in terms of counting the year toward sacramental preparation.  There are no excused or unexcused absences.  If a student is absent, the office may send a courtesy email to inform you of the number of absences your child has up to that point.  (This guideline does not apply to students in first grade and to students in grades 4-6 who have already received First Communion.)


BOOKS / SUPPLIES / BAGS

Students received their books this past week in class.  The book must be brought to class every week.  Students also need to bring a pencil or pen, along with any other supplies requested by their catechist.  Only drawstring or canvas bags may be used to carry books and supplies.  Regular school book bags are NOT permitted.


FOOD, DRINKS, AND GUM

Please remember that students may not bring any food or drinks to class, including all types of water bottles, as they are not allowed inside the classrooms.  In addition, gum chewing is not permitted.

 


All of the above guidelines are taken from our “Religious Education Handbook,” which contains all the procedures that will be followed this year.  It is available on our website at www.stkevinrep.org, under the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab. 

 

Please be sure to also check our website, www.stkevinrep.org, frequently for any updates and new information regarding your child’s Religious Education classes, including class outlines.  The website will be our primary conduit of communicating pertinent information to you.  Also, please check your emails on a regular basis for any important information and reminders we may send throughout the year, and to add our email address to your contact list to ensure that any emails from the program are not sent to your spam/junk folder.  

 

Thank you for your support and cooperation.  May God bless you and your families. 



OPENING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, Sept. 17  (09-14-2023)

Please remember that our opening Religious Education Mass is taking place this coming Sunday:

 

When:                Sunday, September 17, 2023

Time:                 11:15 am

Location:           Church

 

This Sunday, the Church in the United States celebrates Catechetical Sunday, the national day that celebrates the ministry of catechesis and religious education.  Hence, the 11:15 am Mass this Sunday will be celebrated and dedicated especially for the students, families, and catechists of our Religious Education Program.  As we kickoff this new catechetical year, let us come together to pray for a successful year and to celebrate our unity 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 sharing and passing on the faith to your children and families.

 

CLICK HERE to download the guide with the prayers, songs, readings, and Mass parts so that you and your child(ren) may follow during the Mass.


We look forward to having all of you and your families join us as we pray and celebrate during our opening Mass this Sunday!


Thank you, and God bless you.


WELCOME ORIENTATION FOLLOW-UP  (09-11-2023)

We thank everyone for their presence and participation in this week’s Welcome Orientation. We are excited to begin our classes for this year, and we know that they will be wonderful and fruitful for all with the grace of our Lord and the support and cooperation of all of our families.

 

An email was sent to all attendees with follow-up information for this year, including information on:

-   Handbook

-   Welcome Packet

-   Confirmation Class Outlines

-   Textbooks

-   Confirmation Community Service

-   Emails and Website

 

A separate email was also sent with more detailed information on the Covid-19 guidelines as well as the procedures for drop-off and pick-up for this year.

 

We look forward to the start of our formal classes this week. God bless you.


WELCOME ORIENTATION, 2023-2024  (09-04-2023)

We take this opportunity to welcome you to the beginning of the St. Kevin Religious Education Program for the 2023–2024 Catechetical Year!

 

The classes begin this week.  As mentioned at registration, for the first day of class, we will have our Welcome Orientation for this catechetical year. 


 

We look forward to seeing all of our students and parents at our Welcome Orientation!