First Communion Announcements

Any FIRST COMMUNION 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.

Things to Learn, Part III - EVALUATIONS NEXT CLASS (01-26-2023)

As we informed all our First Communion students this week, we will be doing the evaluations next class (Saturday, January 28; Tuesday, January 31; and Wednesday, February 1) 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 past week in preparation for the evaluation taking place next class.

  • (If you need a copy of the handout, it is available on the “First Communion Page” of our website.)


We will be making sure that each student has learned the steps in going to Confession (Reconciliation). They will 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 the steps of what to say and do when they celebrate their First Reconciliation with one of our parish priests.

As previously stated, we ask you to please go over and review the steps in 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 of 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.


FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING (Attendance Required) (01-23-2023)

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, students and parents must attend the Parents’ Meeting for First Communion that will take place in February.

SATURDAY CLASSES:

  • Saturday, February 4

  • 9:30 am

  • Parish Hall

TUESDAY CLASSES:

  • Tuesday, February 7

  • 6:30 pm

  • Parish Hall


WEDNESDAY CLASSES:

  • Tuesday, February 7

  • 6:30 pm

  • Parish Hall

*This meeting will take place instead of regular class on the above dates. 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 REQUIRED for both parent and student.

We look forward to seeing you! Thank you, and God bless you.



FIRST COMMUNION - Things to Learn, Part III (01-10-2023)

We hope that you and your families had a wonderful Christmas break and a blessed start to the new year.


For the month of January, we are assigning the third set of concepts for our First Communion students to review and learn. Your child will need to learn the steps in the Rite of Reconciliation, as found in their “Reconciliation Book” that will be 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 will be distributing a handout to our First Communion students this 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 ensure that each student 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 strongly recommend practicing the steps in celebrating Reconciliation with your child at home.

Thank you, and God bless you.


IMPORTANT REMINDERS - St. Kevin Religious Education (01-09-2023)

We hope you and your families had a wonderful Christmas and a blessed start to the new year.

As we begin the second half of our catechetical year, we would like to remind you of a few important things regarding the program:

ATTENDANCE

Please remember that if it is the first or second year of preparation for a sacrament, we allow a maximum of five (5) absences for the year, regardless of the reason, in terms of counting the year towards sacramental preparation. There are no excused or unexcused absences. The office may send a courtesy email to the parents to inform them of the number of absences their child has up to that point.


DRESS CODE

All students are expected to dress modestly, in attire appropriate for class and church. Students may NOT 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 large/distracting hair pieces (large bows, animal ears, etc.).


BOOKS / SUPPLIES / BAGS

Every student needs to bring their book(s) to class every week, along with a pencil or pen, and any other supplies requested by their catechist. Also, only drawstring or canvas bags can be used to carry supplies. Any other forms or types of bags, including regular school book bags, are NOT allowed.



DROP-OFF AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

We remind you of the drop-off and dismissal procedures as explained during the Welcome Orientation and sent to you previously via email. Please refer to the email sent to all families with complete details and information.


IMPORTANT NOTE:

We would especially like to emphasize the importance of abiding by the dismissal procedures and understanding that they are in place for the safety and security of all of our students in the program. Sadly, there have already been a couple of incidents this year that have led to unfortunate consequences for those involved. We strive for the safety of all concerned, including our students, parents, catechists, and staff who are all part of our parish community, and it is expected that all essential guidelines and procedures be followed in furtherance of our efforts.



COVID-19 GUIDELINES

The Archdiocese of Miami (ADOM) Covid Policy remains in effect. All students, families, and catechists are to abide by these guidelines to mitigate risk and promote the safety and well-being of all.


Should your child be sick or display symptoms of illness (i.e. fever, runny nose, cough, congestion, excessive sneezing), they should not come to class and remain at home for the safety and well-being of everyone in the program. Please send an email to the Religious Education Office.


We thank you for your support and cooperation. We look forward to a great second half of this catechetical year!



MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BLESSED NEW YEAR! (12-22-2022)

This is a reminder that there will be NO CLASSES from December 22nd until January 8th, 2023. We will be on Christmas Break for two weeks.

Classes will resume:

  • Tuesday, January 10th

  • Wednesday, January 11th

  • Saturday, January 14th

*Our schedule of Masses for Christmas and New Year’s can be found below, as well as on our website, www.stkevinrep.org.*

Let us remember amidst all the excitement and preparation during these days that the real reason for Christmas is JESUS. It is a season to reflect, 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 share with you the recording of our Christmas Presentation from this past Saturday that was put together by some of our students. They all did an amazing job in helping us to remember and to keep alive the reason and spirit of the season.

  • Watch on YouTube. (The presentation starts at the 1:52 mark.)


Please also find below a special Christmas message from our pastor, Father Jesús Saldaña, to all of our families in the parish.


We wish you and your family a wonderful and holy Christmas. May the season lead you and your families to be drawn closer to our Jesus Christ, the Emmanuel, God-with-us. May the New Year of 2023 be filled with abundant blessings and graces from our Lord above.


JESUS IS THE REASON FOR ALL THE SEASONS!


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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR:


“Adeste fideles, laeti, triumphantes …”

Dear brothers and sisters:

This is how a traditional Christmas carol begins, which invites us to journey to Bethlehem to meet the Son of God, born of the Blessed Virgin Mary and guarded by St. Joseph.

Let us also go joyfully to live and to be part of that Communion of love with the one who has come to build his home within us, to teach us that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, to not be afraid when we are with Him, and to trust in His mercy.

Christmas make us aware that our lives are a pilgrimage: to walk with Christ to meet the Father. We ask God to help us to discover the true spirit and reason of this Christmas season and to live in solidarity and charity with one another, giving an authentic testimony of faith. Together, united by hope, let us all together build a better future of Respect, Justice and Peace.

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!



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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S MASS SCHEDULE

St. Kevin Catholic Church

Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)

6:00 pm English (Christmas Vigil Mass)

12:00 am: Midnight Mass – Bilingual


Sunday, 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.

Saturday, December 31st

6:00 pm English Vigil for Mary, Mother of God

7:30 pm Spanish Vigilia por Maria, Madre de Dios

Sunday, January 1st, 2023 (Mary, Mother of God)

(HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

8:00 am English

9:30 am Spanish

11:15 am English

1:00 pm Spanish

7:00 pm Spanish



CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION - Saturday, December 17 (12-13-2022)

We are excited to announce that this Saturday, December 17th, we will be having our annual Christmas Presentation at the church. The presentation is being put together by some of the students in our Religious Education program. Our Music Ministry choir will also be leading us in singing Christmas songs during the presentation.


Everyone is invited to watch the presentation, which will be held at the church. The church doors by the gift shop (facing Bird Road) will open at 10:00 am. The front section of the church will be reserved for the students.

STUDENTS IN THE SATURDAY CLASSES WILL BE WATCHING THE PRESENTATION IN THE CHURCH AS PART OF THEIR REGULAR CLASS.


The procedures we will be following for the Saturday class December 17th have been emailed to the parents.


We look forward to you joining us as we prepare to celebrate the reason for Christmas, the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Thank you, and God bless you.


THINGS TO LEARN, PART II - Evaluations Next Class (12-05-2022)

As we informed our First Communion classes this week, we will be doing the evaluations next class (Tuesday, December 6, Wednesday, December 7, and Saturday, December 10) for the material in the “Things to Learn – Part II” handout given 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.)


Our First Communion students will need to list the Seven Sacraments and to fill in the Ten Commandments, and afterwards, they will recite the Act of Contrition to their Catechist. 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 to 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 daily and to discuss them as a family!

Thank you, and God bless you.


CHRISTMAS DRIVE (12-01-2022)

As we are in the midst of the Advent season in preparation for the celebration of Christmas, the Religious Education Program has been given the opportunity to participate in the Christmas Drive of the St. Mother Teresa Charity of the parish.

This year, the members of the ministry are collecting gift cards (WalMart, Target, Visa, MasterCard) to be given to needy families within our parish community so that they are able to purchase toys and gifts for their children this Christmas. We invite you and your families to participate in this year’s Christmas Drive so that we can help bring a smile to many children in our community.

We will be accepting donations of gift cards next week (December 6, 7, and 10). Please bring any donations when your child comes to class. As with the Thanksgiving drive, we will have an envelope at the entrance door where you or your child can place the donations. Remember to attach the gift card receipt so that the members of the St. Mother Teresa Charity are aware of the amount in the gift card.

We thank you in advance for your consideration, and may God bless you for your generosity as we continue in this season of Advent.


PARISH FESTIVAL REMINDERS (Ride Wristbands & Raffle Tickets) (11-29-2022)

We hope you and your families had a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving. We also hope that all of you have had a fruitful start to the Advent season.

This email is a reminder that we are still selling the “Unlimited Ride Wristband” for the Parish Festival, which is taking place this coming Sunday, December 4th. You can still take advantage of the pre-Festival price of $20 per wristband, and they can be bought from us at the door when your child comes for Religious Education class. Wristbands are also available at the Parish Office. The last day to buy the wristband at the pre-festival price is this Wednesday, November 30th. On the day of the Festival, they will be $30 each.

More information can be found in the “PARISH FESTIVAL” page of our website.

Also, if you have not yet done so, please remember to return your raffle tickets to us this week for a chance to win some great prizes in our festival raffle. The last day to turn in the raffle tickets is this Saturday, December 3rd.


NO CLASSES -- HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (11-19-2022)

Please remember that there will be NO CLASSES this coming week for Thanksgiving break:

  • Tuesday, November 22nd,

  • Wednesday, November 23rd, and

  • Saturday, November 26th.


Classes will resume the following week:

  • Tuesday, November 29th,

  • Wednesday, November 30th, and

  • Saturday, December 3rd.

A reminder that on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, we will have our bilingual Religious Education Family Mass here at St. Kevin at 11:00 am. Our Music Ministry choir will be leading us in singing and praising God at the Mass, and some of our younger students will be participating and making a special presentation during the Mass. We invite you and your families to join us in giving thanks to God for all His graces.

We also thank all of you for your generous contributions to our Thanksgiving Drive. We collected just under $2,000 in cash donations! The money collected will be used by the St. Mother Teresa Charity ministry of the parish to provide gift cards for needy families in our parish community this Thanksgiving. All of the charitable work we are able to accomplish is only possible through your generosity.


As we celebrate this occasion with our own 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. Let us also keep in our prayers all who are in need.


We wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!


THANKSGIVING DRIVE (11-06-2022)

This past week, we sent home the memo with information regarding our Thanksgiving Drive. We will be working in conjunction with the St. Mother Teresa Charity of the parish to provide assistance for as many families as possible.

This year, we will not be collecting any food items, as the members of the St. Mother Teresa Charity will not be preparing food baskets. Instead, they are collecting cash donations to provide gift cards for the needy families this Thanksgiving.

We are requesting that each student in the program brings a minimum of $5.00 in cash in order to assist with the purchasing of the gift cards to be distributed. Should you wish to donate more, you are strongly encouraged and more than welcome to do so.

ALL DONATIONS NEED TO BE BROUGHT IN BY NEXT CLASS (this week). Please have your child give the donations to us at the front door when they come to class. We will have an envelope for them to place the cash donations.

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.


FIRST COMMUNION - THINGS TO LEARN, Part II (11-03-2022)

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. 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 confession. Last class, we sent home a handout containing these new items that they need to learn.

After the Thanksgiving break, we will be evaluating to ensure that each student has learned these items. We ask for your assistance 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 help your child to learn these prayers in their entirety if they have not yet done so. We will be following up on the Basic Prayers later on in the year.


Thank you, and God bless you.


NO CLASS - Saturday, November 5 (11-03-2022)

As a reminder, please remember that there will be NO CLASSES on Saturday, November 5th.

Classes resume the following Saturday, November 12th.


Thank you, and God bless you.



RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Tuesday, November 1 (10-29-2022)

Please remember that we have a special Religious Education Mass taking place this coming week:

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Church

This Tuesday, we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. On this day, the Church recalls the example, witness, and prayer of the holy women and men who have been identified by the Church as saints. More than just role models, the saints are family members in the Communion of Saints. On this special day, we come together and pray to all the Saints in heaven to continue to intercede for us so that we may be more like them in living our lives according to the example and teachings of Christ.


At our Mass, we will have some of the Saints among us represented by our third and fourth grade students, who will also be presenting their saint during the Mass. Our Music Ministry choir will be singing and leading us in giving praise to God. Students from our classes will also be participating as lectors.


We ask all of our students and families to come together to celebrate the Eucharist on this special day. We look forward to having you and your child(ren) join us, as we pray and celebrate during our Mass this Tuesday!


Thank you, and God bless you.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TUESDAY CLASSES (10-26-2022)

This coming Tuesday, November 1st, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. As noted on the calendar, we will be having a special Religious Education Mass:

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Church


ALL STUDENTS IN THE TUESDAY CLASSES WILL BE ATTENDING THE MASS AS THE REGULAR CLASS NEXT TUESDAY.



An email has been sent to all of the Tuesday parents with complete information.


We look forward to seeing everyone at our Mass!



ST. KEVIN PARISH FESTIVAL INFORMATION (10-25-2022)

We are excited to announce that our annual St. Kevin Parish Festival will be on Sunday, December 4, 2022, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm here on our Church and school grounds. This annual event is a cherished reminder of the fun and fellowship that our entire Church and school community can share. Please find below a few things to note regarding the festival.

RAFFLE TICKETS

Each family will be receiving a book of 10 raffle tickets. They will be sent home with your oldest child by the beginning of November. It is one book of 10 tickets per family (not per child). Please remember to return the ticket stubs to us by Wednesday, November 30th 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 remaining balance of the tuition.


UNLIMITED RIDE WRISTBAND

As we do every year, we will have new rides for our young ones of all ages. Ride wristbands will be available for purchase in November for unlimited access to rides at the Festival. You can take advantage of the early bird price of $20 per wristband up until November 30th, and they can be purchased from us at the time when you drop off your child for class, or at the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm (cash or check only). On the day of the Festival, they will be $30.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE FESTIVAL

We are in need of parent volunteers to help us out at the Parish Festival. We invite you and your families to participate by volunteering at the festival while also enjoying an atmosphere of fun and fellowship with the entire parish community. Should you be able to assist, please reply to this email with your contact information to let us know, and we will forward it to the festival committee who will be in touch with you.


Any additional information regarding the Festival will also be posted on the “PARISH FESTIVAL” page of our website, www.stkevinrep.org

We look forward to all of our families joining us for a day of fun filled with delicious food, fun activities, and the spirit of our community of faith!


NO CLASS ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY - Fall Break (10-24-2022)

Thank you to all those who joined us for our Religious Education Mass yesterday. We are grateful for your presence as we celebrated as a community of faith. A special thank you to our students who participated in the various roles of the Mass, as well as the students who participated in our Music Ministry choir. They all did an outstanding job!


Please remember that there will be NO CLASSES this week for our Fall Break:

  • Tuesday, October 25th

  • Wednesday, October 26th


Classes resume the following week:

  • Tuesday, November 1st *

  • Wednesday, November 2nd


* TUESDAY CLASSES

As noted on the calendar, please remember that on Tuesday, November 1st, the Solemnity of All Saints, all students in the Tuesday classes will be attending Mass, as it is a Holy Day of Obligation. Students in the Tuesday classes need to arrive NO LATER than 5:45 pm and check-in with their catechist at the plaza outside the Chapel. The Mass will count as the class for this day in terms of attendance.


A separate email will be sent out to the Tuesday group with more information and details regarding the Mass on November 1st.



SATURDAY CLASSES

There will be CLASS AS USUAL on Saturday, October 29th.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, October 23 (10-20-2022)

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

When: Sunday, October 23, 2022

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 having all of our families join us, as we pray and celebrate during our Mass this Sunday!


Thank you, and God bless you.


FIRST COMMUNION - PRAYER EVALUATIONS  (Things to Learn, Part I) (10-17-2022)

As we informed all our First Communion classes this week, we will be evaluating the 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.

  • (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 each student 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 at home. 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.


FIRST COMMUNION BASIC PRAYERS  (Things to Learn, Part I) (09-26-2022)

Last year, your child was asked to learn and memorize the four “Basic Prayers” that every Catholic should know how to pray. These prayers include the Sign of the Cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be. Your child should already be familiar with all of them.

As your child is now in the second year of faith formation for First Communion, it is imperative that they know their Basic Prayers. During registration, we included a handout with the Basic Prayers in your Welcome Packet. We informed you that we will be evaluating your child on their Basic Prayers sometime in October. Therefore, please make sure that your child is reviewing and saying their Basic Prayers at home that they must know.

We are asking for your assistance by going over and praying these prayers together with your child. 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


CLASSES CANCELLED - Wednesday, September 28 (09-27-2022)

Per the direction of the Director of the Office of Catechesis, due to the approach of Hurricane Ian, the office is closed and Religious Education classes for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28th, have been CANCELLED.


There will be NO Religious Education class tomorrow for the Wednesday students.


Classes will resume the following Wednesday, October 5th.


SATURDAY CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AS USUAL. Should anything change, an additional email will be sent out to all parents.



Let us please keep praying for our brothers and sisters in Cuba, the Keys and everyone who will be impacted by the hurricane. Let us also trust in the power of the Blessed Sacrament in every tabernacle to protect us!



Thank you, and God bless you.


NO CLASSES - Tuesday, September 27 (09-27-2022)

Per the direction of the Director of the Office of Catechesis, out of an abundance of caution, Religious Education classes for today, Tuesday, September 27th, have been CANCELLED.


There will be NO Religious Education class today for the Tuesday students.


Classes will resume the following Tuesday, October 4th.



WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AS USUAL. Should anything change, an additional email will be sent out to all parents.



Let us please pray for our brothers and sisters who have been affected by Hurricane Ian, for all who will be struck by the hurricane, and for its prompt dissipation.



Thank you, and God bless you.


IMPORTANT REMINDERS (09-19-2022)

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 thank all those who joined us for our beautiful opening Religious Education Mass yesterday. It was a great blessing to gather together as one Religious Education family to pray and to celebrate. We look forward to seeing everyone again for our next Religious Education Mass in October.

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


DROP-OFF AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

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

  • For students in grades 1-5 and First Communion (2nd year), PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE DISMISSAL CARD PROVIDED BY THE PROGRAM MUST BE PRESENTED WHEN PICKING UP STUDENTS IN THESE CLASSES.

DRESS CODE

As our catechists often take their classes to the Chapel during class, students should come dressed comfortably, but appropriate for class and Church. In other words, all students are expected to dress modestly. Students are NOT allowed 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. Any student who continuously comes to class improperly dressed may not be allowed into class and may be asked to go home, which could potentially count as an absence.


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 towards sacramental preparation. There are no excused or unexcused absences. A student with poor attendance and/or excessive tardiness may not have the current year count towards sacramental preparation. 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 at the Welcome Orientation. 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. If you have not, please make sure to read the Religious Education Handbook 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 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 our emails are not sent to your spam/junk folder. Remember that we will be sending the majority of our emails through MailChimp.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.



God bless you.


OPENING RELIGIOUS EDUCATION MASS - Sunday, Sept. 18 (09-15-2022)

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

When: Sunday, September 18, 2022

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 (09-12-2022)

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

- First Communion Class Outlines

- First Communion Dates

- 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, 2022-2023 (09-03-2022)

We take this opportunity to welcome you to the beginning of the St. Kevin Religious Education Program for the 2022–2023 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.

  • The Welcome Orientation will take place in-person at the parish. (Information has been sent to the parents via email.)

  • The Welcome Orientation will begin promptly at the regular start time of class.

  • At least one of the parents MUST be present with their child(ren) at the Welcome Orientation, where you will receive important information regarding the classes and the program for this year.

  • You and your child will also be meeting our catechists for this year.

  • Please remember that attendance at the Welcome Orientation is required for ALL students and parents, and your attendance at the orientation with your child will count as a class day in terms of your child’s attendance for this year.

  • Please arrive on time, as attendance may not count should you arrive late.

  • Only parents and students who are already registered will be able to attend the Welcome Orientation.


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