PARISH UPDATE:   Father Stu sent out a letter recently to all active parishioners and Faith Formation families.  In it, he discussed some of the changes that are happening now that more people have been vaccinated.  In addition to the information in that letter, we have just learned that beginning June 13th, Vaccinated people will no longer need to wear a mask to church, if they feel safe doing so.  Our Eucharistic Ministers will continue to wear masks while distributing Communion for everyone’s safety and comfort.

 

THANK YOU to everyone who returned their evaluation forms for the 2020-2021 program which were mailed to all families. We got a decent number of responses, and deeply appreciate you taking the time to let us know what worked for you this year as well as things we can improve on.  If anyone would still like to participate, please send yours in ASAP.

 

Some help for our Parents. This past year has been difficult for our students as well as their parents.  Our parents were pushed outside of their comfort zone at times to help their children learn about our faith.  We now realize that there is a need to help parents in their natural role as the first Catechists for their children. 

We have learned that children who receive guidance in the Faith at home are more likely to become good followers of Jesus for their lifetime.  After much research, we have planned some simple workshops and events following the principle of “Whole Family Catechesis” to involve parents in their children’s Faith Formation and build stronger families in our Faith. These in-person events will be a part of our program for next year and will occur about once per month. We will continue our Gospel Weeklies program with monthly meetings and home study.  In total, families should expect Faith Formation instruction twice per month, supplemented with home study of the Gospel weeklies. Please reach out to Jan A by email if you have any questions about the program for next year. You will hear more about this new element of our program as we move closer to the school year.

 

Faith Formation 2021-2022 Registration will be available online by the end of June.

 

STEP OUTSIDE! God created this wonderful world where we can prosper and enjoy the beauty around us. This Summer, make sure to take some time to enjoy God’s gift to us.  Take a hike with your family, have a scavenger hunt, and try to name all the flowers and trees you can find.  Swing from a tree, play in water, or simple sit in the shade and take in the wonder of God.  Remember to thank Him for all He has given you, especially the gifts of Life, Faith, and Family.

 

Fr. Stu and I look forward to seeing you at Mass