May 2013 Religious Ed. Newsletter

Thank you for a great year this year. I would like to
extend a special thank you to my catechists. The
catechists are invited to our annual Appreciation
Dinner at 6pm on the 1st of May. We will have a
potluck dinner at the Knight of Columbus Hall.


Our big event in May is First Communion. Practice
for all First Communion students is Friday May 3rd
from 4-5pm in the church and then practice for
students and parents is 10am on Saturday the 4th
in the church. First Communion will be celebrated
during our 8:30am Mass on Sunday May 5th. I
want to thank our two catechists, Linda Conkle and
Jim Wessling for their hard work this year. Please
pray for the students as they receive Jesus for the
first time.


Sunday, May 12th, during our 8:30am Mass we will
celebrate our graduates. All High School and
College graduates are invited to wear their cap and
gowns to Mass and sit up front. Coffee and rolls will
be served after Mass. Congratulations on a job well
done and good luck in the future.


Totus Tuus will be the week of June 22-28th. All
K-5th graders from this year are invited to the
day time program from 9am-3pm Monday
through Friday. Registrations will be mailed in early
May and the cost is $10 per students. All 6th-11th
grade students are invited to the youth program
from 7:30-9:45pm Sunday through Thursday that
week. We will end with a pool party at the Cantata’s
which will be earlier than 7:30pm on Thursday. Cost
here is also $10 per student. Please keep up to date
with the information via the bulletin and the website.
I hope your student can attend. This will be a great
part of the summer.


All 5th-8th grade students are invited to the
Diocescan youth camps in June this year. A
registration form is available online at
www.dcdiocese.org/youth, look for the Summer
Youth Camp registration. Deadlines are May
24th for the 5th/6th grade camp and June 7th
for the 7th/8th grade camp. These are a faith
filled experience. Please consider participating.

Calling all Sophomores and older to Teens
Encounter Christ (TEC). We have two TEC
weekends this summer. One in July on the
6th-8th in Garden City and then one here in
Pratt on August 3rd-5th. This can be a very
spiritual weekend and it will be right here in our
parish. You can sign up on the diocese's
website at www.dcdiocese.org/youth.


On May 11th the NCYC youth are hosting a
Disc Golf Tournament as a fund raiser for
our trip. We would gladly take donations for
individual chip bags, cookies, pop, and water to
use for the lunch included in the registration.
The cost to play is $25.00 per person and
includes the option of playing individual and
with a team. Registration is at 9:30am at May
Dennis Park and play will begin for individuals
at 10am. We will offer lunch of hamburger,
chips, cookies, with pop or water. Then team
play will be at 1pm. Please come out and
support the group.
Have a safe and blessed summer.
Erin Crouch,
Director Religious Education