April 2014 Rel. Ed. Newsletter

Hello and Happy Easter to you all.  This is our last month of PSR till in the fall.  It has been a good year.  I would like to invite all the wonderful catechists to our Catechist appreciation dinner on April 30th at the Club D'est at 6pm. Spouses are welcome as is the Religious Formation Commission. I can't thank each of you enough but you have my deepest gratitude for all the hard work you put in this year. 

Our regular PSR classes are on April 9th and 16th. We will not have PSR on April 2nd due to a Catechist follow up ITV session from 6:30-8pm.  Our end of the year parties are on April 23rd.  The plan right now is for the K-5th graders to go to the skating rink from 7-8:30PM, the Middle school students (6-8th) to go to the Teen Center and bring finger food, drinks will be provided.  The High School will come to the school.  The High School is still planning and we will send home notes the week before. 

Our big event for April and early May is our First Communion.  Parents and student are invited to the First Communion centers activity on April 27th from 9:30-10:30AM, right after Mass, to learn together more about the Eucharist.  Then on May 2nd at 4PM in the church all First Communion students have practice for the sacrament.  On May 3rd at 10AM is practice for parents and students.  Then during 8:30AM Mass on May 4th we have our First Communion.  We will have a photographer to take pictures during the sacrament and also after the Mass.  Please bring any items to be blessed to the First Communion Mass.

This year the week of July 6-11th we are inviting in a Totus Tuus team from the Wichita Diocese.  The 1st-6th grade (2014-15 grade) will go from 9-3PM Monday through Friday.  The Youth (7th-High School) will meet from 7:30-9:45PM in the evenings Monday through Thursday.  The 7th/8th grade will meet separate from the High School. I will still need volunteers for during the day.  I need 2 adults for each day during the week.   I will need host families to feed the team each evening Monday to Friday.  If you would like to help in any way please contact me.  Parents be on the look out for enrollment forms in June.  This should be an exciting opportunity.  Cost will be $10 per child or youth.  

Religious Formation Commission will meet at 5:45pm on April 2nd. 

Have a wonderful Spring.  God Bless.