May 2014 Rel. Ed. Newsletter

Wow where did the year go.  It has been busy and a great experience.  If you have any ideas for next year or improvements, please don't hesitate to let me know. 
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 April 30th at the Club D'est.
Our big event in May is First Communion. Practice for all First Communion students is Friday May 2nd from 4-5pm in the church and then practice for students and parents is 10am on Saturday the 3rd in the church. First Communion will be celebrated during our 8:30am Mass on Sunday May 4th. Please pray for the students as they receive Jesus for the first time. We do have a large group this year so Mass will be full.

Sunday, May 11th, 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 July 6-11th. 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 June 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. 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 Diocesan 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 23rd for the 5th/6th grade camp and June 6th 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 June on the 28-30th in Garden City and then one here in Pratt on July 19-21. 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.

Have a safe and blessed summer.