October 2015 Rel. Ed. Newsletter

Hello and Welcome to Fall.  We have begun the Religious Education school year.   Kindergarten to 8th grade classes are meeting on Wednesday nights from 7-8pm and High School meets from 6:30-8pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the months (Oct 4 and 18th).

Wednesday, October 14th is our annual Food Drive/Scavenger hunt for 6th-12th grade students.  We will meet in the cafeteria at 6:30pm to divide students up with adult drivers to go door to door to ask for food for the Thanksgiving boxes and also the Food Bank.  We need parent drivers.  If you are available then please contact me or your students catechist.  We scramble ever year to get this covered.  This is a one time way that parents can help us out.
High School parents:   Our main topic in High School class for the first 2 or 3 sessions will be focuses on the Gay Marriage issue.  What do the students think of it,  what society "teaches", and what the church and God teaches.  We invite honest discussion and we will challenge your students but we can only grow through learning and challenges.
First Communion parents will have a meeting during PSR in the cafeteria on October 7th at 7pm.   Confirmation parent meeting will be at 7pm on October 28th in the cafeteria.
NCYC students are selling Bierocks but the deadline is October 2nd.  We will make them the weekend of Oct. 9, 10, and 11.  We are taking 17 students and 10 adults to NCYC in November.  I ask as we come closer to the travel date in November that the parish take an active role in praying for our pilgrimage to NCYC.   We are going to see the sights, hear the music, and experience the event but more importantly we are going to encounter Christ.  Please pray for our safety and also that we each find Christ on the journey.  NCYC students and sponsors we will have another meeting on October 25th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the school cafeteria.

Adult Education:  We are continuing to study the book of Acts on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8pm.  It is not too late to join us.  We meeting in the parish office area.
God Bless,  Erin Crouch, Director of Religious Education.