January 2016 Rel. Ed. Newsletter

Happy New Year.  I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  The weather was a bit rough but I hope Christ came to each of you in a special way.  As a continuation of Christ's coming we invite you to our PSR Family Mass at 7pm on Jan. 13th in the church.  This is a chance to begin the New Year and the last half of PSR with a wonderful coming of Christ in the Eucharist.  All are welcome.  There will not be regular PSR class that night.  PSR will resume for K-8th grade at 7pm on the 20th and 27th of January.  No PSR on Jan. 6th due to Catechist training.

High School PSR will begin again on Jan. 3rd and Jan 17th at 6:30pm-8pm.  Also in February, the diocese puts on its annual JOY (Jesus, Others, You) retreat for all high school Freshman and Sophomores in Garden City.  Go to http://www.dcdiocese.org/youth and the sign up is on the right hand side of the page.  

Confirmation students and sponsors, we will have the Rite of Enrollment for Confirmation during the 8:30am Mass on Sunday, January 24th.  If your sponsor can not be present a parent can stand in for this rite.  This will begin the final preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation which will be celebrated on March 9th.  

Catechists are invited to the ITV session offered in the Church basement of the alley on either Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 6-9pm or Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9-12pm.  We will have a light dinner on Jan. 6th and coffee/rolls on the 9th.  Father Gale will be teaching on 5 ways that the World wounds.  This is a great teaching and I think you would benefit from it.  

May God Bless you as we enter another year.