March 2016 Rel. Ed. Newsletter

I hope your Lent has be spirit filled.  We are celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation for 15 youth on March 9th.  I personally invite each of you to come celebrate this wonderful step at 7pm that night.  We will have a simple reception following the Mass.  Pictures for students and sponsors will begin at 6:15pm in the church.  Confirmation practice is March 2nd at 7pm in the church, this is mandatory for all students and preferable will include the sponsor and/or a parent.    We will not have PSR the night of March 9th due to Confirmation.

PSR classes for K-8th grade will meet March 2nd, 16th, and 30th.  We will not have class on March 9th due to Confirmation and also March 23rd due to Spring Break.  High School PSR will meet Sunday March 6th and 20th at 6:30pm in the Parish office building.  

Calling all High School Juniors and older to a Teens Encounter Christ Weekend on March 19-21st in Garden City.  You can sign up at dcdiocese.org/youth.  This is a great chance to connect with Christ in a special way during this Lent.  

Parents are you looking for some deeper meaning to Lent in Pope Francis’ year of Divine Mercy?  Join Rhonda Westerhaus on March 16 from 7 to 8 pm  as she leads you through 3 Parables of Mercy including the Prodigal son, The three Coins and the Lost Sheep. All are welcome to join in on this opportunity to reflect, respond and  be renewed. (All materials are included.  Just bring a Bible!)  

Adult Education:   The Mystery of God study will continue at 7pm on Thursdays through Lent in the Parish office.  You can still join us.   Did you listen to the CD on Confession by Scott Hahn handed out for Lent?  Did you grab that little purple book during advent, Rediscover Jesus, and not look at it?  Now is  a great time.  Take time for Jesus in your day, He is waiting for you.