Religious Education

Religious Education

Thank you for being a part of our family here at Holy Family Parish and for fulfilling the responsibility you assumed when you had your child or children baptized…that you would be “the first teachers of your children in the ways of the faith.”  Helping you to be the best teachers is the reason that Holy Family provides Religious Education Programs for your children.  We understand that life is demanding and that the religious education of your children competes with many other activities in your weekly schedule.  Please know that the first and most important religious education tool at your disposal is weekly celebration of Holy Mass and participation in the sacramental life of the Church.  When you look at the Ten Commandments you see that the first three have to do with God Himself – keeping God first in our lives; respecting his Holy Name; and keeping holy the Lord’s Day [by participation at Mass] – these are first because we are called to love God before anything else.  Our love for others and the things of the world flows from our love for God.

In an effort to provide for the various needs of our families Holy Family has created a variety of ways for parents to be supported in teaching the faith to their children.   A link to our Religious Education Class family letter and registration  form for 2021 – 2022 can be found below:

See our Religious activity page for links for children’s activities.

10/6-Reminder:  No class on Sunday, October 9th and Monday, October 10 for Columbus Day Weekend.  Parish offices are closed on Monday, October 10th.

Child Lure lessons were sent home on Tuesday, October 4th.  Parents have the option to present the lessons to their child.  Complete the form and send it by October 15th.

Service project for family activity/Confirmation service:  St. Vincent de Paul is sponsoring “Shoebox” drive.  The weekend of October 15-16th pick up the box.  Take home and fill the box.  Return the following weekend.

Clean out your closet…..coat drive is returning and will start in November.  More info to follow.

Thanks!!!!!

Weekly Info-October 2, 2022

Religious Education Office Hours Are:  Sunday 8:00-12:00 (during class session)
                                                               Monday 10:00-7:00 pm
                                                               Tuesday-Thursday 9:00-4:00
                                                                Friday and Saturday closed
Religious Education
Sacrament Preparation Class 8th grade Confirmation preparation class is on Sunday, October 16 at 11:15 for A-L and Wednesday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. for M-Z. Parent and student preparation session and red folder is due at this time with information required minus a letter to the bishop. First Reconciliation parent meeting will be held on Sunday, October 23 at 11:15 for A-L and Wednesday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. for M-Z. 7th grade Confirmation preparation class is on Sunday, October 23 at 12:30 for A-L and Wednesday, October 26, 6:15 p.m. for M-Z. Homeschooled will meet on Sunday, October 30 at 11:15 bringing folder 1 to class and picking up folder 2. IF FAMILIES DID NOT PICK UP THE MATERIALS ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 THEY SHOULD STOP BY THE OFFICE DURING NEW OFFICE HOURS. A reminder that Homeschooled attendance is extremely important for transition into the next level for the 2023-2024 year.

UPDATED 9/16

Homeschooling families can pick up the folder with the materials needed for the year.  Pick up will be after the 10:00 Mass at Aquin Center. First meeting will be held on Sunday, October 30th at 11:15.
Families who still need to register for 2022-2023 may register on Sunday, September 18th during the parish picnic at the religious education table. 
Families whose children attend catholic school and are in the 2nd, seventh, and eighth grade receive the sacraments in the parish where the family is registered NOT the school where the child attends.  You can register your child for the sacrament by stopping by the religious education table during the parish picnic or contact the office for more information.
Thanks
Irene

THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES.  YOU MAY REGISTER YOUR CHILD/REN THE WEEK BEFORE AND AFTER. NOT DURING THE WEEK OF CLASS.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Religious Education is looking for catechists for our Sunday morning, Monday  and Thursday morning sessions.  If you are able to volunteer your time and share our faith with our children contact Irene at the religious education office.  Training is provided for new catechists.

Attention families whose children attend Catholic School:  sacraments are received in the parish where the family is registered NOT in the catholic school the child/ren attend.  If your child is in the second grade and hasn’t received the sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion contact the religious education office to complete the Reconciliation/Communion registration form.  Confirmation is a two-year preparation process.  If your child/ren are entering the seventh grade, contact the religious education office to complete a Confirmation registration form.  If your child is in the present eighth grade, contact the religious education office for more information.  Religious education office number is:856-2282215 or email iclark@churchoftheholyfamily.org

Thanks 

Irene

Revised- RE Class Calendar22-23

Weekly Info-September 25, 2022                     October_2022_KidsCalendar

Weekly Info-September 18, 2022

Weekly Info-September 11, 2022

For more information on any of our Religious Education programs

contact Irene Clark at 856.228.2215 or

via email at   iclark@churchoftheholyfamily.org 

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