We will have our Family Life Retreat for our children in grades Kindergarten- Fourth on Saturday, February 24th and for Fifth-Seventh on Saturday, March 10th. Each day will run from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm in the Parish School and Parish Center. This program fulfills the diocesan requirement for child safety and protection, and all children should attend. Materials are provided based on age, and not Catechetical level.
On Friday, March 9th, the children of the parish, along with the Children's Choir, will lead the parish in praying the Stations of the Cross. This expression of our faith during the Lenten season is a perfect opportunity to experience a different form of prayer. We are looking for children of our parish, especially in middle school, to volunteer to lead as readers, candle and cross bearers. Stations will begin at 7:00 pm however, we ask that children participating arrive at 6:00 pm to read through their parts and prepare for the evening. Please email email@example.com if your child is interested in participating.
This year Summer Academy will meet from Monday, July 23 through Friday, August 3. Classes will meet Monday through Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm. In accordance with the curriculum and policy established by the Diocese of Trenton, Summer Academy students will be expected to attend 4 sessions during the academic year. This they have suggested will help keep the families attending Summer Academy connected as a community with the parish. The dates of Family Home Study Meetings are available on the Family Home Study Tab of the faith formation section of the parish website.Please note that 2nd grade is not available through Summer Academy.
Returning families who have attended a majority of the mandatory Family Catechesis sessions this year will have priority over those who are returning and have not.
Mark your calendars now for your required Family Catechesis events! All families who participate in Summer Academy are required to attend 3 Family Catechists Events in addition students are required to attend a Family Life Day. Family Catechesis Events are on December 3, 2017; March 4, 2018 and May 5, 2018. Family Life Day for Grades 1-4 is February 24, 2018 and for Grades 5-7 March 10, 2018.
The Confirmandi, Grade 8, should attend the Family Catechists Events with their families however, the do not need to attend Family Life Day since the material will be covered during a One8 session.