First communion Survey & Assignments March 16-19

First communion Survey & Assignments March 16-19

Dear Families,

Good afternoon!  Please read the e-mail below carefully, as it includes updates on activities/assignments for the week, as well as other important notices and invitations. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.

Our Next Class: Don’t forget!  Our next class is Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7pm.  Please arrive by 6:45 pm to sign in and get your materials for the month.

Survey Response Requested

Thank you so much to those of you who have already responded!  So far, we have heard from half of our families and we would greatly benefit from hearing from the whole group!.  We kindly request that all families complete the “First Reconciliation Program Evaluation Form” survey by next Wednesday, March 20th.  To access the survey, click on the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf92b2WCj4N722WVTCWBbMIN6EwQsUa4WcTcU3SgKxDwSIW-w/viewform?usp=sf_link    Please complete the survey by Wednesday, March 20th.  Your responses help us to to make the rest of this year’s program better for you and your families, and to improve the experience of next year’s families.  Thank you for your time in sharing your invaluable feedback with us!

Homework for the week of March 16 – March 19

Required Activities:
1) Complete the activities on p. 104-107 in the Blessed: First Communion” book
2) Read: p. 108-109 in the Blessed: First Communion” book
Watch: Session 3 Episode 7 : “Closing Prayer”

To view the episodes, click the link below, scroll down, and select the correct episode:
https://dynamiccatholic.com/blessed/first-communion/program-view/session-3

Family Faith Habit for the Month:

A great way for us to help ourselves and our families grow in faith is to share within our homes uplifting scripture verses and commit them to memory. Ways to use and share the verses might include posting them where your family is likely to see them (on the fridge, computer, prayer table, or bedroom), sending one in lunch boxes to school and work, and/or reading it together as part of your morning or evening prayer time together.  A link to some kid friendly scripture verses about God’s love is https://www.artfulhomemaking.com/valentines-day-bible-verses/

If you scroll down to the bottom, it includes links to several free, cute verse printables!

Confessions During Lent

Lent is a great time to head to confession to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in order to prepare our hearts for Easter.  If you or your child would like to take advantage of the opportunity to go to confession during Lent, please check out the Lenten confession schedule below:

Tuesdays, after the 7 pm Mass until 8:15 pm
Saturdays, 4 pm – 4:50 pm
Sundays (except Palm Sunday), 10:15 – 10:50 am
Saturday, April 13 (before Holy Week begins) from 3 – 4:50 pm
Holy Thursday, April 18,  8:30 – 9:30 pm

For Parents: Lenten Devotionals

Below are links to two different Lenten Devotional programs that give you a different reflection for every day of Lent.  Choose one and make this Lent a fruitful one for yourself and your family.  https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-lent-ever

https://formed.org/promo/lent-registration

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL FAMILIES – Baptismal Certificates:

Although most families brought the baptismal certificate to show to us at our first class, we do require that each family submit a copy of their child’s baptismal certificate for us to keep on file for the program.  You are welcome to either bring a photocopy to our next class, or you are welcome to scan/take a picture of your child’s certificate and e-mail it to me.  Whichever is easiest for you!

Please e-mail or bring in a copy even if your child was baptized at St. Maurice Parish.