June 18, 2019
What a beautiful summer! Yes, we’ve had lots of rain this month but it has made things so green this year.
Our original Vacation Bible School (VBS) program, Forever Me: Engineered by God, Built to Last will begin Monday June 24th. This unique VBS based on St. John Paul II’s writings promises to be fun and educational, as well as spiritual. We are looking forward to learning about our souls, how we are gifts made in the image of God, and how to pray meditating on Scripture. We will also have fun crafts and activities.
If you have not registered for religious education classes, please do so as soon as possible. The forms are available here on the website. The Archdiocese requires a “Form A” on every child, every year. Please, parents, sign the form. This form is private and used to make up our R.E. attendance sheets and emergency call sheets only. They may also be used in cases of medical or other emergency. All information is kept confidential.
Also, we need a media release form for the family. This lets us know if it is okay to use your child(ren)’s image on the website, in newspapers or other media outlets, or classroom projects.
We welcome Father Wood to our parish family next month. However, much of the month I will be out of the office. So, try not to overwhelm him with questions about R.E. when he first gets here. Email any questions you may have to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you. If it is a matter I cannot answer, I will contact Father about it.
Religious Education begins August 18th at 9:30am. Please be on time. If you still have not registered by that time, I will have a table set up with forms for registration that morning. Every year I have parents that bring their child(ren) one or two weeks after R.E. has already started, stating that they did not know that classes had already begun. The Sunday we start, the 18th, is the first Sunday after St. Philip Neri starts and it is the Sunday before Monday the 19th on which Mid-Del school district starts their year. We advertise it for several weeks in the bulletin, we have it posted here on the website, and it will be on the monitors in the narthex. If anyone has any other ideas on how to get the word out, I’d like to hear from you.
Have a great rest of the summer! See you all soon!
Director of Religious Education
737-4476 ext 108