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G RADES 1—5 O RIENTATION WELCOME! PLEASE SIGN IN AT THE BACK AND HAVE A SEAT…
S CHEDULE FOR 2014—2015 Y EAR Tuesday Classes (4—5:15PM) First class: September 16 (parents & children meet in Church) Last class: March 17 Penance Services: December 16 & February 24 Saturday Classes (9—11AM) First class: September 13 (parents & children meet in Gym) Last class: February 28 Penance Services: December 13 & February 28
F AITH F ORMATION O NLINE SSPP Faith Formation Website Click “Faith Formation” to take you to the main page The website has the following… Files/forms for download (registration forms, service hours and other Confirmation forms) News & upcoming events in the program Please be sure that we have an updated address(es) to make sure you’re receiving the latest news and updates
W EATHER C ANCELLATIONS In the event of bad weather, we will use TV-channels 2, 4, & 7, the website, and radio WBEN 930AM to announce cancellations of classes Do not call the rectory!
D ISMISSAL P ROCEDURES —T UESDAY C LASSES Students in grades 1 & 2 (plus their siblings) will be dismissed by the doors to the parish center & meeting room Enter & exit via the driveway to parking lot 3, next to the Parish Outreach Building Drop offs are still at the Pine Street doors to the school
D ISMISSAL P ROCEDURES —T UESDAY C LASSES All students in grades 3-5 (who don’t have siblings in grades 1-2) will be dismissed by the doors to the main entrance to the school Enter & exit via the driveway to parking lot 2 next to Pine Street Drop offs are still at the Pine Street doors to the school
D ISMISSAL P ROCEDURE —S ATURDAY C LASSES All students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed by the doors to the main entrance to the school as usual Enter & exit via the driveway to parking lot 2 next to Pine Street Drop offs are still at the Pine Street doors to the school
H EALTH I SSUES /C USTODY I SSUES If your child has any health issues, allergies, learning or emotional issues please let us know so we can make sure your needs are met If there are custody or legal issues that you feel we need to be made aware of, please let us know so that we can better serve you and your child
E ARLY P ICK U P P OLICY While we do allow for early dismissal, our preference is that children are present for full sessions Early release causes disruption to both the entire class and the catechist If early release for the child is needed… We need notification before class starts via a note or an —we need to share the list of early releases with catechists beforehand so that the child will be ready when a parent arrives Any parent picking up a child other than their own needs a written/signed note from the child’s parent It is our policy that we do not release children to anyone else other than the child’s parents without written and signed authorization Early release students are picked up at the faith formation office in room 102, not at the classroom
F IRST P ENANCE (G RADE 2) & F IRST H OLY C OMMUNION (G RADE 3) Retreat (9-11am in Cafeteria) March 14 (Tuesday Classes) March 21 (Saturday Classes/Home Study Program) Rehearsal (7pm in Church) March 24 First Penance Service March 7pm Retreat (9-11am in Cafeteria) March 28 (Tuesday Classes) April 18 (Saturday Classes/Home Study Program) Rehearsal (7pm in Church) April 28 (May 2) April 30 (May 3) First Holy Communion Liturgy (sign ups TBA) May 4pm May First PenanceFirst Holy Communion
C ONSIDER V OLUNTEER T EACHING Have you thought about wanting to volunteer or be involved with teaching or staying more connected to your child’s religious instruction? The teachers and office help in the Faith Formation program are dedicated volunteers This program can not operate without your support If you want to help in any way, please call the office at or the office
Q UESTIONS / COMMENTS / CONCERNS … After closing prayer, please help put the chairs on the right side on the chair rack. THANKS!
C LOSING P RAYER : P ETITIONS TO S AINTS P ETER & P AUL O Holy Apostles, Peter and Paul, I choose you this day and forever to be my special patrons and advocates, you, St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, because you are the Rock upon which almighty God has built His Church. You, St. Paul because you were fore chosen by God as the vessel of election and the preacher of truth to the whole world. Obtain for me, I pray you, lively faith, firm hope and burning love.
C LOSING P RAYER : P ETITIONS TO S AINTS P ETER & P AUL So that, by means of your intercession and your glorious merits, I may be able to overcome the devil, and may I be made worthy of the Promises of Christ and enjoy His presence and love Him forever. AMEN