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O RIENTATION FOR G RADES 6—8 Welcome to the Parent Orientation! Please sign in at the back & have a seat…
S CHEDULE FOR 2014—2015 Y EAR (A LL C LASSES H ELD IN THE S CHOOL B UILDING ) Monday Classes 7—8:15PM First class: September 15 Last class: March 16 Penance Services: December 15 & February 23 Thursday Classes 7—8:15PM First class: September 18 Last class: March 19 Penance Services: December 18 & February 26
F AITH F ORMATION O NLINE SSPP Faith Formation Website http://www.sspeterandpaulhamburg.org 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 email address(es) to make sure you’re receiving the latest news and updates
S ERVICE H OURS Grades 6, 7, & 8 Must complete 3.5 hours completed on parish campus; 3.5 hours completed off parish campus What are some good ways to get hours? Servant for a Day Friends of the Night People SABAH St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy Response to Love Center Volunteer teach/aide religious education classes for younger grades As different service opportunities become available, we will notify you via email and the parish bulletin
A BSENCE P OLICY My child will not be able to make class on Monday/Thursday because of ‘excuse X’. Can he/she attend the other class on Monday/Thursday and not be marked absent? As long as you contact the office by either phone/email before the scheduled class, this can be arranged If your child can’t make to either class on Monday/Thursday, we will allow a parent to attend the class in your child’s absence; the parent will be expected to review the material in the class with their child afterwards
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!
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
W HAT Y OUR C HILDREN W ILL B E L EARNING Grade 6 Encounter: MS Bible Study Theology of the Body: MS Edition Parent Guide available Grade 7 Finding God Series—New Testament Grade 8 Finding God Series—Church History
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 649-0231 or email the office firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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 Complete detachment from myself, contempt of the world, patience in adversity, humility in prosperity, attention in prayer, purity of diligence in fulfilling the duties of my state of life, constancy in my resolutions, resignation to the will of God and perseverance in the grace of God even to death. 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