January 2017

Martin Luther King Holiday
There will be NO Religious Education classes on Monday, January 16th.

Classes WILL BE HELD on Tuesday,
January 17th.

You have the perfect opportunity to learn more about our faith and find answers to questions you may have by attending Chosen on Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings.  There is babysitting available on Mondays for anyone who calls to let us know.  Please contact Anne Graves at 885-8855 to reserve a spot.

CHOSEN (Part I) 8 Weeks                                           Cost: $20.00
This life changing experience helps to discover the Catholic faith in all its riches & vitality. Dynamic presenters in visually stunning fast-paced videos will capture your attention & present the Christian faith in new and unexpected ways.  Free babysitting is available for children ages 2 and above, reservations required.  For additional information contact Anne Graves at 885-8855 or agraves@stpaoulonthelake.org.
Mondays          6:30pm-7:45pm                       St. Paul School Library
Tuesdays         9:00am-10:30am                     St. Paul Church Assembly Room
Because of the Martin Luther King Holiday, the next sessions are the week of January 23rd/24th and it is NOT TOO LATE to join.

Seventh and Eighth Grade Families
If you are missing or in need of Confirmation forms please visit the St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church website.  
Eighth Grade Confirmation Families  
Please mark your calendar for Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 4:00pm.The workshop that was originally scheduled for students, sponsors and parents is now for students and sponsors only.  If your child's sponsor is unable to attend, it is okay for a parent to accompany the student to this event.  We ask that every student be in attendance with either the sponsor or a parent filling in for the sponsor.  The afternoon will be an informative, inspiring and faith-filled experience.  Watch your  home mailbox....an invitation was mailed home on Wednesday, December 21st.
First Communion Families
The Candle Mass for all children preparing to make their First Communion is scheduled for 6pm, Saturday, January 28th. At this Mass, children preparing for First Communion will receive a First Eucharist candle in remembrance of this special year. A parent meeting regarding the First Eucharist Program is scheduled for Monday, January 30th at 6:40pm and Tuesday, January 31st at 4:25pm in the Canfield Center. All of the paperwork for First Communion will be distributed at this meeting.  It is important for parents to attend one of these sessions. Babysitting will be available for younger siblings, but you must call 885-7022 to reserve a spot.

Please consider bringing your whole family but especially your junior high children to "Encounter" - an hour of Eucharistic Adoration with beautiful praise and worship music and a great speaker.  The opportunity for individual confessions or individual prayer is also available.  "Encounter" is held once a month after the 6:00pm mass.  If you cannot stay the whole time, no problem. Come for as long as you are comfortable. The next one is scheduled for Sunday, January 22 from 7:15 - 8:15pm.  
Other Adult Faith Formation 
It is not too late to join one of our faith enrichment classes! Listed below are our winter offerings. Click here to sign-up.

FOLLOW ME GOSPEL OF JOHN                         
Cost: $20.00        Level:Beginning/Intermediate  
Monday      1/9/2017        12:00noon-2:00pm  St. Clare Fellowship Hall  
No Cost             Leader: John Shumaker       Level: Intermediate
Description: This men's study will conclude their journey through the Gospel of Mark with Chapter 15 and will move into the Letter to the Hebrews.
2nd, 3rd, 4th Tuesday of each Month
1/10/2017            7:15pm-8:30pm                   St. Paul Church Assembly Room 
No Cost           Level: All Men 
Description: Come join other Catholic men for engaging talks and discussions along with fellowship while exploring various topics on the Catholic Faith. For additional information, please contact Tom Graves at thomas.graves@yahoo.com.
1st, 2nd, 3rd Thursday of each Month
1/05/2017            7:00am-8:00am                 St. Paul Church Assembly Room
Cost: $15.00        Level: Intermediate
Description: A scriptural study that will help participants to see themselves and their life experiences through God's eyes. It will identify areas of resistance to Jesus or areas of bondage that limit our free response to his love for those who seek to follow Him. This study is recommended for anyone looking for help to move out of bondage to any sin or any limiting life pattern. At the conclusion, individual prayer appointments will be available.
Mondays        1/09/2017      7:00pm-8:45pm    St. Paul Church Assembly Room
Wednesdays  1/11/2017      9:15am-11:00am    St. Paul RE Library
Cost: $15.00             Leader: Tim Reaume            Level: Advanced
Description: This book/discussion group will study some of the most memorable teachings of Jesus that were delivered as parables found in the Gospels.
1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month
1/07/17          9:00am-10:30am               St. Paul Church Assembly Room 
No Cost          Level: All
Description: Eucharistic Adoration - Praise and Worship - Powerful Messages! Dynamic speakers, confession and prayer teams available.
Usually the 3rd Sunday of the Month
1/22/2017       7:15pm-8:30pm                St. Paul Church and Gathering Space 
Cost: $10.00        Leader: Deacon Bill Jamieson        Level: All
(New people welcome in 2017)
Description: A ministry that brings hope and healing to divorced and separated Catholics. A place where practical advice meets pastoral care.
2 Thursdays a Month
1/12/2017      7:00pm-8:30pm    St. Paul School Faculty Lounge or Canfield Center 
Snow Closing Policy
If it is necessary to cancel classes, we will send out an e-mail or your child's catechist will make every effort to reach you by phone. Feel free to call our office if you are in doubt. We do not necessarily follow the Grosse Pointe Schools' decisions regarding closing because our classes start so much later in the day. Very often the snow has cleared by the time our classes are scheduled to begin.
Think Spring!  
Registration for CYO Spring Sports (Lacrosse, Track, Tennis and Baseball) opens Friday, January 13th. See attached flyer for details.

Upcoming School and Parish Activities: 


Religious Education Department (313) 885-7022
Judith Jones, Director of Religious Education: jjones@stpaulonthelake.org
Katie Cook, Section Head for Grades 1- 4:kcook@stpaulonthelake.org
Tricia Kesteloot, Section Head for Grades 5 - 8: tkesteloot@stpaulonthelake.org