October
2017

If you missed the Parent Meeting and Prayer Service . . .
The St. Paul Religious Education Parent Handbook was sent home this week with your youngest child. If you did not receive your copy, please contact our office.

First Communion Families
If you missed the parent meeting about preparing your child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (a child's First Confession is made before First Communion), the books and schedule of information you will need were handed out. We will send these materials home with your child this coming week so please be on the lookout for them.

Confirmation Retreat for 8th graders coming up Ocbober28th - October 29th
If you missed the parent meeting, you missed the announcement about the Confirmation Retreat, a requirement for all 8th graders planning to be confirmed in May. Please mark your calendars for this overnight retreat.  A mailing containing Confirmation information and forms was mailed earlier this week.  Please look for this in the mail.  This packet contains time sensitive material.

Required Session for Grades 7 and 8 on November 6th
"What Do We Really Believe About Homosexuality?" is a special session for Grades 7-8 and their parents and will be held on Monday, November 6th from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in the Gym.  For children in those grades, this will take the place of regular R. E. class that week. Parents and their children should report directly to the Gym.  Look for more details in the mail. 
 
Seventh Grade Families Save the Date...
The Religious Education Department has scheduled a Student/Parent Confirmation Meeting and Workshop for all seventh grade students preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation and their parents on Sunday, November 12, 2017. This event will be held in the gym and check-in will begin at 4:00 p.m. The meeting and workshop will be followed by the Mass of Acceptance at 6:00 p.m. Additional information will be mailed during the second week of October.
 
   
Bibles for 7th Graders
During the month of October...Father Craig Marion and Father Tom Slowinksi will bless and present every 7th grader in our program with a personal copy of The Catholic Teen Bible. These bibles will be theirs to keep and use during Confirmation preparation and in the years to follow.

Altar Server Training
If you have a son or daughter in grades 4-8 who would like to be trained as an Altar Server, training will be led by Fr. Craig in the Church on:

Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 am to10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25th from 4:15 pm to 5:45 p.m.

If you are currently an Altar Server and would like a "refresher," join us too!

Call the Parish Office at 313-885-8855 to hold a spot.

All Parents Who Volunteer at St. Paul 
The Protecting God's Children Workshop is coming up at St. Paul on Thursday, October 26th at 6:00 p.m. This workshop is invaluable for all parents and a requirement for any adult volunteer in St. Paul Parish whose work puts them in contact with children here at St. Paul or any other parish or organization in the Archdiocese of Detroit. There is no charge. If you have already taken this workshop, it is not necessary to repeat it. To register on line go to :  http://virtusonline.org.

For all parents . . . (particularly if you have a 7th or 8th grader)
Chosen is a potentially life-changing experience that will help you to re-discover your Catholic faith in all its riches and vitality. Dynamic presenters in visually stunning fast-paced videos will capture your attention and present the faith in new and creative ways.
 
We have two time slots available:
 
Mondays                                 6:30pm-7:45pm                      Room 100
Tuesdays                                4:15pm - 5:30pm                    Faculty Lounge
 
If you would like to take this course but would rather do it earlier in the day, let us know as soon as possible and we will consider opening another section in the morning. Call the R. E. Office at 313-885-7022.
 
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FOG 
Our first FOG meeting will be Thursday, Oct. 12th from 7-8:30 p.m. in the St. Paul Religious Ed Library. All 6-7-8th grade students are welcome. Snacks are provided. Bring a friend!

SPIRIT Youth Ministry
Reminder for all 9-12th graders:  SPIRIT Youth Ministry meets Sunday nights from 7-9 p.m. in the St. Paul Canfield Center. Dinner is provided.


Also Happening at St. Paul Church and School...   
 









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