September
2016

CLASSES START THIS COMING WEEK -
 
Sunday, September 18th for Pre-K & Kindergarten during 10:00 a.m. Mass
Monday, September 19th for Grades 1-8, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Tuesday, September 20th for Grades 1-8, 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. 
 
Letters with your child's classroom assignment will be mailed this Wednesday. Look for your letter at the end of the week.

If you have not yet registered
, it is not too late. Please contact us as soon as possible. We cannot handle registrations from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19th or from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20th so please call now!

Mandatory Meeting for All Parents - Second week of class  
 
September 26th, 6:45 - 7:40 p.m. in the Church 
      
September 27th, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. in the Church

Be sure to drop your children off for class before you head over to church.  
 
We will begin the gathering with prayer for all of our families for the coming year.  There will be an important message from our Pastor as well as updates from the R. E. staff.  For parents with children receiving sacraments this year, pertinent dates and other information will be available. Our new R. E. Handbook will be distributed.

You will have a chance to learn of new opportunities for adult formation and some special gatherings that are planned for the coming months. It is important that at least one parent from every family attends.

First Communion Families
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is made before First Communion.  There will be a First Reconciliation parent meeting during RE class time October 3rd/4th. Please mark your calendars. 
 
ALL PARENTS - Adult Classes during R. E. 
Instead of dropping your child off for class, why don't you come in and join us for one of our adult classes on either Monday or Tuesday?  They start the week of October 3rd.  Alpha runs for 10 weeks and Chosen Part I runs for 8 weeks.  See the attached flyers for more information.

To register for either class, call the parish office at 885-8855 or click on this link to register using SignUp Genius. 
 
Other Adult Programming
For a complete list of all adult formation classes held this Fall, click here.  Flyers for several (but not all) of the programs are attached. Class information and registration is available on Sign Up Genius.  
 
Following Our God (FOG) for Junior High
We are excited to announce our Junior High Ministry, FOG (Following Our God), will be starting this fall!  Junior High students in grades 6-7-8 are invited to evenings of fun, friendship, and faith.  Each week will have an exciting faith-based topic allowing students to learn more about their faith in a youth focused, engaging environment.  There will also be opportunities for service projects and a youth conference.  FOG will be held in the Religious Ed Library Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm beginning October 13th.  Please contact Beth Allison with any questions, ballison@stpaulonthelake.org .  
Fees: 1 child- $40, 2 children- $60, 3+ children- $65   
 
SPIRIT Youth Ministry for High School
We encourage families to continue their teen's faith formation into high school. If you have a teen in 9-10-11-12th grade, please consider inviting them join SPIRIT Youth Ministry. SPIRIT seeks to create opportunities for our young people to discuss their faith, explore current issues, and develop skills and strengths for daily living in a fun, engaging environment. Meetings are Sunday nights, 7-9pm in the St. Paul Canfield Center beginning September 18th. These evenings are filled with laughter, fellowship, scripture, discussion, and prayer. Dinner is served at the beginning of the meeting. Teens will also have additional opportunities including: service projects, a youth conference, summer mission trips, and more. Please contact Beth Allison with any questions, ballison@stpaulonthelake.org .
Fees: 1 teen- $70, 2 teens-$105, 3+ teens- $125 

Service Opportunity for 7th and 8th Graders
Seventh and eighth grade students can earn service hours as a classroom assistant or as a babysitting room assistant on the day that they do not attend Religious Ed. Please contact Tricia Kesteloot at 885-7022 for details.
     
Let Us Know What Is On Your Calendar...
We are always looking for ways to better know and serve the needs of our students and families. From time to time, we are made aware of an event in the school community (e.g. a vocal music concert, awards or banquet night, etc.) after the event has taken place. Even though our calendars are finalized months in advance, it is helpful to know when such events are scheduled. If there is a date you think we should have on our calendar for future reference, please contact our office.  
   


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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