February 2019
Winter Break

There will be NO Religious Education classes Monday, February 18th and Tuesday, February 19th.

The Religious Education Office will be CLOSED the week of February 18th-22nd. 

First Eucharist Families 
The rescheduled First Eucharist Parent Meetings will be held this coming Monday, February 4th at 6:40 pm  and Tuesday, February 5th at 4:25 pm in the Canfield Education Center.  Babysitting is available with a reservation.  Please call to reserve a spot:  313-885-7022.
Invitation to Grades 6-8 Parents
Grades 6-8 will have the opportunity to participate in a beautiful prayer, praise and worship session before the Blessed Sacrament, Monday, February 11th at 6:40 pm and Tuesday, February 12th at 4:25 in the church. Families of students in grades 6-8 are warmly invited to join their children for this special session. Music will be provided by our Praise Team, "Surrender."

Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration is held at St. Paul every Tuesday from 12:00 noon until 7:00 pm with Benediction at 7:00 pm. You are welcome to come and pray during these hours and to bring your children to spend some quiet time with Jesus. 
An hour of praise and worship before the Blessed Sacrament with music by "Surrender" is held once a month from 7:15 - 8:15 pm in the Church.   Confession, prayer teams and refreshments will be available. The next date is Sunday, February 17th. See flyer below for additional information.
Blessed Solanus Casey Relic Veneration
Parents are invited to join their children for a time of prayer and veneration on Monday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 5th during class time.  See flyer below for additional information.  
Seventh Grade Families
Your seventh grade son or daughter is invited to the NET (National Evangelization Team) Retreat scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Additional retreat information and the Parent Permission Form will be mailed to your home mid-February. NET Ministries is an international youth ministry which aims to challenge young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church.They have ministered to over one million young people and have led over 25,000 retreats since 1981.  "Teams" of 8-12 volunteers, aged 18-30, devote a year of their life to travel the country and lead retreats for junior high and high school youth. If you would like additional information about the NET retreat program, please visit their website at  http://www.netusa.org/. 

Families willing to provide hospitality are needed.  If your family is willing to host 2-3 members of the NET Team for 1-2 nights during their stay, please call the RE Office at 885-7022.  
CYO Spring Sports Registration
Registration for CYO Spring Sports for children in Grades 4-8 is underway. Please check the flyer below for more information.
Homeless Week
Our annual outreach project to care for the homeless is just weeks away. Our guests will be at St. Paul from March 2-9. Please see the flyers below for details about how you and your family can participate. Thank you for your continued prayers for our guests.

Help is needed with extra hall monitors during Homeless Week.  We need two extra adults on Monday and Tuesday during class time.  Please call the RE office at 885-7022 if you can assist.

Parent Reminder About Early Pick-Up
If you must pick up your child before class is dismissed, please go to the School Office where a RE secretary is on duty.  You must sign your child out and your child will meet you in the office.  We will not release children early unless you first sign them out in the office.   

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