First Communion Families
I f you missed the parent meeting about preparing your child for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (your 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 student this week so please be on the lookout for them.

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 10th. This event will be held in the Cafeteria and check-in will begin at 4:00 pm. The meeting and workshop will be followed by the Mass of Acceptance at 6:00 pm. Additional information will be mailed during the second week of October.   

Confirmation Retreat  coming up October 26th - October 27th
Important registration materials were sent home last week to all students planning to be confirmed in May of 2020. This packet contains time sensitive material.  Please be aware that all students planning to be confirmed are required to participate in a Confirmation Retreat. If for any reason your child is unable to attend the St. Paul retreat, it is your responsibility to let us know immediately so that we can help you investigate the possibility of a retreat with another parish. 
All completed paperwork should be returned to the RE office by no later than Friday, October 18th.   
For Any and All Who Work with Children in our Parish
If you are a staff person or volunteer working with children in the school, religious education program, on a sports team, in the choir or any other activity that involves children, we invite you to participate in the
Protecting God's Children (PGC) Workshop. This workshop is a requirement of the Archdiocese of Detroit for adult volunteers and staff who work with our children. The goal of the session is to teach us how to create the safest possible environment for the young people entrusted to our care.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019     
Canfield Education Center, St. Paul School
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Online registration for this session is required:   http://virtusonline.org  
When you go to this website, on the left you will see a bar to click for "First time registrants." From there, you will select "Archdiocese of Detroit." This will bring you to a list of all the PGC Workshops scheduled in and around Detroit. You can pick any date and location that is convenient for you or scroll down to St. Paul on the Lake on October 9th and choose our workshop. There is no cost to register and at St. Paul a pizza supper will be served.

Lil' Lakers for Children in Kindergarten - Grade 2
Parents, check out the flyer about a new program being offered by the St. Paul Athletic Club.  It is an instructional league for basketball called "Lil Lakers" and registration is underway.

Halloween Candy Collection

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