Religious Education

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We hope you are enjoying the beautiful summer weather. It’s time again to register your child or children in our
Religious Education Program for the 2017-2018 year. Please fill out the registration form and return it to the Rectory by August 12th. All children are welcome to attend Religious Education classes and will not be denied participation due to financial hardship.

Please note the following:
 Fees are listed on the Registration Form.
 First day of class for Grades K-6 will be Sunday, September 10th 8:45AM-9:45AM.
 There is a parent meeting on Sunday, September 10th at 8:45AM for parents of children in grades K-6.
 First day of class for Grades 7-10 will be Sunday, September 10th 7:00PM-8:15PM.
 There is a parent meeting on Sunday, September 10th at 7:00PM for parents of children in grades 7-10.
 First day of class for Confirmation Candidates (Grade 11) will be Sunday, September 17th 7:00PM-8:15PM.
 There is a Confirmation Candidate and parent meeting on Sunday, September 24th at 7:00PM.

We are blessed with many dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly in our various programs. More help is always needed to ensure a continuity of programs that emphasize solid Catholic teaching, spiritual enrichment, liturgy and service. Please consider sharing your time, talent and treasure in this important ministry.

We encourage parents to consider attending the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday with your children during which time we will offer the Children’s Liturgy of the Word. We remind you that Sunday Mass attendance is where our Catholic faith begins and ends. Our faith is centered in the celebration of the Eucharist.

We look forward to teaching the Catholic faith to your child in a classroom setting, but remember that you as parents are the first teachers of the Catholic faith to your children at home. If you are not already doing so, one way to help develop their faith is through daily prayer with them. Prayer at meals and pointing to God’s creation are some wonderful ways of introducing God to your child.

If you have any questions or would like to help with our program please contact me at: 508-868-8119 or email: mks723@msn.com.

Sincerely,
Mary Sycks
Administrator of Religious Education

Parish Council Minutes from June 11, 2017

Attendees:
Fr. Riley
Deacon Kevin Deignan
Matthew Foster
Chris Klofft
Stephen Sycks
Ann-Marie Sheehan
Josephine Ferrie
Meeting, June 11, 2017, 8:30 am
Topics:
Opening Prayer: Fr. Riley

Mr. Sycks gave a finance overview. Discussed that the church is in a good standing with finances.

Fr. Riley discussed the success of the recalibrated sound system and the positive impact it has made. Spoke of a possible change to the position of the Ambo (pulpit) and the effect that it may bring. Some concern was raised with regard to better understanding the effect it would have visually, agreeing that as it proceeds there will be visual staging in the build out to preview what it would look like. Fr. Riley gave praise to the efforts and impact of the religious education staff at the parish for another very successful year. There was a lengthy discussion regarding the installation of an American Disabilities Act compliant chair lift to support allowing wheelchair-bound parishioners into the church basement for functions. We discussed the progress of Partners In Charity as well as the need for someone to possibly help Father Riley next year in support of the campaign’s presentation and outreach. We also discussed the Parish Activities Committee and their generous support for the Parish.

Mr. Foster discussed the success the scouting program had this year and a continued interest to look for opportunities to involve them more in Church needs.

Next meeting was set for some time in early September.
Closing Prayer: Deacon Kevin Deignan

Holy Week Schedule of Masses and Events

The following is our schedule for Holy Week. There is NO morning Mass on Holy Thursday. Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be at 7:00 P.M. On Good Friday, Stations of the Cross will be held in the Church at Noon. Our Good Friday Service will be at 3:00 P.M. Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday evening will begin at 7:30 P.M. And Easter Sunday morning Masses will be at 7:30 & 10:00 A.M.

Lenten Penance Service on March 26

Our Parish will be hosting a Lenten Penance Service on Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. with the Parishes of Blessed Sacrament and Christ the King. Confessions will be available during the service from Msgr. Thomas Sullivan, Fr. Richard Trainor, Fr. Walter Riley, and our Preacher and Presider, Fr. Jonathan Slavinskas, Administrator of Our Lady of Providence Parish.