Religious Education

May 2017

Evening Religious Education

Religious formation is offered for children in grades one through eight on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 - 7:30.


All students are welcome.

 

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS

 

Sacrament of Confirmation

Are you over the age of 16 and have not been confirmed, but would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Please contact Rita at 556-4611 ext 104 or Rita@saintjosephchas.com.

 

 

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA is the process through which adults are fully initiated into the Catholic faith community. We also offer RCIA adapted for children if that is your need.

How do I become a Catholic? Have you or anyone you know asked this question? Is the RCIA for me? If you answer yes to any of the following questions, RCIA may be for you!

• Are you an unbaptized person?

• A person interested in learning about the Catholic faith?

• Baptized in another faith tradition?

• Baptized as a Catholic, but did not receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation?

The RCIA process is open to anyone seeking information about the Catholic religion, invite a friend, a co-worker or a relative to Come and See.

RCIA Inquiry sessions: You may reach Rita@saintjosephchas.com

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NOTES:


This has been a very busy year. We had 17 students make First Confession and receive the Eucharist for the first time. At the Easter Vigil we had two adult Baptisms who were also Confirmed, and who received the Eucharist for the first time.

As we begin this month of May, there are several events to be aware of. We begin this month with Confirmation on Monday, May 1st. Eleven students and one adult will be confirmed. Please keep them in your prayers. We would like to invite all parishioners to this Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone at 7 p.m.

May is a month dedicated to the Blessed Mother. Every week a different parish organization will lead the Rosary on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Since the roof repairs will begin on May 2nd, we will crown the Blessed Mother in the Family Life Center and pray the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. The children who made their First Communion this year are encouraged to wear their First Communion outfits and will present Mary with flowers. We invite all to join us.

We will close out our year of Religious Education immediately following the May Crowning and prayer service. An awards presentation and a small celebration will end our year of religious studies. We invite all to join us for this celebration.

The year is quickly coming to an end. Registration and/ or re-registration forms went home on Wednesday, March 15th. Please fill them out and send them back before the last day of classes which will be May 3rd. It is very important that everyone fill out the forms.

Sometimes information changes and we don’t know it in the office until we try to contact someone. Any forms that come in after that date, May 3rd, the fee will be increased. It is important that we plan ahead and order the materials we will use when we begin again in September.

Looking ahead to the fall - Would you like to embark on a journey that begins before time itself, when Mary was only a thought in God’s mind, and goes through her life in Scripture? There is a program, “Queen of Heaven: Mary’s Battle for You,” which we would like to present to those who are interested. October, 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of Fatima. This is an 8-week program that is similar to the one we had last fall on “The Doors of Mercy.” The program would be held on Thursdays with a morning and an evening session. Please call the Religious Education Office if you are interested or email Rita at rita@saintjosephchas.com

If there is anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church, please call of Office of Religious Education and speak to Rita Schoene or send an email to rita@saintjosephchas.com to set up an appointment.

Interested in teaching or being an aide in the classroom, for Religious Ed? We would love to have you join us. Please call Rita and set up an appointment to discuss the program and what you will need to do to help us.

Thank you to all who have supported our program throughout the year.
May God’s blessings be with all of you.

Rita Schoene
Director of Religious Education
(843) 556-4611 ext. 104
rita@saintjosephchas.com

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Pre School News

Pre School Program to resume in September.

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