April 10, 2023

Feast of St. Agnes of Montepulciano

Dear RE Parents,

HAPPY EASTER!!!  May the risen Lord bless all of you during this time of celebration!  The tomb was empty, Jesus is risen!  Alleluia!!

Only about a month and half left in this RE year.  It has been a great year of growth and learning about the Faith.  While the time is short, we are jam-packed with activities!  The highlight being that our 2nd grade class will be receiving Jesus for the very first time on May 7!

Save the date for our closing Mass on Monday, May 15 at 6:30pm in Church.  Invites will be going out in May!  We will bid a fond farewell to our mighty 8th graders with some recognition and a small token of our love.  Of course, we will have some sweet ice cream treats after Mass to celebrate the year as well!  

Can't wait for all these fun activities as we wrap up the 22-23 RE year!

Amy and Cindy

April/May 2023 Calendar
April 10:  Regular Class Night
April 17:  Regular Class Night
               First Communion Info Note/Pew Chart Sent Home
April 24:  Regular Class Night
April 25:  Banner Making Night (Last Names A-M) 6pm in Cafeteria
April 26:  Banner Making Night (Last Names N-Z) 6pm in Cafeteria
               *Banner nights are for First Communicant students.  If you cannot
               attend on your assigned night, please just come the other night.
May 1:    Regular Class Night
               2nd Grade to Practice First Communion in Church during Class
May 8:    Last Class Day
               May Crowning in Parish Hall for Opening Prayer
May 15:  Closing Mass at 6:30pm in Church with ice-cream reception to follow

Vacation Bible School 2023
Calling all children Pre-K through Grade 3 to participate in VBS 2023--Jesus is our Superhero!  Come spend 4 days learning about Jesus and how He is truly the best superhero who lived!  Attached to this newsletter is a registration form.  The program will run June 12-15, 2023 from 9am-12pm.  The cost is $15 per participant.  Please see the parish website for more details and the registration form.  Hope you can join in the fun!

First Communion Info Note
Parents of First Communicants, on Monday, April 17, an important note will go home regarding the upcoming First Communion and all the activities around it.  Please look for this in your child's bag/folder. 

Religious Ed. Registration 23-24
Paper copies of the registration form were sent home in March with students in grades 1-7.  No payment is due yet, but the form is very helpful to have returned so the proper number of supplies can be ordered.  If you need to access another registration or if you have an incoming first grader, you can access the form on the parish site.

Save the Date for Closing Mass
Per our tradition, our closing Mass and celebration is scheduled for Monday, May 15 at 6:30pm in Church.  We will have ice cream afterward to celebrate the year for all!  We will also acknowledge and bid good-bye to our 8th graders who will be graduating from RE and moving on to high school.

Catechist Spotlight:  Mrs. Lisa Stritmatter
Mrs. Stritmatter has been a fixture in our first grade room the past 4 years!  She has a vast background and 25 years of experience in early childhood education and both of her children are in the RE program as well.  We are excited for having her work to bring God to our little ones and orient them to the "way" of Religious Education.  Below are some fun facts about Mrs. Stritmatter:
Favorite Colors:  Pink and Yellow
Favorite Teams:  Bengals, Notre Dame, and the Reds
Favorite Flower:  Gerber Daisy
Favorite Season:  Fall and Halloween