May 5, 2024

Feast of St. Hilary of Arles

Dear RE Families,
Thank you for another wonderful year!  It has been full of great memories, growing, and learning!  It has been inspiring to watch the students grow in their Faith and love for God.  It is truly special to watch them encounter Our Lord through the Sacraments, in the classroom through lessons, and in their interaction with one another.  Life is full of blessings...your children are included in those blessings!

Special thank you to our catechists who have worked tirelessly with our children this year.  From planning, to implementing, they do it all!  These fine men and women are a true asset to the RE program and we are ever thankful for their willingness to help in this ministry.

I wanted to let you all know, I met with Fr. Tom, to let him know that I will not be returning as the DRE for the upcoming school year.  For the past 15 years, RE has been a blessing to me.  I have worked with fabulous catechists, met and gotten to know all of you, our RE families, and watched countless children come closer to God through the Sacraments.  At this time, my responsibility at Bishop Dwenger has grown and it has become continually difficult to balance both positions.  I feel like this is the right time to step down and allow someone else to step up, putting their mark on the RE program.  I know Fr. Tom will find a worthwhile person to head up this most important parish ministry.

Thank you all for a great year and I can't wait to celebrate with you at our closing Mass on May 13!  Bring your appetite for ice-cream too!


Closing Mass
Our closing Mass is on Monday, May 13 at 6:30pm in Church.  We will honor our graduating 8th graders as they move on to high school!  We will have an ice-cream reception after the Mass for all families to enjoy!  We will meet in Church that night, so please park in the Church lot and enter the Church from there.

First Communion Parents
Send your First Communicant with his/her First Communion clothes on to class tonight, Monday, May 6.  They will have pictures in Church taken, both a group shot and individuals.  Order forms were sent home in class on April 22.  Our 2nd graders will also take a special part in the May Crowning prayer service at 6:30pm.

2024-2025 Calendar
On our parish website, the calendar for the upcoming RE year has been uploaded.  Please feel free to consult that when making plans!

2024-2025 Registration
As a reminder, registration forms were handed out and they are available on the website for the upcoming year.  No fee is due at this time, but having the forms returned helps with planning and ordering supplies.  If you have an incoming 1st grader, fill out the same registration form.  If you prefer a paper copy, we have them in the office.