April 12, 2021]

Feast of St. Julius 

Dear RE Families,
Happy Easter!!!  It is our sincere wish that you all enjoyed Easter, wherever and however you celebrated it!  We are excited to celebrate this last part of the RE year with the children as we acknowledge the risen Lord!  It is hard to believe that we only have 4 class days left!  Time flies!

This will be our last official newsletter for this year.  It is packed full of end of the year info and dates, not to mention all things First Communion!  We are excited for our Hoy's Halos as they enter their final days of preparation leading up to their big day on May 2!  Please keep them in your prayers!

Easter blessings to all,
Amy and Lisa

April/May Calendar 2021
April 12     Regular Class Night
                 Tan Registration Forms for 21-22 Year Go Home
April 19     Regular Class Night
April 20     Banner Making Night #1 for First Communicants at 6pm
April 21     Banner Making NIght #2 for First Communicants at 6pm
April 26     Regular Class Night
                 First Communicants will go to Church for practice during class
May 2       First Communion Sunday
May 3       Last Regular Class Night
                 First Communicants Come Dressed for Pictures and May Crowning
May 10     Closing Mass at 6:30pm for all RE Families with Reception

First Communion 2021
It is all things First Communion these last 4 weeks!  It is important that your child be in attendance as we wrap up the studies and do a lot of practicing during class.  In addition to the class work, we have a lot of events as well!  Please make note of these.
*Banner Making Night--April 20 (student's last name A-M) OR 21 (student's last name N-Z) at 6pm.  Park in the Church Lot and enter the Cafeteria at Door 9 or 10.
*Official Communion Practice--April 26 during class
*Practice for April 28 and 29 is CANCELLED!!  (Enjoy a night as a family as we get set for the big weekend!)
*First Communion Weekend--May 2 at the Mass you signed up for at 1pm or 3pm (A note will be coming home with a map and further details!)
*May Crowning and Pictures on May 3--Wear your First Communion clothes and crown Mary and get your picture taken as we celebrate receiving Jesus for the first time!  (Picture order forms will be sent home when we get them!)

Registration Forms 2021-2022
Students in grades 1-7 will come home with a registration form tonight for the upcoming 2021-2022 Religious Education year.  The sheet is a tan color and will already have your child's name written in at the top.  Please fill out the rest and return it to us so we can plan and purchase/order items for the upcoming year.  The cost for RE will remain the same as in the past.  No money is due at this time, but if you want to pay it to be done, feel free! 😀
1 Child = $70.00
2 Children = $130.00
3+ Children = $190.00

Vacation Bible School 2021
Plans are underway for Vacation Bible School 2021....Gettin' Holy With the Saints!  The four days of jam-packed fun will be held at St. Charles June 14-17 from 9am-12pm.  It is open for Pre-K through Grade 3 students.  The registration form is attached, a paper copy was sent home tonight with all students in grades 1-3, or it can also be found on our parish website.  We are also looking for volunteers to assist with this event!  We certainly cannot do it without all the help!  Visit the link to fill out the Google Form if you are interested in volunteering to help!

In addition to the in-person VBS, we are also offering a virtual VBS you can do at home with your child(ren) any time during the summer.  We bought a parish subscription to "Roamin' with the Rosary".  This will be FREE to all parish families.  You can get this free access by indicating it on your in-person VBS registration form or sign up at the link.

Closing Mass and Reception
As is our tradition, we will have our closing Mass on Monday, May 10 at 6:30pm in Church for all RE families and to send off our 8th graders in style as they embark on high school life.  We will have some sweet treats together to celebrate the fun-filled year!