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January 7, 2019

Feast of St. Raymond of Pennafort

Dear Families and Friends,

Welcome to 2019!  It is our sincere hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and that your 2019 is off to a great start.  

January is the month of meetings!  Parent meetings for our Theology of the Body course being taught to our 7th and 8th grade students.  Also, we have our Confirmation Parent Meeting scheduled this month.  Lots of information to share!  Please be sure to take a close look at the calendar below to make note of those dates and times!

Although the weather is oddly warm as I write this, we are in the month of January, which means the possibility of snow!  Just a reminder, if we do need to cancel class due to weather, we will send out an email to all parents and notify the television channels.  The local news channels are not always the most reliable at airing cancelations in the evening, so if in doubt, check your email!

If your child was absent from class on December 17, your child's progress report will be sent home tonight with them.  This is yours to keep!  All of us in the Religious Education program are rested and are eagerly looking forward to a wonderful second half of the year!  

Blessings,
Amy and Lisa

January 2019 Calendar
January 7--Regular Class Night
                  8th Grade Parent Theology of the Body Parent Meeting at 6:45pm in                          Parish Hall

January 14--Regular Class Night
                    First Half Perfect Attendance Awardees will be recognized at opening                           prayer

January 21--Regular Class Night
                    7th Grade Theology of the Body/Confirmation Parent Meeting at                                   6:45pm in Parish Hall

January 23--7th Grade Theology of the Body/Confirmation Parent Meeting at                                  3:30pm in Room 7

January 28--Regular Class Night

2018-2019 Fees
Just a friendly reminder, if you still have a balance or need to pay your fees for this year, we would like those paid up in full no later than March 1.  Notices will be sent home to those that still have a balance in January.  If you have any questions, please contact us in the office.  It helps to have these paid and complete before we start registration for the 2019-2020 year.

Current 8th Grade Parents
TONIGHT, is our Theology of the Body parent meeting!  We hope you can attend!  It starts at 6:45pm in the Parish Hall and will be done by the end of our class time.  Park in the Reed/Trier lot and enter at Door 13!

Attention Current 7th Grade Parents
As you may have noticed from the calendar section, we have a very important meeting coming up for you.  It is a combination meeting of the Theology of the Body program that your child will be participating in this semester and our Confirmation parent meeting.  It will be a jam packed hour of information for you!  We have two options for the meeting.  Monday, January 21 at 6:45pm in the Parish Hall OR Wednesday, January 23 at 3:30pm in Room 7 (Mr. Heimann's room).  Entry to the school for both meetings is at door #13 and you can park in the lot at the corner of Reed and Trier.

Family Activities
Sadlier, a religion textbook company, put together these great family winter activities!  Take a look at some of the ideas and see if you can do one of them during this cold wintery month!
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Family Prayer of the Month
This prayer came from Loyola Press, a popular religion textbook company.  We hope you pray this together as a family throughout the month of January as you kick-off 2019!

Give us new eyes, Lord, to see our lives in the light of your love.
Too often our fear, neediness, anger, or hurt fog our vision.
Help us to see your providence in the glory of trees, lakes, and cloudless skies.
Help us to see your generosity in the many gifts we enjoy each day.
Help us to see your wisdom in the rhythm of the days, the weeks, the seasons, and the years.
Help us to see your image in the faces of everyone we meet and to know your goodness in the joy and love we feel for one another.
We ask you this because we know you love us. Amen.