Faith Formation

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT – Religious Education Office

18 August 2019

 

RAFFLE TICKET SALES

Thank you to all of the people who have already purchased tickets!  The missing tickets were turned in.  Thank you!  But we have another challenge ahead of us.  Our ticket sales have not been going well.  We sold 33 tickets last week.  That includes the office sales as well as the sales after the Masses.  We have 357 tickets left.  We have only 4 weeks left to sell them.  That is 89 tickets per week.  Please consider helping the parish by purchasing a ticket.  We will have 51 winners…including a $10,000 first place winner!  Contact the office at 898-5253 if you would like to use a credit card.  We have people available all week as well as during all Masses.  If you want to pay by cash or check just stop after Mass to get your chance to win!  The fiesta is the only fundraiser we do outside of the Sunday collection.  Please help us by purchasing a ticket!

FALL REGISTRATION

We have been registering since April and we only have half of our kids registered.  Class starts next month!! Everyone is welcome!  Tell your children and grandchildren as well as your friends! We look forward to your joining us again.  Registration forms are available in the faith formation office, and on the parish website, www.n-bvm.org  Call 340-0421 for more information.

FRANCESCA

Is in the office TODAY, 18 August from 8 am to noon to accept your registrations.  For everyone who cannot make our regular office hours, this is your opportunity to register your kids and grandkids.  She will have all of the materials you need to register.  Please take advantage of this one time opportunity.

CATECHISTS NEEDED

Thank you to all of the good people who have decided to come back again this year to teach our young people!  Your ministry is truly valuable to the Church.  We are still a few people shy and we are looking for good people to fill these positions for the fall.  For the Sunday, 1045 session we need: 7th grade catechist, 5th, 6th and 7th grade aides.  For the Wednesday 6 pm session we need: Pre-K catechist, 4th grade aide.  Please discern this calling and contact us at 340-0421!

CIRCLE OF GRACE

Deacon Michael will be providing all new catechists with training on how to present the Circle of Grace program to your students this year.  If you are a new catechist for the Nativity Catechism program, please make every effort to attend this training.  It should only last about an hour.  The class will be at 6 pm in the Pastoral Center on Thursday, 29 August.  We hope to see you there!

CATECHIST RETREAT

Calling all catechists!  This retreat is specifically for you. It will concentrate on your calling to share the faith with others.  Please reserve the date.  Saturday, 14 September from 9 am – 3 pm.  This will be a great way for each catechist to prepare themselves for the coming school year!  Lunch will be served.  There is NO COST for this retreat. To register, call Kathy M. Garcia in the Office of Religious Education at the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Her number is 505-831-8129. Her e-mail is kgarcia@archdiosf.org                       

OPEN REGISTRATION

Support Catholic Schools! Even with the dark cloud of abuse that looms over our Archdiocese, a Catholic School education is still the best gift you can give your children! Give them the gift of knowledge and faith!  St Therese Catholic School is the Jewel of the North Valley and is registering kids from pre-K through 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year.  The cost of pre-K is half what many day care centers are charging, and your children receive education instead of daycare! Now is your chance to provide your children or grandchildren with a great education in a loving, Christian atmosphere.  Scholarships are available. Call 344- 4479 for a tour or to register.