Faith Formation

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT – Religious Education Office

17 November 2019

THANKSGIVING BREAK

There will be NO CATECHISM on Wednesday, 27 November or Sunday, 1 December for Thanksgiving break.  We will return to class at the normal time on Wednesday, 4 December.  Have a wonderful holiday!

AT HOME WITH THE WORD

We will be offering a pastoral opportunity to everyone who is interested in attending.  Beginning on Tuesday, 26 November, Father Nathan and the deacons will be offering all parishioners and visitors to participate in a study of the readings for the upcoming Sunday.  There will be instruction in biblical history, lectio divina and other methods of biblical study as well as small group sessions.  There will be workbooks available.  This will be an ongoing parish opportunity.  There is no requirement to be there every week.  Drop ins are welcome at any time.  If you are interested in preparing for the Sunday readings, this will be an excellent opportunity to do so!  We will meet in the Pastoral Center after daily Mass (10am) beginning 26 November.  We hope to see you there!

LECTOR WORKSHOP

SAVE THE DATE! Father Nathan will host a workshop on the ministry of Lector on Thursday, 21 November at 6 pm in the church.  This will be a one hour workshop to discuss the intricacies of lectoring and offer best practices to help each of you advance in your ministry.  We encourage every lector to attend and hear from the Pastor directly.  We hope to see you there!

LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS OF THE ASSEMBLY WORKSHOP

SAVE THE DATE!  Father Nathan will host a workshop for all Lay Eucharistic Ministers of the Assembly (Sunday Masses) at 6 pm on Tuesday, 19 November in the church.  We encourage all LEMs to attend this workshop as Father will be speaking to you about his desires and procedures for being the best minister you can be.  This workshop is only for those ministers serving at Sunday Mass.

OPEN REGISTRATION

St Therese Catholic School is the Jewel of the North Valley!  They just broke ground on a new cafeteria and gym facility!  Registration is open for kids from pre-K through 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year.  The cost of pre-K at St Therese 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.

GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER

—Fresh Start Substance Abuse Recovery:     6-month In-house Program:    Apply Wednesdays at 8 a.m.

—Men’s Overnight Shelter:   Check-in at 5 p.m.

—Community Meals for All: M, T, W, F  3 p.m. Sat 11:30 a.m.

—Men’s Clothing Room:       M-F from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.,          M,T,W,F  from 12:45 to 1:45 a.m.

—Other Services and Referrals

If you know of anyone in need of help, please call the Good Shepherd Center at 234-2527  If you are intereseted in volunteering to help or if you would like to help out financially, please contact Deacon Michael @340-0421.