Faith Formation

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT – Religious Education Office

21 Nov 2021

NO CATECHISM:  There will be NO CATECHISM on Wednesday, 24 November or Sunday, 28 November in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Class will begin again at 6 pm on Wednesday, 1 December.

BLUE CHRISTMAS: Have you lost a loved one this year or in the past?  If so, we invite you to join us for a service of prayer and remembrance on 7 December at 4 pm in the Church.   For everyone’s safety, we will be asking everyone to wear their mask. This service is designed to help people in grief to remember their loved ones with joy for the holiday season.

POSADAS: We will be doing a modified schedule for Posadas this year.  For the safety of everyone, we will all be wearing masks.  We will be celebrating all seven stations on one night in the church!  Similar to our stations of the cross during Lent, Mary and Joseph will process from station to station while the rest of us remain in our pews to participate.  Join us at 6 pm on Wednesday, 15 July to kick off the Christmas season!

CHRISTMAS EVE MASS: We intend to have our traditional Christmas pageant with the kids at our 4 pm Mass on Christmas Eve this year.  We will be contacting people soon to begin practicing.

ARE YOU MARRIED IN THE CHURCH?  If you have been married by a judge, at a chapel in Vegas or by any other means outside the Church, we invite you to contact us.  We will do everything we can to help you get your marriage blessed by the Church.  It is a lot less work than you might expect. Contact Deacon Michael at [email protected] for more information.

WEBSITE: As you are reviewing our parish website at www.n-bvm.org please keep an eye out for incorrect information.  We are constantly updating the website and may from time to time make a mistake.  If you see something that does not seem right to you, please notify Deacon Michael at [email protected] .

VIRTUS TRAINING: Please to continue to update your VIRTUS training every five years.  PLEASE click on this link https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/index.cfm? and complete the training if you are at the end of your five year period. Send your completed certificate to Deacon Michael. Please contact Deacon Michael at [email protected] if you need details.

CONFESSIONS: Individual confessions are in the church at 3 pm on Saturdays. Simply come in the front door and join the line. All are welcome.

BAPTISMS: If you have a child who needs to be baptized, contact Francesca at 340-0421 and she will arrange the time and date.

MARRIAGE: Contact Deacon Michael if you would like to be married in the Church.  That includes convalidations (having your marriage blessed).  He can be reached at [email protected] or 340-0421

ANNULMENTS: Anyone in need of an annulment should contact Fr Nathan at 898-5253 ext 7.