Faith Formation - Newsletter


We provide a newsletter each week during the school year to deal with religious education issues. Please enjoy this week’s newsletter or refer to archived editions for information you may have missed over the past weeks. If you have questions or issues with any of our newsletters please contact me at (505) 898-5253, Ext 2 or send me an e-mail at  Dea[email protected]  


Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Partners in Faith Newsletter

22-25 September 2019

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Prayer of the Week

Lord God, we turn to you this week in thanksgiving for a safe summer and a successful return to catechism!  Watch over us Lord as we begin the new school year and help us to focus on the lessons before us.  Help us to recognize that learning does not stop at the classroom and inspire us to put our lessons of love into practice.  We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in unity with the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.


We are overjoyed to see all of the young faces as you return to class with us here at Nativity.  Once again we thank the parents who have entrusted their children to us.  Be assured that we understand that YOU are the first teachers of your children and our job is to support you in any way we can.  One of those ways is for us to offer classes on our faith each week.  It works best if we both work together, so please bring your kids each week and let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.  The best thing you can do is to live your faith…the faith we all profess together at Mass.  If you have any questions on the faith, feel free to talk to Deacon Michael.  He is available at every class session as well as from 7 – 3 on weekdays.  We look forward to another GREAT year together.


As always, we are still looking for Altar Servers for all of the Masses except the 12:30 Mass.  Our confirmation candidates will be taking up that responsibility for us!  Parents, please consider allowing your children to serve at the altar, as they are sorely needed!  It works best if the kids serve at the Mass that the family normally attends.  That way you don’t have to make a special trip just for them to serve.  Anyone who is 3rd grade or older can become an Altar Server.  Please contact us at 340-0421 for us to add your name to the roster and provide training to your kids.  Thank you!



All of the classes except for 2nd year confirmation will be receiving Circle of Grace training at the beginning of catechism.  This program is designed to teach your kids how to spot potential abuse situations and deal with them.  This is the Archbishop’s number one priority…to protect our children. All of you should have received a letter from Deacon Michael about this program.  If you have any questions about the program, please call 340-0421.


Thank you to all of the 1st Communion parents who are coming to class each week with their children.  This will be a memorable year for both of you as you grown in faith together throughout the year!


 As you know, we have many requirements for your confirmation year.  You already began serving at the Mass this past Sunday. Our Retreat is coming up on 28 September.  Please plan to be there! Our next Saturday Service event will be on 12 October at the Byzantine Church on Alvarado St.  Please arrive at the Pastoral Center by 9:45.  We will need parent drivers! Contact Francesca.


Saturday – 5:30 pm / Sunday 7:30 am, 9 am, 1045 am (Spanish) and 12:30