Claire Bissell, Coordinator; 798-1887, ext. 116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CALENDAR
July – September Calendar
July 22 GIFT Registration begins
August 11 10 am-2 pm, Catechist Retreat
August 19 9:30 am, GIFT begins (parents and children gather in sanctuary
August 26 9:30 am, GIFT
August 26 9:30 am, RCIA Open House, Burleigh Center, Room D
September 2 No GIFT (Labor Day Holiday)
September 9 9:30 am, GIFT
September 16 9:30 am, GIFT
September 23 Catechetical Sunday, blessing of catechists at Sunday Masses
9:30 am, GIFT
9:30 am, 2nd grade parent meeting
September 30 9:30 am, GIFT
9:30 am, 8th grade parent meeting
Note: GIFT religious education classes begin promptly at 9:30 am-10:45 am!
Children’s Liturgy of the Word continues at the 11 am Mass. This ministry is designed to help young children to learn to listen, reflect and respond to God’s Word. To volunteer to help with this ministry, contact Claire Bissell.
If you are expecting or if your baby has already been born and you are seeking baptism for your child, please call Cathy Cobb in the parish office to set up an appointment for a baptismal preparation session.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION:
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study: Our scripture study/faith sharing group meets every Sunday at 9:30 am in the library of the Burleigh Center. Newcomers are welcome to all these offerings.
RCIA Sundays, 9:30 am in the Burleigh Center. Facilitator: Deacon Mike Whitehead
WHAT ARE YOUR GIFTS? Come explore and identify the charisms that God has given you for use in building up His Kingdom! ”He (The Holy Spirit) works in many ways to build up the Body in charity: …by the many special graces (called ‘charisms’), by which he makes the faithful ‘fit and ready to undertake various tasks and offices for the renewal and building up of the Church.” CCC 798. Classes held Sundays 9:35 am in Burleigh Center, June 3 thru August 5. Contact Michelle Brown for more details at email@example.com.
Wednesday Morning Adult Bible Study, 9:30 am in the Burleigh Center. All are welcome. Facilitator: Cathy Cobb
Matthew Bible Study, Wednesdays, at 6 pm in the Burleigh Center; Matthew: The King and His Kingdom is an exciting study that explores the life and mission of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel. It is 24 sessions and the 2nd in the three part foundational study following the Great Adventure Bible Study. Matthew demonstrates how the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament are fulfilled in Christ, who establishes a New Law and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Participants will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who relives the life and struggles of Israel to become the faithful and victorious King. Set in the rich context of Jesus’ Jewish culture, this study will help us understand who Jesus is and what his life and teachings mean for us today. For more info or to sign up please contact Cameron Dean, 734-8848, firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Catechists – if you are interested in helping with our religious education program in the fall as a Catechist or a helper, contact Claire Bissell for more information. There are many ways you can help in accord with your ability and experience. Training and support are provided. It’s a great way to model your faith for your child!
Calling all Catechists: Mark your calendars:
Sunday August 19, 9:30 am, GIFT begins
Catechist Back to School Retreat
A Catechist Back to School Retreat will be held on Saturday, August 11 from 10 am until 2 pm. This will be a special time of quiet reflection, prayer and reconnection with God and his purpose in our lives. We will also spend time in fellowship and community with one another. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by August 2nd.