The latest installment of the Religious Education Newsletter is below.  A new newsletter comes out each month!


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April 2017
Dear Family and Friends,
The image above about sums up this week.  We had Palm Sunday yesterday and we now head into the holiest of all weeks, leading up to Easter, the holiest of all feast days!  From sadness to complete joy!  I hope you are able to join in the holy week services.  It is such a great opportunity to remember everything Jesus did to save us.  
Speaking of holy week, we would like to congratulate 3rd grader, Jiler Gould, who will be brought into the Church this Saturday at the Easter Vigil.  We are so excited for Jiler who has been studying the Sacraments of Initiation since January to prepare for this special day!  May God bless Jiler!
April is a short month, but a packed month full of activities, most especially First Holy Eucharist.  May have a blessed holy week and wonderful Easter!
Upcoming Events
April 10:  Regular Class Night
April 11:  Chrism Mass at Cathedral 7:30pm
April 13:  Holy Thursday  7:30pm
April 14:  Good Friday 12:30pm
April 15:  Easter Vigil 9:00pm
April 16:  Easter Sunday
April 17:  Regular Class Night
April 18:  Bread and Banner Making (Last Names A-M) 6-7pm
April 19:  Bread and Banner Making (Last Names N-Z) 6-7pm
April 24:  Regular Class Night
April 29/30:  First Eucharist Weekend
May 1:  Last Class, May Crowning, First Eucharist Pictures and Celebration
May 8:  Closing Mass at 6:30pm with End of Year Reception
2017-2018 Registration 
All students in grades 1-7 will be coming home with a pink registration form to re-enroll for the upcoming school year.  In order to plan accordingly, we try to get an accurate number to order the proper amount of supplies.  No money or fees are due yet, unless you would like to pay and have it done.  We just ask that form be returned and completed for the upcoming year. The fees will remain the same for the upcoming year too:
1 child=$70
2 children=$130
3+ children=$190
First Eucharist Information
All students making their First Eucharist at the end of the month, will be bringing home a note with a map of the seating tonight.  Please be on the look out for it.  Information regarding the actual weekend and bread and banner making will be explained in the note and the seating for the Masses is on the back side.  Please review and feel free to email us if you have any questions.  We can't wait for the big weekend and all the fun leading up to it!
Lenten Food Collection
Thank you to everyone who donated a canned item to our food collection to benefit St. Patrick's Food Pantry!  Your generosity was overwhelming and as of right now, we have 6 boxes full of food.  What a great way to lend a hand to those in need!
End of Year Mass
Our end of the year Religious Education Mass will take place in Church on May 8 at 6:30pm.  An icecream sundae reception will follow in the school cafeteria to celebrate the year.  Mark your calendar now to join us!
Vacation Bible School 2017

We are planning for our four days of fun with the Veggie Tale gang during VBS this summer.  It will be held on June 12-15 from 9-12pm.  VBS is for students in PreK through Grade 3.  The registration form for students to attend or for students to volunteer can be found on parish website at:  Students in grades 1-3 will bring a hard copy of the registration home tonight as well!