Newsletter

The latest installment of the Religious Education Newsletter is below.  A new newsletter comes out each month!
 
 
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November 2017
 
Dear Families and Friends,
 
A week packed full of feast days is upon us!!  We start off with All Hallow's Eve Tuesday, followed by our holy day of obligation on Wednesday with All Saints Day, and wrapping up the trifecta on Thursday is All Soul's Day, where we remember those who have passed away.  I hope you enjoy this week with your family and bring a part of what makes it so special to them!  Our catechists will be talking a bit about it in class tonight, so maybe you can quiz your children at home!  A great video on All Saints Day can be found on You Tube at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mad1Jgf0jow.  Fr. Mike gives a great explanation/pep talk on this holy day!
 
I would also like to take this time to congratulate our newly Confirmed students!  We had a lovely afternoon yesterday with Bishop Rhoades as he Confirmed 90 St. Charles parishioners and 6 of them happen to be our very own Religious Education students.  They were strengthened with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and were great witnesses to us all as they stood up to renew their baptismal promises and stand proud before the bishop as the sacred chrism was put on their forehead.  We are so proud of them!  Tonight in class our students will celebrate with a treat and receive their Confirmation certificates.  Congratulations to our newly Confirmed:
Nathan Eifrid
Alexander Hollingsed
Eleanor Mondok
Brooke Vetter
Reagan Vetter
Mariha Wilson
 
We hope everyone is doing well and it is hard to believe that November is upon us!  Please take note of all the information that follows!
-Amy and LIsa
 
November 2017 Calendar
October 30:  Regular Class Night (#8) with Safe Environment Talks for Grades 4-6
November 4:  St. Charles Parish Craft Bazaar
November 6:  Regular Class Night (#9)
November 13:  Regular Class Night (#10) and Confirmation Parent/Sponsor Meeting in Parish
                         Hall 6:45pm
November 16:  Confirmation Parent/Sponsor Meeting 3:30pm in Room 6
November 20:  Regular Class Night (#11)
November 23:  Happy Thanksgiving!
November 27:  Regular Class Night (#12) and Hoy's Halos (Grade 2) Visit Confessionals
                         Grade 8 Safe Environment Talk
December 3:  First Sunday of Advent
December 4:  Regular Class Night (#13) with Advent Reconciliation for Grades 3-8
                       Confirmation Sponsor Certificate Due
 
2017-2018 Religious Education Fees
Just a reminder, if you received a fees bill in October, those are due this month.  Please pay prompt attention to this or call the office to talk to LIsa or Amy about setting up a payment schedule.  Thank you to all of you who paid for this current year!
 
Confirmation Meeting
Our Confirmation meeting for our current 7th grade students (Heimann's Confirmandi) is quickly approaching.  This is meeting is for parents and sponsors, if the sponsor is able to make it.  It will go through the ins and outs of the program and what will be done by our candidates in preparation for next fall.  Please plan to attend a meeting on one of two days:  Monday, November 13 at 6:45pm in the Parish Hall (enter at door 13) during our Religious Education class time or on Thursday, November 16 at 3:30pm in Room 6 (enter at Door 13).  All of the documents for both sponsors and candidates have been uploaded to our parish site and can be accessed at:  http://www.stcharlesfortwayne.org/sacrament-information.php.  All sponsors got an email last Monday, October 23, with the sponsor packet attached.  Within that packet was the sponsor certificate that is due back to our office on December 4.  
 
Safe Environment Talks
Tonight in class, students in grades 4-6 will participate in their safe environment talks with St. Charles School counselor, Sarah Robinson.  Our 8th grade will have their talk November 27 with Amy Johns.  If you would like to learn more about the program or see the lessons, you can view them at:  http://www.stcharlesfortwayne.org/sacrament-information.php.  This program is a requirement of the diocese.  If you do not want your child to participate, the form found at the link mentioned must be filled out and on file.