SM & SOZ NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER
"OPENING OUR HEARTS TO HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD"
NOTE FROM THE DRE
November is the month in which we honor the saints and incorporate lessons on saints into our classrooms. It is also the month dedicated to praying for the departed holy souls. In the older grades, your children will be doing some research on saints in class and at home. In the younger grades, a saint story will be incorporated into their lesson this month.
Thank you to the grade 1-6 families who gathered for the All Saints' Day party! If you were unable to join us and want to watch the videos, they are on formed.org: Brother Francis All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Enjoyed by all ages!
This month, the parish invites you to the SOZ Chili Supper and St. Mary Raffle Drawing. See the website and bulletin for details. Thanks to all classes who helped make placemats for the chili supper! They are sure to be enjoyed! (view some of them in the October pictures)
On the SM & SOZ website Faith Formation Resource page, there is a password for accessing content for religious education and this is only intended for families enrolled in religious education. The password to see the content is: Gr8ful I will be adding some advent activities in the folders as it is coming up near the end of this month.
In grades 1-6 classes, we learned about why we go to Mass and why we make the Sign of the Cross. Below are a few videos from dynamic Catholic Speakers who encourage us to evangelize and share with others why we go to Mass on Sunday!
Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!
Click below to view the calendar and pdf calendar of the full schedule!
You can also view other information like our current wish list!
NOVEMBER YOUTH FELLOWSHIP MEALS (Grade 7-11) 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
NOVEMBER 17TH YOUTH MEAL WILL BE A HOTDOG BAR PROVIDED BY THE RHODES FAMILY! WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF ANOTHER FAMILY TO VOLUNTEER. IF YOU HAVEN'T SIGNED UP PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING WITH THE MEAL.
THANK YOU ALL FAMILIES! WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US TO RELAX AND HAVE SOME FUN BEFORE CLASS!
SM & SOZ LITTLE FLOWERS SERVICE PROJECT FOR NOVEMBER
We have been invited to help the Little Flowers group with their service project. They are collecting NEW AND USED baby items for two local pregnancy centers, Charis and New Beginnings. The following are the items we should start collecting, listed in order of necessity.
- winter clothing sizes newborn-toddler
- sensitive formula ( BRAND NEW ONLY)
- car seats
- breast pumps
Please kindly drop off your donations on religious education class nights through November 17th.
Watch the Videos, download the app, find out more about the program here.
We invite you to be a prayer partner for our children and youth receiving Sacraments this year! Our hope is to have a partner for each child! Please help spread the word! Click on the button below for more information and to sign up!