SM & SOZ OCTOBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

"OPENING OUR HEARTS TO HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD"

NOTE FROM THE DRE

We are blessed to be back in classes! Thanks to all the parents who attended meetings and the kickoff Mass and those who helped with clean up/set up! Thanks to all our volunteers we are excited to have you support our children and youth on their faith journey this year!


Just a friendly reminder: we will be using the School Hall entrance for all classes. Children and Youth will check in and pick up their name tag in the entrance. The class schedule is on the parish website!


In October, we have our 3rd annual Classic 40 Hours! This will begin on Oct 13th, see the flyer below and click on it to sign up for an adoration slot. We invite all families to come and spend time with the Lord. Also, if you want to experience Mass as it was long ago, we invite you to that as well. We hope to see you there. I have included some resources about adoration below. These website also provides resources:



Grades 1-6 family event, please Save the Date...All Saints Day is Monday, November 1st. Still looking for anyone high school or older to help plan and carry out the event!


Parents who were unable to attend the meeting, please watch your EMAIL for the information missed. Also, parents watch your email for the password for access to resources on the parish website. It will be coming soon!


Blessings, Lesa Staehler

Click below to view the calendar and pdf calendar of the full schedule!

You can also view other information like our current wish list!

OCTOBER 6th YOUTH FELLOWSHIP MEAL (Grade 7-11) 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

OCTOBER'S YOUTH MEAL WILL BE A SUB SANDWICH BAR PROVIDED BY THE WITTMER AND HANKE FAMILY! THANK YOU FAMILIES! WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US TO RELAX AND HAVE SOME FUN BEFORE CLASS!

REMINDERS FOR GRADES 7-11 OCT 6th Class

  • Please be prepared for class and ready to begin at 6:30 PM!
  • Bring your own water bottle. (water fountains are turned off)
  • 8th - 11th bring your Catholic Youth Bible (7th graders will receive one at class)
  • 10th graders bring your folders
  • Grade 11 bring your Confirmation backpacks and materials to class. (Refer to your check off sheet to make sure you have everything for class.)

SUNDAY OCT 24th Confirmation Retreat (11TH GRADE ONLY) - PLEASE READ UPDATED TIME!

DUE TO A MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE IN MENASHA OUR SCHEDULED RETREAT HAS BEEN ADJUSTED. WE WILL DEPART AT 8:30 AM. THE RETREAT BEGINS AT 9:30 AM AND ENDS AT 5:30 PM. WE WILL ARRIVE BACK AT ABOUT 6:30 PM.

GR 1-6 SAVE THE DATE: All Saint's Family Activity Night Monday Nov 1st 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

More details will be shared soon!
Decision Point Confirmation Videos

Watch the Videos, download the app, find out more about the program here.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FEES

Friendly reminder that if you have not paid your registration fees, you can drop off payment before or after classes! Please make checks to St. Mary's Parish.

Sacrament Fees

Friendly reminder that sacramental fees are a separate fee from religious education. Only children in 2nd or 11th grade.

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!

What Do You Get Out of Mass

ST. MARY & SONS OF ZEBEDEE FAITH FORMATION OFFICE

The mission of St. Mary and Sons of Zebedee Faith Formation Program is to aid parents in the Catholic faith formation of their children. At Baptism, parents promised to carry out the faith formation of their children and are considered their children’s primary teachers. Our parish catechists assist parents and children by providing quality religious education in a safe and spiritual setting. The collaboration between parents, catechists and students is essential to the growth of the Catholic Faith. The partnership promotes children to grow in their love for God and their understanding of their Catholic faith. It also cultivates their God-given gifts and talents and encourages them to follow in the path of Jesus. Furthermore, it encourages them to serve God and others compassionately and generously as Catholic Christians, which leads them to evolve into active members of their faith community.