SM & SOZ APRIL 2022 NEWSLETTER
"OPENING OUR HEARTS TO HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD"
NOTE FROM THE DRE
The religious education year has gone by quickly and we are on our final month of classes. On April 27th, we will end with a Family Mass at 6:30 PM, Certificates and a Social to follow. More details will be sent.
Congratulations to the Confirmation Class of 2022! It was a beautiful evening and nice gathering for families. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and helped with decorating the Hall, the Confirmation Mass, the social that followed and with clean up! A link for pictures is included, but you will need to check back as I don't have them all uploaded yet. Thanks for your patience with this!
Our 10th graders had a nice service evening this past week. They went to Mass at 4 PM as a class and then made cookies for the Loaves and Fishes meal in Fond du Lac! Great Job!
Our Elementary kids celebrated a special family prayer service for Holy Week and Easter on March 28th. Unfortunately, I was ill and missed it. I am told it went well and kids enjoyed the evening. Each family received a centerpiece for their table or prayer space and hopeful all plants will bloom for the Easter season. If you were there and took some pictures, please share them. Also, families feel free to share pictures with me when your flower blooms!
Just a friendly reminder to parents with kids who complete at home Gospel Weeklies. Please make sure your child completes and turns them in by their last class. The completion certificates and rewards will go out following Mass on April 27th. If you would like to know if your child is missing anything, please email me or have them see their catechist before or after class.
So, we are in the final weeks of Lent and soon the season of Easter will be upon us! It is a busy time at the parishes. Please be sure to read below and see information about upcoming parish events. All grades will be involved in a service project for the Easter breakfast on their last night of class.
Have a blessed Easter!
Lesa Staehler, DRE
As Catholics, we are expected minimally to attend Reconciliation at least once per year, typically prior to the Easter season. This is a great opportunity to attend Reconciliation because of the flexible ranges of time. For other opportunities to receive this sacrament check the parish bulletin.
Upcoming volunteering opportunities for youth are listed below. Your help is needed! Sign ups need to be turned in on Weds class! Sign up for Pizza Making by emailing the DRE your contact information name and phone number or on the clipboard on Wednesday! A Knight's of Columbus Member will contact you. Grades 7-10 are all welcome to volunteer. 9th and 10th graders can use these hours towards Confirmation service hours (reminder you need 10 per year) Be sure to log all your hours and get the form signed.
FLARE SUMMER YOUTH MISSION
APRIL YOUTH FELLOWSHIP MEALS (Grade 7-10)
6:00 - 6:30 PM APRIL 20TH YOUTH MEAL IS TBD WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE PARISH!
COME JOIN US BEFORE CLASS!
THANKS AGAIN TO ALL FAMILIES WHO MADE THE MEALS! YOUR CHILDREN ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE AND ENJOY BEING ABLE TO RELAX AND EAT WITH FRIENDS!
APRIL 4TH GRADES 1-6 CLASSES
GRADES 1-6 WILL ENTER THROUGH THE HALL
GRADES 1-4 WILL REPORT DIRECTLY TO CLASS (no large group)
GRADES 1 & 2 - WILL MEET IN THEIR CATECHISTS IN THE HALL AND THEN PROCEED TO THEIR CLASSROOMS.
GRADE 1 TOPIC: THE HOLY SPIRIT
GRADE 2 TOPIC: RECEIVING THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST
GRADE 3 TOPIC: MARY AND THE ROSARY
GRADE 4 TOPIC: THE BEATITUDES
GRADE 5 & 6 TOPIC: FAITH - WITNESS TALK, FAITH REFLECTION & MASS Q & A WITH FATHER MINIATT
APRIL 6TH GRADE 10 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Please use the school hall entrance only and check in for attendance!
Please bring your Mass Journal, Catholic Youth Bible and water bottle.
You will be meeting in the Confirmation Room! The room is yours now!
FIRST COMMUNION FAMILIES
LAST CLASS, FATHER CAME IN AND THEY PRACTICED RECEIVING THE HOST. HE ALSO ASSESSED THEM ON THEIR PRAYERS AND WHAT THEY KNOW. AT HOME, PLEASE BE WORKING ON YOUR BOOK, THE SIGN OF THE CROSS, MEMORIZING PRAYERS, REVIEWING FLASHCARDS, AND BANNERS! AN EMAIL WITH INFORMATION YOUR CHILD SHOULD KNOW BY PRACTICE WILL BE SENT SOON!
ST. MARY & SONS OF ZEBEDEE FAITH FORMATION OFFICE
Location: St. Mary Catholic Church, Milwaukee Street, Lomira, WI, USA
Phone: (920) 979-4656