The 2019-2020 Faith Formation school year has started!
The Faith Formation classes will be focusing on Saints and the important role that Saints have in our lives and in our Faith. Each classroom will be adopting a Saint and we will be asking each family to adopt a Saint of their own to represent their family.
We will be sharing throughout the school year the different things the classrooms will be doing associated with these Saints. The first Saint we would like to share comes from Mr. Sean Gallagher’s 8th grade class and they chose ST. PATRICK. They picked this Saint because they found interesting things about him. They found out that he was not born in Ireland but was born in England. He was a slave (captive in Ireland). He loved the Irish so much that when he was freed he came back and became a priest and served the Irish. They also found it interesting and liked that he used a 3 leaf clover to explain the Trinity. St. Patrick’s feast day is March 17.
First Reconciliation and First Communion classes – Classes are beginning next weekend for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There will also be a special family Mass at 10:00 acknowledging these children. Please keep them and their families in your prayers as they prepare for this special Sacrament. If you have a child attending 2nd grade in Catholic school and you belong to Our Lady of Grace please contact our Faith Formation office so we can speak to you about signing your child up for these classes.
THE FRIEND OF JESUS PRAYER
Don’t walk behind me because I may not want to lead. Don’t walk ahead of me I may not want to follow. Walk aside me and be my friend!
Prayer is a powerful tool and I am sure many of you can witness to that, but if you have not been one to turn to prayer this will be a good place to start. A few months ago at a Family Mass we talked about the importance of prayer. We talked about starting a Prayer Walk and asked families to sign up to be part of our Prayer Walk. With the Prayer Walk we send you an email when we receive special prayer intentions. We have about 35 parishioners at this time signed up. If you would like to participate in this Prayer Walk you can sign up by sending us your name and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We send out an email about once a month to everyone who signs up and we ask you to pray when we receive special prayer intentions.
Hope you will join us on our Prayer Walk!
Catholic School Children and Families
If you have a child attending a Catholic school, please contact our Faith Formation Office so we can keep you informed of different events and information that we present to our families of school age children. Also, if you have a child in 2nd grade , please contact us so we could let you know all pertinent information for your child to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Call the Faith Formation Office at 203-375-6133 or email email@example.com.
Classes 1-3 will be on Saturdays 8:45 – 10:00 am.
Classes 4-6 will be on Saturdays 10:15 – 11:30 am.
Classes 7 & 8 will be on Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm
FAMILY MASS – Every class will host a mass. The schedule is:
Oct. 27, 2019 – 10:00 am (Class 6)
Nov. 17, 2019 – 10:00 am (Class 7)
Dec. 8, 2019 – 10:00 am (Classes 1&3 Blessing of the Crèche)
Jan. 12, 2020 – 10:00 am (Baptism Mass)
Jan. 26, 2020 – 10:00 am (Class 2)
Feb. 9, 2020 – 10:00 am (Class 4)
Feb. 23, 2020 – 10:00 am (Class 8)
March 15, 2020 – 10:00 am (Class 5)
March 29, 2020 – 10:00 am (Class 2 Instructional Mass)
April 26, 2020 – 10:00 am (Closing Mass)