Calendar 2019-20

Welcome!

 

Click HERE to download a pdf copy of the Faith Formation CALENDAR

July 21, 2019

Dear Families,

St. Pius X Parish believes religious education is a life-long journey of faith.  For our children, it is one that begins in the home and is reinforced by weekly faith formation classes.  We strive to teach our children the basic principles of the Catholic faith, giving meaning to the rituals and symbols of Catholicism and helping them grow in their prayer life. It is our desire to work in conjunction with their families. These classes need to be combined with their family’s daily commitment to practicing the faith (regular Mass attendance, commitment to God, service to others and good example).

During your child’s baptism, you heard these words: “It will be your responsibility to educate (your child) in the practice of our faith, to teach him/her, by your example, to love God and neighbor.”  We, your spiritual family, share this responsibility with you.  I am fully committed to my responsibility.  Are you?

Enclosed you will find the Faith Formation calendar for 2019-20.  The calendar includes IMPORTANT DATES ... including mandatory parent meetings, First Reconciliation, Family Masses (levels 1 thru 4) and Youth Masses (levels 5-8).  The dates for First Communion and Confirmation are TENTATIVE.  Final dates for First Communion will be available by October 1st.  The date for Confirmation is assigned by the Diocese.  We should receive notice early January 2020. 

 

7th & 8th Level RETREAT (mandatory – children & parents)
Saturday, November 23rd, 1:30 – 5:00pm followed by Mass at 5:15pm

This year, Tony Bellizzi will speak with the parents before the 5:15pm Mass. 

Parents are required to return to Madonna Hall by 4:00pm. 

 

 

PARENT MEETINGS for 2019-20 (mandatory)

FALL SEMESTER

General Parent Meeting (ALL PARENTS)

  • Sunday, September 22nd, 9:00-10:15am OR
  • Tuesday, September 24th, 6:45-8:00pm

First & Second Level Parents

  • Sunday, October 20th, 9:00-10:15am

Seventh & Eighth Level Parents & Children Retreat (with Tony Bellizzi)

  • Saturday, November 23rd, 1:30-6:00pm
    • CHILDREN: 1:30-6:00pm
    • PARENTS: 4:00-5:00pm

NOTE:  Retreat concludes with 5:15pm Mass

 

SPRING SEMESTER

First & Second Level Parents

  • Sunday, February 23rd, 9:15-10:15am OR
  • Monday, February 24th, 4:45-5:45pm OR
  • Tuesday, February 25th, 4:45-5:45pm

Seventh & Eighth Level Parents

  • Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00-8:00pm OR
  • Wednesday, March 11th, 7:00-8:00pm

Third thru Sixth Level Parents

  • Sunday, March 15th, 9:15-10:15am OR
  • Monday, March 16th, 4:45-5:45pm

 

I encourage you to enter into a dialogue with me so that together we can nourish our children and ourselves along our journey.

God Bless You,

Fr. Valentine

Pastor