SUMMER HOURS (MAY - AUGUST):
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM to 1 PM
SCHOOL YEAR HOURS (SEPTEMBER - APRIL):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8 AM to 1 PM
Wednesday: 4 PM to 8 PM
Advent is a time of waiting, a time of anticipation and preparation for the coming of Jesus. There are many ways to get ready for Christmas. One way is through a Jesse Tree.
What is a Jesse Tree? It is a tree branch decorated with symbols representing the stories of people in Jesus' family tree. In Isaiah 11:1 we read, "A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots." Jesse was the father of David, Israel's greatest king. And it was from David's lineage that Jesus came. That's where the idea of using a Jesse Tree to celebrate Advent came from. Before a symbol is hung on the branch, a Bible passage or a story from a story Bible is read.
Click and download instructions for your Jesse Tree.
In the past at a First Communion Parent meeting and a Catechist Formation evening, we viewed videos provided by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee (Mass - The Heart of the Matter; A New Mission for a Missionary People.) These videos came about as a part of a synod held within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and all are encouraged to explore that site to gain a new energy to renew their faith. This link will bring you to these videos and to the overall website. Please free free to explore and share with family and friends.
REGULAR CLASSES: Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:30 PM
NO CLASSES: November 15, 2017, November 22, 2017, December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018, March 28, 2018
Religious Education begins September 13, 2017 (Ice Cream Social)
7th & 8th Grade Commitment Mass: September 17, 2017, 11:30 am
7th & 8th Grade MANDATORY Retreat (after Mass): September 17, 2017 (7th Grade parent and child; 8th Grade sponsor and child)
1st Grade Family Mass: October 1, 2017, 11:30 am
2nd Grade Parent Meeting: October 11, 2017, 6:00 pm
6th Grade Family Mass: November 5, 2017, 11:30 am
3rd Grade Family Mass: December 3, 2017, 11:30 am
1st Reconciliation: December 9, 2017, 11:00 am
Rel. Ed. Advent Reconciliation Services: December 13, 2017
5th Grade Family Mass: January 7, 2018, 11:30 am
4th Grade Family Mass: February 4, 2018, 11:30 am
Ash Wednesday: February 14, 2018
8th Grade Confirmation Reconciliation: February 21, 2018
CONFIRMATION: February 25, 2018, 2:00 pm
Rehearsal is Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 pm
Rel. Ed. Lenten Reconciliation Services (2nd to 7th Grade): February 28, 2018
2nd Grade Family Mass: March 4, 2018, 11:30 am
2nd Grade Communion/Reconciliation Retreat & Parent Mtg.: March 4, 2018 after 11:30 am Mass
Last Day of Classes: April 11, 2018 (2nd Grade Rel. Ed. Reconcilation)
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: April 29, 2018, 11:30 am
Rehearsal is Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:30 pm
**Students preparing for Confirmation and 1st Communion will be invited to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
To help defray tuition for Religious Education class, Confirmation retreat & 1st Communion sacrament fees the parish offers the P.A.R.T program. You can purchase PART certificates after Masses on Sunday or in the Parish office during the week. This is a fundraiser for the school and you.
The discount of 50% of each card you buy goes into your account quarterly. The amount in your account can be set aside for tuition this year or next or another educational institution of your choice.
If you have any questions about this program just give us a call at 708-532-8211.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
1st Reconciliation Parent Meeting: October 11, 2017, 6:00 pm
Sacrament of 1st Reconciliation: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:00 am
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION:
Second Grade Parent Meeting: Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:00 pm First Communion Preparation Parent Meeting: Sunday, March 4, 2018 after 11:30 am Mass
1st Communion Rehearsal: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:00 pm
1st Communion Mass: Sunday, April 29, 2018, 11:30 am
7th Grade Commitment Mass: September 17, 2017, 11:30 am
7th Grade Parent & Child MANDATORY Retreat: September 17, 2017, after 11:30 am Mass
Candidate/Sponsor Service Day:
8th Grade Commitment Mass: September 17, 2017, 11:30 am
Student/Sponsor/Parent MANDATORY Meeting: September 17, 2017, 11:30 am
Candidate/Sponsor Service Day:
Confirmation Rehearsal: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:30 pm
Confirmation: Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2:00 pm