Religious Formation News – Pre-K through 6th Grade – January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021
Dear Parents of Kids in Pre-K through 6th Grade.
This Sunday, January 24, you should cover “Session 9: Kings and Queens” with your kids.  This is an introduction to the stories that are coming up in the next few sessions.  In it they talk about how greatness has to do with who we are and not just what we do. What matters is what is in the heart. As you share the stories of the kings and queens with your young people, encourage them to look deeper for their real value. Popular culture tells them that outside appearance matters most. Talk with your children about what is in their hearts.
There is also an activity where you make your family crest.  My family did this years ago and it still hangs in our basement.  Here it is
I will not be available to pick up packets after the masses this weekend.  If you still need to get your January packet, please email or call me and we can set up a time to meet.
Mass this Sunday:  Enjoy Mass in person or online this weekend.  Mass times are 4 pm on Saturday and 8 am and 11 am on Sunday.  The 8 am Mass is live streamed.  Here are the links.
Check out our website for a link to this week’s bulletin and other information:
Blessings on your family!
Laura Escalera
Pastoral Associate for Religious Formation

Religious Formation News – Middle School School – January 22, 2021

January 22, 2021
Dear Parents of Middle School Students (7th and 8th Grade).
We will have regular discipleship classes this Sunday, January 24 at 9:15 a.m. ONLY.   We will not have class at 12:15 p.m.  Here is the Zoom link for those of you who need to participate remotely.  Note that we will offer Zoom at 9:15 only.
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:15am – 10:45am MST
Check you email for the Zoom links.
We have been talking about the three arguments for the existence of God (pasted below).  The middle school students had a lot to say at this session!  Have your student explain them to you.  Then share with each other why each of you believe in God and discuss the questions on the parent sheet.
Is God Really Real parent sheet.pdf
The following Sunday, January 31, will be a Confirmation class for Middle School students at 12:15 p.m.  (There will not be class at 9:15 a.m.) We will also have a parent and sponsor meeting that day at 12:15 p.m.   Please plan on attending to find out important information about getting your child confirmed.
NET Retreat: We still have opening for the retreats this weekend!
 Friday, January 22 
OR
Saturday, January 23
from 10 a.m – 6 p.m. 
@ Holy Family Parish – 2827 Lakeview Avenue, Pueblo 81005
If your child is planning on attending, please shoot me an email or text.  See the attached information and registration forms.  The cost is only $20 for the day, and you can make the checks out to “Catholic Youth Ministry.”
Here is a 4 minute video about the retreat (this video was made before COVID – so it does not reflect the social distancing that will occur):
2018-NET-Promo-Piece.pdf
FRIDAY Permission slip.pdf
SATURDAY Permission slip.pdf
NET Ministry Year COVID Safety Protocols – RETREATS (2) (2).docx
Enjoy Mass in person or online this weekend.  Mass times are 4 pm on Saturday and 8 am and 11 am on Sunday.  The 8 am Mass is livestreamed.  Here are the links.
Check out our website to read the bulletin or find more information:
Blessings on your family!
Laura Escalera
Pastoral Associate for Religious Formation

LA RECongress – Proclaim the Promise – Register NOW!

Registration for this year’s online Los Angeles Religious Education Congress has started. Cost is $35 and gives you access to all 4 days of the event (including the Youth Day) from February 18th thru 21st – all concerts, liturgies, Keynote Addresses, and workshops. A listing of workshops can be found on our parish website. To register go to www.recongress.org and click on the Register Today button.

Los Angeles Religious Education Congress Workshops Schedule 2021

 

 

TEXT Scammer Alert

TEXT Scammer ALERT! As we have said before Fr. John, nor any of the parish staff will ever send emails asking for help. Now one of our parishioners received a text requesting a “favor” from Fr. John.
This is NOT Fr. John. Luckily the parishioner contacted one of our staff to see what was wrong with Fr. John. Be aware that scammers have time on their hands and are always looking for new ways to scam us.