Class Notes: 2023-2024
Stations of the Cross
Emphasis on praying the Stations of the Cross during Lent started with a children’s version. After the Sunday liturgy the students, catechists, aides, and other adults used the pop up stations to supplement the prayers for the Way of the Cross. The children were then instructed and encouraged to use this aid for their prayer part of Lent along with sacrifice, and giving.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
What do we look for in a friend? Someone who is kind, a good listener, who we like to spend time with, and will encourage us to make good choices or decisions. We come to church to strengthen our friendships with each other and Jesus. He is the Son of God and can do amazing things!
Gifts for the Epiphany
On the feast day of the Epiphany, the Christian formation families each agreed on a way that their family can grow together to deepen their faith. This continues the theme of WE FOLLOW JESUS. They discussed these ideas, agreed on some family activity, and then wrapped them as a gift to JESUS. The processional of families with their way to follow Jesus, was a proud moment and visual reminder for all to bring our personal gifts to the altar.
Little Food Drive
Our Religious Education classes finished up our Hunger Task Force Food Drive on November 19th. Thanks to all students and families for participating. We donated about 75 items for local families. Grade 2/3 class won the donut and milk party on Dec 3rd. A special thanks to Grade 4/5/6 class for their inspiration in getting this food drive started as they follow Jesus in helping others!
All Saints Day
In anticipation of All Saints’ Day, the younger students were costumed and the older ones read a short biography of certain saints. This presentation occurred during the Sunday liturgy prior to the Holy Day. In all, there were 13 "saints" who joined us for Mass on October 29th.
We Follow Jesus
As catechesis begins for St. Therese and St. Vincent Pallotti children, a collaborative banner was worked on by each classroom. This banner, when finished, will be displayed at the 9:00 St. Therese mass and will be carried out as the students go from church to classes. It will say “We Follow Jesus” and will have the students footprints included.
Meet the Team
K-12 Catechesis Coordinators (2023-2024)
Supporting parents, guardians, and catechists nurture the faith journey of children attending St. Vincent Pallotti Parish and St. Therese Parish.
Christine Reinders, Coordinator of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
Richard (Rick) Reinders, Coordinator of Teen Catechesis and Confirmation
Sister Marilyn Metz, Co-Coordinator of Preschool through Grade 8 Catechesis
Mary Rose Sanger, Co-Coordinator of Preschool through Grade 8 Catechesis
In Photo - Left to right: Christine Reinders, Richard Reinders, Sister Marilyn Metz, Mary Rose Sanger