Dear Religious Education Families,
Welcome to another year of Religious Education at Immaculate Conception Church.
The opening of the school year is fast approaching, and all of us are excited to kick off this new season! We have competent catechists who will partner with us in this important ministry. We have studied and revised our Religious Education Curriculum for an effective learning. Our mission is to support your efforts in helping your child develop a Catholic faith that is living, conscious, and active through ongoing instruction, worship, and celebration of the sacraments.
Our opening Mass will be on Sunday, September 9 at 12:00 Noon with a Blessing of Religious Education Children and Families. Following Mass, we will join the parish at the Family Picnic. Children will be seated in church by class with their Catechists. Enclosed please find a sign-up sheet for the picnic.
On Sunday, September 16 at 9:00 AM Mass, we will have the blessing and commissioning of Catechists in celebration of International Catechetical Sunday. After Mass, we will gather all Religious Education children in their classrooms with their catechists for a short introduction and distribution of books and other materials. At the same time, I will meet with all the Religious Education Parents in Marian Hall.
Our regular classroom catechesis begins on Sunday, September 23 at 9:00 AM. Please plan to drop off your children 5 minutes before each session.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you and your children in a
few weeks! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 201-327-1276.
Sincerely in Christ,