Faith First News

Summer Message from Elena
Thank you to all the families for a wonderful year together! A special thank you to all the volunteers for all your help and dedication throughout the year. Our appreciation to you is beyond words.

A Summer Prayer

Creator of all, thank You for summer!
Thank You for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight.
Thank You for the beauty I see all around me
and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation.
Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family,
and for the more casual pace of the summer season.
Draw me closer to You this summer.
Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing.
Warm my soul with the awareness of Your presence,
and light my path with our Word and Counsel.
As I enjoy Your creation, create in me a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You.
Amen.

WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL SUMMER!!!!

Please note:

  • Online registration continues throughout the summer.
  • The Faith First Office will be closed from July 8th-August 1st.
  • Book pick-up will be in September. An email will be sent out in late August with more info.



Elena Castiglione
Faith First Coordinator
514-626-4485

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

JUNE

Sat., June 3 10:00am & 1:00pm
Church
Confirmation Celebration
Tues., June 6 Online Registration opens for NEW FAMILIES
Wed., June 14 3 - 7 pm Final Book Verification
(Please note: there is NO book verification
over the summer)
Wed., June 14 6:30 - 8:00 pm First Communion and Confirmation Picture pick-up
Sat., June 24 2017-2018 Registration deadline
before late fees for returning families ($25/child)
H A V E    A    G R E A T    S U M M E R ! ! !
WEEKLY REFLECTIONS

Weekly reflections are meant to help children participate in the mass as well as begin the practice of including Jesus in their everyday lives.

The 3 rotating questions this year are:

  • This week I shared with others by...
  • This week I cared for God's creation by...
  • This week I was a peacemaker by...

Reflection sheets are found on the small table in the hall each week and are to be filled out before each mass and dropped in the basket by the Holy Water font when you walk into the church. Children celebrating a sacrament this year are to get their passports, located at the back of their books, stamped at the END of mass in the narthex instead of filling out a reflection. Weekly reflections also serve as our record for mass attendance.

*As per our Catholic obligation, we are asked to attend mass every week. In order to complete this component of the program we ask families to attend at least twice a month.