Christian Education Meeting, April 2015

Education Commission Minutes

April 2015

Religious Education (JoAnn Bonahoom)

Students had two weeks off in April for Easter break, so it was a short month, but full of Lenten activities and preparation for Holy Week and Easter.

Family Life

Family Fun Fridays  (Quarterly, Friday 7pm): next event will take place in June, TBA Vacation Bible School:  (7/13-7/17/15, 9am-12noon)

Setdesign with Shrine has begun, the theme is “Everest”.  We are in need of refrigerator boxes, carpet tubes, donated hiking equipment/props and volunteers interested in paper cutting activities and sewing rod pockets on small base camp flags.  Registration set for June.

Good Friday Bible School(4/3/15, 12-3pm):                             

This year was well attended with 30 participants & 12 volunteers.  Projects and activities were related to theme:  “Forgiveness”. 

Youth Ministry:  (Elaine Cervera)                                                                        

The youth group held a meeting last Sunday April 19th (Unable to hold regular meeting due to Easter) At this meeting the teens planned their calendar through June, including plans for a "Summer" Bible study in lieu of regular Youth Group. The next meeting will be held April 26th 5-7pm.  The upcoming Timothy Awards will see 6 Christ Our Light teens that are involved in parish life receive recognition for their efforts.  One teen will receive an "Award of Excellence" for the work they do at Christ Our Light.  This years Award of Excellence teen is Alaina Burt.  She has volunteered with GFBS, VBS, a Catechist and volunteers in several community activities.  The youth group is also making plans for fundraising of some kind to help offset the costs of the Nov. National Youth Conference being held in Indianapolis.  

"Passing on the Faith" presentation is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at 7PM at Christ, Our Light!.  Sponsored by the AOD Department of Youth /Young Adult Ministry streamlined for parents of today.  It will address practical issues such as how to talk to your children about faith and Catholic tradition, how to model the faith and associated values as parents, and provide inspiration to motivate your children and future generations.