Education Commission Meeting, September, 2017

Education Commission Minutes



Religious Education

Monday night formation classes begin on September 25, 2017 from 6-7:30 for grades 1-8.  Registration has been ongoing since July 2017.  Currently we have 102 students  registered which includes our High School Confirmation Group.

            HS Confirmation students have been in session since August 28, 2017.  Students were actively preparing during the summer.  The students did community service as a group with Gleaners Community Food Bank, attended a Called to Serve workshop, prepared their Saint reports, and kept journals of Gospel reflections throughout the summer.

            HS Confirmation Candidate Enrollment will take place during the 11AM Mass on Sunday, September 24.  (Candidates are introduced to the assembly).  The date of Confirmation is Thursday, November 9, at 7PM Mass.

            Pre-school for students age 3 through Kindergarten during the 9:30Am and 11AM Masses and Liturgy of the Word for Children for grades 1-5 during the 11Am Mass will begin on Sunday, October 1st.  Registration forms and calendars will be available the weekend of September 23-24 at both entrances.

            Circle of Grace Safe Environment training will be held for children in Monday night formation on October 2, 2017 for all grade levels.  The material is grade appropriate and this program is mandated by the AOD.


Family Life

Vacation Bible School:July 17-21st, with the theme Makers Fun Factory: Created by God, Built with a Purpose!Decoration was a success, set design was a result of collaboration with Shrine and St. Thomas Moore.  Approximately 50 children, 20 teens and 10 adults were in attendance.

 The 2018 theme is SHIPWRECKED: Rescued by Jesus!

High School Youth Ministry: (Elaine Cervera)

July 11 -  August 29(weekly)We had great participation for Bonfire & Bible Study

August 8: 15 teens and 4 adults traveled to Sandusky for a fun filled day at Cedar Point!   

September 17:  COL Teens joined with St. Mary of Royal Oak for a canoe trip down the Huron River with a picnic after.

September 24: We will hold our Kick-off meeting to officially start the new season.

Future events planned: Hayride, Halloween dance at St. Anastasia, bottle drive

Family Fun (Monthly, First Fridays):Will begin in November due to an October conflict with the the schedule for photos for the picture directory

Mothers’ Fellowship Ministry: (Elaine Cervera) We met for weekly successful sessions for Bible Study and fellowship.  We are offering both morning and afternoon options on alternating Tuesdays and are grateful for those individuals who have volunteered to provide on site childcare.