What’s happening with Christian Formation?

Hello Everyone,

We’ve had a very exciting first few weeks in our Christian Formation program.

We talked about Pentecost, but we have focused on Jesus’ disciples and how we can act more like them.  We continued our prayers of the people and praying for all those close to our hearts (please stop downstairs and see our prayer wall!).  We continued our collection for the Mary Brennan Inn, our next collection day will be in November.  And let’s not forget Blueberry and his adventures continue (his Instagram wall is at the bottom of the steps before entering the Sunday School.)

The Youth Group will be having their first meeting on Sunday, October 7th, following the 10:30am service downstairs in the Sunday School.  We will be planning our calendar of events for the year.  The Youth Group is open to all kids in grades 7-12.  We always have a great time, with lots of laughs and fun for all!!!

Now that we have kicked off the year and are back in full swing, there are a few upcoming events both for the children and the parish during October (and many more to come in November and December).  On Sunday, October 14th,  we will have our monthly Children’s Prayer breakfast hosted by Father Kevin beginning at 9:30am, later that afternoon at 2:00pm Father Kevin will be doing a blessing of the harvest at Crossroads Farms in Malverne (formally Grossman Farms), there will be animals,  farm store, general store and many more things for the kids. There is a signup sheet in the parish hall.  On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th,  some parishioners will entertain us with an evening of song, all the profits from the event will go back to the parish.   Attached you will have the calendar for October which highlight the upcoming events both for the children and the parish.

In the next few months we can also look forward to Stewardship Sunday, Acolyte training, our Gingerbread house making, Advent, our annual Christmas pageant (starring the kids of the parish), and Christmas Eve!!!

I would like to welcome back Ms. Sarah, who teaches our kindergarten class and is alumni of our important Christian formation program. Welcome back to Ms. Carla who joyously and affectionately teaches our first graders. Welcome back Ms. Laura who masterfully teaches our third and fourth graders. Welcome back to Ms. Jenny who is also an alumni and teaches our 5th graders and up class.  And the downstairs wouldn’t run nearly as smoothly as it does without Ms. Jen taking care of our youngest parishioners in the nursery.

For any and all questions, suggestions or if you would like to volunteer,  please feel free to contact myself or Father Kevin.

Lisa Chiara

Coordinator of Christian Formation