September 2017

Dear Families,

WELCOME to our new year of Faith Formation! I really hope all of our kids have enjoyed a summer that was filled with some memorable adventures as well as some relaxing quiet time. Now that the school year is underway, I also hope everyone has transitioned smoothly into the school year.

Our first class of Faith Formation is less than a month away. Classes begin on Tues. Sept. 26th for 8th grade, and Wed. Sept. 27th for 7th grade. For those that are in 7th grade, and as a reminder to our 8th graders here are a few details to know:
  • They should always bring their Bible as well as their folder, which will be given to them on the first night.
  • Class meets every other week, with some exceptions based on holidays, vacation, and scheduling conflicts.
  • The calendar for the year is attached.
  • Regular attendance at Faith Formation is very important and should be a priority. With only 15 nights of class no student should miss more than 2 classes.
  • Class ends at 8:00. Please try to avoid early dismissals for your child as it disrupts the closure of the evening including our closing prayer and wrap up of the night.
  • Communication via email will occur throughout the year. I will be sending an email out in early September. If you have not received an email from me by Sept. 15th, please let me know so I can correct/add you to our email list.
If anyone is interested in lending a hand, your help would be much appreciated.  I am very aware of the busy schedules we all have, therefore, the catechists are not expected to plan the lessons, but instead offer assistance to lead a small group discussion and/or assist in any way to make the classes run smoothly.  If this is something you would be interested in doing please let me know asap.  I am honored to be supporting your efforts at raising your children in the Catholic faith. I am very excited to lead our team of catechists as we work together to share the Good News. Again, I look forward to a great year with your children as we journey together to grow in our faith. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Peace to all,
Maggie Seaver
Middle School Faith Formation Director/Youth Minister