July 2018

Dear Families,

Happy Summer to all! I hope this letter finds you enjoying some of the pleasures that this time of year brings. It is also the time of year to begin planning for next year’s Faith Formation classes. Enclosed is the registration form for all students entering 7th or 8th grade in the fall. Please take a minute to fill out the form and return it with your registration payment by August 10th. The schedule for the year is also enclosed. Once I have received your registration with an updated email, I will also send you a schedule via email.

Our middle school classes meet every other week. The 7th grade classes meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 8:00, and 8th grade classes meet on Tuesday nights from 6:30 – 8:00. Please try and have the kids at the hall at 6:20 as this allows for some organizing/social time, and has the kids ready to begin at 6:30.  Classes are held at the church in Fr. Crawford Hall. The first class will begin in late September and they will run until the end of March. We also have designated two, Sat. 5:00 Masses that the kids are expected to attend together as a group, followed by a Pizza Social in the Hall. The first Mass is Sat. Nov. 17th and the other is Sat. March 9th. Both of these are included on the attached schedule. Coming together to celebrate the Eucharist is a vital part of our faith and it is our hope that you will also make a strong effort to attend Mass on a regular basis with your son/daughter. As you see on the schedule, we will be concluding with a Sunday Retreat on March 31st. I ask you to please keep this schedule in mind when planning your child’s activities.

Please make sure you give an accurate email address (or two), on the registration form. I will be communicating via email throughout the year. If anyone has any questions I can be reached at seaver711@aol.com

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 there is no planning necessary for those assisting with class.  Your assistance would be helpful with taking a small group to lead a discussion or assist with an activity.  If you know that you can join us on a regular basis or for a few nights throughout the year, please let me know.  Classes run much smoother when there are “more hands on deck”. Thank you very much for considering helping out.

I thoroughly enjoy leading the 7th and 8th grade Faith Formation Program.  I am amazed by the energy and passion that our youth have as well as their desire to lead faith-filled lives and to make a positive difference in this world.  As we all know, the first example our children have is the example we set for them in our own homes.   I look forward to partnering with all of you as we give our best efforts to guide our children towards spiritual growth and a deeper knowledge of their Catholic Faith.  

Peace to All,

Maggie Seaver
Middle School Faith Formation Coordinator

Grades 7 & 8 Faith Formation Calendar 2018-2019

GRADE 7

September 26
October 10
October 24
November 7 both grade levels
November 17 (Saturday) - 5:00pm Mass followed by Pizza Social
December 5
December 19
January 16
January 30
February 13 
February 27
March 9 (Saturday) - 5:00pm Mass followed by Pizza Social
March 13 
March 27

*SUNDAY March 31 - RETREAT FOR BOTH GRADES
1:00-3:30pm Girls
4:30-7:00pm Boys


GRADE 8

September 25 
October 9
October 23
November 7 (Wednesday)
November 17 (Saturday) 5:00pm Mass followed by Pizza Social
December 4
December 18 
January 15
January 29
February 12
February 26
March 12
March

*SUNDAY March 31 - RETREAT FOR BOTH GRADES
1:00-3:30pm Girls
4:30-7:00pm Boys


If your son/daughter cannot make any class due to sickness or an important family commitment you are expected to email Maggie Seaver and let her know - seaver711@aol.com

Students are asked to arrive at Fr. Crawford Hall at 6:20pm for classes. We will begin at 6:30pm and conclude at 8:00pm. 

Cancellations will be announced on WFSB, WTIC am, WVIT, here on our website and our Facebook page.