Rev. Cyprian P. La Pastina, Pastor                Charlene C. Prisinzano, Director of Religious Education
phone: 203 869 9250                                                              email: [email protected]

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New dismissal time for First Eucharist!   5:15

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From the Desk of the DRE
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It never ceases to surprise and disappoint me when I hear the words, "We try to get to Mass." or "We don't have time for that." How sad that many families regard Mass as something that is far less important than all other activities in their lives.


No one seems to find it necessary to try to get to pre-dawn hockey practice or late night scout meetings. Soccer and basketball, baseball and tee ball, football and cheerleading, dance and Karate are  absolute necessities in the lives of many families. Schedules revolve around the timing of such events. Families would not think of  missing a practice or heaven forbid a game. To arrive late is out of the question and to leave early is unthinkable. 


Yet, when it comes to worshiping Almighty God on the Sabbath, many families attach little or no importance to the words of  Jesus, "...unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day." John 6: 53-54.


 At Mass, Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God comes to us as we reenact his sacrifice on the cross. In the Eucharist, Jesus is really and truly present, Body and Blood, Soul and divinity. We are in the presence of the Lord, our God. We are as close to heaven as we can possibly be on earth.  

 
Attendance

Because we have so few classes, we will require a doctor's note if a student is absent more than three times. Please see your handbook for complete information.
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Drop off and Pick up

Please drop your child off no earlier than 5 minutes before class. There is on one to supervise early drop offs. PLEASE!!! Make sure there is class before dropping off.

Please pick up your child promptly. The DRE cannot  be expected to supervise late pickups. Please consider  traffic when picking up. 
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 Classes

 

Grade 1                                             Mondays                                                4:15 -5:15 pm

First Eucharist                                  Tuesdays                                                 4:15 -5:15 pm*

Grades 3, 4, & 5                                Alternate Sundays  check calendar!       8:50-11:00 am

Grade Six                                          Mondays,                                                4:15 -5:15 pm

Grade 7 and 8                                   Wednesdays,                                         4:30 ~ 5:45 pm

Confirmation                                     Alternate Sundays     check calendar!    3:30 -5:00 pm

* new dismissal time


All students in grades 3,4 & 5 will receive assignments to be completed during their "off" week.  .  Completing the assignments is required for the child to remain in good standing. Students in all other grades will be expected to complete homework as assigned by the teacher.

 

Upper Grades Receiving First Eucharist

Students who are in grades 4 and up who are preparing for First Eucharist are required to attend class on Sunday afternoons in addition to their regular class. Please see your calendar for exact dates. This class will begin in January

Students in the Bridges to Faith Class

Students in grades 5 and up who have either had no formal Religious Education classes or who have missed two or more years of formal Religious Education classes are required to attend the Bridges to Faith class on Sunday afternoons from 3:45-5:15pm in addition yo their regular grade level class. This class begins in September and ends in December.

 

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 CELL PHONES

Cell phones are to be kept OFF and out of sight.  Phones may be used ONLY after dismissal and in the lobby.  Anyone using a cell phone at any other time will be required to leave it in the office.