April 23, 2017
Classes resume this Monday, April 24, after Easter Break. First Communion is next weekend.
Easter Sunday may be gone, but the Easter Season and what it means is still with us…
THREE DAYS AFTER
Easter is joy and wonder and celebration….But, Easter is 3 days after…
--3 days after confusion and despair,
--3 days after hate and anger,
--3 days after loneliness and pain.
--3 days after Good Friday.
Why GOOD? Easter means very little unless we have lived through the confusion, the hate, the loneliness and terror of our own Passion.
“Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” means were you there?
Easter means something for YOU when love survives hate, when life destroys death, when hope replaces despair.
Easter is not just the resurrection of Christ. Easter needs to be our resurrection also.
Resurrection to new life and hope and love unleashed upon a surprised people: you and me.
God is at work and that is Good!
It seems impossible that it is April—First Communion is around the corner and the end of the afterschool Religious Education Program in May. As always we are looking forward to next year, and beginning to wonder and worry—will we have enough faith-filled people who want our parish children to know Jesus and learn to see God as their best friend? We usually have almost 30 classrooms to fill with teachers (Catechists) Assistants, and that doesn’t include the Hall Monitors we need as well as substitute teachers. We need YOU! You can understand then, why we are asking you to think and pray about this! Is your time limited?
Pick the best time for yourself: GR. 1-8 Classes on Mondays at 4:15 or 6:15 PM for 75 minutes
Only available sometimes?
Be a substitute catechist or Team Teach
Think you don’t know enough?
Learn by doing and helping-sign up to be an assistant.
Textbooks are person- friendly and we have wonderful Section Heads to help and guide you.
Nervous about too many children?
Our class sizes are small usually a maximum of 15, sometimes only 8-9
Who Me? Someone handed on the faith to you—you have gifts and faith and caring to pass on also.
What should I do?
Pray. Listen if God is calling you, and call us at (586) 772-1282 for more information.
The teacher asked the pupils to tell the meaning of loving-kindness. A little boy jumped up and said, "Well, if I was hungry and someone gave me a piece of bread that would be kindness. But if they put a little jam on it, that would be loving-kindness."
Mrs. C the DRE