Walk with Jesus
                                                                        First Sunday of Advent
                                                                Stay Alert! The Messiah is Coming!
                                                                       
Readings for November 29,2020
Readings for Sunday
Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7
Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:33-37
Prayer
Dear Father,
We are preparing for your Son’s coming.
Please keep us faithful to your Son teaching until He comes again.
Amen

Closing Prayer
Dear Father, 
As we prepare for the birthday of Jesus, help us prepare for His second coming.
Amen
Material from Sermon4kids
                Faith Formation 2020-2021See the source image

There is still time to register for Faith Formation. Sessions will begin virtually in October. There will be a virtual parent meeting on October 4th. If you want more information please email annemarie.dirndorfer@archbalt.org We will be having two options for Faith Formation this year. One option will be to have your child work with on-line instructors from Saint Mary’s Press for 15-30 minutes when it will be convenient for your child. The second option will be to work from the book and activities included in the backpack. Each grade will meet once a month as a review of the material with activities relating to the material.

Registration Form FF registration 2020-202
Grade 1 Home Guide Gr1 Ch 9 – Ch 12
Grade 2 Home Guide Gr2 Ch 9 – Ch 12
Grade 3 Home Guide Gr3 Ch 9 – Ch 12
Grade 4 Home Guide Gr4 Ch 9 – Ch 12
Grade 5 Home Guide Gr5 Ch 9 – Ch 12
                       Student Ministry 2020-2021
                           6th grade and older
 
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There is still time to register for Student Ministry for Grades 6, 7 & 8th. The session will start in November, to allow families to adjust to the new normal school schedule. We will be using Saint Mary’s Press, Catholic Handbook Connection. We will be meeting virtually on Wednesday evenings on the first and third of the month. 
Email Letter student ministry
Calendar 2020-2021 Student ministry calendar
 
   
                                 Confirmation           See the source image
 
Confirmation is a Sacrament of Initiation in the Church. Confirmation allows us to be marked with the seal of the Holy Spirit
 
                      Confirmation for 2020-2021
 

Confirmation is for high schoolers that are in 9th grade or older, who have been in two consecutive years of Faith Formation either in Catholic private school, Faith Formation, or a homeschool setting. The session will start in November, to allow families to adjust to the new normal school schedule. We will be using Saint Mary’s Press, Call to Mercy. We will be meeting virtually on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Letter to parents letter to parents
Confirmation Handouts Info starting Confirmation
 
 
 
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The children of our parish are going to be receiving their First Communion in the coming weeks. Please keep these families and children in your prayers as they start to receive the Blessed Sacrament.
 

   

       First Reconciliation and First Communion

Communion is a Sacrament of Initiation in the Church. The Eucharist is our nourishment and strength for our daily lives.

 

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is for children in 2nd grade an older who have been in two consecutive years of Faith Formation either in Catholic private school, Faith Formation, or a homeschool setting. We will be using Saint Mary’s Press, Go and Seek. Children will work with parents and meet once a month starting in November.

      First Sunday of Advent

Advent is the beginning of our  Liturgical calendar. We are in calendar B.
 
We are waiting for the Messiah to come as the Old Testament promised us.
 
Violet is the color of Advent. Violet is anticipation of the Messiah coming.
 
The first Sunday of Advent let us remember Mary, the Mother of God. Because Mary said yes at the Annunciation made Christmas possible
 
Mary’s life did change when she said yes, to God.
 
How are you saying yes to God in your life?
 
Talk as a family about ways to have God in your family life.. 
 
Coloring of first candle of Advent from Sermon4kids.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                  Knights of Columbus       
                                Keep Christ In Christmas 
            Hosting a Poster Contest for three ages groups     
                      Ages 5 to 7, ages 8 to 10, and 11 to 14   
     Age eligibly is determined by the age of the contestant as of November 1
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                                      Rules for the contest
             1. Poster must reflect the theme of Keep Christ in Christmas.
             2. Each poster should be original work of a single person
                     (including concept, layout, slogan, and nay visual images)
             3. Poster should be approximately 11×17 inches.
                   If pastels, chalk or charcoal are used, the poster must be
                   laminated or covered with clear plastic
            4. Please take a picture and submitted by email to   
                annemarie.dirndorfer@archbalt.org by December 20, 2020,
                to be eligible, please keep the original to contest has been       
       completed.
             5. Poster will be come property of Knights of Columbus.
 
     If you have any questions, please contact Annemarie Dirndorfer at
                (410)939-2525 or annemarie.dirndorfer@archbalt.org