At the beginning of the new school year, our focus turns to preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. There will be a First Eucharist parent orientation meeting on Sunday, Feb 4 during regular class time. First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Sunday, March 4 at St. Bonaventure.
Classes are held on Sundays from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. (Special activities will be held at St. Bonaventure Church throughout the year.)
Sheri Weber & Jessica McCracken
Kindergarten/ First Grade:
Karen Dunn & Tracie Grimm
Grade 2 (Reconciliation):
Becky Davis & Ellie Davis
Grade 3 (First Eucharist):
Ginger Wheeler & Doreen Hoover
Joann Johnson & Debbie Palmer
Doe Augustine & Rhonda Hamilton
Amy Turner & Brian Spencer
Mark Sopic & Garrett Hryn
Jennie Giuffre & C.J. Spencer
Adult Education Classes:
Mary Kay Reiter & Ella Mae Skebo
Child Protection and Creating Safe Environments/ Online Safety Tips for Parents & Kids: Even the most trusted adults can’t always be trusted. Coaches, teachers and parents are authority figures children feel they can trust. Yet, a large percentage of those who sexually abuse children come from this group. These are adults who have the opportunity to “groom” children with affection and attention, making it difficult for children to identify certain attention as abuse. And they know that children have been taught to “mind” them. Adults must be vigilant and trained to recognize “red flags” of predatory behavior. To see what the Diocese of Erie is doing to help create safe environments, check our www.eriercd.org/protectyouth.htm.
Any positive comments are welcome to all our Relisious Education staff and catechists. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The primary teachers of our children are their parents. Parents rely heavily upon their local parish to provide good religious (spiritual) formation. This will be the reality for our new approach of having one program serving both parishes. Therefore, Religious Education home-schooling will not be permitted, in order that our youth can participate more fully in the formation being offered.
Adult Faith Formation Sessions: Everyone is welcome to view "Footprints of God", a DVD presented by Stephen Ray that relates the story of salvation from Abraham to Jesus. Wednesday, Jan 24 at 7:00 PM at St. Bonaventure.
"IN THE SPIRIT" Adult Education Classes: Everyone is welcome to attend! Classes are held immediately following Sunday Mass, twice a month. at St. Timothy. Facilitated by Mary Kay Reiter.
The new Facebook page for our partnered parishes is a closed group site for the catechists and parents of our students. Please visit Sts Bonaventure and Timothy Re Ed.