Welcome to 2017-2018 Religious Education at Infant Jesus of Prague!
This year, many exciting faith adventures are being planned for our students and parents! I hope that your family will enroll in our program and join us as we begin a new year of celebrating and learning about our faith.
This year’s theme is “Busy Hands for God”. When I was young and came in from playing outside, my mom would always say, “Patty, wash your hands.” The days my hands were the dirtiest meant that I was the busiest. Those were the days that I had the most fun. I think that God smiles on busy hands. Busy Hands show that we are using our hands to play, work, serve, or celebrate and commit to whatever task is at hand. I think that when our hands stay too clean or too still, we are busy doing nothing to help others or to work in God’s world. I pray that this year your family will have BUSY hands praying, volunteering, and participating in our activities this year.
OUR NEW LOOK FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:
Our 1-7th graders meet on Wednesday Afternoons from 5:15-6:30PM in the School Building. A schedule is posted on the website with registration information for you. IF you are a new family or registering a first grader, we invite you to register in person on our registration weekend, August 26-27 after all Masses in the Church Hall or on Monday, August 28th from 5:00PM – 7:00PM in the Church Hall.
Please “Busy Your Hands” by attending our “Walk Your Child To Class Afternoon” on September 13th, beginning at 5:15PM. There is a Meeting of New Families and First Grade Parents at 5:30PM in the School Cafeteria.
Our NEW 8th Grade Confirmation Program meets on SUNDAY Mornings from 8:15 – 9:25 with student attendance at the 7:30AM Mass or the 9:30 AM Mass. 8th Graders will no longer be attending class on Wednesday Afternoons. For more details, please call me at 708-799-4550. A parent/candidate meeting is schedules for Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00PM in church.
We have our Opening Mass on Wednesday, September 27th at 5:30PM. Again, please join us and show your child by example how to use your hands in prayer and gratitude to our loving God.
Welcome, Blessings, and Joy as we share our Faith,
Pat Kahl, DRE at Infant Jesus of Prague
Take Home Sunday's Gospel
Even when spurned by Jesus, the faith of the Canaanite woman makes her bold enough to argue and ask again for what she needs. Her persistence and great confidence that Jesus could heal her daughter reminds us of the confidence with which our children bring to us their own needs. In their faith and trust we can find modern examples of how we might approach God in prayer.
As a family recall some times when a request for something was presented by one family member to another with confidence and persistence. If the request was denied, talk about why that was so. If the request was eventually granted, talk about what led to the change of heart. Then read together the Gospel for Sunday, August 20th, at Matthew 15:21-28. Was anyone surprised by Jesus’ response to the Canaanite woman? Why or why not? What makes Jesus change his mind and heal the woman’s daughter? When we pray, God wants us to be as confident in his mercy. Invite family members to identify the things that they most need from God. Pray these prayers of petition together as a family, confident that God will hear and answer your prayers.
Registered Parishioner Tuition
One Child $200.00
Two Children $250.00
Three Children (or more) $280.00
One Child $325.00
Two Children $440.00
Three Children (or more) $550.00
Book Fee (per child) $20.00
First Holy Communion/Reconciliation Fee $50.00 (p/child)
Confirmation Fee $50.00 (p/child)