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
Taken together, the parables found in the Gospel for Sunday, July 23rd, offer both a sobering reminder about the Kingdom of God and words of encouragement. As the wheat and the weeds must grow together until the harvest, so we may not know whether our actions contribute to God’s Kingdom until God’s final judgment. With this word of caution in mind, we act always in prayer that our actions will be consistent with God’s plans. In the parables of the mustard seed and the yeast, we hear words of encouragement. God can bring the Kingdom of Heaven from even the smallest of beginnings. Thus, we ask God to work through us for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Set aside some time this week to make bread with your family. Show the amount of yeast that is required to raise an entire batch of bread. Observe that little things can go a long way. After the bread has been baked, gather together as a family. Read together the Gospel for Sunday, July 23rd, at Matthew 13:24-43. Reflect together on what Jesus means when he teaches that the Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed and like yeast. In these parables, Jesus is teaching us that God can work wonders from even the smallest beginnings of the Kingdom of God. This means that even the little things that we do can make a big difference in the lives of others. What are some of the little things that we can do in our family that help to make things better for others? Decide on one action to take together. Pray that God will use your action to make a difference in the world. Pray together the Lord’s Prayer.
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)