As you join with us in celebrating the Mass, may we suggest that you RELAX and not stress. God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house. All are welcome!
Sit toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to see and hear what’s going on at the altar. They tire of seeing the backs of other’s heads.
Prior to the start of Mass quietly explain the parts of the Mass and actions of the priest, deacon, lector, altar servers, choir, etc.
Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn liturgical behavior by copying you.
If you have to leave Mass with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.”
Remember that the way parents introduce children to the Mass directly affects the way they respond to God, the Church and to one another. Let them know that they are at home in this house of worship.
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE PARISH
The presence of children is a gift to St. Luke’s parish. Please warmly welcome our children and give a smile of encouragement to their parents!
To the parents/guardians of School of Faith age children:
Register for 2020 - 2021 ST LUKE THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL OF FAITH
Dear SOF Parents:
We hope that all of you are safe and well and stay that way for the future. We are looking forward to your return in September and hope that you will be able to help us in the preparation for this as you receive this email. We are working to have an early registration drive now so that we can be prepared for new classroom sizes or whatever else will be required of us when we return to SOF in September.
Attached are 2 registration forms to use to reserve your child(ren)’s seat for religious education classes for the 2020-2021 school year. Just fill out these 3 pages (2 pages in the family document and 1 page in the student document) and return to SOF by email or US mail. This will qualify you to receive the lower tuition fee prior to the fee increase in August.
The fees for early registration are as follows:
SOF REGISTRATION FEES: SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION FEES:
First child $55 First Holy Communion $55 + $55=$110 Second child $25 Confirmation $75
Third child +++ $20
We need your response now to set in motion everything that we need to take into account in order to prepare for our next school year. Please do not ignore this request. It is essential to moving ahead under new rules that may restrict classroom size. Your response will insure a seat for your child’s attendance in the fall.
Thank you for your cooperation in returning the registration forms to me by June 15, 2020.
Click here to download the School of Faith Registration Forms.