Grade 3 students will be making their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 6, 2017
FIRST COMMUNION REHEARSAL & CEREMONY SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
Section I: OLM students, Carta/Puglia, Lind/Schull classes
Monday, May 1, 4:00 PM – in the Church
Wednesday, May 3, 4:00 PM – in the Church
First Communion Mass – Saturday, May 6, 9:00 AM
Students must be in the church hall by 8:30 AM
Section II: Strunjo, Rathe/Carroll, Puglia/Correll classes, and home taught students
Tuesday, May 2, 4:00 PM – in the Church
Thursday, May 4, 4:00 PM – in the Church
First Communion Mass: Saturday, May 6, 11:00 AM
Students must be in the church hall by 10:30 AM
All students are required to be on time for all rehearsals. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Receptions follow both services.
The last class for all students in the Religious Education program (except those students in Grade 3) will be on the week of *April 3-6.
Banner Making: all Grade 3 students will be making their First Communion Banners during class the week of March 27-30.
**All home taught students and students at Our Lady of Mercy School are
invited to join us in the parish center on Tuesday (3/28) Wednesday (3/29) or Thursday (3/30) at 4:30 PM to make their banners.
*Grade 3 students will have a class on April 18, 19. 20, and 24. Rehearsals will be held on the first week of May and First Communion will be on May 6. Please refer to your Parent Information Schedule for details.
The program is designed to:
Classes for grades one – eight are held in the Parish Center during the week starting in September and last one hour long. Parents are expected to cooperate with catechists in teaching their children their formal prayers and encouraging daily prayer. Parents are responsible for bringing their children to weekly Liturgy (Mass) and to other prayer and worship services.
Please follow the traffic rules for dropping off and picking up your children: One-way, down Academy Street to the end and approach the Parish Center. Park and come inside to drop off or pick up your children in their classrooms. Class cancellations are listed on Channels 3 and 8.
Sunday Morning during 9:30 AM Mass
All children aged 4 & 5 years of age are invited to participate in our Sunday Preschool & Kindergarten Program on Sunday mornings starting October 16th, 2016 and running through March 19th, 2017 in the parish hall during the 9:30am Mass.
Children participate in a variety of crafts, stories and free play aimed at introducing them to basic themes of prayers, biblical stories and the wonders of our church.
The cost is $50.00 per child. Please click here to fill out a registration form or stop by the the St. Margaret Parish Office located in the Parish Center or call 203-245-7301 ext. 104 for more information.
Vacation Bible School is a one week program that takes place in the month of July. A different theme is offered every year. Each day a different Bible point, along with Scripture, is introduced. Participants will sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make theme related crafts and dig into homemade snacks. Participants also are introduced to drama and perform a play for family and friends at the closing celebration. The Vacation Bible School Team is made up of youth students and adult volunteers from the parish community.
All Archdiocesan employees, priests, deacons and adult volunteers who work with children are required to attend a training session on sexual abuse awareness and complete a background check authorization.
“Background Check Form ":http://www.archdioceseofhartford.org/backgrd_check_request.pdf