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Family Faith Enrichment

The Family Faith Enrichment Office is located in the White House

 


SPECIAL PROJECT:

Families, the Maria Regina Residence has asked that people send Easter Cards to their residence as they are so very isolated during this time.  If you would like to help, and bring some love and hope to one of their residents,  please send cards to:

Maria Regina Residence
1725 Brentwood Road
Brentwood, NY   11717

Attention:  Pastoral Care Card Ministry




Many of our families have told us they are watching the Mass on TV with their children during this time  That is wonderful!
RCL/Benzinger (a Catholic publisher of text books) has made the following resource available free on their website to help your family follow the Mass.  Just click on the link to find the books:   https://www.rclbenziger.com/order-mass-act-spiritual-communion

They also include a "Spriritual Communion" prayer that we can use when we cannot receive the Eucharist in person!

A Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament
I love You above all things and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot at the moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to you. 
Never permit me to be separated from you.   
AMEN. 

God Bless you all!


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES
ARE POSTPONED.

DUE TO NEW CDC GUIDELINES REGARDING GATHERING OF PEOPLE OVER THE NEXT 8 WEEKS, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO MAINTAIN THE SCHEDULE THAT WAS SET.

PLEASE WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AS IT IS AVAILABLE.

We will be using the "REMIND" app to communicate with you. 
Please make sure you have signed up for it. 
Grade codes can be found on the Registration page.

For the present time, it is best that you communicate with us thru email as office hours will be sporadic:

Linda Crowley    -     lcrowley@parishofstmary.org

Gina O'Connor     -    goconnor@parishofstmary.org

We are monitoring our emails and will respond as soon as possible.  

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  

We are praying for you all.  


IMPORTANT!!!

All Religious Education classes in all grades are
CANCELLED
for the remainder of the year.



You are invited to watch Mass on the CFN Network and other online sources. 


We will get more information to you regarding sacraments and other program requirements as they are revised. 

Please make sure you have the Remind app and codes for your children's grades as we will be communicating with you via that app. 






 















Our office be open on:

Monday

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

The office will be closed on Fridays.

 








PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR OUR "REMIND" TEXTING PROGRAM.  Details can be found on the Registration page. During this winter season, we may have to cancel classes and this is the fastest way for us to reach you. 

  

If you can volunteer as a Catechist or a Catechist Aide or a Hall Monitor,  please call or come down to the FFE Office with any questions and to pick up the volunteer forms.  



 



We have exciting news to share with you.  Our Parish has arranged for each parishioner to have access to "FORMED."

FORMED is a wonderful on-line site with outstanding movies, talks, books and programs - they have special children's section, too.

St. Mary has paid for a parish membership so it is free for you.  Just go to their website:  Formed.org - Select: Register, then enter our parish code:  JXWQMW
  
You then enter your personal email and a password.

The App is free and can be used on iPad and iPhones, too.

You can find more information in the Bulletin.  

  
 
 


 







 



 
 


 
 



EMERGENCY CLOSING INFORMATION:

We will be notifying families via REMIND (the texting service), thru our Parish APP, on our parish website and on the Church of St. Mary Facebook page primarily. 

 We will also list the information on:  Channel 12 News & IO Channel 612; Fios1; WALK Radio 97.5 FM; WBAB 106.1 and WBLI 102.3 FM in the event of storms.   We will try to leave messages on our phones. 

Please note - Individual phone calls to families will not be made. 


 
       

  

Linda Crowley
Director of Religious Education
grades 1 -8

                                                                                 

 


 


 

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