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Deacon Vinnie Rinaldi

Pastoral Associate Religious Education

732.780.2666

Intergenerational - Religious Education Participation Details

Parish Participation - Liturgical, Formational and Service opportunities
Some events are designed for families and others are not. Ministry/group involvement by adults is a great source of formation for the entire family so they constitute full parish participation. That is, you do not need to sign off on other activities, etc.
1. The following activities satisfy the requirement to participate in intergenerational events.

A. Regular religious education catechist
B. Liturgy of the Word catechist (at least once a month)
C. Reader, Extraordinary Eucharistic minister, Usher (at least once a month)
D. Becoming a regular member of Tuesday morning women’s scripture group, Walking with Purpose, Bible Studies, Men or Women’s’ Morning Office, Lazarus Ministry
(Please ask about other parish activities, events, and committees)

2. Membership in Advent/Lenten faith sharing group or Bible Study such as Walking with Purpose.

3. The following activities each represent a single Parish event requirement, if you do not participate in the activities described in 1 & 2 above.

Fall or Spring clean ups
Advent Penance and Reconciliation Service
Advent Pancake Breakfast with participation in intergenerational and religious crafts
Lenten Penance and Reconciliation Service
Lenten Soup Supper with Stations

Palm Sunday Musical Entrance - Saturday 5pm

      • school age children, grades 1-8, to participate in the Palm Sunday Solemn Entrance on Saturday to participate in the liturgy in a very simple, yet very important way. Students are asked to come at 4:30 prior to Mass to sing with the parish choirs and instrumentalist to herald in the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. After the opening rites, students will return to sit with their families for the remainder of Mass, as they come to understand the importance of Palm (Passion) Sunday in marking the beginning of Holy Week, leading up to the Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday.

Holy Thursday Mass - 7 pm

      • Holy Thursday Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper - Eucharistic Procession from the Church to the Chapel of Repose following Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will commence in the Chapel of Repose until 11:00 pm.

Good Friday service at 12 Noon or 3PM

      • Commemoration of The Lord’s Passion and Death - 12 noon in the Church
      • Outdoor Stations of the Cross - 3:00 pm - Beginning in the Church

Easter Vigil - 7:30 pm

      • SOLEMN EASTER VIGIL OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION - in the Church
        • Mass begins outside the church in the Gathering Space with the Blessing of Fire, Lighting of the Paschal Candle and procession into church, weather permitting.

        • At this Mass, we will celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation with those who have been spiritually prepared for these gifts. We welcome them as they continue their journey of faith.

 

Other events and activities, etc. that are scheduled during the course of the year will be announced.

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A SECOND GRADER, THEIR INTERGENERATIONAL EVENTS “TRUMP” THE FOLLOWING AS YOU WILL BE ATTENDING 5 OTHER EVENTS PLUS FIRST PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU MAY TAKE YOUR OLDER CHILDREN TO THE 2ND GRADE EVENTS IN LIEU OF THE FOLLOWING


As you attend the events, please find designated person to sign the sheet below/attached PDF

 


Intergenerational record sheet

This year we are going by the Honor System - parents are expected to monitor their children HONESTLY and sign off on each event attended.


Turn it in to the Religious Education office when you have attended four sessions.


Family Name________________________________________________


Child(ren)’s Name and Grade______________________________________________________________________________

 

We attended the following sessions: Signature
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Another way your family can fulfill the requirement would be for a parent to serve as a lector, extraordinary Eucharistic minister, usher, or greeter at least once a month. Or, volunteer as a fall catechist or at least once a month serve as a Liturgy of the Word catechist. Or, participate in an Advent or Lenten faith sharing group or a Bible study. Although these are not family orientated activities, they would demonstrate a desire to become involved in our church community either through service or adult faith formation.

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