Religion and Chorus

 

Recent First Communicants Mia and Bailey carry up the gifts at the last school Mass of the year.

Recent First Communicants Mia and Bailey carry up the gifts at the last school Mass of the year.

St. Paul's Chorus members and musicians say good-by to Mrs. Matthews

St. Paul’s Chorus members and musicians say good-by to Mrs. Matthews

Bishop Christopher Coyne visits St. Paul's Catholic School and celebrates Holy Mass for students and faculty.

Bishop Christopher Coyne visits St. Paul’s Catholic School and celebrates Holy Mass for students and faculty.

Students attended the Chrism Mass celebrated by Bishop Coyne on Tues. of Holy Week

Students attended the Chrism Mass celebrated by Bishop Coyne on Tues. of Holy Week

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Connor and Nick celebrate their First Holy Communion on Christmas Eve.

Connor and Nick celebrate their First Holy Communion on Christmas Eve.

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Fr. Naples offers the popular “CHIPMUNK MASS” to students who would like to participate in morning Mass in lieu of morning meeting occasionally.  Often it’s “kneeling room only” as we ran out of seats in the school chapel and several students sat on the floor surrounding the altar.

St. Paul's students celebrated their First Holy Communion with their home parishes and then celebrated with us (their second communion) at St. Paul's school during the weekly school Mass. Fr. Naples and Principal Beloin congratulated the students.

St. Paul’s students celebrated their First Holy Communion with their home parishes and then celebrated with us (their second communion) at St. Paul’s school during the weekly school Mass. Fr. Naples and Principal Beloin congratulated the students.

Student Musicians play for the Christmas Concert.

Student Musicians play for the Christmas Concert.

 

 

Chorus members enjoy a visit from "Mr. and Mrs. Claus" after Mass.

Chorus members enjoy a visit from “Mr. and Mrs. Claus” after Mass.

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Musicians and Chorus members preparing for Mass.

Musicians and Chorus members preparing for Mass.

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All Saints Day Celebration

All Saints Day Celebration

Aeriel and Xavier holding candles during their Baptism ceremony.

Aeriel and Xavier holding candles during their Baptism ceremony.

 

 

 

 

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Sister Gelsy of the Vocationist Sisters meets with students on Tuesdays in the newly renovated  Chapel at St. Paul’s Catholic School.  Sister’s topics include: Vocations, Life in a Monastery or Convent, The Rosary, etc.

 

 

 

 

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HOW BIG WAS NOAH’S ARK?

The 4th grade religion class measured the length and width of Noah’s ark (on the playground) using caution tape and various measuring tools.  The length was 444′, width 73′ and we are still working to gauge the height.

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On Thursday Sept. 25th the first and second graders along with some of their parents and teachers  participated in a pilgrimage to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monastery in Westfield, followed by a visit to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport.

 

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5th and 6th graders held a mock baptism in religion class on Monday.  They learned by role playing the roles of priest, parents and godparents.

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THANK YOU 7th AND 8th GRADERS

7th and 8th graders helped prepare for the St. Paul’s School Annual Barbeque by rolling packets of silverware and napkins.  Many also helped with the event on Sunday by serving food, selling tag sale items, generally helping with clean up duties and in many other ways.  The students even helped with clean up odds and ends on Monday morning.  Your service is appreciated.  Some recent alumni were also spotted helping out at the event on Sunday!

 

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The first Mass of the new school year was on Friday, August 29th.  The school enjoyed the singing of the St. Paul’s Choir members and special musicians on the flute and harp.

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Remember to take your children to Mass on each Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation.

The times of the local Masses are:

St. Theresa’s in Orleans:  Saturday at 4:00 pm

with reconciliation from 3 – 3:45 pm.

St. John Vianney in Irasburg:  Sunday at 8:15 am

with reconciliation from 8 – 8:15 am.

St. Paul’s in Barton:  Saturday at 6:00 pm  and

Sunday at 11:00 am.

*Reconciliation is also available anytime upon request.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to St. Paul’s Catholic School religion program.  We will begin using the new series of textbooks from the Faith and Life Series from Ignatius Press.

” It is important to realize that, as parents, you are the primary educators of your child.  Your active participation in your child’s religious education is highly encouraged by the Church.  As a family, you are the first witnesses of God’s love to your child.  If you provide a model of Catholic living at home, if as a family you participate in the sacramental life of the Church, and if you pray and attend Mass together, your child is more likely to take to heart the lessons he/she will learn in religion class.  Family discussions of current events and a healthy religious perspective will allow your child to grow up with a better understanding of the world around him/her, and more importantly, help him/her to be a true Catholic and follower of Christ in the midst of it.

We encourage you to use the student text, along with its resources, to assist you in the task of sharing the Good News with which your have been entrusted.  More information and resources can be found at www.faithandlifeseries.com.”

Sincerely,

Mrs. Ledoux

Religion Teacher