Thank you for registering your middle schooler for the Religious Education program for the 2014-2015 year! The EDGE team and I are looking forward to another great year with this dynamic program.
This email is concerning the EDGE Program scheduled for Sunday evenings. Right now, I have your son or daughter scheduled for Sundays. If this is an error and you prefer Sunday sessions, please let me know. All Wednesday EDGE sessions are from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Faith Formation Center. Please note that we had some discussion of a 6:30 start time, but have decided to coincide with the high school start time of 7:00. Occasionally, there are events at other times or locations, and a few times during the year the middle schoolers have “off” so that the team can have a planning meeting. A calendar for the year is attached for you. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Here are some other important things to note:
· There is no required parent meeting this year. However, a family handbook will e sent home the first session.
· FIRST CLASS SESSION is Sunday, September 21, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Faith Formation Center (school building at Ss. Cyril & Methodius). Middle School students should gather in Fr. Cherne Hall. They can enter through the side Church doors near the elevators. (We will be outside to help direct them from the parking lot).
· A RETREAT is a required part of the EDGE program year. This year, our retreat is scheduled for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, at the Mount Tabor Retreat Center in Menasha. The retreat will be led by the SPIRITUS team, a group of young adults who led last year’s retreat. We are also hoping to stop at Badger Sports Park on the way home for laser tag, mini bowling, go-karting, and other fun stuff. More information on the retreat will be sent home! (We would also welcome parent chaperones who may wish to attend)
· If for some reason a student cannot attend the 10/31 retreat, we ask they attend one of the alternate events during the year. These events are also open to anyone who wishes to attend!
o ST. JOHN BOSCO YOUTH DAY – a state-wide youth rally for middle school and high school, held at Holy Hill, Saturday, October 4
o WISCONSIN CATHOLIC YOUTH RALLY – a state-wide youth rally just for middle schoolers, held at Mount Mary College, Sunday, March 22
· If you know of any families who have not yet registered for EDGE, please encourage them to do so. Registration forms can be found on our website, https://triparishfaithformation.wordpress.com/
Sarah Weyker, MTS
Director of Faith Formation
Tri-Parish Faith Communities: St. Peter Claver, Immaculate Conception, Ss. Cyril & Methodius
Religious Education Office: 834 New Jersey Ave, Sheboygan, WI 53081
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