NATIONAL FRIENDS OF THE POOR® WALK
Saturday, September 29th @ 11:00 am – 12:00 noon, Saint Patrick Parish
Help support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Saint Patrick Parish!
Join us for a one-mile walk up and down Main Street in Stoneham to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The cost to register as a walker is $10 and all proceeds will go directly to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Saint Patrick Parish.
The “Walk” route is from the big parking lot behind Saint Patrick Church to the South School parking lot and back!
The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides food and other emergency assistance to local residents. The people they help are your neighbors & friends. Just think – when the winter storms begin to blow, there will be children right here in Stoneham who will have a good meal or heat in their homes as a direct result of your efforts.
Each year our Walk raises thousands of dollars for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. We hope this year will be another great success!
Religious Education students who sign up for the walk will earn 1 hour of service time for registering and an additional hour for every supporting sponsor ($10) they recruit.
All students are welcome to join us! Children in grades 1-4 must be accompanied by an adult. Older children may walk with the group, but must turn in a signed permission form before the walk in order to participate.
The walk will begin with a gathering in Our Lady of Providence Hall. Bring your registration form and donation sealed together in an envelope and drop it in one of the baskets by the door.
Click to get the permission form if your child is in Grade 5 or above and will not be walking with a parent.
Walker & Sponsor Form: Please download this form and return it with your donations before the walk.
Walk Signs (pdf, 11 x 17):
Dear Parents and Catechists,
I decided to cancel Grade 1 religious education classes for December 17th due to the adverse weather forecast of possibly heavy snow and sleet Saturday morning. It is unfortunate, because we had planned a fun Christmas celebration for the children on our last day together before the Winter Break.
As a consolation, I uploaded a picture book and video retelling of the Nativity story and a simple ornament activity to our OneDrive account for the children to do at home. Please watch the video (about 30 min) or read the book with your child and and help him or her to draw and decorate a nativity scene ornament using the activity sheet or a round piece of white paper. Take a picture of the ornament and send it to us at email@example.com – we will post it on our website!
Click on the picture link to access the resources. Feel free to download the book (pdf) and video (mp4) to your tablet or phone.
Also, don’t forget to mark the date of the Grade 1 Church tour on your calendar. We will be meeting for the tour on January 7th in the Upper Church at 8:30 am – Yes! That is a half hour earlier than our regular class time in order to avoid any possible conflicts with funerals that may need to be performed that day. I look forward to seeing you all then!
Finally, the Winter Break assignment is an important part of your child’s religious education. If you did not receive the packet by email or have any questions about it, please contact our office. You can also stop by to pick up a hard-copy of the instructions and printouts if needed.
Wishing you a blessed Christmas and happy New Year!
If you have a gently used “Finding God” or “Youcat” book that you no longer need, please consider donating it to our book swap. In return, we will make every effort to get you a book you do need!
May 17th, 18th & 19th, downstairs in the Parish Library/Youth Room, 3:00 – 6:00 pm