Confirmation I – Pumpkin Decorating Service Project!
October 25, 2018 @ 7:15 pm
During class this Thursday, our Confirmation I students will be participating in our annual Pumpkin Decorating service project for the residents at LifeCare in Stoneham. This is a great example of how much fun it can be to brighten up the day of nursing home residents who may not have many moments of joy in their life.
ALL Confirmation I students should bring a 6-8 inch pumpkin to class on Thursday to decorate for the residents at LifeCare. The smaller pumpkins sold for pies work best. In addition, we also need volunteers to bring additional craft supplies and/or snacks to share with the class as we decorate the pumpkins in the big hall.
We will NOT be carving or painting the pumpkins (too messy!), so please limit the decorative materials to such things as permanent markers, self-adhesive foam letters/stickers, large plastic googlie eyes, etc. Michael’s in Redstone has a wide variety of craft materials that would look just great! You’d be amazed at how creative candidates from past years could be.
Keep track of how much money you spend! Everyone who brings a pumpkin and donates refreshments or decorating materials will receive an extra hour of christian service for every $10 they spend, PLUS one hour for participating in the class. Our Confirmation I candidates are expected to complete a minimum of 10 hours of Christian Service this year. Be sure to keep track of your child’s hours on the Christian Service form.
Click to Download the Christian Service Form
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: Please help your child to rehearse our song prior to First Communion Day!
|“I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”
I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, No turning back!
I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, No turning back!Verse:
The Eucharist is not just bread, I’m gonna follow Jesus.
With His own body I am fed, I’m gonna follow Jesus.
I will go where ever He leads, I’m gonna follow Jesus.
No turning back!
After final chorus add:
No turning back, No turn-ing back!