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Register for Fall Religious Education classes for children in grades preK-8 by August 30 for the early enrollment discount.  Forms are available on-line in the column on the right of this webpage.  For questions, please contact 734-821-2130.

Wednesday Religious Education classes (6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.) for children in grades 1-8 begin September 30 and run weekly through May 11, 2016.
Sunday preschool begins October 4 (10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.) and runs weekly through May 1, 2016.
Sunday Family A (10:20 a.m.--12:15 p.m.) for children (and at least one parent) in grades preK-5 and youth in grades 6-8 begins October 4 and tentatively meets on the following Sundays:  October 4 & 18; November 1 & 15; December 6; January 10 & 24; February 7; March 6 & 20; April 3 & 17; May 1
Sunday Family B (10:20 a.m.--12:15 p.m.) for children (and at least one parent) in grades preK-5 and youth in grades 6-8 begins October 11 and tentatively meets on the following Sundays:  October 11 & 25; November 8 & 22; December 6; January 17 & 24; February 14; March 11 & 20; April 10 & 17; May 1

The celebration of First Reconciliation is on Saturdays, January 23 & 30, 2016
The celebration of First Eucharist is the weekend of April 23 & 24, 2016 (Saturday 10 a.m.; 5 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m.;10:30 a.m.;12:30 p.m.)
The celebration of Confirmation:  TBD
The Living Nativity and Advent Carol Service:  Sunday, December 13 at 5 p.m.


Set aside the week of July 20-24 
for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

This year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) theme is “Faith and Science" and introduces the child to the marvels of life in God's creation.  We'll have guest speakers offering "show and tell" science presentations on energy, paleontology, biology, astronomony, and chemistry.  During the week, we'll touch on the how and the why of life and how that why has an answer in Jesus Christ, for "Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them (Psalm 111:2)."

Children: Imagine God calling you to help bring about his wonders in the world.  Anticipate:  Engaging Centers of "Lab" Presentations, Prototypes (Crafts), and Peer Review (Q & A); Extraordinary Bible Stories; Enticing Snacks; Exciting Field Work (Recreational Games); Exuberant Theory (Music); mixed with FAITH, FRIENDS and YOU!

What:  Vacation Bible School

Date:  Monday-Friday, July 20-24

Time:  9 a.m.-12 noon (longer on Friday for the picnic)

Who:  For children going in 2015/16 grades preK (4 yrs), and grades K through grade 5!

What:  The VBS Adventure for the summer of 2015 is  Son Spark Labs (a good mix of faith & science)

With:  Adult and High School and Middle School Volunteers!  We need your help!  Please mark your calendars for the Volunteer Orientation Meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center (PAC).

Questions:  Contact the Religious Education Office at 734-821-2130 or stfreled@stfrancisa2.org or Ellen Ward at ward@stfrancisa2.org 


EVENING PRAYER, DINNER, AND TALK: Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 PM 
Please RSVP YES here!

Explore Flannery O’Connor’s Short Stories and Moments of Grace on the Feast of the Transfiguration, Thursday, August 6 beginning at 6:30 PM. 

We’ll start with evening prayer (liturgy of the hours) with Benediction in church, followed by Dinner and Talk in the Parish Activities Center (PAC). 

American Catholic writer Flannery O’Connor tells tales of characters who often miss moments for growth, grace and conversion. We hope to enjoy each other’s company and together find a few insightful ideas to enrich our lives. 

Child care is available upon advance request. Please contact Marty Lucas at mlucas@stfrancisa2.org or 734-821-2125 or Ellen Ward at ward@stfrancisa2.org for more information.


Confirmation 2015-16 Meeting for 8th grade youth and their parents (and sponsors if available):  Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 at 3 p.m. in the Parish Activities Center (PAC).  Please plan on attending one of these meetings.  
Need another Candidate Registration Form?  Need a Service Hour Form?  These forms for registration for Confirmation and for service hours completed can be turned in at this meeting. Candidates, please work on your service hours and the "Celebrating our Faith" text with your sponsor/mentor over the summer!