Our October gathering is scheduled for Thursday, 10/12/17 at 5:00 pm. We will attend the 5:00 pm daily Mass as a group (please meet downstairs in the meeting room a few minutes before 5:00 pm). After Mass, we’ll have a snack and learn about some of the Saints whose feast days are celebrated during the month of October. As always, we welcome family members to join us for our gatherings…after all, parents and guardians play a critical role in forming their children in faith!
The Faith Formation program will be hosting a series of bake sales throughout the year to raise funds for different activities in the Parish. Our first sale will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 after the 4:30 pm Mass. Please come and buy some goodies to support the programs that we all enjoy!
Faith Formation News!
Classes and schedules are being created for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. Please register with the parish if you are new to us. We offer programs for children in grades one through high school.
Our first meeting is on Thursday, September 14th at 6:00 pm in the church hall. Father Dave and I will meet with parents, and the children will have an opportunity to get together to do a couple of activities, and watch a video / movie. If you have any questions, please contact Paula King, Religious Education Director, at (603) 348-8166. We are looking forward to a great year of learning and spiritual growth!
Faith Formation News
On Sunday, May 28th during the 10:00 am Mass, the following children will receive their First Holy Communion…Maisie Anderson, Evan Bujeaud, and Patrick Duncan. They will receive the sacrament of First Reconciliation on Thursday, May 25th which also happens to be Ascension Thursday. Please keep them in your prayers as they strengthen their relationship with Jesus.
Faith Formation News
Happy Easter to all!
At our last Faith Formation event April 6th, the students walked the Stations of the Cross with Father Dave using prayers and reflections specifically designed for children. We also learned about Holy Week and watched a video about the Passion of our Lord and His resurrection. The students have a good understanding about this special time and were ready to celebrate our Lord’s victory over sin!
Please pray for our Confirmation students who will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, April 30 at 6:00 at St. Rose’s in Littleton. They’ve worked hard to learn their Catechism, have volunteered their time and talents to our Parish ministries, and have prayed and celebrated their faith with other teens at Youthfest at St. Anselm’s. God bless them as they receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit who can help them spread the Good News of the gospel!
Our next Faith Formation gathering will be May 4th. We will attend the 5:00 pm daily Mass and recognize the students who will receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist later in May. We will also crown our Blessed Mother, Mary, and thank her for her intercessions on our behalf. We hope you will join us for this special event!
Please feel free to contact Paula King at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about our Faith Formation program. God bless!
Faith Formation Update
We are planning to do a children’s version of the Stations of the Cross during our next Faith Formation meeting on Thursday, April 6 at 5:45 pm. We invite you to join us and show support for the young people of our Parish. As always, if you have any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact me (Paula King 348-8166). God bless!
Update from Paula King:
The next gathering of the Faith Formation students will take place on Thursday, March 9th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. The Confirmation students are invited to join us. We will learn about Lent and how we can participate in the Lenten season and prepare for Easter.
Note: the First Communion students will meet before that at 4:00 pm. Please contact Paula King if you have any questions.
On Thursday, February 2, the Faith Formation students and Xena Bartlett, one of our Confirmation students, learned about Jesus’ life as a child. We watched videos about His presentation at the temple when He was a baby (celebrated on February 2), and how He got lost in the temple as a young boy. We learned how Jesus was like us in so many ways, and then we reflected on ways we can try to be more like Him.
Our special snack was an edible candle to remember Candlemas, also celebrated on February 2. Candlemas is the 40th day after Christmas and is the day when the church’s candles are blessed for the rest of the liturgical year.
Thank you to Father Dave for his insights and support. As we learn and grow in our faith, we gain a new understanding and appreciation for the important events in our liturgical history. Next month we’ll learn about Lent!
If you have questions about Faith Formation, please contact Paula King.
What an exciting weekend, it’s Super Bowl Sunday with the Patriots trying for another trophy in which, if the Pats win, the NFL Commissioner Mr. Roger Goodell will have to present the Lombardi Trophy to Mr. Kraft, the New England Patriots owner. Justice would prevail! Haha!
Anyway, a couple of updates on two little ones that the parish has been praying for. Little Gavin who suffered from a rare cancer, is in remission and is now two years old. He is doing fine and keeping his parents busy! And little Emily May, who suffers from the disease Trisomy 18; well she’s a little miracle baby who is growing each day and certainly not out of the woods yet, however, doing fine! Praise God and thank you for all your support and prayers to these two little ones!
Congratulations to our local school Lin-Wood girls ski team who took second place in a competitive field of 9 teams at Cannon Mountain recently. Our very own parishioner: Xena Bartlett and Karolina “K.K.” Wolowski were among the top 4 ski racers on the team. Way to go!
This Friday, come to the 8:30 am Mass on the feast day of St. Blaise. We will have “the Blessing of the throats” right after the homily.
May God bless you and bless our little parish community here in the mountains!
Our next Faith Formation gathering will be on Thursday, 2/2/17, from 5:30-7:00. We will learn more about the life of Jesus and how we can live our lives to be more like Him. If you have any questions, please contact Paula King.
Please keep our students who are preparing for their First Reconciliation and First Communion in your prayers. In addition to our monthly Faith Formation events, Maisie Anderson, Patrick Duncan, and Evan Bujeaud will be attending classes to get ready to receive these sacraments in May. Pray for them as they get ready to receive Jesus with a clean conscience and pure hearts.
Faith Formation News
Last week, the Faith Formation and Confirmation students gathered to celebrate All Saints’ Day. We always start our monthly gathering with a prayer and a reading from the Bible. The students enjoy the read-aloud, and some are able to make connections with what they’re learning in their lessons!
As we always do, we broke into two groups and shared with each other what we’re learning in our on-line lessons. Then, we took some time to study the Saints and made paper ‘doll’ chains to honor some of them. Our children’s’ library in the church hall has all kinds of resources about the Saints….check them out!
After a wonderful snack donated by the Blood family, we were challenged in a “Race to be a Saint”. Father Dave was a willing (?) partner with Mrs. King as they demonstrated the different stations…each one represented a work of mercy that all of us can perform, just like the Saints did in their time.
We all had fun and learned a lot! Thanks to all the parents and family members for their support and the time they take to work with their children at home. You are always invited to join us and check out what we’re up to! Our next gathering will be Thursday, December 1 from 6:00 to 7:00…we’ll be learning about Advent. Hope to see you there!
If you would like more information about the program, please contact Paula King (348-8166). God Bless!