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Welcome Back!

Dear Families,

We are thankful for your patience and understanding. Due to COVID 19, we have decided to postpone the start of Faith Formation. As of February 2021, only the Confirmation students are gathering for instruction. We hope to bring back the Sacramental classes for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion this summer. If you have not completed the Survey Monkey survey, please do so we might take everyone's preferences into consideration. 

Traditionally, our religious education program is for pre-kindergarten through high school children and held between Sunday Masses from 9:45 - 10:45 am.

Religious education is about all of us, as members of the Church, learning together, witnessing and growing in our faith together, and especially, attending the Holy Mass together. The spirit of God gathers us together as God's family when we attend Religious Education and the celebration of the Eucharist teaches, nourishes and strengthens us to be good followers of Jesus. We encourage all our families to attend Mass and make Sunday Eucharist your family's most sacred hour.

 

Registration Form: We are not registering at this time

Registration Fee:

Traditionally, the registration fee is $25.00 for children in grades 1-8 or $35.00 for children in grades 9-10. Sensitive to the needs of families, especially in the present economic conditions, fees are capped at $50.00 per family. No child will be deprived of religious education because of finances.

Communication:

We are here to serve the religious educational needs of our children and youth. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, contact Laurie Muth, Pastoral Associate at 716-731-4882 or lmuth@icransomville.org. Parents will receive a monthly newsletter and are asked to read the weekly bulletin for updates.

To Receive Text Reminders and Alerts:

Text this message: @icfaithf

To: 81010

Parent Bible Study: 

Consider joining our Bible study while you are waiting for your child. This falls's study is called The Bible and the Sacraments and is a video series led by Judy Heppner. It will begin on September 23rd and is held during your child' class time in the Fr. Cronin room. The study is free for parents. Simply email Laurie Muth at lmuth@icransomville.org or sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex to enroll. Although it is not mandatory, parents of children in a sacramental year are strongly encouraged to attend.

Other Resources:

FORMED.org is a website that contains all Catholic content including bible studies, children's programs, audio books, and more. Enter our parish code: X7RQGP

Parent Meetings:

There will be a general parent meeting and a sacramental parent meeting in the fall. Please check the September newsletter for the date and time of each.

Baptismal Certificate:

It is necessary to present a copy of the baptismal certificate for those children who will be registering who did not attend last year, or for anyone whom we do not have a baptismal record already. If your child has not yet been baptized and you would like to arrange it with Father Jim, please call the parish office at 716-731-4822.

Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
The RCIA is available to any parent or adult interested in becoming Catholic. Be a friend and bring a loved one or neighbor to Christ through the RCIA. For more information, call the parish office. 716-731-4822.

We invite all our families to participate in our parish, and give the children a sense of belonging and community. We want to help form your children in the faith and prepare them to face the challenges of the world with a deeper knowledge and love of God, his Church, and Jesus the Savior. 

Congratulation and thank you for letting God lead you in the ways of the Catholic faith. May this year be a time of grace and growth for all of us.