Thursday, January 5, 2017

We're meeting again on Sunday -- celebrating Epiphany in the CGS atrium!~

Hello everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your family!  I miss the snow we had, but not the cold!

We are returning to the atrium this Sunday (January 8), 9:30 -10:45 a.m.   Hope you will join us!  I planned to do the "Visitation" presentation, but since it is Epiphany, I may give the "Adoration of the Wisemen" presentation to the children, then do Visitation on an  upcoming week.  Because of holiday schedules, we don't often meet on Epiphany, so I wanted to grab the opportunity to give the presentation on the actual celebration date.  Plus, I have some beautiful containers filled with gold, frankincense and myrrh, and the children love seeing and smelling them!  (Very sensory presentation!)   The SJA Moms are also sponsoring a "Donut Sunday Social" after the 9:30 a.m. Mass, built around the theme of Epiphany.  So I thought it would be good to reinforce this wonderful celebration in the atrium!

Our schedule for January and February is a little crazy--we have a couple of weeks off due to holidays, Catholic Schools Week, etc.  Here is our schedule for the next two months:

Jan 8 - CGS session:  Adoration of the Magi.  Donut Sunday Social sponsored by SJA Moms.  Theme:  Epiphany

Jan. 15 - NO SESSION - Martin Luther King Weekend (Catechists and Junior Helpers will have a meeting from 9:30 -11 a.m.)

Jan. 22 - CGS session:  Infancy Narratives:  Visitation

Jan. 29 - NO SESSION - PAR is being used for Catholic Schools Week events

Feb. 5 - CGS session:  Kingdom Parables Presentation: Precious Pearl

Feb. 12 - CGS session:  Kingdom Parables Presentation:  Hidden Treasure or Leaven. 

also possibly a Donut Sunday social sponsored by SJA Moms after 9:30 a.m. MassFeb. 19 - NO SESSION - Presidents' Holiday Weekend;

Feb. 26 - CGS session:  Good Shepherd Presentation-Found Sheep.  Bury Alleluia's.  (March 1 is Ash Wednesday)

also possibly a Donut Sunday social sponsored by SJA Moms after 9:30 a.m. Mass (if not held on Feb. 12)

We have some wonderful, meaningful presentations coming up for the children!  Please try to make it a priority to have your children attend each Sunday that we are in session.  When they attend regularly, you will find that they are calmer, happier and more able to focus on small tasks.  In our loud, confused world, they need and crave the quiet, meditative time in the atrium to refresh their souls!