Information from the Director FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
WE NEED YOU.
Congratulations to all our parents, students, volunteers and catechists for a wonderful start to the year! Everyone got right back into the in-person class routine without skipping a beat. And it warmed all our hearts (including our pastor and staff) to see so many young families back at Mass – together we are sure to grow in faith, in love and in community spirit! Thank you!
Mrs. Tara Penz
Registration for the 2022-2023 is now closed. Anyone needing information about our Religious Education Program can contact me at email@example.com, or Colleen Penza at admin.rep@stvparis
If you have a returning student(s) please complete the Re-registration Form by clicking on this link: https://forms.gle/82H7gatA8KDvHDxi9
If you are new to the program, please complete a New Student Registration Form per student.
If your child is eligible for a sacrament in the upcoming year, please complete the Sacrament Registration Form. If your child was not baptized at St. Thomas of Villanova we will need a copy of their Baptismal Certificate.
Stewardship Covenant for New Families - Please fill out and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
And as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please drop me an email at email@example.com.
2022 - 2023 CALENDARS
All parents and children were provided with log-in credentials to access the Christ In Us Program. Parents and children each have their own portals for lessons and information.
Please note that all communications to students will be done through our Christ In Us Messaging platform. Parents are automatically sent a copy of all messages sent to students. Please check in to your portal on a regular basis for important messages. Log in to Christ In Us at: https://www.christinus.com/@stvrep
Watch with your children the author of, Angry Ninja read this wonderful book about how children can learn to control their difficult emotions. It offers a simple 3 step method to refocus and get through angry and frustrating situations.
ABOUT US St. Thomas of Villanova is a Stewardship Parish. We rely on our parishioners to support our parish ministries by sharing their Time, Treasure and Talent. We provide Religious Education and Sacraments at no charge to our active families.
We provide Religious Education for our parish children regardless of their physical or intellectual differences. Our curriculum provides adaptive lessons for Inclusion.
RESOURCES | INFO
For Information on the
Sacrament Registration Form
We are using Sadlier Publishers, Christ In Us Program. This new series provides a blended learning faith formation program that combines print and digital resources into a Religious Ed. Program that supports parishes and busy families.
This blended approach to REP ensures that all users can accompany one another as the connect with Christ In Us, anytime, anywhere. For more information visit: Christ in Uswww.sadlier.com/religion/christ-in-us-parish-edition
WHAT OUR CATECHIST - KATHLEEN MINUTELLA SAID
Dear Friends of St. Thomas of Villanova Church
There is so much out there in our World today. It is almost overwhelming.
HOW DO YOUR SHARE IT?
Our Faith teaches us that God created us, loves us and desires the best for us. Jesus freely laid down His life for us, suffered and died for and conquered even death.
What does this news mean to us.
IS THIS NEWS WORTH SHARING?
The Church gives us a resounding yes to that question and wants us to share the news.
We call it Evangelization..
That job belongs to our Priests, our Catholic Schools and especially to the Religious Education Programs..
Our Religious Education Director, TARA PENZA does an excellent job with her Teachers to plan and complete this mission. I was a previous Director at Presentation, Wynnewood until we moved to Newtown Square.
I was so blessed to work with Tara teaching Fourth Grade at St. Thomas I can't tell you how much joy I experienced teaching the students until my health gave way and I was not able to continue each week. I truly loved the children and miss them. It became unfair for me to continue teaching and missing classes.
However the purpose for me to express these feelings is to encourage other Parishioners to become involved in teaching these classes if possible. It is truly a rewarding experience filled with absolute "JOY"
To Volunteer click here
Click here for descriptions of Volunteer Positions available
Click here for Volunteer Registration Electronic Form
Click here for a Volunteer Registration Form in pdf
For information contact Tara Penza | 610.525.4801
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