Our CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES 2017 will meet with our Confirmation catechist, Mrs. Pat Moran, on the following Sundays: August 13 and 20 at 10 AM, in a classroom in our St. Paul of the Cross Parish Center, and then accompany her to the 11 AM Mass in Church. Families of our students are encouraged to attend Mass at this time also. Let us all pray for and support these young people as they complete their Confirmation preparation!
Our mandatory CONFIRMATION RETREAT has now been scheduled for Saturday, August 26 from 10AM – 3:30PM with St. John Neumann Parish. It will be held at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton and students will then attend 4:00PM Mass. Additional information about the Retreat will be provided at their Sunday meetings in August. Please SAVE THE DATE.
CONFIRMATION 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3 at 5:00PM in Nativity of Our Lord Church, 633 Orchard St. A combined celebration of the Sacrament for St. Paul of the Cross and St. John Neumann Parishes will be offered by the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton.
Religious Education News
REGISTRATION for GRADE 1 and NEW students for our Religious Education Program 2017—2018 will take place on Sunday, September 3, from 9—11 AM in the Religious Education Office in our Parish Center. If this time is not convenient, please call the parish office to schedule an alternate time to meet with Mrs. Lucchi.
All returning students in GRADES 2—8 will be mailed a REGISTRATION FORM to be completed and placed in the collection basket at a parish Mass or mailed to us by September 2/3. A $25./student REGISTRATION FEE is required.
OPENING DAY CLASSES will be on Sunday, September 17, from 9:15-10:30 AM in our Parish Center.
2017-18 Religious Education Calendar
September: 17, 24
October: 1, 15, 22, 29 (No class October 8)
November: 5, 12, 19 (No class November 26)
December: 3, 10, 17 (No class December 24, 31)
January: 14, 21, 28 (No class January 7)
February: 4, 11, 25 (No class February 18)
March: 4, 11, 18, 25
April: 8, 15, 22, 29 ( No class April 1)
- Catechetical Sunday: Sunday, September 17, 2017; Opening Day
- Confirmation: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:00PM, Nativity of Our Lord Church
- Virtus Lesson: Sunday, November 12, 2017
- First Penance: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:20AM
- Ash Wednesday: February 14, 2018
- First Eucharist: Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 4:00PM
- Closing Ceremony: Sunday, April 29, 2018