"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Never forget these words which I am giving you today. Teach them to your children. Speak of them at home and when you are away, whether you are busy or at rest." (Deuteronomy 6:5-7)
Thank You, CCD Catechists!
IHM CCD is especially blessed with faith-filled, dedicated, and generous catechists:
Kindergarten: Mrs. Theresa Feeney, with aides Lindsey Varso and Steven Gaffney
1st Grade: Mrs. Debbie McGahagan, with aide Tara Marek
2nd Grade: Ms. Nickie Boles, with aide Hannah Feeney
3rd Grade: Mrs. Melissa Varso, with aide Joe Gaffney
4th Grade: Mrs. Margie Hynes, with aide Maddie Hynes
5th Grade: Mrs. Debi Stickle, with aide Jamie Campbell
6th Grade: Mr. Brian McGahagan
7th Grade: Mrs. Karen Nypaver
8th Grade: Mrs. Anne Baker
Thanks also to:
Sunday office staff: Kathy Baun and Katie McGuire;
traffic safety volunteers; and regular substitutes: Cheryl Klempay and Karen Sotack.
And thank you to long-time Religious Education Secretary Paula Potkonicky, who is in the office during the week.
3rd graders apprenticed in liturgical ministries at the 11:00 Mass on February 4. They were readers, greeters, and singers. They shone with the light of Christ and everyone was so proud of them! Special thanks to their catechist Melissa Varso for preparing them so well.
Watch what the letter from Pope Francis on Care for Our Common Home has to tell us:
Our CCD classes participated in a Chinese auction Sunday, March 25. Families were asked to bring in gently used items for the children to bid on. We raised $383 that will be donated to children's charities.
Thank you to our 8th Graders for taking the lead in organizing the CCD Advent Project for People in Need. Thanks to their work and your generosity, we were able to send needed supplies to Catholic Charities. Special thank you to 8th- Grade catechist Anne Baker who helps our youth to make this project happen.
In IHM CCD, We Learn, We Pray, We Serve
Our Eighth graders helped the younger children with their tickets.
PRAYERS to Pray Together:
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you!
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God,
pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
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