Welcome to Nativity’s Education Commission Page!
WE HAVE GIVEN UP SNACK FOR LENT! And in it’s replaced with recipes from places where Rice Bowl operates. This week, our dish was from Sierra Leone. Click here for the recipe. Click here to see the story.
We finished the Mass!! This session was on the dismissal and what that means for each of us.
We are sent on a mission, and that is to live out our baptismal promises every hour of every day. We are to live as Catholic Christians at all times, and not just for the 60 minutes or less that we are in Mass on Sunday.
This is a lifetime commitment, and by being dismissed we are just getting started. Sunday is the first day of the week, and what better way to get the week started that’s by being sent on a mission by the Church to win souls for the Kingdom, to break down the strongholds of the enemy. Christ promised us that the “Gates of hell will not prevail” against His Church, but gates are a defensive measure, not an offensive one. We are supposed to take the fight to the enemy, and not sit back and wait for his attack. Let’s leave Mass and take the fight for souls right to the gates of hell, let’s go on our mission and be an evangelical and missionary Church in our cities and countries. Let’s be dismissed from Mass, to live even more authentically Catholic lives.
CHILDREN WHO ATTEND THE MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER AND THE LORD’S PASSION (7pm) WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL STICKER FOR THEIR PASSPORT!
So…what is your child’s mission: (from grades 1-9)
“My mission is to devote some of my time to God.”
“My Mission is to be a better friend.”
“Don’t mess up”
“Pray every night.”
“Be star stodit” (student)
“My mission is to guide my younger siblings to do the right thing”
“To try to help someone out at school.”
“mission: Go to church every Sunday”
“to try my hardest not to sin”
“…to my mom and dad when we go out in public I should be good”
“To go and be a kind person and be respectful.”
“My Mission: Show God’s love for me by helping and being kind to others.”
2018-19 Fees: $35 per child age 3 through 8th grade, additional $15 for First Reconciliation/Holy Communion. $100 max per family.
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Why do we have an education commission?
Take a look at what two of our Popes have to say.
“Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists to evangelize.” (Evangelii Nuntiandi, no. 14, Pope Paul VI, December 8, 1975)
“Jesus continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. Moved by the Spirit, Mary welcomed the Word of life and may our Virgin Mother obtain for us renewed zeal in bringing to everyone, the Good News of the life that is victorious over death. May she intercede for us so that we can acquire the holy audacity needed to discover new ways to bring the gift of salvation to every man and woman.” (Pope Francis from the Vatican, 4 June 2017, Solemnity of Pentecost)
There are so many ways to bring the Gospel to every man and woman in our parish and beyond. Each one of us, by virtue of our Baptism, is called to this existence in the Church.
How can you be a part? The first way is to continue to participate in your own evangelization through study, prayer, and works. The second way is to participate in the evangelization of others through study, prayer, and works. We all continue for a lifetime – until we rest with our Heavenly Father.
Check back as this page develops opportunity for you as an evangelizer for yourself and for others.
Ada Honeck Director of Religious Education