2016/2017 Religious Education (Catechism)
The new Religious Ed year is now here. If your child was enrolled last year then there is no need to re-register this year. Our new system is now capable of more advanced features such as saving student and family information, transfering students to the next grade level, sending, receiving and logging email and texts, creating lists, etc.
If you need to make any changes to the information you provided to us last year, please call the office at 852-2673 or email us at the CONTACT Tab above.
Tuition Fees are as follows:
Grades 1st through 5th $10
Grades 6th through 8th $35
Grades 9th and Up $40
Tuition can be paid in installments or all at once at the SJCC Office or by filling out a teal envelope found at the back of each church and dropped into the collection
Since we are now living in a more technological environment, things happen at a faster pace. For this reason, we would like you to provide us with an electronic form of communication, if possible. Please provide us with an often-used email address or cell phone number with carrier company such as Verizon, At&t, etc. which will allow us to keep you informed on very important news from our Religioius Ed program.
Please contact the SJCC Office if you have any questions or concerns and be sure to check out more information on Sacraments from the tabs above. Click the BULLETINS & CALENDARS tab above to find The SJCC Religious Education Calendar which includes schedules for all programs from 1st grade through High School as well as Adult Ed and RCIA.
Important Dates to Remember
Sunday, Sept. 11th 8:30am- Monte Vista 1st through 5th Grades & Center 1st through 5th Grades, 9:15am Del Norte 1st through 5th Grades
Sunday, Sept. 25th- 1st through 5th Grades PARENT MEETING at 11:15am in Monte Vista and 1:15pm for Center
Sunday, Oct. 9th- 1st through 5th Grades PARENT MEETING at 9:15am in Del Norte
CHOSEN (middle school)
Monday, Sept. 12th 6pm- Center 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
CONFIRMATION I & CONFIRMATION II (high school)
Sunday, Sept. 11th 6pm- All High School Grades for All Parishes Confirmation Prep in Monte Vista INCLUDES PARENT MEETING
RCIA (adult sacraments)
Tuesday, Sept. 20th 6:30pm- Adult Sacraments for all parishes to be held in Monte Vista
In order for your child to be considered "Re-Enrolled" they must simply attend class within the first two months of the Religious Ed year. If your child did NOT attend classes last year, you MUST register them at the SJCC Office in Monte Vista (425 Batterson) during business hours M-F 9am to 4pm
PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE ON NOVEMBER BALLOT IN COLORADO
PROPOSITION 106: Seeks to legalize physician assisted suicide. This November Colorado voters will be asked whether or not physician assisted suicide should be legalized in Colorado. It is extremely unfortunate that the issue of physician assisted suicide will be on the ballot in November.
It is our hope that the voters of Colorado recognize the flawed logic of those supporting this effort - namely that it is illogical for the state to promote and/or facilitate suicide for one group of persons - calling the suicides of those with a terminal illness and a specific prognosis "dignified and humane," while recognizing suicide as a serious statewide public health concern in all other circumstances, and spending enormous resources to combat it.
We hope that the people of Colorado will vote to oppose this dangerous and harmful initiative and instead urge elected officials to improve access to palliative care and hospice care for those in the final stages of terminal illness. Improved education and training of physicians in pain management, together with appropriate diagnosis and treatment for depression, would go a long way toward eliminating calls for suicide among the sick and the dying.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP DEFEAT PROPOSITION 106?
MAKE A DONATION
None of us can afford to be silent on this issue. Already our opponents have set aside $5 million dollars and are expected to invest even more money in making Colorado the next assisted suicide state. Checks can be made out to: No Assisted Suicide Colorado and all donations can be sent to:
NO ASSISTED SUICIDE COLORADO
1535 Logan Street
Denver, CO 80203-1913
**Please note that donations are NOT tax deductible
WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER OPPOSING PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE
Please be aware that there are word limits for these types of letters so it is best to contact the newspaper or look at their website to determine what the parameters of a letter to the editor would be for a specific publication.
VOTE NO ON PROPOSITION 106
Election day is Tuesday November 8, 2016. If you are not registered to vote it's not too late; please CLICK HERE to register to vote.
We can never underestimate the great power of prayer. As St. Pope John Paul II reminded us:
"May prayer strengthen us for the spiritual battle we are told about in the Letter to the Ephesians: 'Draw strength from the Lord and from His mighty power' (Ephesians 6:10). The Book of Revelation refers to this same battle, recalling before our eyes the image of St. Michael the Archangel (Revelation 12:7). Pope Leo XIII certainly had a very vivid recollection of this scene when, at the end of the last century, he introduced a special prayer to St. Michael throughout the Church. Although this prayer is no longer recited at the end of Mass, I ask everyone not to forget it and to recite it to obtain help in the battle against forces of darkness and against the spirit of this world."
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Holy Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the Divine power of God cast into hell Satan and all wicked spirits who wander throughout the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & ARTICLES REGARDING PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE
Patients Rights Council: http://www.patientsrightscouncil.org/site/
Why 9NEWS won't stop using the words "assisted suicide": http://www.9news.com/news/local/why-9news-wont-stop-saying-assisted-suicide/300870445
Assisted Suicide is Not Progressive: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/10/physician-assisted-suicide-is-not-progressive/264091/
Why Are They Trying To Make Us Kill Our Patients? http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-are-they-trying-to-make-us-kill-our-patients-1469395442
ALS Suicide Party in California: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/438965/als-suicide-party?target=author&tid=73549