**Distribute the invitation to 2 families you recognize but do not know really well in our parish by March 31.
**Pay the Retreat Fee of $30 if you haven't already; it is now past due.
**Mark your calendar: you promised to volunteer for the Retreat!
*****Mary and Kelly will contact you closer to the date to remind you what role you volunteered. Right now, you can mark your calendar to come on April 13 from 9:30-2:30 (although your hours will probably be shorter).
**Shop for outfit: see list here
**NEWSFLASH: Payless Shoes is going out of business -- get there now!!
**Shop for gifts
St. Martin de Porres
Holy Land Art Company
Autom: Reconciliation and Communion
The Catholic Company: Reconciliation and Communion
Catholic Gifts and More: Reconciliation and Communion
Sacred Heart Toys: Reconciliation and Communion
Moses' tabernacle: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/The-Tabernacle
Moses' ark: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Ark-Of-The-Covenant
Scanned pages from The New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechism: file:///C:/Users/macevedo/Downloads/The%20New%20Saint%20Joseph%20First%20Com%20-%20Kelley,%20Bennet,%20C.P._5807.pdf
The meaning of the word host: https://aleteia.org/2016/05/22/why-is-the-eucharist-called-a-host/
Types of unleavened bread slideshow: https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/10-unleavened-breads.htm
The Real Presence, especially John 6:35-69, but read the full context: http://www.usccb.org/bible/john/6
Meaning of receive: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/receive
Meaning of take: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take
Chewing and even "gnawing" the Host: https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/controversy/protestant-objections/the-eucharist-is-the-real-presence-biblical.html and https://www.patheos.com/blogs/prayergardens/2015/08/devouring-christ/
Attacks on our Catholic belief in the Real Presence: https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2011/08/06/the-eucharist-a-cannibalism/
Do not share Communion with your children: http://www.dailycatholic.org/spioxbio.htm
Mortal sin: http://www.saintaquinas.com/mortal_sin.html
These points will be discussed in much more detail during the mandatory February 2019 Parent Meeting:
**Your child cannot be absent during the entire month of April 2019.**
$30 Retreat Fee per First Communicant is due no later than February 26/27/28, 2019
We can only accept check or cash in the exact amount.
The proper dress code for boys:
The proper dress code for girls:
PARENTS SHOULD DO THIS OFTEN, ESPECIALLY THROUGHOUT THE 2018-2019 YEAR
Upcoming Family Events
here in our program, here at our parish, and throughout our Diocese.