Registration for the 2014 – 2015 Program Year begain on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:30

 Registering Your Child/Children

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Altar Servers Invited

To view a printable version of this flyer, please CLICK HERE.

All new and returning altar servers are asked to complete an online registration and permission form.  This form can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

For more information, parents please contact:
610-489-1647 ext.37

Growing in Faith for Teens

A Service and Leadership Development Ministry at

St. Eleanor Parish designed for those in 7th Grade and Up!

 
Dear Parent,GIFT Logo2

I invite your child to consider being a part of our in our G.I.F.T. program!  In the coming months, this program will be moving in some exciting directions and getting the participants involved in on-site and off-site service to the community.  The group will also be working on leadership development, community building, faith development, and prayer.

The G.I.F.T. program is open to all young people of our Parish who are entering into grades 7 and up.  Students from public schools, Catholic schools, home schools and private schools are all invited and encouraged to participate.

The G.I.F.T. program is designed to be a “come-when-you-can” meeting.  I encourage the G.I.F.T. members to attend every scheduled session, however it is understood that family, school, and other scheduling conflicts sometimes occur.

The G.I.F.T. program meets on select Sunday evenings in the school building from 5:15 – 6:45 PM.  A full schedule for the year can be found by CLICKING HERE (this is a .pdf document).

In addition to the Sunday evening meetings, there will also be opportunities for the participants to use their gifts and talents to serve the community through established outreach programs such as Operation: Tools for School, Operation: Help the Homeless, the St. Vincent dePaul Clothing Drive, Hearts for LIfe, and the Annual Parish Food Drive.  

As with any program, I need to ensure that the parish has the necessary parental permission for every child involved.  There is no fee for this program, however, there is an online registration form.  This form will cover a child’s involvement through August 31, 2015.  Please note:  If your child participated as a Vacation Bible Camp volunteer for the 2014 Vacation Bible Camp, this form is already complete and your child is fully registered for G.I.F.T.

This form can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at mkirsch@steleanor.com

Have a great day!

Matt Kirsch

Coordinator of Religious Education

To help St. Eleanor’s Parish prepare for the celebration of Sacrament of Confirmation, parent/candidate informational meetings have been scheduled.  Each family should only attend  one meeting.  The meeting should be attended by both a parent or guardian and their child.  Please contact Ms. Teri Lahey, Director of Religious Education, with any questions you might have at 610-489-9434, ext. 2234.  Thank you!

Parent / Candidate Meeting #1

Tuesday, September 9

6:30 P.M. in Cafeteria

 

Parent / Candidate Meeting #2

Wednesday, September 10

6:30 P.M. in Cafeteria

 

The P.R.E.P. Program is still in need of faith-filled parishioners to minister as catechists and assistant catechists. Assistant catechists lend a helping hand to a catechists during a class session. If you are interested, please contact the new Director of Religious Education, Ms. Teri Lahey at the P.R.E.P. office. 610-489-4677, ext 2232.

Some young people from the St. Eleanor Parish G.I.F.T. Program gathered today for Mass and then delivered Joy Jars to the Pediatric floor of Bryn Mawr Hospital. Joy Jars are plastic containers that are filled with small toys, games, and activities that children who are spending time in the the hospital can enjoy during treatment.

We were able to deliver the items, meet the staff, and deliver a joy jar to a young girl who was receiving treatment!

Thank you to the Vacation Bible Camp families who donated the items, and to the young people who helped to assemble and deliver the jars. Thank you also to Mrs. Lynn and Mrs. Gallagher for driving and supervising the event!

Mary, Mother of God- The closing of the program will take place during a prayer service honoring Our Lady.  This will be held in Church at each session, not at one time (5:00 – 6:00) as noted on the calendar.  Children will report to class as usual, be taken to Church for the prayer service, and return to the classroom for dismissal.  Catechists will sit with their class in Church.  Parents who wish to attend the prayer service will sit in areas of Church not reserved for classes.  Sessions will be 4:45 – 5:45 and 6:30 – 7:30. 

- Progress Reports will be distributed at this last session.

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