Dear Parent or Guardian,
Six years ago when we linked with St. Therese’s, the Diocesan Office of Parish Life encouraged us to combine our Religious Education Programs. Since I felt that we were not ready to do so at that time, I requested that we leave things as they were until it became absolutely necessary to combine.
At the end of this academic school year Mrs. Florence Mociun will retire as our Director of Religious Education. Three of our teachers: Mrs. Sandy O’Donnell, Mrs. Trish Macko, and Mr. Ray Mociun will step down as Catechists.
With no one to replace them, along with the fact that our class sizes are dwindling every year, I have no other choice but to combine a portion of the St. Frances Cabrini Religious Education Program with the existing program at St. Therese’s.
As of September, 2019, classes for our 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will be held at the John Paul II Center in Dallas (formerly Gate of Heaven School), on Monday evening from 4:30 to 5:45, Tuesday evening from 5:45 to 7:00, or Wednesday evening from 6:45 to 8:00 (7-8th grade only). The two-week summer option will also be available for students in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade.
Parents with children in the upper and lower grades will have the option of enrolling their younger child(ren) in Saint Therese’s program.
Registration will be held at St. Frances Cabrini after the 10:00 A.M. masses on Sundays, August 11th and 18th.
Although change is never easy, I truly believe that this merger will afford our students a wonderful opportunity to learn about their faith in a classroom setting, and with a full roster of fellow classmates.
Additional information will be mailed to you in the near future. Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
For the time being, our 1st through 4th graders will continue to attend CCD classes at St. Frances Cabrini on Sunday mornings at 9:00 A.M. under the leadership of Mrs. Molly Bronsberg. Registration will be held in September at St. Frances.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
Reverend James J. Paisley, Pastor
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