Easter is Very Late Next Year!

See full size imageI see that Easter, 2011, is on April 24! That’s quite late compared to most years (almost 3 weeks later than this year).This means that for many of us, we’ll be winding down our programs as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter! Of course, this means that Ash Wednesday is also very late: March 9, 2011, to be exact, which gives us some breathing space between Christmas and Lent.

Why am I mentioning all this? Because my DRE just sent me a draft of the schedule for next year!!!

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Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

6 Comments on Easter is Very Late Next Year!

  1. I want to thank you for your blog. It has been one of the most helpful and inspirational tools I have used this year. Terry

  2. Hi, Joe! I always look forward to reading your e-mails – you are a blessing for all of us!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you do!!!!
    We just finished our classes at our Church and we already had our big end-of the- year meeting with our priest and DRE. Since we have a new priest at our Church, we are implementing new things. One of them is that we have a Board of Directors to help our DRE with all the monthly activities that we have for the students and for the parents, among many other things. I will be the treasurer and I was wondering what is the average cost of catechism classes at the Parochial Churches in the States? Parents at our Church make one payment when they come to register their child in August and it’s usually $20 – for the whole year! I want to do a small research prior to my first Board meeting next week – we are getting ready for next school year, too! – because we usually have to spend from our pockets to cover many of the expenses. Could you give me an idea on this matter, please?
    God bless you,
    Nancy
    Puerto Rico

    • Nancy thanks for your kind words. I’ll put your question out as my post tomorrow and invite responses from readers. Stay tuned.

  3. We were just talking about this scheduling dilemma right before I read your blog. Our parishes particpate in Catholic Charities Operation Rice Bowl for our student’s Lenten Mission. We will have to have collections the week before Easter next year because the last classes for Religious Education is too near!
    Daisy Davidow
    Parish School of Relgion Coordinator
    Saint Brigid Catholic Church, Johns Creek GA

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