I 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!!!
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
Thanks, Terry…glad I can be of help.
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 thanks for your kind words. I’ll put your question out as my post tomorrow and invite responses from readers. Stay tuned.
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!
Parish School of Relgion Coordinator
Saint Brigid Catholic Church, Johns Creek GA
Thanks for your comments, Daisy. It does make for a strange schedule, doesn’t it?