Monday, Sept 9, 2019

Let’s Do It Again! – PSR Orientation, 6pm, Mon, Sept 9, 2019

SMMA’s PSR always begins the Monday after Labor Day.  That means we will begin on Monday, Sept 9 at 6pm.  We ask that parents and children attend together.

A mailing goes out the last week of August with all of the forms and basic info for PSR.  Those forms and fees should be turned in at Orientation.  We start with a general meeting and prayer service in Church after which the children are called a grade level at a time to go with their catechists for a short period of “getting to know you.” — The parents are then sent  over to the rooms to meet the catechists and pick up the children —- and that’s the way we start!

YOU ONLY NEED TO REGISTER STUDENTS WHO ARE NEW TO THE PROGRAM. —  If you have been here before we expect (and hope) that you will be returning,  If you are not returning for some reason, please let us know. (Thanks!)

Service Projects

We try to make it a habit to think of others just the way Jesus told us to!  Throughout the year we participate in various collections and projects.  We make prayer chains and placemats to support SMMA’s wprk in prison ministries.  At Thanksgiving we participate in St Patrick Center’s “Key Players” program to fight homelessness and take up a food collection to support the SVDP Carondelet Food Pantry.  Last year we collected and donated to the “Welcome Back Pack” program for released prisoners and for two yeas before that we sent hundreds of stuffed animals along with medical missionaries to comfort Central American children facing medical issues.  During the Year of Mercy we used our Mercy Wheel to help us focus on the various Works of Mercy one at a time.  During Lent we utilize Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Program to help us raise our awareness in a global way and direct our Lenten sacrifices to helping people in far away places.  —  There’s always something going on!

Have something to share? Come on down!

Helping Honduras

Something soft for those in hard times.

 

Christian Witness Awards

We help each other be better disciples by the example we set.

Saint Night

Saint Night – Models of the Christian Life

Monday closest to All Saints Day

 

Each year we explore the lives of several saints with an evening of presentations and activities. It is always interesting, inspirational ,,, and even a little fun.   If you want to see a few  pics, click here

 

Rosary Presentation


SMMA’s Knights of Columbus 
Present Rosaries to 4th Graders

First Monday of October – The Month of the Rosary

A few years ago the Knights of Columbus contacted us wanting to do something to connect with our PSR and encourage the spiritual formation of our students.  They came up with a presentation of rosaries to our 4th Graders at the PSR session closest to the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (Oct 7). We thank them for their interest and we promise to remember all of their charitable work when we use their gift and pray the rosary

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Listen Up!

We have “Good News” to tell.102_0674