Hello Sunday PREP Parents,
Please keep all of our parish children receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend in your prayers.
Please use the return envelopes in your family's registration pack and turn in your 2017-18 PREP registrations ASAP.
The easiest way may be to bring them directly into PREP on Sunday!!! Feel free to use a stamp mail them in or drop them off at the Parish Office (502 S. Main Street). We have a MUCH earlier end of registration date this year...registration will END on June 3rd.NOTE: Payments are not deposited until July 1st. If you are submitting tuition payment by check, please post-date your check.
Final Assessments are coming home with each student (1-6) this Sunday. They are due on May 7th.
Our lessons this week will be based on the Gospel Reading for Sunday, May 7th - (Fourth Sunday of Easter, Cycle A)
Jesus is the gate for his sheep.
Even though we have less experience with sheep and shepherds today in our society, we can still identify strongly with the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd and as the gate for the sheep. Psalm 23 remains a popular and favorite psalm for prayer. In the image of the Good Shepherd, we know ourselves to be protected and cared for by a loving God.
As your family gathers, ask what each person knows about sheep and shepherds. Recall that shepherds and sheep have a close relationship. Sheep will only follow their own shepherd; they recognize his voice and will not follow a stranger. The shepherd’s job is to protect his sheep. In some ways, the relationship between the shepherd and his sheep is like that of a parent and child. Read together this Sunday’s Gospel, John 10:1-10. Talk about how Jesus tells us that he is the gate for the sheep. The sheep enter the protection of the sheepfold through the gate. In Jesus we find protection and abundant life. Conclude by thanking Jesus for being our Good Shepherd and by praying today’s psalm, Psalm 23.
Personal Safety lessons are coming up on May 7th. Please read the attached letter and contact me ASAP with any questions.
Holy Family School's Drama Club presents Annie, Jr. this weekend!!! (see advertisement at bottom of email)
Jesse Tree Journey Vacation Bible School is coming to St. Ann Parish this Summer!! June 26-30 9am-Noon Ages 41/2-11
Peace be with you,
Director of PREP