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Update to Grade 2 Curriculum from the desk of our  Pastor Fr Capuci.

For our great families who are striving to learn more about their faith Explaining the Mass is a great resource for formation and understanding our faith.

For our families who are preparing for first confessions, this is a 2 part series which will better help you prepare yourselves and your children for the reception of this sacrament of grace and healing:

Confession what you don't know part 1 and confession : what you don't know part 2

Dear  grade 2 parents of RE/FF students,

We thank you for your continued prayers and support at this time of uncertainty in bringing to your family religious education resources for this year.

Fr Capuci, our Pastor, has been working on putting a program  together to better assist you in educating your children in their faith this year for grade 2.

Grade 2 students often are preparing for 2 sacraments: 1st penance and 1st Holy Communion. Needless to say there is a lot of work to be done.

There is an excellent online resource for first confession we will be  using going forward for this year at, under the ‘ for your parish ‘ tab and under ‘1st Reconciliation - Blessed’ tab.  The link is available below for your use and you may want to bookmark it.

There are 6 sessions in the Reconciliation model  of the Blessed Curriculum: inside session 1 there are 7 short sessions videos to better explain this sacrament. Father Capuci  asks that you to review session #’s 1,2,& 4 in the Reconciliation section of the Blessed Curriculum with your child. They are very informative in a child friendly way they will better understand.

The link for Session 1 videos:

The link for Session 2 videos:

The link for Session 4 videos:

There is also a workbook that can be downloaded for your review and use. It appears below the videos.

Again the link is provided:

Please be praying the following prayers with your child this year : Our Father, Hail Mary ,and the  Act of Contrition of your choosing. These and others are available here for  your convenience. 




Dear Parents/Guardians/parishioners,

\ Praised be Jesus Christ !

It is our goal this year to collaborate with all families in order to provide your child(ren) with a positive experience that will enhance their relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. Please continue to check the Parish website and follow us on our facebookpage to receive new updates.

We appreciate your feedback, patience and understanding as we navigate this difficult time in our Parish and our world and assist your family in educating your child in this treasured faith.

I look forward to seeing all of you at our Saturday 4:00pm and Sunday 10:00am English Masses in which we celebrate the source and summit of our faith- The Holy Eucharist.

Prayer and relationship go hand in hand and it our goal for families to promote prayer as a family and in the family to assure your child is preparing for a lifetime of relationship with God. Below are a few wise words about prayer that may help families.

Fr John M. Capuci, Pastor

 Silhouette of a family at sunset preparing for spiritual warfare battle.

Teaching Children How to Pray 

 By Dr. Joseph D. White 


Perhaps the most important lesson we could teach our children is that God loves them. However, to truly teach our children about God’s love for them, we must teach them to have conversations with God. We must teach them to pray.


Praying with children can include various forms and circumstances, but there are some general principles regarding prayer that should be understood and communicated. One is that prayer is both talking and listening. In the book The Way of Prayer, Pope John Paul II states, “When we hold a conversation with someone, we not only speak, but we also listen. Prayer, therefore, is also listening.” Children should be taught that God wants to speak to them and that, while they may not hear him in the same way they hear family members and friends, God does make himself known.


Another important principle of prayer is that talking to God can take many forms. St. Thérèse of Lisieux taught us that even the littlest, everyday things we do can be offered as prayer to God. Still prayer can, and should, occur naturally within the flow of family life.


With the understanding that prayer can, and should, occur anywhere, creating a prayer space in the home can be helpful for children because it serves as a constant reminder of God’s presence and our need to connect with him. A simple home altar may consist of an end table or decorative table with a religious statue, a Bible, and a candle. You may also want to place various sacramentals, such as the Rosary, in your prayer space.


The forms of prayer we utilize with children should depend in part on their age and interests. Very young children (e.g., toddlers and two year olds) will benefit a great deal from the use of pictures and statues. They may be encouraged to say “Hi” or “I love you” to Jesus depicted in a statue or painting. They can be taught to make the sign of the cross and can be taught to sing hymns. Older children should be taught both spontaneous and our traditional Catholic prayers. Traditional prayers are valuable because they enable us to pray together, in unison, as God’s people. Traditional prayers also give us a repertoire from which to choose when we are not sure what to pray, but they should be introduced gradually as children are able to understand them.


Spontaneous prayer helps us to develop the unique relationship God desires with each of us. We should teach children to both thank God for what he has done (the blessings he has given us, etc.) and praise God for who he is (all powerful, almighty, loving and just). Other forms of prayer include petition (making our requests known to God) and intercession (praying on behalf of others). Prayers of sorrow and reconciliation are also useful for children to learn, especially when they are taught in the context of God’s unconditional love (“God always forgives us when we are sorry.”)


Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." May God richly bless your efforts to share his love with your little ones.

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