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Religious Education

Preschool/Kindergarten & Grades 1-6

 

*Classes canceled 1/13/20 due to snow*

 

 

January: The Holy Name of Jesus

 

           

 

“Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Philipians 2:9-11

"The devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus has been traditionally associated with the month of January, due to its celebration on January 3. The name Jesus was given to the Holy Child at God's command (Luke 1:31). The Holy Name is all-powerful because of the Person who bears it; we honor it because of the command of Christ, that we should pray in His Name and because it reminds us of all the blessings we receive through our Holy Redeemer. [...]. By means of this devotion we also make amends for improper use of the Holy Name."1

Be honest--in what context do you most often hear the name of Jesus? I'd hazard a guess that it's when someone has stubbed a toe, been cut off of in traffic, or is otherwise frustrated. Why should the name of our Lord be used as a swear word? Do we profane anyone else's name in this way? It's sort of an odd phenomon when you stop to think about it. There must be a reason, then, the second commandment is "You shall not invoke the name of the Lord, your God, in vain," and that reason can't be good. Let's take this month to keep holy the Lord's name and thwart the enemy's attempt cover its goodness.

1 Prayer Source: Prayer Book, The by Reverend John P. O'Connell, M.A., S.T.D. and Jex Martin, M.A., The Catholic Press, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1954

Religious Education Calendars, 2019-2020:

Year at a glance, all programs

Preschool & Kindergarten listed class dates

Grades 1-6 class listed class dates

 

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Contact Rachael Johnson if you would like discuss volunteer opportunities at rjohnson@smmparish.org OR call (425) 353-1211 ext. 106

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

January 13th: Class Canceled

January 17th: Group 1 Rehearsal
6:30-7:30PM

 January 18th: Group 1
First Reconciliation 10AM

January 20th: No Class

January 24th: Group 2 Rehearsal
6:30-7:30PM

January 25th: Group 2
First Reconciliation 10AM  

 

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Youth Activities and Ministries
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Rachael Johnson
Pastoral Assistant for
 Faith Formation
425-353-1211 ext 106
rjohnson@smmparish.org