Parish Community of St. Eulalia

214 Blue Shutters Road
Roaring Brook Twp.,
Pennsylvania 18444-7615

Rev. Jeffrey D. Tudgay, J.C.L., Pastor
pastor@saint-eulalia.com

Mass and Confession Schedules

Confession & Adoration:
Mon. 5:30-7:00pm or by request

Weekday Mass:
8:00am

Weekend Masses:
Sat. 4:00pm
Sun. 8:00am, 10:05am (livestream), 12:00pm

Holy Days:
5:30pm Vigil, 8:00am & 7:00pm

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Office Hours

Mon.-Th. 9:00am to 3:00pm
Fri. 9:00am to 12:00pm

Please note, our offices have moved into the Conlan Center. Please enter using the doors to the right of the parish hall.


E-mail: secretary@saint-eulalia.com
Phone: 570-842-7656
Fax: 570-842-7193

Welcome to First Grade Religious Education

First Grade Catechists: Mollie Magnotta and Amy Croom -- steulaliafirstgrade@gmail.com

Link to the digital book login for students who requested digital (not hardcopy) books.

Check out the Sunday Connection to help put this weekend's readings into perspective.

All First Grade families should join the Class Remid Group. To join text @ste1stgr to 81010. 

NEW --Take a virtual tour of the church. See the views from the choir loft and altar. Learn about the statues and holy oils.


WEEK 8 -- Nov. 22-28

Good Morning Parents!

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. Please spend some time with your child talking about things they are thankful for. Please complete this "I am Thankful for..." coloring sheet. Please feel free to email us a picture of your child's coloring sheet. We would love to see them!

Next Sunday, November 29, we are off for the holiday however it is the first Sunday of Advent for 2020. This week we will start to learn about Advent.

Please watch this short video with your child about Advent. Advent is a season of hope and joyful anticipation. While we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we also use the season of Advent to grow in our love for Jesus. Unlike our regular calendar year, the liturgical year begins on the first Sunday of Advent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pxPAlw2abo&t=7s

You can find additional Advent resources at https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/liturgical-year/advent/

We wish you and your families a blessed and safe Thanksgiving!

Best,
Mollie and Amy


WEEK 7 -- Nov. 15-21

Good Morning.

We hope you all had a great week and enjoyed some time outside in the beautiful weather. In this week's lesson we learn about Ordinary Time in the church calendar. Ordinary Time is a season in which we are grateful for living things and celebrate by giving thanks to God for the gifts he has given us.

Please have your child read and do the activities in Unit 1 Session 5 (pages 37 - 42).

When your child finishes the lesson please have them complete the review.
https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g1_s5

Also please continue to practice the Glory Be prayer as well as saying the Sign on the Cross and blessing themselves.

Here is a little video about mass and the sign of the cross.
https://mycatholickids.com/diving-into-the-mass-sign-of-the-cross/

As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Have a wonderful week.
Mollie and Amy


WEEK 6 -- Nov. 8-14

Hello first grade parents.

We hope you all had a fabulous week. We are going to do something different for this week's lesson. Because the weather is so phenomenal (and out for the norm for us this time of year in the Northeast) we would like for you and your family to go outside and enjoy the weather. Please take a book and read with your child outside, lay on a blanket and look at the shapes the clouds make, take a hike, one night this week go out late and appreciate the Leonids meteor shower. Take some time to appreciate the wonderful world God has given us and talk about these gifts with your child. Enjoy the beautiful weather.

Please look at the link for additional ideas on helping kids connect with God through nature as well as scripture to help connect the two.
https://faithfulmoms.org/helping-our-kids-connect-with-god-through-nature/

We wish you a blessed week!

Mollie and Amy


WEEK 5 -- Nov. 1-7

Good morning first grade parents.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween.
 
This week's lesson we learn about the Holy Spirit and theTrinity. Please have your child complete Unit 1 Session 4 (pages 29-36).  
 
When your child finishes the lesson please complete the review.
https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g1_s4 and put our email in on the last screen (steulaliafirstgrade@gmail.com)
 
This month we would like you and your child to work on the Glory Be prayer which is found in this session on page 33. We would also like you to continue to practice with your child saying the Sign on the Cross and blessing themselves.
 
Also today is All Saints Day, today we think of those who live in heaven with God. Pages 237-240 tell us of All Saints Day.  Check out this All Saints Day activity.
 
Have a wonderful week.
 
Mollie and Amy

WEEK 4 -- Oct. 25-31

Good Morning First Grade Parents.

In this week's lesson we learn that God is the loving father to us all. We learn about God and his son, Jesus, through stories in the Bible. Please have your child complete Unit 1 Session 3 (pgs 21 - 28)
 
When your child finishes the lesson please complete the review.
 
Please continue to work on the Sign of the Cross with your child.
 
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
 
We hope you all have a wonderful week and a very Happy Halloween! 
 
Best, Mollie and Amy

WEEK 3 -- Oct. 18-24

Good Morning First Grade Parents.

In today's lesson we learn about mass. Mass is the most important celebration of our faith. When we go to Mass and hear stories about God, we learn about the ways God shares his love. When we pray to God at Mass we are joining others in showing our love for him. Please have your child complete Unit 1 Session 2 (pages 13 - 20)

When your child finishes the lesson please complete the review.
https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g1_s2

Please continue to work on the Sign of the Cross with your child. Page 244 our text shows the proper way to bless yourself along with the words.

Also please watch the following video. It tells us about the Church.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INsNTdaBIG8

As always, please feel free to reach out with any problems or questions.

Have a wonderful week!

Thanks,
Mollie and Amy


WEEK 2 -- Oct. 11-17

Good morning parents and first graders,

Saint Francis of Assisi found God in everything, especially in nature. Pages 1 - 4 in our text we will learn about this lover of nature and animals.
 
Today's lesson, session 1, is about God the Creator.  The children will read from the Book of Genesis about the creation. They will also hear about God's love for us and how we show our love for God through kindness to others and prayer. We would like you to complete pages 5 - 12.  Please pay special attention to page 9 to practice the Sign of the cross. Also please notice the QR codes on pgs 2, 5,7, 9  and 12, just scan them with your device's camera, or if using a digital version of the text just click on the icon to take your child to a video, game or audio file. More info on accessing QR codes here.
 
When you have completed the lesson please go to https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g1_s1 Please complete the review. This is a little review to see how much we learned. Email the results to us at steulaliafirstgrade@gmail.com
 
Please reach out if you have any questions or would like clarification on anything.  
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Mollie and Amy

WEEK 1 -- Oct. 4-10

Dear First Grade Parents,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 year of St. Eulalia’s Religious Education program. This week’s welcome email is much longer than our typical weekly email will be so please bear with us and read it in its entirety. We are excited to be your child’s teachers this year, and are looking forward to sharing our faith with them. We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves. We have been teaching first grade religious ed together for 5 years. Mollie is a mother of 3, a 10th grader, an 8th grader, and a 5th grader. Amy also has 3 children, a 7th grader, a 4th grader, and a 2nd grader.

As you are aware, we are beginning this year virtually. Depending on your personal preference, you have been given a physical or digital copy of the book for your student. Each Sunday morning we will send the week’s lesson and any supplemental materials via email and Remind (see below for instructions on joining the First Grade Remind class). Lessons and announcements will also be available on a dedicated religious education section on the parish website. 

http://sainteulalias.com/religious-education/first-grade.html

We suggest saving 9-9:30am on Sundays for the lesson and then either attend the 10:05am mass or watch the livestream mass together. However, we do understand the various constraints on each family’s time and mass preferences so as long as you can attend mass and complete the weekly assignments, we consider it a WIN.

Aside from the book materials we also work on our basic prayers as first grade is a preparation year for the two sacraments your child will receive next year in second grade. This is the prayers sheet that we will use throughout the year.

We would also like to encourage you to join both the parish Facebook and the parish Religious Ed Facebook pages. Throughout the year there will be resources and announcements available to you as members of our parish community as well as parents of a Religious Ed student.

***This week’s Lesson***

In a typical class year we have the children fill out an all about me coloring sheet to hang up in the room, since we cannot do that we are asking for you to print this All about Me coloring sheet, complete it and email it to us at so we can get to know your kiddos a bit. If you do not have access to a printer please just have your kiddo answer the questions posed on the coloring sheet…Name, age, birthday, favorite food, favorite color, favorite subject, favorite sport, what they would like to be when they grow up and about their family.

Please print the attached prayer sheet and review the prayers with your child.  For this week and the next few weeks we would like them to focus on properly blessing themselves and saying the words.

We realize some of you are new to our Religious Education program and this virtual learning is new and different for us all so please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time with any questions or concerns.

Mollie Magnotta and Amy Croom

steulaliafirstgrade@gmail.com

The textbooks for grades 1-6 (hardcopy and digital) incorporate QR codes (those black and white square boxes) linking to the publisher's website with videos, activities, and other multimedia features. 

This QR code to the left is not clickable on a laptop or desktop. Click here to read about accessing QR codes on various devices.

 


Below is a brief outline of what children enrolled in St. Eulalia's Religious Education Program learn during First Grade

This is the first year of the 2-year program required for children to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. The goal at the end of First Grade Religious Education is for all children to know their four major prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be and Act of Contrition. Students also get an overview of the Bible and how the liturgical year is organized. Students are taken to the church to see the altar and baptismal font and choir loft, areas within the church they normally cannot see during Mass. Students learn about the rosary and the trinity.

Click here for our Religious Ed Prayer Sheet we use with all students in the program.


Sign Up for Religious Education -- You can complete the online registration form or download the PDF registration form. The completed PDF can be emailed back to Mrs. Clancy or printed and placed in the Offertory Box in the church, mailed to the parish office (ATTN: Alysia Clancy), or dropped off at the parish office.

If you are new to our parish, you can register online or download and complete the parish census form.


**Please note, preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion is a two-year course of study.