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
570-842-7656

Mass and Confession Schedules

Confession:
Mon. 6:30-7:00pm or by request

Weekday Mass:
8:00am (Mon-Th)

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

Holy Days:
Vigil - 5:30pm
Feast Day - 8:00am & 7:00pm

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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 Second Grade Religious Education

Second Grade Catechists: Stacey Talbot and Katie Seltenheim -- steulaliasecondgrade@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 Second Grade families should join the Class Remid Group. To join text @ste2ndgr to 81010. 

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


Email from 5/11/21

So excited to see you and your kiddos at practice tomorrow evening.

We will start immediately after the Ascension Vigil Mass.  I strongly encourage you to bring your child to the Ascension vigil which begins at 5:30pm. The more your child is comfortable being in the church and being familiar with the flow of mass in person the less anxious they will be on their First Communion day. Whenever you are at mass you should have your child walk up when you receive the eucharist – again, anything you can model for them helps them be more comfortable.

  • Please bring their completed banners
  • If you have not yet completed the First Communion RSVP form please do so I can finish up the reserved seating arrangements
  • Father Tudgay will welcome the families and speak to the children for a little bit, we’ll take a casual group photo, and then we will practice, practice, practice!
  • Please continue to review how to receive with your children.
  • We will practice once with goldfish crackers and again with unconsecrated host. If your child is allergic to goldfish please bring some other small snack they can use to practice
  • One parent must stay for the practice.
  • We should be about an hour.

Any questions or problems please don’t hesitate to reach out,

:) alysia


Here is the link to the recording of Sunday’s Zoom meeting. I know some of you had issues watching the video – the video starts at minute 12.

A few other housekeeping items:

This is the prayer from page 159 we want the children to practice:

  • Father says during the Communion Rite: Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
  • We all reply: Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

*** Please review this guide to receiving First Communion at Saint Eulalia Parish. ***

 

PRACTICE. Wednesday, 5/12 @ 6:30pm

  • Reminder that our practice on Wed. 5/12 now starts at 6:30pm to allow for cleaning after the Ascension vigil mass.
  • I strongly encourage you to bring your child to the Ascension vigil (Wed. 5/12 at 5:30pm). The more your child is comfortable being in the church and being familiar with the flow of mass in person the less anxious they will be on their First Communion day. Whenever you are at mass you should have your child walk up when you receive the eucharist – again, anything you can model for them helps them be more comfortable.
  • At least one parent should plan to attend the practice
  • We will practice with the children twice -- once with goldfish crackers and then again with unconsecrated hosts. Please let me know if your child has any food allergies or requires a gluten-free host.
  • Please bring your child’s completed banner to the practice. If anyone still needs a banner kit, or if you need extra pieces, please let me know ASAP
  • We continue to follow the CDC and PA Dept. of Health guidelines for indoor events so everyone must wear a face mask at the practice. Please no bandanas or gaiters.

 

FIRST COMMUNIONS

  • Below is the schedule for both ceremonies.
  • Please plan to arrive no later than 11:45am.
  • Similar to First Reconciliation, each family will have a reserved pew. Please fill out this quick form to let me know how many people you expect to attend with you so I can ensure I reserve enough space for each family.
  • We continue to follow the CDC and PA Dept. of Health guidelines for indoor events so everyone, including your students, must wear a face mask at the ceremony. The face mask does not have to be white or navy. Please no bandanas or gaiters.
  • We expect the mass to take about an hour, perhaps a little longer based on the number of people attending. There are no additional sacramental pieces of the mass.

Again – here is the link to the RSVP form to let me know the number of people you will have attending --  https://forms.gle/xdkGMDM9cq4ZfjUJ7. Please complete this form by Friday, 5/7 (with the understanding that we know things change and you can certainly update the number if need be).

 


Please review this guide to receiving First Communion at Saint Eulalia Parish.


WEEK 23 -- Apr. 25 - May 1

Good morning parents and students,

We hope everyone had a good and safe week. In order to finish what we would like to cover regarding first holy communion we will be assigning 2 sessions. No stress you can complete them over the next several weeks.
Our last class next week May 2, will be a zoom class. This will end the religious education classes for the year. We hope you can all attend.

The next 2 weeks we will be reviewing Session 18 pages 147- 154 and Session 19 pages 155 - 168. Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Session 18: Liturgy of the Word
We listen each week at mass to the bible stories during the liturgy of the word. By listening to Jesus's words we can follow him and understand his parables to live like he would want us too and grow closer to him by his guidance. We can then go out during the week and spread the news and show what we heard and learned at mass each week. The priest also helps us understand Jesus's stories in his Homily, it helps us to be able to relate his words in relationship to our own lives. God wants us to listen to the words and act on them to be helpful and perform good deeds.
Session 18 Review

Session 19: Liturgy of the Eucharist
This is the most important part of mass. This is when the magic and mystery of mass occur, called transubstantiation. This big word is the change of bread and wine to the body and blood of Christ. The Eucharist helps us to nourish our spirit. There are two ways our bodies are nourished. We can be nourished physically by food, but most importantly we can be nourished spiritually by praying going to mass and especially during communion. Jesus is the Bread of Life, he gives us food that nourishes both our bodies and our souls. When we receive the Eucharist we receive the most wonderful gift ever, Jesus Christ himself.
Session 19 Review 


Extra ideas:

We hope you all have a wonderful week. We look forward to our last group of children receiving reconciliation tomorrow and all of you at our zoom class next week.

Thank you all for your dedication and hard work.
Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot


WEEK 22 -- Apr. 18-24

Good Morning;
We hope everyone had a good week. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures from last week's lesson. We appreciate your creativity and hard work.

This week we will continue with lessons that help guide us in preparation for First Holy Communion. This week we will complete session 17 pages 139-146. "Jesus Loves the Church"

Each week when we attend mass we share a meal with Jesus. This is called the Eucharist or the Sacrifice of Mass. It helps us to remember and celebrate Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, that he died, saved us from our sins, rose from the dead and is present with us every day especially during this special time during mass. We do this at home too, when we celebrate special occasions with family or friends we prepare our homes for our guests. We clean ,grocery shop, decorate and prepare a special meal. We welcome our guests with love and open arms. This hospitality and kindness is how we show our love to others. When we show love to others we also show love to Jesus which helps us to grow closer to him. Jesus would call us his disciples (followers of Jesus).

Imagine if Jesus came to your house for dinner! How exciting would that be? Just think how exciting it will be when you are able to participate in sharing the meal (eucharist) with Jesus. You will be welcoming him into your heart for the first time during First Holy Communion.

Session 17 review: https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g2_s17

Extra ideas:

  • Read the bible story of Luke 24 13-31 (see how excited they were to be with Jesus and break bread with him. We are so lucky to break bread with him everytime we attend mass.
  • Say grace before supper tonight or a special prayer when you break bread with your family.
  • Make a Welcome sign for a friend or family member when they come to visit. 

We look forward to seeing some of you at First Reconciliation tomorrow.

We hope you have a safe and wonderful week.

Thank you,
Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot


WEEK 21 -- Apr. 11-17

Good Morning Second Grade Families!

I hope you all had a blessed Easter with your families. Great job to our students who completed First Reconciliation this past week. To all our students who will be receiving over the next couple of weeks, please continue to review the Going to Confession document and the Daily Examen for Kids.

Parents, we have added some information to the the Second Grade Resources page to include a document to help you start practicing receiving the host during first communion with your child. There is also a list of who is receiving the sacrament on each of the assigned communion dates as well as some information about the ceremony. Please continue to contact us with any questions as you prepare for this important day.

This week we will be learning more about the sacraments that welcome us into the Church, the Sacraments of Initiation, in session 16 pages 131-138. The word initiation means beginning, We celebrate the Sacraments of Initiations as we begin our lives as members of God's family, the church.

The sacraments are powerful signs of Grace that God is with us. Grace is a gift from God that fills us with his life and makes us his friends. Think about the words grace, family, friendship, love or faith. Each of these items may make you think of something special. For me, when I think of friendship, I think of the necklace where you can share half of a heart with a friend. Draw a picture of what you think of as a sign of grace, family, friendship, love or faith and share it with us.

We hope you have a great week! Thank you for all your hard work!

Mrs Seltenheim and Mrs Talbot


WEEK 20 -- Mar. 28 - Apr. 3

Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92777273068?pwd=ZXNMeE8xMTIwSnhFciswdVluTXVtZz09
Meeting ID: 927 7727 3068
Passcode: 523946
Call in: 646-558-8656


WEEK 19 -- Mar. 21-27

Good Morning Second graders and parents:

We hope you all had a fantastic week. Last week we learned about forgiveness and the meaning of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We are so close to receiving your second gift of grace from God in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This week we would just like to do some review.

Mrs. Clancy, Father Tudgay, and her son Kyle made a wonderful video on the process of going to confession. It is a great way to have the students visualize the actual process. You can find the video on the second grade religious education web page under second grade resources.  There is also a review in the back of the book pages 270 to 273.

I have also attached a few other review fun pages for the students to help with feeling comfortable with the process and reviewing forgiveness --  Second Chance Cards and Becoming Friends Again. Students will not be required to email any response this week unless you would like to share.

We hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday and enjoys the sunshine.

We cannot wait to see you all on Zoom next Sunday (3/28) at 9am.
Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92777273068?pwd=ZXNMeE8xMTIwSnhFciswdVluTXVtZz09
Meeting ID: 927 7727 3068
Passcode: 523946
Call in: 646-558-8656

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for all your help throughout this challenging year.

Have a wonderful and safe week.See you soon! YEA!!!!
Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot


WEEK 18 -- Mar. 14-20

Dear Parents and Second Graders:

I hope everyone had a good week. We are getting closer to receiving the Sacrament of First Reconciliation, such an exciting time. The next session is going to help us learn more about the sacrament and what it means. The sacraments are a gift of grace from God. They help us grow closer to God, just like in Baptism. In Baptism we were all welcomed into the church and cleansed from original sin. God welcomed us with love. During the Sacrament of Reconciliation our sins are forgiven by God. We all make mistakes and sin, the most important thing to remember is that God will always forgive us and love us no matter what. We also receive other gifts from God as well. God also helps us to turn away from sin by learning from our mistakes, and by trying to do better. This special gift helps us to renew our friendship with God so we can grow closer to him. Remember he never stops loving us even when we make mistakes.

This week we will complete Unit 3 session 13, pages 105 - 112.
There are some big words in this session, for instance:

  • Absolution: is the forgiveness God offers us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation when we are sorry for our sins.
  • Penance: An action we perform to show we are turning away from sin so we can live as God wants us to live. It is also the action the priest will ask of us after confession. Example : saying some of our prayers or doing a good deed for someone.
  • Contrition: Is the true sadness we feel that we know when we have sinned and wish to be forgiven.
  • Seal of Confession (sacramental seal): It is the priests obligation to keep absolutely secret the sins that are confessed to him during the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Here are links to the session review, a fun word search, and a short video about the story of the prodigal son. This parable helps us understand forgiveness. Forgiveness makes us feel better, happy, and content. Forgiveness also strengthens and builds relationships with friends, family and most importantly God.

Try to practice your Act of Contrition.

I hope everyone has a good week. We can't wait to see you all at our next zoom on March 28th, 2021 at 9am and at Reconciliation.

Thanks for all your hard work!
Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot


WEEK 17 -- Mar. 7-13

Good Morning Second Grade Families-

Parent Notes:

  • Please continue to review the Going to Confession document with your child and the Daily Examen for Kids.

Last week, we learned about how the sacrament of Baptism takes away Original Sin. I hope you all enjoyed learning about your Baptism as much as we enjoyed hearing what you learned!

As much as we do not want to sin, none of us is perfect. When we turn away from God by sinning, we can become close to him again through reconciliation. He loves us so much that we can ask him to forgive us, and he always will.

This week in Session 12 we learn about sin and God's forgiveness. Once you review pages 97-104, complete the session review: https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g2_s12

Have a great week!
Mrs Seltenheim and Mrs Talbot


WEEK 16 -- Feb. 28 - Mar. 6

Good Morning Second Grade Families.

Parent Notes

  • Be sure to review Alysia Clancy's e-mail from Friday (2/26) that includes important information about First Reconciliation dates and times.
  • Also, as a reminder, information was shared about First Communion Banners on 2/22. Please contact Alysia Clancy with any questions on ordering your banner.
  • Finally, the 2/22 e-mail included a link to Fr Tudgay saying the prayers. This is a great way to practice the prayers with your child so they feel confident and ready for First Reconciliation. 

The last couple weeks our second graders have been very busy! We learned about the leaders of our church, we learned about lent and last week you had an opportunity to learn about examination of conscience. Great job!

This week we will be moving to Unit 3 (pages 86-96) and be learning about how the sacraments bring us closer to Jesus. A Sacrament is a sign of God's grace given to the Church to celebrate that he is with us.

Baptism is the very first sacrament that we receive. Baptism takes away Original Sin. If you can remember ALL the way back to the beginning of the book, we talked about Adam and Eve eating the apple when God asked them not to. This is where Original Sin came from. A sin is a choice we make that hurts our relationship with God and other people. When we receive the sacrament of Baptism, we become members of the Church and God's family.

What do you know about your baptism? This week talk to your family about your baptism. Who was there? What did you wear? Maybe there are even some pictures you can look at. Reply this week with something you learned about your baptism.

Have a great week!
Mrs Seltenheim and Mrs Talbot


WEEK 15 -- Feb. 21-27

Thanks to all who joined us on this morning's Zoom, and a great big THANK YOU to Mrs. Talbot for the wonderful class.

For those who couldn't attend here is the link to the recording:

Meeting Recording:
https://zoom.us/rec/share/9H3GdTwUZzvbLcdOkkkzTQd2JTqRszCrpSU1o1mSY--QpLbYwKJCjl86pdJ7d4KN._rzIgqs6woJbwMey

Access Passcode/Password: X+7W^=Mi

And this is the handout Mrs. Talbot was referencing: Daily Examen for Children & Teens


WEEK 14 -- Feb. 14-20

Dear second grade students and families,

We hope you are all doing well. This week we will be learning about Lent, and how we prepare for Easter by changing our ways to grow closer to God. We can also accomplish this by showing our love and gifts to Jesus. Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday, February 17th and lasts for 40 days. There are three ways we can prepare for holy week during lent. This is through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

  • Prayer: is communicating with God by talking, listening and spending time with God.
  • Fasting: is giving up or doing without something. Sacrificing like Jesus did for us when he died on the cross, so we can have eternal life in heaven.
  • Almsgiving: is sharing our gifts and talents with others by doing acts of love, kindness and service to others.

"Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word:always doing the smallest thing right and doing it all for love." St. Therese of Lisieux

This week we can review session 20 pages 163- 167 with a session review. There is also a lesson on Lent towards the end of the book on pages 221 - 224.
https://www.findinggod.com/FG2021/EM/T170B3546B54

Extra help and ideas:
-- Here is a sheet with a field of flowers that the children can use to give them some ideas on what things they can do to help them prepare for Easter over the next 40 days.

-- There is also a youtube link on Lent which is fairly long but is a great example of how and why we sacrifice and prepare for Jesus during lent. https://youtu.be/9xMgWbg1Xs8

We hope you have a wonderful week and a very Happy Valentines' Day. Thank you for all your help with the teachings, we couldn't do it without each and everyone of you.
Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot


WEEK 13 -- Feb. 7-13

Good Morning Second Grade Families-

Last week in session 7 we learned about Jesus's love for his community and ways we can act with kindness in our lives.

This week in Session 8 we learn about the leaders of our current day church who help to guide us to be more like Jesus. Today the pope leads the church. This is a short video about the life of Pope Francis and his calling to serve the church: https://youtu.be/_rHL4P1_GFM

The pope has a big job as the leader of the whole church around the world so there are bishops and priests in our communities to help to guide us. Father Jeff Tudgay serves as our parish priest at St Eulalia's. He often talks to us in his homilies about his calling to serve the church. On page 68, our suggested activity is to send a thank you note to Father Jeff. You might even want to send him an email (pastor@saint-eulalia.com)! I'm sure he would love your messages.

When you have finished Session 8 pgs 63-70, please complete the review in response for this week.
https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g2_s8

Have a great week!
Mrs Seltenheim and Mrs Talbot


WEEK 12 -- Jan. 31 - Feb. 6

Welcome Back Second Grade Families!

We hope you all enjoyed the holiday break and are refreshed and ready to return to CCD.

Parent Notes:
• Please check your e-mail or remind app for a message regarding our Facebook Live Welcome Back session today at 9:00 am. We hope that you will be able to attend.

Before break we learned about the Advent and Christmas Seasons. Prior to that we left off in the book on Session 6 discussing the 10 Commandments. Following the commandments help us stay close to God and to live with joy and love.

This week we will pick back up in our books with Session 7, pgs 55-62. Following the 10 commandments is not the only way that we can be like Jesus. This week we learn about many ways that Jesus showed kindness and love to those around him. Jesus welcomed people into his life that were often ignored or treated badly by their communities. He showed kindness to others and even worked many miracles.

Sometimes our friends, families or communities need our help. This week please send your response to the Activity on page 61 about how you can show Kindness at home or in your community. Remember, asking what Jesus would do can help us decide how to act in our lives.

We can't wait to hear your responses!
Have a great week!
Mrs Seltenheim and Mrs Talbot


WEEK 11 -- Dec. 20-26

Good Morning Second Grade Families-

Thank you for all your hard work the first half of the CCD year! We could not have made it to this point without your dedication and support and we are truly grateful.

A few quick parent notes:

  • Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the zoom meeting on Wednesday. I hope you found the meeting helpful. If you were not able to attend the meeting, I know Alysia will be posting the recording of the video for anyone who could not make it.
  • During the meeting Fr. Jeff shared his cell phone number. I am including it here for anyone who was not able to copy it down. 570-239-7239. Please know that Fr. Jeff is there for you as a resource any time you need him.
  • Finally, as a reminder, we are on break until January 24th. Our CCD lessons will resume on January 31st.

For this week's lesson, please enjoy the story When Jesus was Born:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t_iudvmMLgk

When you are finished listening to the story, please reply with your favorite Christmas song! One of my favorites is Oh Holy Night which was written all the way back in 1847! It is about Jesus' birth- just like the story we just heard.

Super Second Grader Bonus Work: Make a Birthday card for Jesus and send it back to us. You may even see your cards featured on our Facebook Page!

We wish each and every one of you and your families a very blessed and Merry Christmas.

Katie Seltenheim
Stacey Talbot


WEEK 10 -- Dec. 13-19

Dear second grade parents and students:
We hope everyone had a fun and safe week. Last week we reviewed the meaning of Advent. We hope you all enjoyed learning about the fun, giving and loving ways we can prepare for the coming of Jesus.

This week we will be working on the Christmas card project for the Healthcare workers and First responders. For those of you that volunteered, Mrs. Clancy has emailed you your list. If you did not receive it or have questions please let me know. There are still names available if you havn't yet volunteered. Just fill out this form and Mrs. Clancy will send you 2 names/addresses and the instructions. 

Just a reminder: There will be a short zoom for students and parents with Father Tugday this Wednesday December 16 th at 6:30 pm. This is just a brief check in to see how everyone is doing. If you are unable to join the zoom the session will be recorded so you can view at your convenience.

Thank you to all of those that volunteered to make the christmas cards, it is greatly appreciated. We know how busy and valuable your time is and we appreciate your living example of giving during these very difficult times.

Thank you for all of your help during this endeavor.

We hope you have a safe and healthy week.

Respectfully, Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot


WEEK 9 -- Dec. 6-12

Good Morning 2nd graders and parents.

We hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving. I am sure it was different then what we are all accustom to, but we hope it was full of hope and blessings. We so loved your pictures, you are all wonderful artists. We hope someday soon we can meet in person to get to know each and everyone of you.

Second Grade Lesson December 6th, 2020 -- Unit 2 Session 10 pages 79 -84

This week we thought we would focus on Advent.
This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent, it is a time of showing love and forgiveness as we prepare for the birth of Jesus. It is a much needed time for HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE. Which is the representation for each candle. Joy represents the pink candle. The wreath represents God the father and eternal life, circles have no beginning and no end. It is truly a time of light and a reminder that Jesus lights our way.

Here is the Session review. https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g2_s10

The 1st through 4th grade will be participating in a Christmas Card Project for health care workers and first responders. I have attached the email from Mrs. Clancy regarding the pertinent information. The project is not mandatory but we believe it is a nice gesture and a way to show our love in preparation for the coming of Jesus. To not add to everyone's already busy and stressful schedules, this will be our assignment for class next week for those that volunteer.
https://forms.gle/aPFXg37CzNK4Z6bJA

Extra ideas (not required, just for fun)
-- Review pages 213-216 in the back of the book
-- A fun advent wreath craft

Thank you so much for all of your help and support. Please be safe and have a wonderful week.
Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot


WEEK 8 -- Nov. 22-28

Good Morning Second Grade Families-

Parent Notes:

  • First and foremost, THANK YOU, for your grace and understanding as we made the decision to postpone First Reconciliation . As Father Jeff shared in his email last week, we are truly thankful for your patience and commitment to your child's religious education among all your other responsibilities.
  • There will be no lesson next Sunday, 11/29. We hope you all enjoy a safe and blessed thanksgiving with your loved ones.


Last week we reviewed Moses and the 10 Commandments. We will revisit this topic as we prepare the children for their First Reconciliation.

This week we will be taking a break from our books to discuss Thanksgiving.

The word Eurcharist is a greek word that means Thanksgiving.

At the first Eucharistic Meal, the last supper, Jesus broke the bread and gave thanks. Each week at mass we celebrate this meal, but there is no turkey, pie or mashed potatoes. Rather, when we gather around Christ’s table for Eucharist, we are invited to receive the real presence of Jesus Christ.

This week, we would like the children to draw for us their Thanksgiving Dinner table on one side of the paper and the Eucharist Meal on the other side. Their drawings may include the table, food that is served, and the people who are present with them. We would like the students to identify the altar as the table and the bread and wine as the meal at mass. The students can circle how their Thanksgiving Dinner and Eucharist drawings are similar. The students may also write some of the things they are thankful for on their drawings.

We can't wait to see your beautiful pictures! Maybe some of them will be featured on our Facebook page this week!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Mrs Talbot and Mrs Seltenheim


WEEK 7 -- Nov. 15-21

Good Morning Second Grade Families-

Parent Notes:
• First and foremost THANK YOU! I know we tell you each week, but we truly appreciate your commitment to our religious ed program.
• As a reminder next Sunday, November 22, we will meet at the church at 9am for our first of 2 in person meetings to prepare our students for First Reconciliation. Students will not need to bring their books for this class.
• Our next scheduled in person session is Sunday, December 6 at 9am.
• First Reconciliation will take place on Saturday, December 12th.


Last week we learned in Session 5 that Jesus is the Bread of Life and like the meals we eat, he also nourished us.

This week we will work on Unit 2 Session 6 pages 45-54. In this Unit we learn about the 10 Commandments. The 10 Commandments are God's special rules to help us live good lives, be kind to one another, and act more like Jesus. As we prepare for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation, it is important to remember that God is always with us, loves us, and forgives us when we are truly sorry.

The QR Code on page 48 is a short video about Moses and the 10 Commandments. I also like this short animated clip on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHKFvxgQOFI

When you are finished with the unit and activities, please complete the session review using the link below:
https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g2_s6
When you complete the review, you enter our e-mail (steulaliasecondgrade@gmail.com) and your student's name.

Have a great week!
Mrs Seltenheim and Mrs Talbot


WEEK 6 -- Nov. 8-14

Dear Parents and Students:
We hope everyone had a wonderful week and enjoyed the beautiful day yesterday! This week we will be completing Unit 1 sessions 5 pages 37 -42. "Celebrating Ordinary Time". This session identifies Ordinary Time in the liturgical year in the church. Ordinary Time is a time to grow and be fed by Jesus, "The Bread of Life". The food we eat helps us to grow physically in size and keeps us healthy and strong. Jesus also helps us to grow and be nourished spiritually. We grow closer to Jesus by praying, reading bible stories or saying grace. He puts love in our hearts and peace in our minds. https://isr.loyolapress.com/fg_g2_s5

Extra ideas:

  • Here is a fun worksheet to help the students understand how Jesus is represented in the church each week as the Bread of Life.
  • This link was shared with us by our wonderful pastoral associate Ellen Dermody, and RE director Alysia Clancy. It is an essay that discusses the idea of Natural Revelation. How we can listen for God in nature and observe the beauty of all of his creations. Maybe this weekend we can all take a few moments to enjoy the peace and serenity of God's beautiful creations, a time to pause and listen.

We hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the beauty of the day.

Thank you for all your help each and every week.

Respectfully, Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot


WEEK 5 -- Nov. 1-7

Good morning parents and second graders!

 We hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! I just want to take a moment to thank all of you for your help in teaching your child. I know it has added to the already busy life you all have. We just want you to know we appreciate all of your help, guidance and efforts. 
This week we will be moving on to the next session Unit 1, session 4  (pages 29 - 35). In this session we learn about the gift of the Holy Spirit which guides us and gives us faith. Imagine Jesus is watching over you. He is the light of the world ! His light shines all  around us. Imagine the light of Christ shining on you. When we shine with the light of Christ, the Holy Spirit is working within us! 
Extra ideas: There is also a review on page 277 about how the Holy Spirit and how it helps us to make good choices.  You can also listen to the song This Little Light of Mine  or have the kids make a candle with a popsicle stick and a flame cut out of construction paper and glued to the top. On the stick or flame your child can write how the Holy Spirit shines through them or what they do that makes them shine like Jesus! 
Ex: love, joy , kindness.
Below is the session review 
https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g2_s4
 
We hope everyone has a wonderful week!
Thanks again!
 Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot

WEEK 4 -- Oct. 25-31

Good Morning Second Grade Families-

Parent Notes:

  • As a reminder this week we will begin to take attendance for each week using your response to the session review. When you complete the review, you enter our e-mail (steulaliasecondgrade@gmail.com) and your student's name.
  • All are invited to celebrate this Halloween from 2-4pm at our socially-distanced Family Fall Fest with a bonfire, children's activities, pumpkin painting, and candy & goodie bags. Children are invited to wear their costumes. Saturday evening's 4pm mass will follow. 
Last week we learned in Session 2 that God the Father gave his Son, Jesus,  to us as his greatest gift. 

This week we will work on Unit 1 Session 3 pages 21-28. In this Unit we learn that God is our Father, as he is to Jesus. God will care, guide and love us always.When you are finished with the unit and activities, please complete the session review using the link below: (Let's hope I get it right the first time this week!)

https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g2_s3

Have a great week!

Mrs Seltenheim and Mrs Talbot

WEEK 3 -- Oct. 18-24

UPDATE 

Good Afternoon Families- Thank you for your patience as we work to learn our new online resources. This is the correct link to the session review for this week: https://isr.findinggod.com/fg_g2_s2

As we shared in today's meeting starting next week, the completion of this session review will be how we take attendance for class each week. When you complete the review the final screen will request an e-mail and your child's name. Please enter this e-mail:  steulaliasecondgrade@gmail.com 

Reach out to us if you have any questions. 

Mrs Seltenheim and Mrs Talbot

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Good Morning Second Grade Families-

Parent Notes:
• We look forward to seeing you at our second grade meeting this morning at 9am either in person or on the live stream.
• If you chose to receive a physical book, you will see QR codes throughout your child's book. Use your phone or device camera to take a picture of the QR Code square. These codes will bring you to links for videos, prayers, articles and the session reviews and are a great additional resource for you to take advantage of.  We put together a cheat sheet for using the QR codes with different devices.

Last week we learned about God's creation of people, the earth and all living things in the world. Wherever you go, remember to show love and care for the people, earth and living things that God gave us as a sign of His love.

This week we will work on Unit 1, Session 2, pages 13-20. In this unit we learn about the most precious gift that God gave to us, his Son, Jesus. There are some big vocabulary words on page 15 that we will talk about a few times this year as we prepare for First Communion.

When you are finished with the unit and activities, please complete the session review using the link below or by Scanning the QR Code at the bottom of page 19.
https://www.findinggod.com/FG2021/EM/TE/G2U1S2p19

Super Bonus Second Grader Work: The Activity: A Sign of Love is located at the bottom of page 20. If your child decides to do a drawing about what makes your family special, we would love to see them.

We hope you all have a great week!
Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot


WEEK 2 -- Oct. 11-17

Hello students and parents:

Thank you so much those of you that sent your all About Me Posters. It was so much fun for us to look at and to learn more about each of you. Thank you for sharing.

This week we will be starting with our book Finding God Unit 1, session 1 "God Creates Us." In the new editions there are QR codes that coordinate with particular sections of the session. The initial code is a short video that summarizes the session. It is a great way to begin. I enjoyed watching it. There is also a QR reviews at the end of the session that can be emailed to us. If you could send those via email it would be appreciated.

Along with the lesson we usually like to read from the bible. This helps the children learn where to locate the parables and how to use the bible. If you have a children's bible at home these bible readings are a nice addition to the lesson they include; Genesis 1 1-31, and Timothy 4:4. If you don't have a bible at home you can find these passages online -- Genesis 1:1-31 and Timothy 4:4.

In addition, here are 2 worksheets to help reinforce what they learned. They are usually fun and promote visual and tactile learning for some students.

Our goal for the year ultimately is to teach the children how much God truly loves them! Thank you so much to all of you for your time, consideration, and help.

Have a wonderful week,
Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot

PS -- Don't forget to RSVP for our meeting next Sunday (10/18).


WEEK 1 -- Oct. 4-10

Good Morning second grade students and parents: Welcome to our first virtual class.We hope this email finds you all well.  We would like to start out with just an introduction.  This week we would  like to get to know a little bit about all of you.  Attached is an information sheet All About You!  If the students with your help could fill it out, color it and send it back to us it would be wonderful.  If you do not have a printer you can just send a list of the topics mentioned on the paper.  We are also using this return response as a tool to make sure everyone is receiving the emails and information for the future weeks ahead.     

 We are very excited to share this sacramental year with you! We hope it will be fun, informative  and exciting even though we can't meet in person each week.
 
There will be a parent/student meeting on October 18 th at 9 am in the parish hall.  We will be socially distanced, but if anyone feels uncomfortable attending the meeting it will be livestreamed that morning.  We will try to make this as easy as possible for all during these challenging times.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  Have a wonderful week!  
 
Mrs. Seltenheim and Mrs. Talbot
 

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 Second Grade

This is a major year for students as they receive two sacraments -- First Reconciliation in December and First Holy Communion in May. Teachers need to cover a lot of material with the students so they understand the sacraments and are well prepared. Although many adults may recall their First Reconciliation or First Penance or Confessions with fear, our teachers are wonderful at making sure the children understand there is nothing to be afraid of. We try our best to make sure each student is well prepared and make the experience a comfortable and welcoming one. The year culminates in the beautiful sacrament of First Holy Communion.

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. If you would like to discuss your options for Second Graders new to our Religious Education program please call the Parish Office at 570-842-7656 or email Alysia Clancy at religioused@saint-eulalia.com.