Faith in Our Families



Faith in Our Families is a school initiative to build Christ-centered community and equip parents as spiritual guides for their children.

Join Us!  Family Open Gym

Sunday, March 22nd, 12:30-2:30
We will attend 11:00am Mass together at St. Mary then head to the gym for some active family fun!  Feel free to bring a change of clothes if you'd like.  Concessions for lunch/snacks will be available for purchase.  There will be activity stations for younger kids and we'll take a break from the action around 1:30 to share a brief message and prayer.  No need to RSVP.  We hope to see you there!
  

Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally: Saturday, March 14th

 
WCYR Flyer
 
Calling all Middle Schoolers!  The annual Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally is taking place on Saturday, March 14th from 10am - 6pm.  Join hundreds of other Catholic students from around the diocese for a day of faith and fun!  This dynamic and meaningful event will allow students to know and connect with Jesus in new, personal ways. Through engaging speakers, prayerful worship, and joyful community, students will leave feeling inspired to share the love and light of Jesus with others. To watch a promo video, click Wisconsin Youth Rally Website.  
 
Cost: $30 (lunch is provided)
Registration deadline: Friday, March 6th
See the schedule
 
To register, print and fill out the liability form on the right.  Send it, along with a check for $30, to Jackie Lesperance.  Make checks payable to: Jackie Lesperance.  You can send via backpack mail c/o Sam Lesperance, Room 106 OR snail mail to 5426 Montgomery Drive, Greendale, WI 53129.
 
Questions?  Contact Jackie Lesperance at jslesperance@gmail.com or 414-550-1060.
 
Please note: For liability reasons, this is not an official school event, though your participation is greatly encouraged!  Carpools may be organized privately by individual families.
 

Join Kid's Club!

Kid's Club is a fun way to encourage weekend Mass attendance with your kids.  Modeled after the public library summer reading program, kids record their Mass attendance on a simple form and turn it in for their choice of prizes (ex. faith inspired books, jewelry, stickers, etc).  If you attend a church other than St. Mary - that still counts!  Students in ALL grades are welcome and encouraged to participate.  To join, simply start filling out the Kid's Club form!  Instructions are on the form.  A link to print at home is to the right and paper copies are available in the kiosk outside the school office.  Questions?  Contact Martin Devaney at devaney@protomail.com or Becky Barrette at rebekahl.kraus@gmail.com.

 Kid's Club Form
 

Check out our Newsletter!  

Every month we will publish a short newsletter containing tips on attending church with children, background information on parts of the mass, prayer requests, etc.  A paper copy will be sent home each month (1 per family) and you can view all of them anytime using the links to the right.  Have ideas for the newsletter?  Contact Annemarie Wood at mrsannemariewood@yahoo.com.

Family Movie Night on Saturday, February 29

We had a great time at the Family Movie Night! We sat together during 4pm Mass and afterward enjoyed delicious pizza and salad for dinner. The kids had a blast setting up their comfy spots for the movie. What a cool opportunity for them to bond with the space in a new, fun way!  Thanks to all those who attended!  

Mass'n'Hike a Success!  

 
A big THANK YOU to those who came out for our first event!  We gathered for mass and then headed out for a wonderful walk in the woods. The kids had fun looking for our special rocks and got a treat at the finish line, along with a prayer card depicting a beautiful nature scene. We look forward to more opportunities like this to connect as a family of faith!
 
 
  

Resources


Click HERE to see the Video from Catholic Schools Dinner on February 12, 2020 featuring FIOF

 

WI Catholic Youth Rally 

WCYR Flyer
WCYR Schedule
WCYR Liability Form

 

Save the date:  April 25

Our April event will be a Spring Clean Up on Saturday, April 25.  More details to follow later.

 

Kid's Club

Kid's Club FIRST Sheet
Kid's Club SECOND Sheet
Kid's Club Updated Parent Letter

 

Your Faith & Family Team:

Dr. Mark Joerres
Katie Austing
Rebekah Barrette
Martin & Amy Devaney
Sarah Jensen
Eric Karakis
Jackie Lesperance
Dee McAdams
Michele Vokac
AnneMarie Wood