Christmas Mass Schedule

We hope you plan to join us this Christmas to help celebrate the birth of Jesus.  The Mass times are as follows:

Dec. 24, Christmas Eve: Masses at 5 and 8pm

(Note:  The 5pm Mass is typically our fullest Christmas Mass.  The children’s choir sings at this Mass and many families attend. )

Dec. 25, Christmas Day: Mass at 11am

Dec 31, Vigil Mass for the feast of Mary the Mother of God: Mass at 5pm

Jan 1, Mass for the feast of Mary the Mother of God: Mass at 11am

All of these Masses will take place in the main Church.

Cocoa With Santa

The annual event Breakfast with Santa has a new look this year. Don’t worry, Santa will still be there.

Rather than having a big breakfast, we will be having cookies and hot coco. After all that is Santa’s favorite snack!

The event will be on December 9th in the cafeteria. It begins at 9am (right after the 8am Mass) and continues until noon. Along with the treats, there will be crafts for the little ones as well. The cost of the event is $5 per person.

This event is hosted by the Women’s Club. If you have any questions please contact Julie Reddington, juliejreddington@att.net.

On-Line Giving Made Easier

We are transitioning vendors to make on-line giving more convenient.  We believe that it is time to make it easier for every one to support our parish and its ministries. We have partnered with Faith Direct, to read more about their services click here.

If you are already giving via the older system click here to log in and unsubscribe: (VANCO).  To enroll in the new program, it is as easy one click: (Faith Direct).   If you have any questions please feel free to contact the parish office.

Sunday Nursery, 11am Mass

St. Aloysius is happy to offer child care for children who are steady crawlers – 3 years old during the 11:00 Mass on Sundays.  Child care will begin on Sept. 9th this year and will follow the PREP schedule. Please enter through the back entrance of the school near the playground. We are looking for adults and youth to volunteer for this ministry. In order to continue to offer this service, parents using this service may be asked to help a few times during the year dependent upon how many volunteers we have.  Please contact Julie Corbell if you are interested in this service or if you would like to volunteer. jacorbell@yahoo.com

Stewardship Opportunity

Adults and youth volunteers are needed to help with child care during our 11:00 Mass on Sundays.  Youth preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation will receive service hours. Please contact Julie Crobell at jacorbell@yahoo.com if you would like to volunteer for this ministry.  We need one adult and a couple youth each week. Volunteering 3 or 4 times during the school year will be greatly appreciated.

 

What is RCIA, and who is it for?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, which is better known as RCIA, is a process designed for three different groups of people: (1) adults (age 7 and older) who are not baptized and would like to join the Catholic Church, (2) adults who were baptized as children into the Catholic faith, but who have not completed their initiation in the Church because they have not celebrated their First Eucharist and/or Sacrament of Confirmation, and (3) adults who have been validly baptized in another Christian denomination and who now want to be received in the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds into the RCIA process. Here at St. Aloysius our RCIA groups meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:45.      Contact Mary Hynes at the parish office if you are interested in beginning the RCIA process 241-8452.

 

High School Religious Education Classes!

This year the High School Religious Ed. Classes will be taught by a team of dedicated catechists. The classes will meet 2 Sundays a month during PREP, 9:30-10:45am, in the extra 6th grade classroom. We are hoping that having the classes at this time will better accommodate busy family calendars, especially if you have younger siblings that attend PREP. These classes are open to any High School Student. Folks who go to both public and private school are welcome. Classes begin Sept 23rd. We will be continuing to use the “Understanding the Catechism” series of books for our text, with this year’s focus being on Morality. In order to cover the cost of text books and supplies, there is a $25 fee for one student, $40 fee for 2 students, and $50 fee for 3 students. Check can be made payable to St. Aloysius and delivered to the Parish Office. Any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Mandy Kumler, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
(502-241-8452, EXT 1005 or mkumler@staloysiuspwv.org).
You can also go to the online registration page by visiting: http://bit.ly/hsreg1819

Special Note from Fr. John: eGiving with Faith Direct

Many of you are aware and take advantage of the convenience of electronic giving to our parish and we are grateful for that. We believe it is time to upgrade to a more streamlined online provider for our eGiving needs through Faith Direct. For those of you who have yet to join us in giving online, I strongly encourage you to do so. Here’s why:

Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way as you may now use it to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments.

Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket.

Please join me in enrolling by responding to the mailing you will receive the last week of August or visit www.faithdirect.net to enroll securely online. Our parish code is KY904.

God Bless You!
Rev. John J. Stoltz

The May 2018 Parish Newsletter

The latest addition of the Parish Newsletter is available.  Just follow the link and read about all the awesome things going on around and in our community!  http://bit.ly/NewsltrMay18

Parish Picnic: July 14TH!

Start planning now to attend the St. Aloysius Summer Picnic!

July 14th, 1pm-11pm!

Games and plenty of fun for everyone. Our famous Chicken Diner, of course…YUM!

And don’t forget to enter your chance to win a 2018 Ford Mustang or $17,000 (winner’s choice). Mark your calendar and spread the word!

To stay on top of the the latest news be sure to follow our Facebook event page!  Scan the QRL code to be connected!

Summer Camp at St. Aloysius!

Although our days are colder, it is never too early to think about where your kids will spend their summer. This summer St. Aloysius will have a summer camp! Each day there will be something new including games, art, cooking, reading, and of course fun!  This is open to any student (Kindergarten-8th) in the parish.  Not just students of St. Aloysius School.
Our themes this summer will include: Camping, Cooking, Ocean, Science, Backyard Fun, Animals, Sports, and Art.
For more information about summer camp or to get signed up please contact Jennifer Williams at 502-241-8516 ext 1011. We look forward to spending our summer with you!