Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Feast of St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori
Dear Faith Formation Families,
I hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health and high spirits. As we approach the new academic year, I am delighted to share some important updates and information regarding our faith formation program at Immaculate Heart Parish.
First and foremost, I am thrilled to announce that Mr. Greg Cummings has joined our community as the new Director of Faith Formation. We are grateful for his dedication and enthusiasm, and we believe that his passion for spiritual education will greatly enrich our program.
To ensure your child’s enrollment, Grades K through 10, in our faith formation classes for the upcoming year, kindly find attached the registration forms to this letter. Additional copies of the forms are also available at our church and can be accessed on our website https://ihmercer.org/parish-life/faith-formation/. The deadline for submitting the registration forms is Wednesday, August 16, so please make sure to return the completed forms to the parish office before the specified date.
We are happy to inform you that, once again, there is no cost associated with participating in our faith formation program. We are committed to making spiritual education accessible to all members of our community.
Classes will officially commence on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 9:15 am. For your convenience, the schedule for the entire year is included in this letter and can also be found on our website.
Please be aware that starting on the first Sunday in September, our mass schedule will change from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. We kindly ask you to take note of this adjustment and plan accordingly.
As part of our sacramental preparation, the Diocese of Erie continues to administer the sacrament of Reconciliation to students in second grade and the sacrament of First Communion to students in third grade.
Moreover, as the diocese continues its transition to confirmation in ninth grade, this year, all students in ninth and tenth grade will be confirmed. For students in grades eleventh or twelfth, we request you to register them for confirmation classes to ensure their spiritual growth and development.
The Confirmation Ceremony is currently scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2024. The exact time and location are yet to be determined, and we will provide you with further details as they become available.
We want to express our gratitude for the generous donations we have received from our supportive community. These contributions play a vital role in enhancing our faith formation program and allowing us to continue our mission of nurturing strong spiritual foundations in our children.
If you have any questions, inquiries, or require further information, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Greg Cummings at FaithFormation [at] ihmercer.org or by calling 1 (724) 662-2999. We are always here to assist and support you in any way we can.
We are looking forward to another enriching year of faith formation and growth in our community. Together, let us continue to strengthen our faith and share the love of God with one another.
May God bless you and your families abundantly.
Pax et Bonum,
Fr. Andrew M. Boyd