SPIRITUAL LIFE

SCHOOL OF RELIGION

Again Jesus began to teach by the lake.  The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge.  –Mark 4:1
 
Office hours temporary closed due to the Covid 19. – Horario de oficina temporalmente cerrado por Covid 19.

Updates from the Director… Previous Updates Here

April 26, 2020

Dear SOR Families,

I pray this message finds you well during these difficult times. This week is officially the End of the Religious Education School year. In order for all of us to be in compliance, we are asking that the following items be completed at home.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING is a required element of Religious Education programs in the Archdiocese of Chicago. While the students are unable to physically come to the Safety Environment class due to the Covid 19, we do ask that you review the specific grade level material with your child(ren) and watch together the below video.

Once you have completed BOTH activities, please let me know by responding to this message with your child’s name, so I can update our records as (Religious Education Year completed and in compliance).

Lesson Instructions for Grades K-5:

1. Choose ONE LESSON by grade level (2nd thru 5th grade levels have three options to choose from) to read to your child.
2. Watch the Children K-5 video:
 

Third Grade Lesson A Third Grade Lesson B Third Grade Lesson C

Fourth Grade Lesson A Fourth Grade Lesson B Fourth Grade Lesson C

 

Lesson Instructions for Grades 6, 7, 8:

1. Read the attached doc with your teen:Called to Protect 6, 7, 8 PDF2. Watch the following video:

 

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Estimadas Familias,

Espero que este mensaje les encuentre bien durante estos tiempos difíciles. Esta semana es oficialmente el fin del año de Catecismo. Para que todos cumplamos con los requisitos, pedimos que los siguientes elementos se completen en casa.

La clase de Ambiente Seguro es un elemento requerido de los programas de Catecismo en la Arquidiócesis de Chicago. Si bien los estudiantes no pueden asistir físicamente a esta clase debido a Covid 19, le pedimos que lean usted y su hijo/a el material adjunto específico según nivel de grado y juntos vean el video. Una vez que haya completado las dos actividades, por favor hágame saber respondiendo a este mensaje con el nombre de su hijo/a, para que pueda actualizar nuestros registros como (Año de Catecismo completado y en conformidad con la Arquidiócesis de Chicago).

Instruciones:

  1. Elija UNA LECCIÓN según el grado de su hijo/a(de las tres opciones) y pida a su hijo/a que lo lea.
  2. Vea el Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23qXyXaoCSY o este: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNTUMNKSNwk
 
 
Thank You. Be Safe & Pray, God is in Control,

M. Magdalena Gonzalez

DRE – Transfiguration Church
 

 

Sacrament Activity – First Communion

May 4, 2020

Dear Families,

I pray you are doing well during this unprecedented time. Based on current guidelines from the Archdiocese of Chicago and the CDC department, Cardinal Cupich continues with the suspension of the religious gatherings in force until May 30, 2020. Therefore, the First Communion ceremony remains suspended until further notice.

This simple lesson for teaching the Theology of the Eucharist will keep the kids engaged as we wait for the actual ceremony: 

Theology of the Eucharist YouTube video

 

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Estimadas Familias,

           Dios mediante todos se encuentren bien.  Según las pautas actuales de la Archidiócesis de Chicago y el departamento de salud, el Cardenal Cupich continúa con la suspensión de las reuniones religiosas vigente hasta el 30 de mayo de 2020.  Por lo tanto, las ceremonia de Primera Comunión sigue suspendida hasta nuevo aviso.  Por favor continúe practicando con sus hijo/a como recibir la Eucaristia con los siguientes recursos:

 
 
Be safe & pray, God is in Control.
M. Magdalena Gonzalez
DRE – Transfiguration Church
 
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Sacrament Activity – Confirmation

May 4, 2020

Dear Families,

I pray this message finds you well during this unprecedented times.  Based on current guidelines from the Archdiocese of Chicago and the CDC department, Cardinal Cupich continues with the suspension of the religious gatherings in force until May 30, 2020.  Therefore, the Confirmation ceremony remains suspended until further notice. 

This simple lesson for teaching the Corporal and Spiritual works of Mercy will keep the teens engaged as we wait for the actual ceremony: 

 Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy Video

 Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy activity at home: MercyWorksActivity.pdf

 

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Estimadas Familias,

Espero que este mensaje los encuentre sanos y salvos.  Según las indicaciones actuales de la Archidiócesis de Chicago y el departamento de salud, el Cardenal Cupich continúa con la suspensión de reuniones religiosas vigente hasta el 30 de mayo de 2020.  Por lo tanto, las ceremonia de Confirmacion sigue suspendida hasta nuevo aviso. 

Esta sencilla lección enseñara las obras corporales y espirituales de Misericordia a los adolescentes y mantendrá interesados mientras esperan la ceremonia de Confirmacion:

 Video de las obras corporales y espirituales de misericordia

 Actividad en casa de las obras corporales y espirituales de misericordia  MercyWorksActivity.pdf

 

Be safe & Pray,
M. Magdalena Gonzalez
DRE – Transfiguration Church
 

 

Registration

Registration for 2020/2021 School of Religion classes are currently postponed – more information to come at a later date.
Inscripción para las clases de Catecismo 2020/2021 se han pospuesto; más información llegará en una fecha posterior.
 
The Transfiguration School of Religion exists to assist families in the faith formation of their children. The program provides opportunities to learn Catholic doctrine, to share faith, to worship through prayer and sacrament, to connect to our parish community, and to respond to the gospel message in witness and service.
 
We feel we have a great program which forms children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 by:
  • Teaching a strong curriculum of approved materials
  • Using dedicated volunteers with many talents
  • Providing regular opportunities for prayer both in the classroom and as a community
  • Encouraging service to others by many projects
  • Establishing connections to our parish family
 
 
We offer sessions from September to early May as follows:
 
Wednesday Session A Grades 1st-8th 4:45pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday Session B Grades 7th-8th 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Sunday (New Time) Session C Grades K-8th 8:45am-10:00am Mass
 
SPANISH SESSIONS:
Wednesday Pre-Confirmation/Confirmation 6:45pm – 8:15pm
Saturday (New Time) Pre-Communion/Communion 4:30pm – 6:00pm Mass
 
You may use GiveCentral to make a tuition payment online.  

 

 
Questions? Please call the Religious Education Office at 847.526.6400 ext. 238 or 239 OR email: RelEd@transfigurationwauconda.com
 
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