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May 2024 Newsletter – Posted 5/1/24

Hi CFAC families,

The May edition of the newsletter is here. This month we are excited to add a brand new Liturgical Living page plus you'll want to check out our May calendar that is full of fun activities to look forward to! 

Warm regards,

Janae Spencer

April 2024 Newsletter – Posted 4/3/24

Our April newsletter is here! It's packed with updates, highlights, and a special "Year in Review" section. Click the link to read now!

April Newsletter

March 2024 Newsletter – Posted 3/1/24

Spring into March with our latest edition of our newsletter! Our newsletter has important updates, events, and sneak peeks into what's coming next for our homeschooling community. Click the link below to discover the latest from CFAC. 

March 2024 Newsletter

-Janae Spencer

Newsletter Editor

February 2024 Newsletter – Posted 2/2/24

Our February newsletter is here. This issue includes ideas from our community on how to make the most out our Lenten season. 

February 2024 Newsletter

January 2024 Newsletter – Posted 1/2/24

Dear CFAC Families,

We're kicking off the new year with the fifth edition of our newsletter. This one has a thoughtful article about Christmas by Jennifer Seppi, some leadership team updates, and an introduction to a new program we're adding for teens! The newsletter is a chance to stay connected and informed about our group, if you have an idea for the newsletter, please drop me a line at: [email protected]

Link to newsletter: January Newsletter
 

You are in my prayers! 

Janae Spencer
Newsletter Editor
Catholic Family Adventure Club

December 2023 Newsletter – Posted 11/30/23

Our fourth newsletter is here! Click the link to see what fun things we have planned for Advent. 

Link to Newsletter: Decemeber Newsletter

You are in my prayers. Wishing you all a blessed Advent Season!

Regarding Today's Events – Posted 11/11/23
CFAC Leadership Team


By now many of you are aware of the news regarding Bishop Strickland having been relieved of his position as the Bishop of Tyler. This sad news has elicited very strong feelings and emotions for all the members of our community. We want to remind everyone that, regardless of any personal feelings and emotions, this decision will change our diocese.

Bishop Strickland’s removal will affect all of us and our parish communities to varying degrees. Please be cognizant that regardless of personal feelings about this decision, none of us truly know how this will all turn out. Please be kind to one another as we all process and adapt to the new reality in our diocese.

The best way for us to get through this period of turmoil is to come together and support each other. As a community, let’s do the one thing we can do in a situation that affects us but for which we have no control: pray.

“O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!”

This simple but powerful prayer is echoed throughout the Surrender Novena, written by Servant of God, Don Dolindo Ruotolo, who served as Padre Pio’s spiritual director for a short time. Jesus spoke to him about total abandonment, and His words are shared in short, poignant, reflections for each day of this special devotion.

A digital copy of the prayer can be found here, Digital Download, courtesy of Healing Heart of Jesus (healingheartofjesus.com). Please consider praying it together as a family along with continuing to pray for The Church, her priests, bishops, and Pope.

Your Catholic Family Adventure Club Leadership Team

November 2023 Newsletter – Posted 11/6/23
Janae Spencer


As we approach the final stretch of the year, we're excited to present our third newsletter, which is focused on how you and your family can get more involved in our community and make the best use of your membership.

We also have a special opportunity for you all to contribute to next month's newsletter. Read carefully to find out how your family can contribute and be entered into a special drawing to win a prize that will help your family celebrate the liturgically rich seasons of Advent and Christmas.

November Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter – Posted 10/3/23
Janae Spencer


Dear CFAC families
 

As we welcome some cooler temperatures, we're equally excited to introduce you to the latest edition of our monthly newsletter. The newsletter is a chance to stay connected and informed about our group, and I want to encourage you all to continue to use the family forums.

October Newsletter

If you have an idea for the newsletter, please drop me a line at: [email protected]

 

Prayers for a joyful October!

 

Janae Spencer

Newsletter Editor

Catholic Family Adventure Club

August - September Newsletter – Posted 8/23/23
Mike Reaves


Check our August-September CFAC newsletter put together by Janae Spencer. It's filled with upcoming events and information to help you start out the year. 

New Member Information Sessions – Posted 7/7/23
Melissa Reaves


Want more information on the Catholic Family Adventure Club and what it can do for your family? Then join us at one of our upcoming information sessions on July 8th, July 19th or July 26th. For more information and to RSVP please go to:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084dafab28a7f9c34-newmember#/ 

The Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Programming Calendar is up! – Posted 7/6/23
Melissa Reaves


CFAC's Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 Programming Calendar is up! You can view an overview of events by month at this link here. Members can get full details on the events (date, time, location, and full description of event activities) on their dashboard calendar when they log in. 

Thank You! – Posted 5/22/23
Melissa Reaves


As we near the end of our first year together, it is way past time to thank everyone who has had an integral part in the success of building our community.

What began as a "little-idea" to create a group for homeschooling families to gather and share experiences has blossomed in a very short period of time into a vibrant and dynamic community of faithful families.

This would not have been possible without the support and encouragement, not to mention the time and sacrifices on the part of a core group of people, and I'd especially like to thank those members who have served or are serving on the Leadership Team.

Spring Retreat – Posted 5/2/23
Melissa Reaves


Last weekend member's enjoyed a Saturday away at our Spring Retreat for a day of connection, reflection, and preparation. The day included prayer, crafts, food, planning sessions, and endless laughs; and we were reminded of the beauty of community. At the end of the day, everyone left the retreat feeling excited for the year to come and encouraged to continue on this beautiful, messy, and important homeschooling adventure.

Be on the lookout for the fruit of our labor, the 2023-2024 calendar of events, to be published by July 1st.

"A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." Proverbs 27:9