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Summer 2024 Newsletter

It's still not officially summer here in East Texas, but I'm pretty sure that neither our weather or the CFAC programming committees got the message. With 23 scheduled events planned over the next two months, our hope is that no kid or parent will even have a chance to say, "I'm bored." Check out all of the details and find some liturgical living tips to guide these next two months inside the Summer 2024 Newsletter.

Special thanks to Janae for always doing such a fabulous job putting together the newsletter and to Cheyenne for the phone calendar wallpaper she designed just for CFAC members!

I can't wait to see you all on our next big adventure!


May 2024 Newsletter

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

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

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

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

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

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
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
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
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