Confirmation 2 Online

Note: All Confirmation Masses scheduled in the Catholic Community of Billerica have been postponed to the fall.

Note from Jim Spinale, email May 15:

Dear Parents and students;

It’s that time of the week again for solving another puzzle, and it would make me feel better if more students participated.    Parents are more than welcome to join in as well.  Confirmation is still happening but at a later date and like I said as soon as I find out when you will be the first to know.  Oh, and kids if you have an elderly person in the neighborhood or someone who needs help doing even a small chore put your mask on and with your parent’s permission lend a hand.  Thank you.  OK here is the puzzle:  What key is the hardest to turn?  It’s time for words of wisdom, from things I’ve learned like, “being kind is more important than being right”  God Bless all of you.  Jim Spinale    

Note from Jim Spinale, email May 6:

Dear Parents and Students;

 I hope this email finds you safe and healthy. Here is my weekly email to check up on my families and make sure you are all OK. I also have a new puzzle for you all to solve. The answer to the last puzzle was Calendar and/or Almanac. Even though I only had a handful of students that actually participated in the puzzle I still want to try it again. This time I hope to have a few more of the kids join in. Some of the parents also sent in their answers which is okay with me.  I ask you again to pray for all the sick and those taking care of the sick and ask God for guidance and patience in all these stressful times.  Okay here is the next puzzle: What’s in the fire, and not in the flame? What’s that in the master, and not in the dame? What’s that in the courtier, and not in the clown? What’s that in the country, and not in the town? What am I? God bless us all, Jim Spinale

Note from Jim Spinale, email late April:

Dear Parents and Students;

I hope and pray this email finds all of you safe and healthy.  It looks like Confirmation will still be held at a later date, and as soon as I find out the dates I will email you seconds after I get the news. Ok, kids, I have a puzzle for you, I am asking that you do not look up the answer on your phones or computers but maybe in a book or magazine and then if you still can’t find the answer then you can use your phone and or computer. The puzzle is – Soon as I’m made, I’m sought with care, for one whole year consulted.  That time elapsed, I’m Thrown aside, neglected, and insulted. What am I?  You can email me the answer when you find it.  Kids, if there ever was a time we needed God in our lives this is one of those times.  If you get a chance to help some elderly who are in need of help or neighbors or even relatives, do what you can but do it safely.  Kids, Remember this when you step forward and help someone less fortunate than you, ” TO THE WORLD YOU ARE JUST ONE PERSON, BUT TO ONE PERSON YOU MAY BE THE WORLD”.                      God bless you all.                                                                                                                                                               Jim Spinale

Note from Jim Spinale, email from April 2 – information about Chosen access:

Dear Parents and Students;

I pray that you are all still healthy and safe. I amending you the Chosen lessons that we did not get a chance to view because of the Corona Virus, Students, this is not mandatory but I thought if you are getting bored at home you might want to view the lessons especially Lesson 11 which is very interesting considering what’s going on today in our lives. You might even want your parents to see it. The Lessons we missed were 11,12, and 13. The link for chosen is available from in the email from Mr. Spinale. Click on the link and once you are on the lessons will be on the right side of the page. Scroll down to the Lesson and click on it and sit back and watch. If you want to use your book then Lesson 11 is on page 95, and lesson 12 is on page 107 and lesson 13 is on page 115. If you complete all three then email me back and I will credit you for next year so you won’t have to view it again, and for that, I will take your word for it.

Note from Jim Spinale, email March 29:

Dear Parents and Students;

I never thought I would ever say to all of you students and parents that I truly miss you. The kids know how much I think of them and how proud I am of them but in these trying and scary times in our lives, the one thing they should be proud of is themselves. These are the teenagers that you don’t read about in the paper because these kids are the good ones. I saw on tv a piece about elementary teachers that rode up and down the streets of their students, so I tried it. I was driving up and down the streets holding a sign that said I miss you but the police pulled me over to check me out.(Only Kidding). What I’m not kidding about is praying that all of you are healthy and are praying to ask God for guidance and help. I am going crazy being stuck in the house so yesterday I ran around the block 5 times and felt great, then I picked up the block and put it back in the toy box. I will be sending out a link soon from Chosen to offer you a chance to read and view the DVD on the last 3 lessons. This is not mandatory but maybe something that will help take your mind and your parent’s mind off this crisis. God bless all of you and keep in touch.                                                                        Jim Spinale