Posted tagged ‘Extravaganza’

Sneak Peek

September 14, 2016

Step right up to the Midway for fun games this weekend at our Kick-off Extravaganza!  These trading cards are one of the prizes and are only available this weekend.  Collect them all!


The Great Minnesota Get-Together

September 12, 2016



It’s hard to imagine we can improve on the best State Fair in the country, but we’re going to extend the fun by making it our Extravaganza theme this year.  Join us for a few of your Fair favorites with a Family Formation twist.  Bring your family on your registered day; Saturday, September 17 (9:30 a.m.) or Monday, September 19 (7 p.m.) for our annual Kick-Off Extravaganza!


Our Pilgrimage with Pope Francis

September 18, 2015

IMG_8871We’ve finally recovered from our virtual pilgrimage (aka Extravaganza!) just in time to leave on the real pilgrimage to Philadelphia next week, but before we go I wanted to share a few photos from our kick-off Extravaganzas this week.

All the kids got their travel credentials which also served as a check list for the day’s fun.


The first thing on the list was to find their classroom and meet their catechist so we’re all ready to go in October.


We dropped off summer W.O.G. Logs and picked up new ones, along with tithing envelopes, for the upcoming year.


We had a visit from Saint Faustina.


We joined our families to the prayer that will be happening next week at the World Meeting of Families.


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And your prayer requests are all sealed into a big envelope and are ready for us to bring to Masses in Philadelphia!

Families personalized holy water bottles, complete with to-go hooks for their pilgrimage adventures this year.



The photo booth, complete with a lesson on the Holy Doors that Pope Francis will open for the Jubilee year, was a huge hit!




We had snacks, played games, and signed up for some of this year’s extra programs!




All in all, it was a fantastic day and we’re already planning next year’s theme.  (Extravaganza on a Stick, anyone? J)

27 years and counting …

September 12, 2015

We had our first family meeting of the year today (pictures coming soon) and I’ve gotta say – one of the nicest parts is seeing so many people who were in Family Formation as kids come back this year with their own kids!

Picturing a religious vocation

October 2, 2014

Church of Saint Paul parents – when you’re at your Family Formation classroom time this Saturday or Monday, be sure to stop by the table in the entry to find your kids’ vocations photos from the Extravaganza.  We didn’t take names, but they are divided by gender and by Saturday or Monday.  Nevertheless, this was a popular booth so it may take you a few minutes to find yours.

It’s our hope that this simple, fun activity will open up all sorts of conversations about vocations and asking for God’s direction and listening to His call!

(You may also want to go to our facebook page to see other photos of the event!)

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Letters to Pope Francis

November 11, 2013

Church of Saint Paul families,

We wanted to let you know that the letters you wrote to Pope Francis at our Extravaganza kick-off have all been mailed.  More than a few kids requested a phone call or return note from His Holiness, so be sure to let us know if you receive some communication from  Rome sometime soon!

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Dear Technology

October 9, 2013

Dear Technology,

Some days we love you and on others we’re fairly certain you are the “vale of tears” mentioned at the end of the Rosary!  For the past couple weeks, we’ve been trying different methods for efficiently sharing the Extravaganza photo booth photos, with very little success.  Today however, you seem to want to be friends and we have finally been able to reach a happy place where photos are visible AND available for download in a reasonably high resolution.

I appreciate your cooperative spirit and hope we can continue to work together in the future.


Sue Klejeski


  1. You can finally access the photos by clicking on the sidebar link for “Family Formation Extravaganza Photos” under the PAGES section.
  2. Once you find your photo(s), simply click on each and then right click and save the ones you want.
  3. From there, I suggest you crop out some of the excess background and print copies for everyone on your Christmas card list.J
  4. One more note – These are only going to be available for a limited amount of time (maybe through the end of the year) because they are large files that are using a lot of our virtual space.  Get ’em while you can!


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