SOR will be held even if the Van Wert City Schools do not hold student classes due to fog, teacher in-service days, or Parent/Teacher Conferences.  However, if Van Wert City Schools should cancel for any other reason (for example:  a water main break, which would deprive students of the water for drinking or restroom use) or if Van Wert City Schools dismiss early due to adverse weather conditions, we will not have class.  Cancellations will be posted on the parish website, at  Go to the Religious Education tab.  You may also listen to WBCL radio (90.3FM) for a once-an-hour report of cancellations and closings or go to the WBCL websie at

     Parents are encouraged to sign up for TEXT ALERTS.  Go to to sign up.  On the main screen, scroll down until you find the St. Mary's, Van Wert, blue Royals logo.  Click on subscription service.  Complete the information and check the box next to SOR.  This will give you posted text alerts for SOR and Youth Group.  If you wish to receive, in addition, St. Mary's School alerts, check both boxes.

     SOR alerts are only for SOR and Youth Group.  A cancellation of SOR does not cancel Mass or any other activitiy that evening.  Also, no alerts will be given for dates when no class is scheduled (for instance, Thanksgiving or Christmas break).

September  5 Registration and First Class 

        (30) Inscription Promise

             Sunday for First

             Reconciliation and

             First Communion

​        (27) Wednesday--No Class 

             VWCS Homecoming Parade

October    3 Blessing of Animals at

             6:30 PM--Jennings Road

             Parking Lot

​       (6-7) SOR Cake Sale

        (14) Sunday--Parent Class for

             First Reconciliation  

             from 1-3 PM in library                         

          17 Teaching Safety, Lesson 5

          31 Vigil of All Saints--SOR Mass

November  7  First Reconciliation Class #1 

             Begin Boxed and Canned 

             Drive for Community Food

             Bank and Clothing

             Drive for Salvation Army

         14  First Reconciliation Class #2

        (21) No class--Thanksgiving


         28  SOR Penance Service

             First Reconciliation Class #3

             Cookie sale prep after

             class--gym  Parents invited

             to help

Dec.   (1-2) Sat. & Sun. Catholic

               Charities Christmas Cookie

               Sale after Masses

             5  Alter Server training for 5th                    

             grade and older

             First Reconciliation Class #4

          12 First Reconciliation Class #5

        (19) No SOR--Christmas Eve

             Children's Mass Practice

             (Grs. 1-6) 6:45 PM in    


        (24) Christmas Eve Children's

               Mass 6 PM

        (26) No class--Christmas Break

Jan.      2  No Class--Christmas Break                         

          9  Epiphany Celebration and 

             Chalking of the Doors at

             7:30 PM--gym

             Confirmation Class #2 

        (13) Sun.--First Reconciliation

               1 PM  A-K

         17  Rosary--Joyful Mysteries

             Confirmation Class #3

        (20) Sun.--First Reconciliation

               1 PM  P-Z

         23  Confirmation Class #4

         30  Confirmation Class #5

             First Communion Class #1

Feb.      6  Blessing of Throats

             Confirmation Class #6

             First Communion Class #2

       (10)  Sun--First Communion Parent  

             Class 1-3 PM library      

         13  Confirmation Class #7

             First Communion Class #3                       

         20  Teaching Safety Lesson 6

         27  Confirmation Class #8  

             First Communion Class #4  

March     6  Ash Wednesday--SOR still meets
             at 6:45 PM in the classrooms 

                        13  Stations of the Cross

         20  No SOR--Spring Break

        (24) Hunger Banquet following 

             10:30 AM Mass

​         27  SOR Penance Service

​             Confirmation Class #9

             First Communion Class #5

        (31) Confirmation Retreat--  

             following mass until 5:30 PM

April     3  First Communion Class #6

         (6) Saturday Confirmation at

             Rosary Cathedral at 11 AM

         (7) Sunday-- Confirmation Parent 

             & Sponsor Class 1-3:30 PM


         10  Confirmation Class #1

             Seventh Grade

             First Communion Class #7

         17  First Communion Class #8

         24  First Communion Class #9

May      ​ 1  Confessions for Grade 2

         (2) Thursday--First Communion


         (5) First Communion 1 PM

          8  May Crowning practice

             Last Class and Assembly

​        (12) Sunday--Parish May

               Crowning before 10:30 AM

               Mass--​Grades 2 and 6

SOR Special Dates

to Keep in Mind

Weather Policy

September  5, 12, 26

​October      3,  10, 17, 24, 31

November  7, 14, 28

December 5,  12

January     9, 16, 23, 30

February   6, 13, 20, 27 

March       6,  13, 27

April         3,  10, 17, 24

May         1,   8

If St. Mary's SOR and Youth Ministry classes are cancelled, this is where the cancellation will be posted.

SOR Schedule 2018-2019