St. Michael Religious Education strives to provide an enrichment program where young parishioners experience God's love through prayer, worship and a growing knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Gospel message; all leading to a gradual commitment to a life of discipleship appropriate to age and ability.
The primary goal of the catechetical program is to assist families in the spiritual formation of their children. This goal is best achieved when there is cooperation and communication among families, the parish and the Religious Education program. Together, we are members of the St. Michael Parish family, members of the Body of Christ, living signs of Christ's presence in the world. As a community that shares this responsibility and celebration, we seek to reflect the love of Christ. We pray to be open and to hear, understand and live the Gospel, while reaching out to those who have yet to hear the Good News.
St. Michael Parish offers religious education for all public school children in Grades 1 through 8. The children are taught using a spiral curriculum in which the Sacraments, Scripture, Prayer and Catholic social teachings are taught and reinforced.
Classes are taught by catechetical volunteers, and every effort is made to keep class size to 14 or fewer children. Classes meet weekly from October to April, in the St. Michael School building (across the street from the Church) for the school year model. Classes are also offered during the summer with limited enrollment.
The details of the programs can be found through the grade level links. In addition, a schedule of events specific to the grade level can be found on the linked pages.