Religious Education

REGISTRATION

Mission

God made us to show forth His goodness and to be happy with Him in heaven.  To be happy with God in heaven, we must know, love and serve Him.  We learn how to do this through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who teaches us through the Catholic Church.  Our mission at St. Michael is to assist parents in their work as the primary educators, teaching their children to know God so that they can learn to love and serve Him in this world and be happy with Him in heaven.

Classes & Curriculum

We offer instruction in the Catholic Faith to students in grades 1 through 12 as a supplement to the instruction they are receiving in the home from their parents.  We also assist parents in the preparation of their children for the Sacraments of First Penance, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation.

We use the Faith and Life curriculum published by Ignatius Press.

Grades 1 – 5:  We offer traditional classroom instruction, as well as an online program using the Faith and Life curriculum available through MyCatholicFaithDelivered.com.  Classes are on Monday, 6:00-7:00 PM, Junior School Building.  For the 1st and 2nd grades we supplement the regular curriculum with The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Grades 6, 7, & 8:  Our students work at home each week, with the text and activity books, or with the Faith and Life curriculum available through MyCatholicFaithDelivered.com.  As part of the curriculum, the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students attend the family holy hour each Friday night, and meet once a month for other liturgical events.

Grades 9, 10, 11, & 12 – St. Michael’s Teens:  Students meet as a group to explore the Bible using The Teen Timeline study program by Ascension Press, and to study Church History using works written by Catholic historians such as Warren Carroll (founder of Christendom College) and non-Catholic historians such as Rodney Stark.  Students are also introduced to apologetics using the Catholic apologetics course in religion by Fr. John Laux.  Meetings are on Sunday, 7:00-8:00 PM, All Purpose Room.