January 20 - January 27, 2017
Tuesday,
January 24th-
Religious Ed Class for K-6th Grade 
4:30-5:30 pm  
or
6:15-7:15 pm

Wednesday, January 25th- 
Religious Ed Class for K-6th Grade 
4:30-5:30 pm

Confirmation Prep 7th & 8th Grade
7:00-8:30 pm

2016-2017 Full RE School Year Calendar Here
(UPDATED 11/17/16)

SPECIAL EVENT!!! Fr. Brian will celebrate Mass on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 pm while a Mass Commentator explains each part of Holy Mass!  Please plan to attend!  7th & 8th graders will attend in place of class.  
Highlights from 1st-5th Grade Classes this Week:

Welcome back to Religious Ed Classes!

To start off our 2nd semester, Father Nathan visited RE this week, teaching our 1st-5th graders what it means to be Pro-Life.

To make this lesson meaningful, he shared many interesting stories and facts about his recent trip with the Honduras Mission Team to visit our friends in the orphanage and elder care home.  He gave the students many examples of how he was able to be "the hands and feet of Christ on earth to protect life at every stage and every age, especially the unborn, because
Every Life Deserves a Lifetime!
...the theme of the poster contest this year.

 
Father explained that we are truly Pro-Life when we realize that God is the creator of each and every human life, and it is only for God to to decide when a person's life begins and when their earthly life ends. 

Our part is to witness to our love of God by valuing the dignity and beauty of each and every human person, no matter their age, social status, wealth, or any other worldly measurement.

 
Read Father Nathan's blog post from the Honduras Mission Trip and learn more about what he taught our students:
https://smahonduras.wordpress.com/

The last half of class was spent making our Pro-Life Posters.  This weekend is the Respect Life Rose Procession at the Saturday 5:00 pm Vigil Mass, and at the 10:30 am Sunday Mass.  All the posters will be displayed in the parish hall after the Sunday Masses.  Enjoy donuts and coffee or juice while you look at the great work our students were able to do in less than 30 minutes! 

Our students understand that there are no rights unless each person first has a
Right to Life!

Next week in RE, the Knights of Columbus will award the students with winning posters, and since all the kids did such a great job, everyone will get a special treat from the Christian Formation Office! :)

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Nurture your family's Catholic Identity by preparing at home for Holy Mass!

Sunday, January 22nd, the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 
 
*Holy Heroes Mass Prep Video:    
 
   
*Sunday's Gospel Reading:

*Click Here for the
Mass Quiz & Mass Quiz Answer Key 
 
*Desk work coloring page: 
   
We will be back to the long format with grade-level info next week.

Blessings for your weekend!
Contact
Info
 
Have  questions  about schedules, paperwork or 
administrative details?
Contact Debbie Rehling at 913-402-3922 or
 
Have questions about Kindergarten classes? 
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Contact Diane Jones at 913-402-3941 or

Have questions about 1st-5th grade classes?
Contact Shawna Davidson at 913-402-3963 or shawna.davidson@stmichaelcp.org

Have questions about 7th grade classes?
Contact Jordan McEntee at 913-402-3945 or

Have questions about 8th grade classes?
Contact Kevin Bailey at 913-402-3921 or

Have questions about Sacrament Requirements?
Contact Mary Ann Moore at 913-402-3949 or
maryann.moore@stmichaelcp.org