February 17th- February 24th Schedule
Tuesday, Feb. 21st-  
4:30-5:30 pm K-6th Religious Ed classes
6:15-7:15 pm K-6th Religious Ed classes
 
Wednesday, Feb. 22nd-  
4:30-5:30 pm K-6th Religious Ed classes
7:00-8:30 pm 7th & 8th Confirmation Prep classes

(UPDATED 11/17/16) 
 
Mark Your Calendars for these **SPECIAL PARISH EVENTS**:
 
**Save our children from pornography!** 
Come to one of these two sessions for PARENTS ONLY! Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm OR Sunday, February 26 at 1 pm, Fr. Porter Hall
 
**Parish Mission** Casting Nets Ministries comes March 5, 6, & 7th at 7:00 in the church.  There is no RE that week so all families may attend. 
Highlights from 1st-5th Grade Classes this Week:

* Happy St. Valentine's Day - Another holiday which first began as a Catholic Saint's Feast day but is now celebrated by most of the world!  We don't say " Happy___ Patrick's Day, so let's put the SAINT back into St. Valentine's Day!

We shared so much LOVE in RE this week!!! Thank you to all the students who came to RE despite a busy (and sugar-filled) St. Valentine's Day week at school.  The students were WONDERFUL listeners and learners, and shared so politely in our Large Group Opening Lesson and in their classrooms.  Please give your kids a hug from their catechists and our parish staff!

*Prepare for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Desk work from the Gospel of Matthew 5: 44-45, "But I say to you, LOVE your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father."
 
Thanks to Claire Murray, 4th grade, for the beautiful picture below:

The desk work below was done by two 3rd grade boys who were very surprised that they had colored their pictures almost exactly the same!



Great Work Tanner Quinlivan, 1st Grade!


*The greatest act of LOVE the world has ever known is Christ giving his very life for us on the cross, then giving Himself to us in the Eucharist until He comes again.
Click HERE to listen to the angelic singing of the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles (located just one hour north of KC in Gower, MO) and see the video we watched this week.

The students were visibly moved and quieted by this enchanting music. Play it at home to experience the same result we had at Religious Ed.

This music video helped us understand the sacred beauty of Eucharistic Adoration...Christ Himself made present for an extended personal visit with us.


 
Below is our awesome Wednesday 4:30 5th grade.  Last week I subbed in  Mrs. Boyce's class, and then this week for Mrs. Stern & Mrs. Meyer's class.  I can tell you first-hand:   These students are a true JOY.  Thank you parents and thank you catechists for helping them to realize that learning their Catholic Faith is super important and can be super fun!

And below are some awesome students from Mrs. Miller's Tuesday 5th grade class and a few others who wanted to be in the picture! :)
 
More Mass Prep Resources below:


Watch the Holy Heroes Mass Prep
Video:      
 
General Info: 
 
As always, we ask you to please park in a parking spot and walk your students into the building or walk them to the "car free zone" directly in front of the cafeteria doors between the gate and orange cones. 
 
Curbside drop-off is only allowed along the sidewalk in the front of the school, but entry into the building is still through the cafeteria doors.  Cars may not pass or create two lanes for the safety of students exiting cars.  
 
Please be patient, and help us to keep all students safe. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation once again!
  • K-5 Drop off is in school cafeteria.  Pick up for all students is at the classroom. 
  • Please walk your K-3rd grade child into the building and come back in to pick them up. 4th grade and older may walk in and be dismissed unaccompanied with parental permission.
  • 6th graders should be dropped off and picked up in the Youth Room
  • Check below for specific details about your child's grade-level class.

Regular Class in session this week!

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd students meet in cafeteria until catechist arrives.  Thank you!


Regular Class in session this week!
1st grade Lesson Outline HERE  

Regular Class in session this week!
2nd Grade Lesson Outline HERE

1st Holy Communion is Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 1:00 pm 

Regular Class this week.

Regular Class this week.
4th Grade Lesson Schedule HERE

Regular Class this week.
5th Grade Lesson Outline HERE


Regular Class next week.
 

This past week, our 6th graders focused on Lent, which begins in two short weeks. We discussed how these 40 days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are a time for us to grow closer to Christ, by realizing we need His strength during this time. 

Here's a list we went over of some different and challenging things to give up for Lent:  http://lifeteen.com/blog/102-things-really-give-lent/

Confirmation Prep 7th & 8th Grade 

General Info:
  • 8th Grade meets in the Youth Room, unless otherwise noted.
  • 7th Grade meets upstairs in the school library, unless otherwise noted.
  • Arrival and Dismissal - Parents need to park their cars in a PARKING SPOT.  Students will walk to and from the building to their parked car.  PLEASE NO CURBSIDE "drive through" drop off or pick up.  This ensures the safety of the students.
  • 7th & 8th Grade enter and exit at the school cafeteria, using the North parking lot. 
  • Check below for specific details about your child's class.

Regular Class this week
Meet in the school library

Wednesday night, our 7th graders talked about Suffering and the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. We learned about Redemptive suffering, and how Christ is Emmanuel, "God with us," so He is always present in our lives and in our suffering. 

Remember:  Service Hours and Questionnaire Due Wednesday, April 12th.
Service Hours Log

Chosen Confirmation Program Trailer-


Regular Class this week
Meet in the Youth Room 


Letter to AB Naumann was DUE Wednesday Feb 15.  If you didn't turn yours in last week, it MUST be turned in this week to be included in the packet from our parish to the bishop's office!  

Also due immediately are the Service Hours Log and Questionnaire.


Chosen Lesson 14 - What happens at Confirmation



Important Dates coming soon:
Sponsor and Candidate Meeting Thursday, March 2nd 6:30-9:00 pm
Confirmation Rehearsal, Sunday April 2 at 2:00 pm
Confirmation Mass, Thursday, April 6th at 7:00 pm
Contact
Info
 
Have  questions  about schedules, paperwork or 
administrative details?
Contact Debbie 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 6th & 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