April 21st - April 28th Schedule
Tuesday, April 25th-  
4:30-5:30 K-6th grade Religious Ed Classes 
or
6:15-7:15 K-6th grade Religious Ed Classes
 
Wednesday, April 26th- 
4:30-5:30 K-6th grade Religious Ed Classes

7:00-8:30 7th grade Confirmation classes this week.
 
Happy Easter!!!
Yes, it is still Easter!  
The Octave of Easter lasts from the Easter Vigil (sundown on Holy Saturday) until sundown on the 2nd Sunday of Easter, also known as 
Divine Mercy Sunday

(UPDATED 11/17/16) 
 
Highlights from 1st-5th Grade Classes This Week:
 
We can't say it too often...
A Blessed and Happy Easter to you!

Last week in Religious Ed, we had a special presentation for Holy Week. The students experienced the Holy Lands through talks, videos, and hands-on activities that included water from the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized, a mini cross made of wood from the Olive trees that grow in the Garden of Olives where Jesus prayed and suffered his agony, and beautifully rose-scented oil that is used to this day to oil the slab that now covers the site where Jesus is believed to have been laid when he was taken down from his cross.  

Many thanks to our visiting catechists, Margaret Kelly and Carol Herold, who founded Children of God, Draw Near after their own visit to the Holy Lands a few years ago with a group of pilgrims including our own Fr. Brian! The students really enjoyed this unique experience.  We plan to have Miss Kelly and Mrs. Herold back for special classes again next year! 
  Can you spot your students? These pics were taken at RE on Wednesday 4:30 RE.



And now, information about this past week's lesson:

As we already said, Alleluia! The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ was  celebrated on Easter Sunday, but the Feast of Easter lasts for 8 days, and the Season of Easter lasts for 50 days up until we celebrate Pentecost...that is 10 days longer than we prepared during Lent.  Wow, Catholics are the most fun people ever! Well, we should be anyway! :) 

In Religious Ed this week, our Opening Lesson included desk work to prepare us for this coming Sunday, April 23rd, Divine Mercy Sunday.

If we think about it, it makes perfect sense that this feast follow immediately after Easter Sunday, as we know that Jesus was pierced in His side after he died but still hung on the Cross on Good Friday.  From His Sacred Heart, flowed blood and water (the matter of the Sacraments) which signaled what was the starting point of the Catholic Church. 

Yes, the salvation of the whole world flows from the Heart of Jesus through the Catholic Church and Her members.  This is our Faith, and we are honored and challenged to live up to this high calling!  Divine Mercy is both God's greatest attribute, and also the expectation of how we are to live as Christ's heart, hands, and feet on Earth during our own lives.

Please come to the Divine Mercy Holy Hour this coming Sunday at 3:00pm to celebrate this Universal Feast of the Church.  Bring your Rosary to pray the chaplet, and an image of Divine Mercy to be blessed for your home.  Confessions will be heard and are necessary to receive a plenary indulgence.   What a treasure of love Jesus has given us!  


Our Lord said to Saint Faustina:

"Encourage souls to say the Chaplet which I have given you...Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death....When they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between My Father and the dying person, not as the just judge but as the Merciful Saviour. ...Priests will recommend it to sinners as their last hope of salvation.  Even if there were a sinner most hardened, if he were to recite this chaplet only once, he would receive grace from My infinite mercy.  I desire to grant unimaginable graces to those souls who trust in My mercy....Through the Chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will."

Desk work this past week: 
Thanks to our great students so willing to share what they learn!

Thanks to Claire Boma and Elise Daugherty for doing a super job!
 
Mass Prep Video for the 2nd Sunday of Easter:
For older Students and Parents:

Divine Mercy Chaplet Video: 
My family's favorite! Very good for nighttime prayers and to bring calm and peace to your home anytime.  We play this often :)


Blessings to your families for a great weekend!

Regular Class this week!



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


Regular Class this week!  

1st grade Lesson Outline HERE  

Regular Class 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 this week!  


This week, we talked about the Resurrection and reasons why it's actually not crazy to believe that Jesus Christ did indeed rise from the dead. See you next week!
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   
 


Don't forget your Service Hours, Confirmation Saint Report, and online Sponsor Form were due this past Wednesday!   Please turn them in next week if you didn't already!  See the forms attached at the bottom if you need another copy.
 
Last week, seminarian Dean Wheeler shared some of his vocation story with the 7th graders. This week, we looked at two specific vocations - Marriage and Holy Orders. We'll talked about how God works in these sacraments and vocations, and how you can figure out which vocation you're called to. See you next week!
 
S pecial Service Hours Opportunities:
 
If your student will listen to the episode of Archbishop Naumann's radio show, The Shepherd's Voice, and write a summary in the form of 4 or more questions and answers, they may  receive 1-2 service hours, depending on the length and quality of their paper.  Further, if they add praying the Holy Rosary for these Christian brothers and sisters of ours, they may receive an additional 1 hour of service for a possible 3 hours.  
 
Prayer is the greatest gift we can give to one another if it is done sincerely and with interior focus and love for neighbor! 
 

Archbishop Naumann interviews Helma Adde.  Adde is an American of Syrian dissent who journeys to the Levant area of the Middle East to reveal the plight of Christians in  Syria and Iraq.

Trailer of the documentary discussed in Archbishop's radio show:

 
 
Important Forms:
Service Hours Log

Chosen Chapter 14 Confirmation Program video-







Congratulations once again to a wonderful  
8th grade Confirmation Class!!!

See you Sunday nights for FLOCK!  
Dinner at 6:00 in cafeteria
Youth Group 6:30-8:00


 
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