March 27- March 31st Schedule
Tuesday, March 28th-  
4:30-5:30 K-6th grade Religious Ed Classes 
or
6:15-7:15 K-6th grade Religious Ed Classes
 
Wednesday, March 29th- 
4:30-5:30 Religious Ed Classes

7:00-8:30 7th & 8th grade Confirmation Prep Classes

(UPDATED 11/17/16) 
 
Highlights from 1st-5th Grade Classes last Week:

Due to a short week following Spring Break, we are sending the RE Weekly Update on Monday this week.  We will be back to our regular schedule with another RE Weekly Update this Friday.

Welcome Back to Religious Ed for our last "quarter" of the year!  We have 7 consecutive weeks of classes, and all the catechists and staff look forward to great teaching and learning!  Please do all you can to have your children attend each week for the remainder of the year!

Thanks to Mrs. Lewis & Mrs. Baklanov's Wed 4:30 1st grade Class for this great pic!


*At our large group Opening in RE last week, we prepared for the 4th Sunday in Lent, also known as Laetare Sunday by using our desk work below.  Please ask your children if they noticed the special color of the chasuble our priests wore this weekend!  (hint: this color is only worn twice each year, and both times the color represents encouragement and reminds us to have JOY as we continue our good preparations for the particular penitential season we are in.) 


 
Being Catholic means we are lifetime learners.  Want to learn more? Watch the video below. Laetare Sunday is the first day of the 4th week of Lent, so it's not too late! 


Watch the Holy Heroes Mass Prep Video for younger children:      
 


Mass Prep Video for older children and Parents:

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 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

                         Congratulations on a wonderful 1st Holy Communion Retreat!!! 

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!  


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!  



Last Wednesday night, our 7th graders learned about their actual Confirmation!  This episode of Chosen led into a discussion about persecution of Christians in the Middle East.  

For that reason, I offered a  special Service Hours Opportunity:

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 Chistian 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:


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

Chosen Chapter 14 Confirmation Program video-



Regular Confirmation Class this week!  
Confirmation Rehearsal is this coming Sunday at 2:00 in the church.


Last Call for Confirmation Requirements!

Chosen Lesson 14 - What happens at Confirmation



Important Dates coming soon:
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