VBS Summer 2016

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Game on: Living out the Fruits of the Spirit
We learned about the 9 Fruits of the Spirit that we need to live out to become a champion for Christ: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS and SELF-CONTROL.
We can find this Scripture in Galatians 5:22-23.

Our team in heaven are cheering us on to live out the fruits of the Spirit.
Thank you to all who joined the VBS group at Mass this morning.
Father Brian spoke of Rules and how the Commandments are a blessing that show us the path to Heaven

What we did today at the 5 FAITH STATIONS: 

Virtue Of The Day : Temperance
We learned about the virtue of Temperance and how important it is to balance work, play and pray in order to become Champions for Christ.


Saint Of The Day: St. Therese of Lisieux

Today the children heard a story about St. Therese of Lisieux. 
 She entered the Carmelite Convent in Lisieux at age 15, she died at age 24 of Tuberculosis. Therese's "little way" of trusting in Jesus to make her holy and relying on small daily sacrifices instead of great deeds appealed to the thousands of Catholics and others who were trying to find holiness in ordinary lives.
Our saint of the day showed great temperance throughout her lifetime.

Ask your child why St. Therese was known as the "little flower."

Extend the lesson for home with
this easy way to make St.Therese sacrifice beads.
St.Therese used one of these for counting her little presents for God.

Today's Bible Verse:

"Every athlete exercises self-control in all things..."
1 Corinthians  9:25

In the faith station, we listened to another Bible verse song.
When we had a teaching on good fruit/ bad fruit, we all decided that we want to be good fruits!
We also read about a parable Jesus taught his followers:
The Good Samaritan.


Lord Jesus, help us to see the importance of living a life with the Fruits of the Spirit. Please show us the areas in our life where we need to practice them most, especially where we need to practice self-control. Amen.


Our new song today was "Fruits of the Spirit"
Two groups were eager to show off their performing talents on stage.
The Kindergarten group at Opening Ceremonies and the 2nd graders at the Closing Ceremony. The kids really know their moves!!!

Performers for tomorrow
Friday Opening  9:00 am - 1st grade. Closing 11:45 pm - Pre-K

Picture of Casey during Music Station pointing to Heaven!


As a souvenir to remind the children that they are to be Champions of Christ, they made a medal using gold Mason jar lids, star stickers,
and Jesus face stickers. They will bring them home tomorrow.

The storm clouds threatened, but it remained dry and much cooler than yesterday, a perfect day for our "Olympic Games"
Javelin throw, ribbon dancing, tricycle races, hula hoops, sack races, ring toss. The kids LOVED the challenges!

Snack today was very popular: Cheez-Its and GoGo Squeeze Applesauce


This morning we kicked the day off with Mass...what a great start to the day!  After Mass we headed back to our small groups to dive into the story of the Good Samaritan.  Each team performed a skit for everyone else about what it means to be a Modern Day Good Samaritan.  

Be A CHAMPION FOR CHRIST and support one (or both) of our
Mission Projects!

OUR LADY OF UNITY sports equipment and

68 dried beans on Monday, 209 bags of rice on Tuesday.
249 pasta boxes on Wednesday!!!
Today we collected an awesome 203 jars of Pasta Sauce
  Great news for the Food Bank!
Gold Medal Winners - 1st Grade - 63
Silver Medal Winners - 3rd and 4th Grades - 45
Bronze Medal Winners - kindergarten - 31
Great showings from Get Real 25, PreK 22, 2nd Grade 17
Tomorrow we are collecting Cereal, and of course tomorrow is also the last day to bring in any sports equipment for our "sister parish".
Kathy and her team of volunteers are happily struggling to organize all the donations!!

Parents are  the first and foremost Catechists of their children...both a huge honor and responsibility!   Help your child(ren) to get the most out of their VBS experience by following up at home or in the car with a couple of these sample questions.

What was the best thing that happened to you today at Vacation Bible School?
Tell me one thing you learned about temperance?
What Fruit of the Spirit do you need to work on most?
Did you behave well at Mass?  
Is there anything you can do to to give God even more glory when you go to Mass?   
You took your Guardian Angel to Mass today.   Did you know that? :)

Parent to Parent note FROM THE DIRECTORS
Lisa Comfort and Jessie Mallicoat 

We have an amazing VBS program here at St. Michael's! I'm always so impressed by how it all comes together.  Today I want to take this opportunity to thank the 160+ adult and youth volunteers who answered the call to share their faith by helping with VBS.  In particular, our VBS Coordinators have passionately worked on creating meaningful VBS experiences for all involved.  Thank you to Casey Carrigan, Ann Marie Baron, Andrea Meyer, Molly Farwell, Tracey Lisch, Monica Lane, Susan Steimley, Amy Huber, Erin Christensen, Kathy Dey, Kristina Ursick, Amy Gallagher, Patti Wolter, Michelle Prier, Sara Sheerin, Missy Peterson, Kristin Ruder, Amy Ferguson & Julie Entzeroth and a special thank you to Shawna Davidson for her guidance and faithful direction.
May God bless you and your family, 
Jessie Mallicoat & Lisa Comfort
St. Michael the Archangel Staff Liaison is  Shawna Davidson, Coordinator of Religious Ed.
During VBS week, please call Shawna's cell at (913) 669-8288 for immediate assistance.  

  • We look forward to seeing you at the VBS Family Picnic tomorrow. Bring your chairs and blankets.
  • Please bring any sports equipment or food items for our charities. We are still collecting all food items from each day.  
  • 1st Grade is performing at the Opening Ceremony and Pre-K will be performing in the Final Closing Ceremony.