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Religious Education

"I am a small pencil in God's hand." - Saint Mother Teresa

Children in Pre-school through 8th grade attend Religious Education (R.E.). Classes meet three times a month, September to April. Students learn about the beauty of our Catholic faith through catechetical instruction, take part in service projects, pray the Stations of the Cross, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, pray the Rosary, interact with saints from the past (as acted out by our Life Teen students), celebrate our patron saint, and more! Dedicated catechists from our parish instruct students and serve as witnesses to their faith. Come learn with us as we grow in the love of Christ

Our R.E. program also serves as the main form of contact for our children's ministry activities. Contact us to get involved, have some fun, and grow as a parish family! We offer a Christmas Eve Narrative, Youth Choir, and more! Information for special events will go home with students throughout the school year.


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Thank you to our catechists for working with the youngest members of our parish! I deeply appreciate the gift of your time and talents.






Check out the monthly newsletters for upcoming events and activities!


Feel called to work with our youth? We need you! Please fill out the volunteer form and return it to Mrs. Swygart or the parish office.





The Alive in Christ textbook series is used for grades 1-6. 

First Reconcilation

Sunday, April 30, 2023

First Communion

Sunday, May 7, 2023


August 13, 2023

Please keep our students in your prayers as they prepare to receive these sacraments!

The Encounter with Christ series is used for First Communion and Reconciliation preparation.

The OSV Faith Guidebooks are used for grades 7 and 8, along with the Theology of the Body curriculum, and Chosen series for Confirmation prep. Please see the Confirmation page for more info!


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Questions Arica Swygart, DRE | dre@stmichaelwaterloo.com