Beginning October 31st, Saturday evening Mass will be at 4:30 pm.
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Religious Education

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

Children in Kindergarten through 8th grade attend Religious Education (R.E.). Classes meet three times a month, September to April. Pre-school students meet once a month (we offer two different pre-school classes). 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! See the Parent Information Packet for more information.

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.


Click here to download everything you need for a simple at-home Jesse Tree, courtesy of Catholic Inspired!

Click here to download a booklet about St. Nicholas!

Schedule

Classes are held from 9:00-10:15 a.m., typically on the first three Sundays of each month. This year, only the First Communion and Confirmation classes will meet in-person. A schedule went home with each of these families. Please let me know if need more information.

Thank you to all of our families who joined us for our R.E. family classes this fall! We enjoyed learning about the armor of God in September. We also went on a scavenger hunt to find St. Michael's swords to celebrate his feast day. In October, we prayed a giant outdoor rosary and added our prayers to the Rosary Rally across the United States. On All Saints Day, children dressed as their favorite saints for Mass. We look forward to more family classes in the spring when the weather warms up! 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

God bless our First Communicants of 2020! 

 

 

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

First Reconcilation

Sunday, April 25, 2021

First Communion

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Confirmation

Sunday, August 29, 2021

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!


Questions Arica Swygart, DRE | dre@stmichaelwaterloo.com