Religious Education for Children

What an unusual spring and summer it has been for all of us!  We pray that you and your families have remained healthy and sane in the midst of all this craziness!  Know that you have been in our prayers!

We would like to let you know how we attempting to address the religious educational needs of the children of our parish. 

This year we will offer two alternatives: 

  • Home Program – All resources will be available online and can be used at your convenience.  Family lessons will be updated monthly and assessments will be transmitted online.
  • Hybrid – Onsite/Home Program – Students will attend class once per month, with additional lessons available online. These lessons will be updated monthly and assessments will be transmitted online.

We are hoping that these will provide flexibility for our families, while also ensuring safety for children, their families, and volunteers.

As we have traditionally done, sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, Confirmation, and First Eucharist will take place at home.  These resources will likewise be made available online.

Registration for the ’20-’21 religious education program will begin Monday, Aug 3, during normal office hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  So as to avoid large groups and unsafe conditions, we ask that you call in advance to set up an appointment in advance.

As more detailed information becomes available we will be making that known to you.  Please continue to check your mail, email, and the parish website.

Thank you for your patience during this transitional period.

St. Michael’s Religious Education curriculum offers solid content in catechetical sessions appropriate to each age level. We also understand the need to experience and learn within a living community. Therefore, we will integrate all learning with the faith life of the family and the whole parish.

The Christian vision of family life speaks about the family as a community of life and love. It proclaims that family life is sacred, that family activities are holy, and that God’s love is revealed and communicated in new ways each and every day through Christian families. This Christian vision of family life calls families to a unique identity and mission. The Church emphasizes that the family is the domestic church or the church of the home. The family shares in one and the same mission that Christ gives to the whole church. The U.S. Catholic Bishops proclaim this vision in Follow the Way of Love when they write: A family is our first community and most basic way in which the Lord gathers us, forms us and acts in the world. The early church expressed this truth by calling the Christian family a domestic church or church of the home.

 

Religious Education for Kindergarten through Grade 8

Classes are held September through May. Early registration for families in our program is held towards the end of classes in May for the following year. Registration for new students will be open from July 3 thru August 25, 2017.

Contact Claudia in the Religious Education Office, 303-690-6797 ext. 314

Liturgy of the Word with Children

A Liturgy Presentation of Sunday’s scripture readings meaningful to children (age level K-5th grade). This celebration is held every second Sunday of the month during the 10:30am mass. The Father invites the children attending mass to come forward following the introductory prayers and then sends them forth to hear God’s Word.

Sacrament Preparation

For First Reconciliation and First Communion see the “Sacraments” section of this website.