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                 St. Michael’s Parish Keshena, WI 







       Classes    -    Wednesday  

     5:30pm  - 7:00pm

    Barrett Hall      



 St. Michael’s Christian Community, located on the Menominee Indian Reservation, is a diverse Christian community reaching out to all residents, learning, loving, sharing, and communicating with one another through the teachings and practices celebrated in the Mass and the holy sacraments of the Catholic Church by integrating sacred symbols and spiritual practices of the Menominee.





     The goal of St. Michael/St. Anthony’s Faith Formation Program is to provide an atmosphere that supports families as they develop a relationship to God and the Church community. As Catechists, parents, and students, we celebrate, learn and share our faith in God. Through our actions and with the direction of the Spirit we witness to the Gospel and its command to "Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel…"


Registration and Tuition

Our religious education program is open to parishioners and non-parishioners. Please submit a separate registration form for each child in  your family.

A tuition fee of  $30 is required to cover the cost of textbooks and materials used in the

program, and should  paid at the time of registration. However, finances should never come in the way of a child's participation in our Religious Education program. If there is a financial concern, please contact the Director of Religious Education.

First Graders will focus on: God Is Good, is designed to provide a simple overview of the mysteries of our faith. Through learning of the goodness of God, and the love of Jesus, the children respond to God in friendship and prayer.

*God is Our Good Father,-The Creator

     *God sent His Son to save us-Our Savior

              *Jesus shows us how to live-Love One another


Prayers in this grade: *Sign of the  Cross  *Our Father  *Hail Mary  *Morning Offering  *Glory Be to the Father     

                                      *Stations of the Cross  * To the Guardian Angel


Second Graders will focus on:  preparing the children for their first celebration of the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. 

The children will:                                                       *come to appreciate everything and everyone as a gift from God.   

               *will desire to follow Jesus’ laws of  love be grateful for God’s loving  mercy in giving us the gift of the 

                                                                 Sacrament of Reconciliation.They will learn how to celebrate this sacrament and express a desire to do so.                                                                        

    *be familiar with the parts of the Mass  and be able to join in. They will be prepared to receive their First Communion.

* will appreciate the roles of different   members united in the Body of Christ, the Church.          


Prayers in this grade:  The First Grade Prayers plus *Act of Faith,Hope, Love (short form)  *Act of Contrition   Come, Holy Spirit (short form) *Morning Offering               

                                       *Consecration to Mary




Third Graders will focus on:  the main truths Catholics believe and express in the Apostles’ Creed.  The children will

                                                       *realize they are called to be   one of God’s holy people.  They will desire to live like Jesus.                                                                     

                                                       *understand some of the characteristics of God.  The children will respond to God with love and respect and desire to be with God.

                                                       *deepen their understanding of Jesus’ passion, death, and Resurrection.  They will appreciate being members of the Church 

                                                        and will try to be good members.

                                                  *learn how Jesus helps us be holy through the sacraments. They will celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the

                                                        Eucharist with greater understanding.  


Prayers in this grade:  Previous Grade prayers plus *Apostles Creed, *Prayer to St.Michael, and *The Rosary


The Fourth Graders will focus on: the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes as guides of living,  The children will 

                                                              *learn that God is revealed in Creation, Sacred Scripture, the Church, and his Son.

                                                              *learn their obligation Christians to live a Jesus, loving God and others.

                                                              *know how the last seven commandmen guide us to love our neighbor and ourselves.  They will develop reverence 

                                                               for life and of the gifts of the earth.

                                                             *learn that Jesus gave us the Beatitudes guide to happiness both in this life and the life to come.

Prayers in this grade:  Previous Grade prayers plus: * The Way of the Cross                                                                                       


The Fifth Grades will focus on: the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, the center of Catholic, Christian life. The children will:  

                                        *come to a basic understand and appreciation of Christian worship. They will become more familiar with Sacraments of Initiation

                                        *be prepared for participation in the  Eucharist. They will become more familiar with the Mass.

                                        *better understand God’s reconciling love, incarnated in Jesus and continuing through His Church in the Sacraments of Healing.

                                        *aware the God calls all Christians to holiness through special ways of life.                                                                                                                                                    

                                        *understand the Fifth through the Tenth Commandments.  They will now in respect for self and others.


Prayers in this grade:  Previous Grade prayers plus: *Prayers of the Mass and *Psalms.


Sixth-Eight Graders will focus on:  The Scriptures especially The Old Testament

                                        *what it means to follow Jesus in daily life. 

                                        * develop a greater appreciation of the life of Jesus won for us  by His death and Resurrection.

                                        *deepen their understand and  appreciation of the Church

                                        *understanding the four marks of the Church-one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.

                                        *identifying key people and events in the Church’s history  

                                        *living a Christian life.

 Registration Form    


St. Michael’s/St. Anthony’s Faith Formation Registration Form


Child’s Name: _______________________________________Age:____Grade:__

Last                    First

Birthdate:_________________       Parish:_________________________________

Father’s Name:__________________________________________________________

Mother’s Name:_________________________________________________________


Guardian’s Name:________________________________________________________

(If applicable)

Mailing Address:________________________________________________________

 E-mail Address:________________________________________________________

Contact Phone:_______________Daytime Work Phone:____________________

Cell Phone:_____________________________________________________________

Sacramental Information:        Date                                       Place

Baptized                   ______________          _________________________

First Reconciliation  ___________                ________________________

First Communion     ____________              __________________________

Medical Conditions:_______________ _________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________Medical Consent:  In the event of an injury, I give my permission to transport my child to a hospital for emergency medical treatment.  I also grant permission to any and all health care providers designated by St. Michael’s staff to provide my child any and all necessary medical care related to the injury or illness.  I further understand I will be contacted as soon as practical as to the medical emergency and be provided will all necessary information related to the medical emergency.  Date:________________ Signature:_______________________

Photo/Video Release:  I hereby give my permission to St. Michael’s Parish for photographs/videos that may include my child’s images to be used in promotional materials.  This includes any prints, copies, release all rights and privileges for financial obligations for this permission.  

Cost:  $30             Cash_____    Check____           

 Date:__________ Signature:________________________

Volunteer Opportunities: Our Youth Faith Formation (Religious Education) program is completely run by our volunteer teachers.  Without their generous help we would be unable to offer these vital services to our young people. All volunteers are greatly appreciated! Each volunteer has undergo background checks, take part in an Abuse- Awareness Training Seminar, and sign an Oath of Fidelity to the Catholic Church before they can teach in our religious education. Parents are the primary religious educators of their children. Parents are expected to attend Mass each weekend with their child. Children do as they see; not as they are told. Know that your continued interest, involvement and prayers do influence your child’s perception of what the Christian life is all about.

The objective of our religious education program is not only to deepen one’s knowledge about the Catholic Faith, but to inspire our students to live their lives a certain way. In particular, the ultimate aim is to encourage our students to PRACTICE their faith. Jesus tells his disciples very clearly in the gospel, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). The third commandment obliges us to keep the Christian Sabbath day holy. This means that parents and students are REQUIRED to attend Sunday Mass every week; only serious illness or an inability to be physically present where Mass is being celebrated serve as adequate excuses. Since God gives us 168 hours every week, certainly we can give one hour in return. This is extremely important as it serves as an example and encourages our children to practice their faith and to grow into adults with a mature Catholic faith.

Classes start at 6:15 on Wednesday, September 16th.  There will be a brief meeting with the parents/guardians, introduce the teachers and discuss the structure of the program, curriculum, and “What I learned sheet”, policies.

We look forward a wonderful year!  God bless! 




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