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St. Michael’s Parish Keshena, WI 


                SPECIAL NOTICE Starting March 15 

The Religious Education classes are cancelled until further notice.  



 Classes    -    Wednesday  

     6:00pm  - 7:30pm

    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 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…"


St. Michaels Religious Education Schedule 2019-20Grade 2 thru 8 meet on Wednesdays 6 to 7:30pm

September February

15 Catechetical Mass Sunday 9am 5 Mass and Potluck

18 First class 12 Class

25 Class 19 Class

26 Ash Wednesday Mass


2 Class March

4 Class

9 Class 11 Class

16 Class and Safe Environment Training 18 Class

23 Class 25 Class

30 No class

November April

6 Mass and Potluck 1 Mass and Potluck

13 Class 8 Class

20 Class 15 No Class Easter Break

27 No class 22 Class

25 Saturday First

December         Communion Retreat 9-11AM

4 Mass and potluck 29 Last class and Ice Cream Social

11 Class and practice play

18 Class and practice play May

24 Christmas Play 3 Sunday First Communion

25 No class Merry Christmas


1 No class

8 Class

15 Class

22 Class

29 Class

 K-1st grade will meet on Sundays during 9am Mass beginning October 6th 2019

Leave church before readings and return during collection.

October - 6,13, 20       November 3, 10, 17    December 1,8,15   January 5, 12,19   February  2, 9, 16

March 1,8,15, 22 Last Class 



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  $10 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          


       * 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.




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