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Faith Formation


GOOD NEWS CENTER

Released Time Faith Formation classes are offered for children attending New Lothrop Schools during the school day.  The children are released from their classrooms and catechists pick them up and walk them to St. Michael Good News Center, adjacent to the school property.  The 1st through 8th grade Blest are We Curriculum is taught at the Good News Center.

 

OUT OF DISTRICT

Faith Formation for 1st through 8th grade students who attend a school other than New Lothrop are in the Out of District Program.  Out of District classes are held on Sunday from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the two story school building on the campus of St. Michael Parish.

 

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (LEVELS I & II)

This program uses Montessori techniques to allow children ages 3 to 6 years (Level I) and 6 and up (LEVEL II) to explore the infinite mystery that is our God.  Each level has it's own age appropriate Atrium where children are best able to experience their faith.

 

SPRED

Faith Formation for individuals, of any age, with disabilities.  The students are paired with a mentor and the sessions focus on God in our daily lives.  SPRED meets every Monday during the school year from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the parish office building.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

A fun filled ministry outreach program for children designed to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Our Vacation Bible School is a five day childrens' program that we offer the third week of July each year.  It is packed with fun filled activities and events to submerge children in the Good News of Jesus.  Each year a new "Theme" is chosen to engage students.  The program ends with a final night filled with fun for the whole family.  We begin with Mass followed by a final celebration filled with games, food and fellowship for the whole family!  This is a major undertaking for our parish and many volunteers are needed to make this program a success.  Please consider giving of your time as well as your treasure in support of this parish event!

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9th-12th Youth Group)

MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 5th-8th Youth Group)

Our Youth Groups are programs that offer our students an opportunity to learn about their faith and how it applies to the world around them.  These programs give students opportunities to put their faith into action through community service projects and the experience of uniting with thousands of other teens at the annual March for Life in Washington D.C.

 

CATECHISTS

It takes many catechists and volunteers for our programs to operate.  If you are interested in working with our youth in any capacity please contact the parish office.