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Fear Not

August 4th, 2019 | Posted by K Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Fear Not)
A note from Kristen Graham, St. Michael’s Director of Religious Education, on today’s Play, Learn, and Fellowship:
 
We had another great morning at Play, Learn, and Fellowship today after Mass! We SO enjoyed spending time with the three other families that joined us. All families with children are welcome the 1st Sunday after Mass to join us for singing, a short lesson, craft and playing. Even though you can leave at any time, 11:30 tends to be the latest everyone stays.
 
Today we talked about Father Abraham. We sang the song, I told the story about God asking Abraham to leave his home and God’s promise to give him a child, descendants as many as the stars, and that Abraham’s nation would be blessed (all promises God fulfilled in time), and made a small craft reminding kids that God keeps his promises.
 
Here’s something I wanted to add for all the parents out there: in Genesis 15:1, God tells Abraham:
“Fear not, Abram! I am your shield; I will make your reward very great.”
After this Abraham expresses frustration that he STILL has no offspring and God again reminds him of His promise to Abraham. This, of course, would be very relevant to a couple waiting for a child (or God to give them the opportunity to expand their family in other ways). But as a parent with little ones, this scripture and today’s responsorial Psalm hit me hard: “Do not be afraid,” and “If today you hear His voice, harden not your heart.”
 
How easy it is for me, when I am giving so much to my little ones, to feel weary like Abraham. If God calls us, are our hearts hardened because we are tired and we feel “maxed out”? If we can remember, “Do not be afraid, I am your shield, I will make your reward very great” maybe we can remember God’s plan is better than ours and his reward is so much greater than what we can imagine… it just may take time and obedience for us to see what he has in store for our families.
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2019- 2020 PSR Registration is Open

July 20th, 2019 | Posted by K Graham in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 2019- 2020 PSR Registration is Open)

We are excited to announce that our St. Michael’s Parish School of Religion (PSR) program is scheduled to start on Wednesday, August 21st, at the church hall! Everyone is welcome!

Please take a minute to fill out this easy online registration form at 2019-2020 PSR Family Registration. Children in grades 1-5 are walked over from Haderlein Elementary School after their early release and are released from PSR at 3:30. (We will NOT bring students to the Hall unless we have an enrollment form.) Middle School and High School begin their PSR class at 6:30 pm with Mass and then are released at 8 pm. Fees ($10 for one child or $20 for two or more children) can be brought on the first day of class or given to Father McKinney at the rectory, but please know that we will never turn away a student due to inability to pay.

For more information, contact Kristen Graham, St. Michael’s Director of Religious Education, at kristen.j.graham@gmail.com or 620-875-6133 (call or text).

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