Religious Education K-8

Welcome to the Religious Education program at St. Michael’s Parish. This program is designed for families of children attending public schools from Kindergarten through eighth grade. Your enthusiasm for sowing the seeds of faith in your family, whether at Mass, classes, lessons, traditions and policies will speak volumes to your children as they mature in their faith! We hope that our enthusiasm for faith formation is contagious and that you will always feel welcome in our office and program! A link to a description of volunteer opportunities within Religious Education is here.

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First Reconciliation & First Communion Classes

First Reconciliation and Communion are part of a two-year program. Normally, children begin their preparation in First Grade and continue on to Second Grade where they are prepared for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and for the Sacrament of Eucharist. Children who have been baptized and are older than Second Grade are welcome in the Super Sacrament class. If your child has not been baptized yet and is over the age of seven, please contact the Religious Ed Office for guidance.

Class and Mass Attendance

Class and in-person Mass attendance are very important for the children during this formation year. This should be the top priority on the list of things "To Do." We do not want children to be short changed when it comes to this preparation.


First Sacraments Retreat
February 3, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Church

First Reconciliation 2024
(Date subject to change)

February 10, 2024 in church at 9:00 a.m.

In preparation for the big day, children will be tested comfortably in class on the following prayers: Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and the Act of Contrition. Please pray with your child every night.

First Holy Communion 2024

(Dates subject to change)
May 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
May 5, 2024 at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The May 4 10:00 a.m. Mass is especially for our First Eucharist children. This Mass does not complete one’s obligation for Sunday Mass and the children can return the next day for their “second” Communion.

Volunteers Needed!

Thinking of teaching RE classes? We would love to explain to you how simple it is to lead a class.
It is fun to do it with a friend! For more information on teaching or registering for RE classes, contact Heather below.

Contact Information

Heather Kostyzak - Director of Religious Education
(858) 485-1392
[email protected]

Sex Education and Your Rights as Parents

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