Religious Education


FLT – Religious Education Philosophy

FLT, Families Learning Together, Religious Education is rooted in Vatican II theology. According to the Second Vatican Council, the aim of Religious Education is to “make all persons’ faith become living, conscious and active.” The Council also acknowledged parents as the first and foremost educators of their children. It is within the family that children first come to know God, the meaning of celebrating a meal, forgiveness, healing andcommitment. Therefore, the major thrust of our Religious Education program is to support, as well as augment, the role of parents in their very important mission.

St. Michael’s FLT, Religious Education, Program recognizes Christian growth as part of a total community interaction. Christian faith, as a way of life, grows and is strengthened in the worship celebration, through service to others, through peer-group experiences, in the relationships found within the family and in all aspects of daily life. Therefore, St. Michael’s Religious Education program is rooted in the community so that faith will grow ad develop in that context.

If you are registered in the FLT program, we are using for announcements, reminders and emergency class cancellations.  This is a free one way text and/or email system.  Please contact the FLT office for information on subscribing.  (; 586-247-0098)  Thanks.

Class Cancellation Policy

If Utica and/or Chippewa Valley Schools are cancelled, or dismissed early, classes are cancelled. If the weather is inclement but school system classes have not been cancelled or dismissed early, use your discretion regarding sending your child to FLT class. Classes will not be rescheduled. Please share the appropriate lesson with your child. Contact the catechist for specific information. THIS POLICY IS WEATHER RELATED AND DOES NOT PERTAIN TO INDIVIDUAL PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAM. 

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Links of Interest

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