religious education

SMOS CGS Creators Needed

Calling all creators and craftspeople! SMOS is opening our own Level I Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium and we…

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CRE Update 05-16-24

This week our 4th grade students went to do service at Tower Grove Park. They did a great job living out the Catholic Social Teaching tenet of caring for God’s creation! 

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CRE Update 05-09-24

Last week many of our SMOS students received the sacrament of Confirmation. Part of their preparation involved writing a letter to Archbishop Rozanski, Fr. John, Mr. Schmidt, or myself.

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CRE Update 05-02-24

Happy May! Traditionally we celebrate Mary throughout the month of May. Have you thought about how you would like to celebrate with your family this year? Read on for some ideas…

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CRE Update 04-25-24

This week our students talked a lot about how to be good stewards of our Earth. God created such a beautiful gift for us – we are called to love and care for it!

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CRE Update 04-18-24

Have you been to one of our class Masses lately??? On the third weekend of each month, a different grade level is celebrated at the 10:00am on Sunday mornings. Join our kindergarteners at 10:00 Mass this Sunday! Looking for another incentive to go to Mass this weekend? Two of our 7th graders will be receiving sacraments at that Mass. One of our 7th graders will be baptized, and he will be joined by another 7th grader in receiving First Communion. Please pray for these two students and for all who will be receiving sacraments in the weeks to come!

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CRE Update 04-11-24

No Families in Faith tonight.  Parent Prayer tomorrow at 7:55am in the Hesed Outdoor Classroom! This week many of our…

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CRE Update 03-21-24

No parent prayer tomorrow because on Friday morning, the 6th grade class will present a Living Stations of the Cross on the School Parking Lot. The “actors” will pose and hold still as the teacher of the class coming through reads a reflection/reading. Classes come individually throughout the morning/day.  This will be open to all school parents, as well as any other parishioners who wish to join us to walk through – from 8:15-10:15am.

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CRE Update 03-14-24

Tonight’s gathering of Families in Faith has been POSTPONED until April 11. There will be NO event tonight. Taking place in our school cafeteria, these informal get-togethers are geared toward families looking to build community here in our parish and school. All are welcome! We will gather at 7:00pm and childcare is provided. Please RSVP using the link below, so that we know how many children will need care! The link has been updated to show the new, correct date.  Click the link below for the rest of this week’s CRE Update with Gwen Heithaus.

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CRE Update 02-29-24

Please join us tomorrow (Friday) morning for Parent Prayer in the Hesed Outdoor Classroom! All are welcome.  Also, in this week in the CRE Update with Gwen Heithaus, news about the 6th Grade Retreat and learning about black saints for Black History month (lots of pics inside!).

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CRE Update 02-22-24

In this week in the CRE Update with Gwen Heithaus, one great way to pray with your kids this Lent is to take them through the Stations of the Cross. Gwen provides several resources available online to use at home.

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CRE Update 02-15-24

In this week in the CRE Update with Gwen Heithaus, it’s everything Ash Wednesday, as we celebrate as a school and parish community. It was so wonderful to see all of the children at Mass – even our preschoolers! See all of the pics inside!

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CRE Update 02-08-24

In this week in the CRE Update with Gwen Heithaus, we wrap-up Catholic Schools Week with a look at our Spirit Day festivities and pray together for the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita. Plus, be sure to VOTE FOR SMOS in the TinySaints CSW contest – it’s a chance to win Tiny Saints of Margaret for the entire school! The school with the most votes wins!!

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CRE Update 02-01-24

Happy Catholic Schools Week! We have had a blast celebrating our Catholic identity here at SMOS this week, and there is more fun still to come! Check out some of the highlights from this week in the CRE Update with Gwen Heithaus.

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CRE Update 01-25-24

Once again, please feel free to join us tomorrow for our Parent Prayer in the Hesed Outdoor Classroom at 7:50am to start the day with a little bit of Jesus. Also in this week’s CRE Update with Gwen Heithaus, we are reminded of the importance of bringing our children to Mass this weekend (especially) and every Sunday.

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CRE Update 01-18-24

We have our next Faith in Families program – “Addressing Tough Questions” – this evening at 7:00pm in the School Cafeteria. All are welcome! And also, please feel free to join us once again tomorrow for our Parent Prayer in the Hesed Outdoor Classroom at 7:50am to start the day with a little bit of Jesus. And read on for more info in this week’s CRE Update with Gwen Heithaus.

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CRE Update 01-11-24

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to grow in faith this year? Join us tomorrow for our first Parent Prayer of 2024! All are welcome to come to the Hesed Outdoor Classroom at 7:50am to start the day with a little bit of Jesus. And read on for more ideas of resolutions to make in this week’s CRE Update with Gwen Heithaus.

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CRE Update 01-04-24

We are still in the Christmas season as Ms. Heithaus explains in this week’s CRE update, and next up is Epiphany. Here at SMOS, we will celebrate with an Epiphany Prayer Service on Monday, January 8 at 2:15pm. All are invited to come and celebrate as our 3rd graders lead us in prayer and reflection!

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CRE Update 12-14-23

This week we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (12/12), and Ms. Heithaus has some really fun facts about the story of Our Lady and St. Juan Diego in this week’s CRE update!

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CRE Update 12-07-23

Tomorrow (Dec. 8) is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – it is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Catholics, and the students will celebrate Mass at 8:15am (all are welcome to join!).
Also, Mrs. Heithaus has news (and photos!) about the 1st Graders visit to Ronald McDonald House – all in this week’s Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE) update.

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