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FAITH

Faith & Excellence

Everything we do at Saint Michael begins with faith and ends with excellence. 
Each day, we help our students develop a strong foundation of Catholic Values through prayer, study and outreach. Helping students see the value in a life of Faith and service means they will carry these principles with them throughout their lives. Our Classical curriculum is taught by faculty who understand the importance of a Classical education and Catholic values. No matter the endeavor they choose to pursue, our students graduate with a strong work ethic, a desire to achieve excellence, and a faith-filled heart to serve. 

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Daily Mass (8 AM to 9 AM) is a large part of how we distinguish ourselves from other Catholic Diocesan and Christian Classical schools.

Another way we distinguish ourselves is by our celebration of First Fridays.

First Fridays

"In the excess of the mercy of My Heart, I promise you that My all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in My displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and My Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour."

"In the excess of the mercy of My Heart, I promise you that My all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in My displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and My Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour."

The First Fridays Devotion, also called the Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is a Catholic devotion to offer reparations for sins. First Friday had its origin in the apparitions of Christ in France in the 17th century, reported by Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque.

At Saint Michael, First Fridays mean FUN. After attending morning Mass including Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, classes pair up with their "buddy classes". This gives an opportunity for the upper and lower schools to interact and facilitate a stronger relationship with one another. They then do a devotional craft and snack like an Edible Rosary. The Knights of Columbus provides a fish lunch for the children, followed by decadent dessert. This is followed by interactive experiences that change each First Friday - sometimes we are visited by the college sports teams from Belmont Abbey College, sometimes we have Irish dancers teach us how to do Céilí dances, and sometimes we have live wax museums! Adoration and the Mercy Matinee round out our First Friday before dismissal for home.

If you are the parent of a homeschooled child, sign up to have them attend First Fridays at Saint Michael here.

"Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out."

- Our Lord to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

"Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out."

- Our Lord to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

"Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out."

- Our Lord to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

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Mission

Everything we do begins with faith and ends with excellence. 

 

Each day, we help our students develop a strong foundation of Catholic Values through prayer, study and outreach. We have recently begun First Fridays to assist in this endeavor in honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Helping students see the value in a life of Faith and service means they will carry these principles with them throughout their lives. Our classical curriculum is taught by amazing faculty who hold the tenets of faith first and foremost. No matter the endeavor they choose to pursue, our students graduate with a strong work ethic, a desire to achieve excellence, and a faith-filled heart to serve. 

Future

The spiritual life of a Saint Michael student is nurtured at school, at liturgical celebrations in the parish, and within the family. However, it is your own parish, not the school, which is responsible for the immediate preparation of the sacraments. This preparation may include retreats, workshops, rites, parent meetings, sacramental preparation sessions and rehearsals and eventually, the sacramental celebration itself.

Please register your children in the sacramental programs offered at your parish with the understanding that the final phase of preparation does not occur at school. Registration times vary from parish to parish, so parents should contact the Sacramental Coordinator in their parish, two years prior to the sacramental year.

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