Through Jesus Christ, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School, calls young men and women to embrace their God-given gifts in order to KNOW TRUTH, LOVE GOD, and SERVE OTHERS as His brave and humble disciples.
KNOW TRUTH | LOVE GOD | SERVE OTHERS
"Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses."
– The Holy See's Teaching on Catholic Schools
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School is committed to evangelization of our Catholic faith through focused academics and fostering personal relationships with those in our community.
The first step in building disciples and helping students form a personal relationship with Jesus is helping students to KNOW TRUTH. Truth is the Foundation of our Faith. Our hearts and minds are wired to KNOW TRUTH, a truth that is connected to Jesus. Love for our Lord and service for others will naturally prosper.
Purposely planned opportunities to KNOW TRUTH will include, but will not be limited to:
- Opportunities to participate in Sacraments including:
- Daily Mass and Weekly Reconciliation
- Monthly All School Mass
- Weekly Adoration
- Theology Classes Aligned with the suggested course offerings from the USCCB.
- Full course offerings to reach a wide range of academic abilities.
- Focused academics specific to the needs of each student to enrich the mind and encouraging a desire seek truth and share with others Our class retreat program.
- Our Catholic athletics program
When our Lord Jesus was asked, “Which is the greatest of the commandments?” he replied, “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment.”
Young adults need time to openly and outwardly have time to express their love, gratitude, and personal desires with Jesus. Time to communicate and foster a relationship with our Lord. Opportunity for daily prayer will purposely be structured throughout their day, as well as their Theology classes, and through our Campus Ministry office.
Purposely planned opportunities to
throughout the day will include, but will not be limited to:
- Praying as a community:
- Each morning: Morning Offering and the St. Michael the Archangel Prayer
- Midday: The Angelus
- End of each day: The Divine Mercy Chaplet
- Our retreat program will allow students to have time as a community, a class, and individually to experience service, Adoration, Reconciliation, and Mass. They will also have the opportunity to discuss social topics and issues relevant to their age and development.
- Students will complete 100 hours of Christian Service over the course of 4 years. Each student will be encouraged to intentionally partner with charitable organizations that they are passionate about; embracing their God-given gifts to live into their call to serve God and others.
“… and the Second Commandment is this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
– Matthew 22:39
Love is charity. Charity is a way of participating in God’s love for us and others. Through charitable service, we are able to love the way our Lord loves us, unconditionally and selflessly. God does not advise us to love our neighbor, He “commands” us to love them as we love our self. As Christians we are called to be kind, to help and
and to recognize others and their needs. God wants us to
so we are able to fully participate in His Love for us.
Purposely planned opportunities to
will include, but will not be limited to:
Our Christian Service Program:
- Underclassmen will complete 75 hours to be completed before senior year (25 each school year).
- Service must be done with one specific agency.
- Specific agencies should be chosen each year.
- Students will write a paper on their service aligned with The Corporal Act of Mercy. The paper will count for 10% of their second semester Theology grade. Underclassmen will present on their specific 25 hours of service for that year in their Theology classroom. Seniors will commit 25 hours of charity to a unique and personalized senior project rooted in service.
- Seniors will write a paper over their Senior Project, aligned with one of the seven themes of Catholic Social Justice. The paper will be worth 10% of their second semester Theology grade.
- Seniors will give a presentation on all three years of service and their senior project in the spring to a panel of underclassmen, faculty members, parish priest, and board members.
Our Retreat Program:
- Underclassmen will participate in a two-day, one-night class retreat off campus
- Seniors will participate in a three-day, two-night class retreat.
- Time away from school will provide the opportunity for students to strengthen community through shared experiences and discussion of social topics and issues relevant to their age and development.
- Class retreats will allow for the formation of each student’s spirituality and discernment of God’s call to live into the gifts and desires that He has given us.
- Retreats will include:
- Adoration, Reconciliation and Mass
- Service in our community
- Growing in formation through intentional conversation and testimonies
- Build relationships through recreation and competition