Catholic Galena, IL


​Happy August!

I hope that you have all had the opportunity to spend time with family, friends, and to enjoy God's many gifts. 

Attached is a copy of the registration form for this year. Thank you to all of you who have already registered!  If you have not, please mail the forms to St. Michael Attn: Heidi  227 Bench St. or drop them in the collection in an envelope clearly marked religious education.

See above the Religious Education Calendar.

We are short a couple of catechists this year. Please prayerfully consider teaching this year or assisting!

As always, please contact me with any questions or for anything at all I can do to serve you.


Heidi O'Shea
Director of Religious Education
St. Mary and St. Michael Parishes
Galena, Illinois
815-541-4528 (feel free to text)​

2018 Youth Mass

The 7th grade religious education class from St. Mary and St. Michael participated in Sunday's 9:30 Mass at St. Mary. They acted as greeters, ushers, lectors and gift bearers. They did a great job.  10/15/18

3rd Grade Youth Mass 2019

Thank you to the 4th grade Religious Education class from St. Mary and St. Michael  (and their teacher Mrs. Hillard) who participated and led us in the Liturgy on Ash Wednesday. They did an amazing job lectoring and serving a packed church! We are so very blessed

5th Grade Youth Mass Participants

First Class 8th Grade Shaving Cream Whiffle Ball Activity

2018 Christmas Pageant, 12/15/2018.  Thank you Paula Soppe for organizing a beautiful pageant. 

The sixth grade religious education class served at the 8am Mass at St. Michael on November 11th. They did a great job as lectors and ushers.