Schedule & Sign-UP                            

​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 the schedule and 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. Mary Attn: Heidi  406 Franklin or drop them in the collection in an envelope clearly marked religious education.

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)

​Chastity and Safe Environment

Parents: These links take you to the Diocese of Rockford website, child safety section.  If you have any questions contact Heidi O'Shea at 

Chastity and Safe Environment for 1-4 grades:
Chastity and Safe Environment for 5-8 grades:

3rd Grade Youth Mass 2019

First Class 8th Grade Shaving Cream Whiffle Ball Activity

Confirmation Forms


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. 

St. Mary First Communicants 2018

Catholic Galena, IL

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

Forty youth, teens and young adults participated this week in Totus Tuus. We are forever thankful for the support of the whole parish especially Fr. Reese for the extra Masses, confessions, and adoration time, and our Totus Tuus Team; Kavanaugh Kohls, Josh Moore, Kat Moore and Michaela McMahon and host family Ron and Miriam Fox. Thank you to those who supported the team with donations especially those providing meals: St. Mary and St. Michael Altar and Rosary, Knights of Columbus, Clausen family, Keeffer family, O'Shea family, Maureen Jensik, Anne Horbach, John and Jane Yoder, MaryJane Conrad, Rick and Norma Weis and Ron and Miriam Fox. Thank you to all who prayed for us and supported the program in any other way! We are very blessed. 

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

St. Michael First Communicants 2018

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