Melissa Kato

Melissa Kato


(989) 835-6777

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“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1st Corinthians 13:6-8



I arrived at Blessed Sacrament in 1998 after moving to Midland from Kentucky. Finding a place to attend church was at the top of my “to do” list.  I was happy to find a welcoming and friendly Catholic church within walking distance of our new home. I enrolled my oldest son in 3-year-old faith formation classes and signed up to be a co-catechist in 1998. After many years as a catechist for elementary students I was hired to work in the school’s Kinder-plus room in 2006.  The following year I worked as a part time classroom aid for Kindergarten in 2007, and a full time classroom aid in kindergarten from 2009 to 2012. Also in 2007, I attended Divorce Recovery here at Blessed Sacrament.  I have been a part of the Divorce Recovery team that facilitates this class since 2008.  From 2009 to 2011 I also co-taught Theology of the Body to 9th graders for faith formation on Sundays.  In 2012, I became the “Lunch Lady” and “Extended Care Director”.  Throughout the many transitions, I added to my education as needed and to satisfy my own curiosity about our faith. I do believe everyone is meant to be a lifelong learner and I strive to encourage lifelong learning here at school and in my home.  I remarried in 2013 to Wayne Kato. Together we have four children: David age 23-currently a Michigan Tech Computer Science graduate living in Minneapolis, MN; Matthew age 21-currently a senior at Ferris State University; Kaitlin age 20-currently a sophomore at Michigan State University; and Kaylee age 17-a graduating high school senior enrolled at Ferris State University as a freshman this fall.  I am blessed far more than I deserve and I am grateful for the opportunity to share in the lives of our students, parents and staff.


  • Associate in Arts Degree-Delta College
  • Basic Catechist Certification
  • University of Dayton and the Diocese of Saginaw Online Learning Courses

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