“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since “no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”. The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms.” – Pope Francis
The contact to reach for any questions about registration, classes, curriculum, payment, etc. is [email protected]
which is The Office of Catechesis and Evangelization (located in the St. Michael School building).
We are excited to announce our upcoming plan for family faith formation at Saint Michael Parish. This spring, Father Dinovo has inspired the faithful of Saint Michael’s by preaching the mission of the Catholic Church, specifically the mission of Saint Michael’s, and proclaiming the gospel with new vigor through his vision Our Faith, Our Mission.
We have been inspired through Our Faith, Our Mission and through Saint John Paul II teaching to align our program to reflect the integral importance of parent and family life in catechesis
Saint John Paul II states, “Family Catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches all other forms of catechesis.” Through reflection on our current programming, we have determined that our current program concentrates mostly on the children’s faith formation than the family. In response, we are aligning our programming to focusing catechesis on the entire family and honoring and supporting parents as the first catechists of their children.
Our goal of our Faith Formation programming is to support and empower families to be active missionary disciples within their home, school, and parish through faith formation, prayer, and community.
Faith Formation Classes will be from 6:15-7:30pm on Mondays.
Beginning on September 16th
On the first Faith Formation Class of each month, we will be having a Family Catechesis night. The format of the night will be a catechetical teaching on God’s Plan of Salvation, with K-5th, 6-8th, and parent sessions teaching the same subjects at different levels. Then, all the families will gather together for prayer, worship, and adoration.
On the following weeks of Faith Formation Class, the teaching will be related to the teaching taught on Family Catechesis nights. All of Faith Formation class will be learning the same content at age appropriate levels with appropriate grade-level activities.
Please fill out registration as soon as possible, but the deadline will be by September 1st.
Payment information is included in the Google Form.
Additionally, if you would like to volunteer as a Catechist, Aide, or Hall Monitor for the 2019-2020 year, please let me know!
For families with children who are older and who have not yet received religious instruction, classes will be organized according to the needs of the students each year, with instruction on the fundamentals of our faith and specific sacramental preparation. These classes Rite of Christian Initiation for Children and High Schoolers begin in the fall and are offered as needed.
Parents interested in enrolling their children in RCIA for children or High Schoolers should contact Katie Roden, [email protected]
2019-2020 Calendars are attached at the end of the page