Faith Formation Classes
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm on Mondays.
Beginning on September 16th
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 rather than that of 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.
The 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.
First Communion is a two-year preparation process. Attendance in Faith Formation classes for year 1 and year 2 of the program is required. Year 1 and 2 are typically taken in 1st and 2nd grade.
Calendar Attached below.
Confirmation preparation is a two-year process. Attendance in religious education classes in year 1 and year 2 is required. Year 1 and 2 are typically taken in 7th and 8th grade respectively.
Calendar attached below.
Please register as soon as possible! The deadline is September 1st.
Payment information is included in the Google Form.
Please direct any questions about Faith Formation classes to Katie Roden, parish Director of Evangelization.
Family Catechesis Nights (monthly)
1st Monday of the month, 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
October 7th, November 4th, December 2nd, January 6th, February 3rd, April 6th, May 4th
Family Catechesis Night is a catechetical program inspired by St. John Paul II for St. Michael parish and school families to unite as the Body of Christ to encounter the person of Jesus Christ, grow in their knowledge of the Catholic faith, and witness the Christian life as a family through age-appropriate sessions, testimonies and time of Eucharistic prayer.
Please direct any questions about Family Catechesis Nights to Maggie Maurer, parish Director of Catechesis.
Right of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)
For children in high school who have not yet received sacraments, 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 Rite of Christian Initiation for Children classes begin in the fall and are offered as needed.
Parents interested in enrolling their children in RCIA for children or high schoolers should contact Maggie Maurer, High School Youth Ministry Coordinator.