Welcome to St. Michael the Archangel Website!

 

Welcome! You have reached the website of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in South Glens Falls, NY.

 

From 1954 -- when, in a converted storefront building, St. Michael the Archangel had its initial start -- to today, the people of St. Michael the Archangel parish have worked and worshipped together for the greater glory of God for over half a century.

 

Our parish is a vibrant, faith-filled community that continues to proudly work to live out and joyfully spread the Word of God. We are a relatively young parish in the 165-year-old Diocese of Albany, NY, yet we are blessed with a tremendous legacy of love instilled by all those who have gone before us and who were motivated by a desire to practice the Faith and live the message of the Gospel in their own parish Church.

 

Their example of dedication has helped us to grow into an enthusiastic, caring and committed family of Faith that welcomes all with open arms who wish to worship with us here. Feel free to visit the various pages of our website for more information about our community.

 

May the Lord bless you.

Latest Parish News and Updates

Knights of Columbus Meatloaf Dinner

 

All are invited on SATURDAY January 14 from 4:30 pm ~ 6:30 pm in our parish hall for a Knights of Columbus Meatloaf Dinner.

Tickets are on sale at all Masses and at the door.   Adults: $ 8.00   Children under 12:  $ 4.00

Please support our parish council Knights of Columbus for this tasty fundraiser!  

Call  518-260-3025 for more information.   

 


Every Second Sunday is Food for Families Collection Day

 

The second Sunday of each month is designated as Food for Families Sunday.

This is a very important event, since the K of C is attempting to collect as much food as they can so they can reach their goal. For every 1,000 pounds
of food collected they will get a rebate from the Supreme office for $100.

For the fraternal year ending June 30, 2015, we will be getting a rebate of $300 which we will in turn give to the Moreau Community Center.
Please bring food at any time, but especially on the second Sunday of the month so we can reach our goal.

Thank you for your generosity.


Faith Formation Program (Religious Education Classes)

 

faith_formation_-_200x300Faith Formation is an integral ministry in any parish.  Evangelization – the process of sharing and passing on the Faith to others – is vital if we are to best understand & thus experience God’s love & gift of redemption.  Learning about our Faith, God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit the Sacraments and all that being a Christian means is something each person should be involved in – no matter one’s age!  

Faith Formation is a lifelong process and commitment.  Beginning in childhood, one first develops their relationship with God and the Church and is able to come to more fully know, and thus live well, the Faith.  At St. Michael’s, we provide an excellent, well rounded, family-friendly approach to Faith Formation (aka religious education).   We have an outstanding and dedicated staff  and wonderful volunteer lay Catechists who are committed and excited to help the children of our parish grow and learn more about the Faith.  

All children who are in our parish are expected to be enrolled in our Faith Formation program – from the little ones in pre-school all the way through Confirmation – (celebrated usually in tenth grade of high school).   Faith Formation is the best means for children and young people to learn about their Faith in a well structured, family-friendly setting in a parish program.  All children and young people are welcome to take part in our religious education classes, even if they are not formally a member of St. Michael’s parish.   

Our Faith Formation sessions meet Sunday mornings, in an effort to accommodate families & kids’ active school, sports and work schedules.    

***Confirmation preparation sessions have a different meeting schedule.  Contact our Faith Formation office for details.****

It is the expectation that all parish families with school age children will enroll their child(ren) in our Faith Formation program, attend Mass weekly & actively participate in the weekly Faith Formation sessions.  We also have opportunities and events for older youth – in addition to Faith Formation sessions – for kids in both junior high and high school.  St. Michael’s also is proud to offer special, adaptive Faith Formation instruction to families with children who may have special needs.  We offer various youth ministry experiences to help round out a young adult’s Faith and life development.   Parents are essential to helping ensure that their children are given a thorough Faith Formation experience.  Call our office for any further information or if you have questions.  

Please call Jim Gorman or Mary Stearns at 518-792-5859 to sign up your child(ren) or for more information about our parish program.  

 


2016 BISHOP’S APPEAL

 

Bishops-Appeal-logoThe Annual Bishop’s Appeal has begun in the Diocese again.   The Bishop’s Appeal provides the needed vital financial resources, generously shared by the Faithful from all across the 14 county diocesan family to ensure that the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ may continue to be effectively carried out.    The funds raised by the Bishop’s Appeal enables the many programs, offices and direct services that impact and benefit the lives of all in the Diocese to be carried out and maintained.    Please make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal this year!  Your generous support is truly appreciated.  

Just some of the examples of how your donation is used include:  Catholic Charities, Vocations support (including training of future deacons and priests), Catholic Education & Schools Office, numerous Faith Formation and Family Life enrichment and support programs as well as the various offices and personnel that each parish relies upon for support.  

St. Michael’s has always responded most generously and enthusiastically, and I pray that such will be the case this year.   You may make your gift online by visiting www.thebishopsappeal.org or you may mail in your envelope or place it in the weekly offertory collection basket at Mass.   Please call the rectory at 792-5859 for any questions.   Thank you and God Bless.


Eucharistic Ministers needed

 

Eucharistic Ministers Needed at Glens Falls Hospital: Please consider helping in this important ministry of bringing the Body of Christ to those who are in the hospital.

This is a very rewarding ministry for many who are grateful and eager to receive the Eucharistic presence of the Lord in Holy Communion.

If you feel called to participate in this ministry, call 926-3532 for details or to sign up. Training is required.

Please volunteer for this special ministry opportunity to the sick who are hospitalized. Thank you.