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

JULY 4 MASS

 

All are welcome to join us for a special Independence Day Mass at 9:00 am in church.   Start the day prayerfully as we celebrate our Country’s ‘birthday’.   All are welcome!


2017 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

 
SAVE THE DATE!  This year’s parish Vacation Bible School is going to be awesome!   St. Michael’s will again offer a fun and Faith filled Vacation Bible School this summer, from July 17~21 from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.   The best part is that this year, it is FREE!  There is NO CHARGE for our Vacation Bible School this year!   All kids in kindergarten through grade 4 are welcome!   Kids do not have to be from St. Michael’s to take part!    There is a VBS registration and permission slip that needs to be completed in advance.   We also will need several adult and older teenage kids to help out!   Virtus training is mandatory for anyone age 18 and older who work with and/or volunteer with children.   This may be completed through our Faith Formation office.   For more information or to request a registration form, please call our Faith Formation office at 518-792-5859.   It will be a great week with lots of fun games, prizes, arts & crafts, snacks and of course, some great lessons about the Catholic Faith!   Please join us!   

2017 Annual Bishop’s Appeal – Being Ambassadors for Christ

 

Please support St. Michael’s and this year’s Annual Bishop’s Appeal.    The theme is “Being Ambassadors for Christ” and this sums up so well the way in which we, as Baptized members of God’s family, we are called to bring the message of the Gospel to the world.  Just as in all families, the Diocesan family asks for the help of all parishes and households to help continue the mission and ministry of Jesus.   Your generous gift will help to ensure that what the Diocese is able to do for so many people through the various important ministries, programs and offices will be able to go on.   Please join in supporting the Bishop’s Appeal with whatever gift your means will permit.   You may make a pledge gift that may be paid over several months.  Also, gifts may be made online at www.thebishopsappeal.org using a secure and safe website.   All households and all parishes in the Diocese are invited to join together in this vital appeal, made only once per year.   Your gift provides assistance and funds for so many programs and efforts from human services which provide care for homeless and hungry people, to adult and youth faith formation training of new priests while in the seminary, providing chaplains at hospitals, colleges and nursing homes and the various Diocesan offices which support the many works of Jesus and the Apostles.   Thank you!

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.   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.