Faith Formation is an integral ministry in any parish. Evangelization 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 school age children in the parish are expected to be enrolled in our Faith Formation program – from the little ones in pre-school all the way through Confirmation – (celebrated in the Fall of tenth grade in high school). Faith Formation is the best means for our youth 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 children 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.