ST. MICHAEL’S FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM
Jim Gorman, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation, Ext. 15
Volunteer positions for catechists (and substitutes) are available. Please contact Jim Gorman at 792-5859 Ext 15. Catechist training is provided at no cost. Please advise Jim Gorman if you might be able to donate an hour or two of your time a week to the Faith Formation Program.
To sign up for St. Michael’s Faith Formation Program by calling the rectory at (518) 792-5859.
Like the school districts, we use the local school closing alert system. For your convenience, you can sign up to receive text alerts directly to your cell phone here — http://wnyt.com/closings/
See our Inclement Weather Policy page for full details. Cancellations will follow the public school closings.
Note to Parents of Children ages three to twelve:
Children’s bulletins are available at church entrances for children ages three to six and seven to twelve. Activities included in each bulletin relate to the particular weekend Gospel. There is no charge for the bulletin.
Youth Ministry, a group which looks to include teens into the life of the Parish, is underway at St. Michael’s. Some of the plans for Youth Ministry include service, social, The Word, evangelization, education, and community-building. Any teen (and his/her parents) is very welcome to speak with Fr. Tony or Jim Gorman for more information.
Making the Diocese of Albany a ‘safe environment’ for everyone
The Diocese of Albany is committed to providing a “safe environment” for everyone, especially children in our Faith Formation program. In accord with the Charter for the Protection of Children, we have chosen the Virtus program to achieve this goal.
NOTE: ALL VOLUNTEERS IN OUR FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM WHERE INTERACTION WITH CHILDREN IS REQUIRED MUST COMPLETE A VOLUNTEER SERVICE APPLICATION, AGREE TO A CRIMINAL HISTORY SCREENING, COMPLETE VIRTUS TRAINING, AND COMPLY WITH ALL DIOCESAN AND PARISH CODE OF CONDUCT POLICIES.
All employees of the Diocese and all volunteers who have contact with children must attend the program as a condition of employment or service. If you have any questions, please contact either Father Tony Childs or Jim Gorman at 518-792-5859.