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FORMED

Welcome to FORMED, a parish-wide resource made possible by your generous stewardship. We are excited to announce that Saint Michael Parish has become a partner in an exciting 24/7 on-line web-based digital formation series called FORMED, produced by the Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press. This series is designed to help adults grow in their faith at all levels – how we think, how we pray, and how we live. Better yet, access is FREE to all parishioners and their families…

Mass Ministry for Children

Our faith-filled Mass Ministry for Children offers childcare and faith formation for families with children ages 1 to 9 years of age during the 9 am at the Westside Chapel and the 10 amMass and 5 pm (Life Teen) Masses in the school gym. Because of the generous stewardship of our parishioners, this ministry is offered free of charge. Children are welcomed into a warm, friendly environment that will inspire them to learn to pray, grow as disciples, and experience…

Liturgy of the Word with Children

Liturgy of the Word with Children    At Masses during which Liturgy of the Word with Children is offered, the celebrant will call the children (grades K-3) forward and give them a blessing. A catechist and helper will lead the children into one or two of our adjacent meeting rooms , where children will read and discuss the same readings as the congregation. The children celebrate the Liturgy of the Word just like the entire congregation, except they get to move…

Faith and Light

Meets on the 1st Sunday of the month, September – June, 1 – 2:30pm in the Parish Center Multipurpose Room. We also plan two excursions a year, including one in the spring and a picnic in July. Who are we? A Faith and Light community is a group of 15 to 40 people (teenagers or adults with an intellectual disability, and their family and friends) who meet together at least once per month for a gathering of friendship, sharing, prayer, and…

Life Teen High School Ministry

Please fill out and return a Permission Slip: If you are a High School youth (Grades 9-12) we’d love to have you join us for youth ministry. All teens are welcome! Every Sunday we begin with our Life Teen Mass at 5pm in the downtown church (school gym until the completion of renovations in October, 2018). Mass is followed by Life Night at 6:30pm in the Gathering Space. Each night we explore a different relevant topic about faith, current cultural issues, or…

EDGE Middle School Ministry

ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH ARE WELCOME! Register here! NEW! EDGE 2018-19 Calendar  Parents sign up for weekly EDGE Newsletter In many respects, middle school youth are on the edge because so much is going on in their lives socially, physically, mentally, and spiritually. It can be a stressful time for you and for them. That is why there is the EDGE! Our youth need a strong support system for the ever-changing youth culture that they face. Edge is a dynamic Youth Ministry for Catholic youth…

F.A.I.T.H.

Faith Alive in the Home (F.A.I.T.H.) is the parish family formation ministry that supports parents as their children’s primary teacher and living example of faith. It is specifically designed for families with children ages 3 through 5th grade.  F.A.I.T.H. is designed to help nurture a relationship with God through prayer, sacrament, and service with the support of a community of families who desire to raise their children in the Catholic Faith. Please read this important article: Key Ingredients to building a lifelong…

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

A three-year old is setting a model altar with an altar cloth, paten, chalice, candles, and crucifix.   Later she carefully arranges a small bouquet of flowers.  A four-year old sits in front of a model of a sheepfold, moving model sheep and shepherd while listening intently to an adult read the scripture account of the Good Shepherd.   Two five-year olds sit across from each other; one sewing while the other traces images from a scripture account and makes a book.…

Bible Study

We offer a variety of Bible Study programs throughout the year. From The Bible Timeline to studies on individual books, you’re sure to find something to help you grow in your faith. Here’s what’s currently offered: The Bible Time Line: The Story of Salvation History  This is the first of the Great Adventure Bible series. It provides a timeline of the most significant events and key characters of the Bible, enabling you to see a unified story unfold. This is…

Small Groups

You’re invited! join a group at any time. Sign up for a group | Interested in facilitating? | Facilitator Resources What are Small Groups? Small Groups meet in homes, at the parish or other locations with 8 – 12 parishioners in a more intimate environment to pray and share together, making a large parish feel more like a family. Choose a group from those listed here, or form a group of your own with friends.  We supply the materials, training, and format.  …
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