Family Faith Guides

The Family Faith Guide ministry is being offered to parents of children grades Pre-K–5th. It is designed to be a highly flexible, yet personal ministry to help parents build the Domestic Church and help children draw closer to Christ. Most contact will be online.

Ministry at SMP this Fall: Families will receive weekly contact (Zoom, email, phone) from a Family Faith Guide Catechist who will provide personalized catechesis w/resources for the Domestic Church at home. Occasional in-person small group Atrium sessions will be offered for children grades 1–5.

In-Person Atrium Drop-Off Procedure

Monthly Atrium sessions have started for Level II and III children!

Families are requested to remain in their cars until 5 minutes before the session starts. Please bring your child/children to the front door of the lower level of the Parish Center when you see the Atrium Host/Assistant.

If you are interested in signing up your 1st-5th grader, contact Mary ( for information or sign-up here.


More Family Prayer Life!

We are inviting families with

Thanks to the Mendel and Wilhite families for sharing their prayer tables! Please keep sending in pics of family prayer and prayer spaces.

children ages 6 and under to create a Practical Life area in your home!

Your guide should be talking about practical life with you before the month is out.  Not sure what practical life is and what it has to do with building prayer life?  Check out this website. 


The Gould family shares this photo of the practical life area they have created for their 3 year old.

Atrium Welcoming, Dismissal, and Hygiene Procedures

Updated 10/11/20

We invite all parents, hosts, and assistants to familiarize themselves with Atrium hygiene procedures. The Archdiocese and Parish provide frequent guideline revisions. We will work to keep this document updated as changes are made available.

Before Leaving Home

  1. Review the following self-screening list every time you and your children come to campus: In the last 14 days, have any of you:
  • Traveled internationally?
  • Been exposed to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID -19 without correct PPE?
  • Had a temperature of at least 100.4 degrees F?
  • Had new or increased shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
  • Had a new cough?
  • Had at least two of the following symptoms together: chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, vomiting, runny nose/congestion, fatigue?
  1. If you answered “yes” to any question above, STAY HOME!

While on Campus

Entering and Exiting

  • Access to meetings should occur through only one entrance.
  • While entering and exiting, social distancing of 6 feet must be maintained.
  • Physical distancing must be observed from the time people arrive on campus.
  • Must wear a mask from car to car- from the moment you step out of your vehicle, until you return to your vehicle.

Proper Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette

  • Upon arrival, wash hands or use alcohol-based (at least 60% alcohol) hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Avoid adjusting your mask.
  • Masks must be worn at all times indoors and must cover your nose and mouth. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.
  • Supervise children when they use hand sanitizer to prevent ingestion.

Click the image to register for the Joyful Journey Book study!

For more information contact:

Ann Ashe – or (360) 292-7112

Mary Trotter – or (360) 292-7117

Elizabeth Lyons – or (360) 292-7119

*Sacramental Preparation: Family Faith Guide Ministry will form the basis of more immediate preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the winter and spring. Families desiring to prepare their children to receive First Reconciliation and First Eucharist will have a chance to indicate this on their registration form. We will reach out to you to discuss how we are customizing Family Faith Guide activities to meet the needs of your child this Fall as they prepare for the Sacraments.

Faith Formation Ministry at SMP is full and temporarily closed for the Fall season. We will reevaluate ministry in January. Please email cschmitz@saintmichaelparish to request that your child be added to the ministry wait list.