Faith Formation

Faith Formation Registration is now closed for the 2023-24 year.  Please contact Jackie Shirley, Steward for Faith Formation at jshirley@saintmichaelparish.org to register your children for any of our formation programs.

Sacramental Preparation Policy

Faith Formation Opportunities

The following is a  list of the many formation opportunities offered to your family at Saint Michael Parish. All Faith Formation Sessions at SMP are offered at no cost because of the generous donations of our parish families through weekly envelopes or online giving.

The Sacrament of Baptism for children ages 7 and older is offered through our RCIA program. 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is the primary means of faith formation for children 3 –12 years old. CGS is a Montessori method of faith formation grounded in the belief that children come to us already in relationship with God.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our youth, TNTT will be offering online options using Google Teams/Zoom as gathering platforms for middle school and high school. There may be occasional in-person small group gatherings for older students. We will also provide online materials for parents with youth in K – 12 grade.

Middle School Youth Ministry encourages our 6th–8th grade students to explore their Catholic faith. We support ministry to, with, and by middle school students, seeking to draw them to a responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of our Catholic faith community.

High School Youth Ministry invites ALL Freshmen through Seniors to be a part of a Holy Spirit-filled community. The intention of this ministry is to impart the Catholic faith to our youth and invite them to practice and live out the faith in their lives.

This year only (2020-2021), the Confirmation Ministry welcomes all students, in grades 8–12 who discern they are ready to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. This ministry invites parents to journey with their children toward the sacrament. The confirmand’s commitment includes two evening gatherings per month from October to May. Parents are invited and encouraged to participate in formational gatherings monthly. Given the unique circumstances of this pastoral year, Saint Michael Parish will offer both in-person and online session offerings.