Elementary Faith Formation (Grades K - 5)
Happenings in the Classroom
During the months of November and December our elementary students learned about the lives of the Saints, and studied the Trinity. As we enter into the season of Advent, Catechists reviewed the Liturgical calendar, and discussed ways in which we can spiritually prepare for the birth of Christ. Students also contributed to our Thanksgiving Basket Project, providing over 500 meals to families in need.
Elementary Faith Formation Days to Note:
Classes resume Jan 7 & 8
January 14 & 15 – No Class – Catechist Formation Day *tentative
Jan. 17th - First Reconciliation for Monday night FF students. 6:30 – 8pm - Church
Jan. 20th - First Reconciliation for Sunday FF students. 8:30 – 10am - Church
Feb. 11th & 12th – First Eucharist Parent Meeting during class times
Sun class – Blue and Gold Room
Mon. class – Media Center
Feb. 18th & 19th - No Class - President's Day
March 17th – First Eucharist Child Workshop -10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm - School
April 29th - Rehearsal/Practice for First Eucharist (for students receiving 1st Eucharist on May 5th) - 4pm - Church
May 5th - 1st Eucharist Mass
9am, for Sunday FF students
11:30 for St. Michael school students
May 7th - Rehearsal/Practice for First Eucharist (for students receiving 1st Eucharist on May 12th) - 5:30 pm - Church
May 12th - 1st Eucharist Mass - 9am, for Monday and ISP FF students
For more information please click here to view our calendar of events
The Elementary Faith Formation program at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church is a family centered program that serves children and families from kindergarten through 5th grade. It is family centered in that the goal is to assist parents in the faith formation of their children. At Baptism parents take an oath to raise their children in the faith. The Church tells us that the parents are the first and best teachers of their children in matters of faith. Our role as catechists is to not only teach the children, but support the ongoing faith formation of the parents.
Parish membership is required in order to register for Faith Formation programs here at St. Michael. To become a member of the parish please contact the parish office at 919-468-6100.
All are Welcome!
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability has a series of YouTube videos on Understanding Autism. This is a great resource for parents and catechists working to do the best for children in their care who have been diagnosed with Autism. We also want our St. Michael the Archangel parish congregation to be more conscious of, and be more welcoming to, those with disabilities in their midst.
Autism Awareness: A person with Autism has a medical condition that may impair his or her ability to communicate with others. A person with Autism may have behaviors that appear to be unpredictable or inappropriate. On the surface, it may appear that this person is misbehaving when, in reality, it is his or her own way of dealing with the world.
Staff Contact Information
Deacon Mark Westrick, Sr. Director of Ministry and Formation
Mary DiSano, Director of Adult and Family Programs
Jeannine Hughes, Associate Director, Elementary Faith Formation
Lauren Henzi, Administrative Assistant, Elementary Faith Formation
Janet Berlin, Ministry and Formation Administrative Assistant