Elementary Faith Formation (Grades K - 5)

Elementary Faith Formation (Grades K - 5)


Would you like to volunteer with Elementary Faith Formation? 

Before you can volunteer to lead a group, catechists need to be Safe Environment Certified. Below are upcoming dates for certification. 

Safe Environment Dates 2018-19

  • August 16 at 7pm
  • September 12 at 12 noon
  • October 11 at 12 noon
  • November 13 at 7pm
  • None in December
  • January 31 at 12 noon
  • February 26 at 7 pm
  • March 27 at 10 am
  • May 1 at 12 noon

All Safe Environment Training classes take place in the St. Michael the Archangel Conference Center Gallery

Elementary Faith Formation Links

To view First Communion photos from May 5th - click here

To view First Communion photos from May 12th - click here

To view First Communion (Hispanic) photos from May 19th - click here

Vacation Bible School 2018

It was wonderful seeing so many children participate in this year's VBS!  We had well over 100 children and over 70 volunteers gather each day.  To view photos from the week follow this link.  There are hundreds of pictures that tell the story of what a great week everyone enjoyed.  Thank you to the many volunteers that contributed to the success of VBS!

General Information

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 

Jaime Doran, Administrative Assistant, Elementary Faith Formation

Janet Berlin, Ministry and Formation Administrative Assistant