Elementary Faith Formation (Grades K - 5)

Elementary Faith Formation (Grades K - 5)

Elementary Faith Formation Registration Open!

Registration for Elementary Faith Formation opens May 22, 2019, and will remain open through August 25, 2019. Registration and payment must be completed online. At that time, we will close registration through September 8, 2019 to allow time for student placements in classes. Please be aware that due to limitations on class sizes, and catechist availability, we cannot guarantee a placement for your child after August 25th. Students registering after that time, may be placed on a waitlist.

To register please click here - Click here to read more about process and calendar for the upcoming year

Vacation Bible School Registration Now Open! Click HERE to register

  • Date: July 8-12, 2019                                                                                            
  • Time: 9-12pm
  • Ages: Rising kindergarten – 5th grade

This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

 For more information, please contact Jeannine Hughes at jhughes@stmcary.org

Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed!

St. Michael the Archangel's Vacation Bible School is a one-week camp that will run the week of 7/8 from 9am-12pm. Each year VBS provides its campers with a fun, safe and engaging environment to learn about God's love. We have many vital volunteer positions that will need to be filled in order for us to run our week-long program to include Station Leaders, Crew Leaders, Tech Gurus and more!

We are seeking adult and teen volunteers to help us make VBS a success!

If you are interested in volunteering with VBS please contact Nicole Swannack at nicoleswannack@yahoo.com

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 2019

  • 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

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.

Elementary Faith Formation classes are offered Sundays 4:15-5:30, and Mondays 6:00-7:15pm.

Important Elementary Faith Formation Links

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