Elementary Faith Formation (Grades K - 5)

Elementary Faith Formation (Grades K - 5)

Join Us for Family Movie Night Sunday, November 5th!

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The Elementary Faith Formation Program would like to invite you to a Family Movie Night. Enjoy an evening of outdoor entertainment and fellowship. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be served. Please register no later than 11/01/2017 *Registration is required. To register, click here


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. 


For a full listing of all 2017-18 Faith Formation class offerings (days and times for all grade levels), click here.

Registration opens June 12, 2017. To register, click here.

*Please note: Registration after August 15th will incur a late fee of $25 per child.*

Elementary Faith Formation classes are offered:

  • Sundays from 4:15 - 5:30 pm 
  • Mondays from 5:30 – 6:45 pm

Fee Schedule

Elementary Faith Formation: Registration $75 

First Communion 2nd Grade Year: additional fee of $25 to cover materials and activities

Family maximum $300 across all grade levels

Opportunities for Discipleship

The expression, “It takes a Village…” is certainly true for our Faith Community. How will you help us this year? We ask each family to give a minimum of 4 hours of time and talent to our program. We have jobs for everyone with all ranges of time and skills to offer. The success of our program depends on the enthusiasm and efforts of our volunteers. Volunteer as a….catechist, co-catechist, substitute, hall monitor, child care help, or clerical support. Safe Environment guidelines require 2 adults in each classroom. Please help us make this the best year ever. Call for opportunities and suggestions. Thank you for your support!

First Eucharist Photo Links 2017

Follow the links below to see photos of our parish children receiving their First Eucharist

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 am Mass https://flickr.com/photos/35805019@N04/sets/72157680307233844
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 11:30 am Mass https://flickr.com/photos/35805019@N04/sets/72157683507725275
Friday, May 12, 6:00, pm Mass  https://flickr.com/photos/35805019@N04/sets/72157683731575666
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00 am Mass https://flickr.com/photos/35805019@N04/sets/72157681029858612
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11:30 am Mass https://flickr.com/photos/35805019@N04/sets/72157680759490433
Sunday, May 14, 2017, Mother Theresa Mission Mass https://flickr.com/photos/35805019@N04/sets/72157680671090474

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
919-468-6108
mwestrick@stmcary.org

Mary DiSano, Director of Adult and Family Programs
919-468-6134
mdisano@stmcary.org

Jeannine Hughes, Associate Director, Elementary Faith Formation 
919-468-6120
jhughes@stmcary.org

Lauren Henzi, Administrative Assistant, Elementary Faith Formation
919-468-6100
lhenzi@stmcary.org

Janet Berlin, Ministry and Formation Administrative Assistant
919-468-6109
jberlin@stmcary.org