Adult Education

Courses Offered Fall 2019

Beginning Apologetics – How to Answer Atheists & New Agers
Tuesday Mornings, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  8 sessions September 24 – November 12, 2019
Materials cost $10 per person

Beginning Apologetics 4: How to Answer Atheists and New Agers traces the roots of atheism and the New Age movement.  Shows you how to refute their foundational beliefs using sound philosophy and common sense. Registration for this course has closed.

The Bible and the Sacraments
Thursday mornings, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  11 sessions -  September 26 – December 5, 2019
Materials cost $25 per person

Unlike any other study on the sacraments, this study goes further. It investigates the deeper mystery of the sacraments as illuminated by Sacred Scripture.  Examining the rich relationship between the Old and New Testaments, it reveals the sacraments as more than mere earthly rituals. They are incredible “‘powers that come forth’ from the Body of Christ” (CCC 1116). Registration for this course has closed.


Walking With Purpose 

Walking With Purpose is a small group bible study for women.  Click here for information on this special program. 
Online registration is now closed. However, if you are interested in joining us, contact Mary DiSano 919-468-6134 or [email protected]. 
Opening Your Heart or Keeping in Balance will be held on Tuesdays (mornings at 8:30 a.m. or evenings at 7:00 p.m.) beginning in late September.  We will take December off and wrap up by late March, 2020 (before Easter).
Both sessions will meet during the same time slots.  Please join us!

For more information contact: Mary DiSano 919-468-6134 or [email protected]

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process through which adults become full members of the Roman Catholic Church.  There are several stages involved in the process, beginning with a period of “Inquiry” to find out more about Catholicism. 
RCIA meets regularly on Sundays beginning in mid-September from 9:45am-11:15am and continues up until Pentecost Sunday.

Contact Mary DiSano for additional information - [email protected] or call: 919-468-6134

Franciscan At Home - Online Learning at your Convenience

St. Michael the Archangel Parish has a paid subscription for parishioner use!

The Catechetical Institute at Franciscan University exists to train and support adults in any situation—priests, deacons, parents, or laity, whether professional, volunteer or lifelong learner. Through conferences, online workshops, videos, audio, personal mentorship, and a wealth of resources produced by Franciscan University, all involved in the work of catechesis will find new ideas, new approaches, new techniques, and a new confidence to do the work of catechesis.

An Online Hub for Local Learning

The Catechetical Institute is developing distinct ministry tracks to meet a variety of needs.


Catechist (CT) Track Catechumenal Ministry (RCIA) Track Pastoral Accompaniment (PA) Track Music Ministry (MM) Track Ministry of Parenting (MP) Track
Youth Ministry (YM) Track Catholic Schools (CS) Track Campus Ministry (CM) Track Diocesan Officials Track  
Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL) Track Culture of Life (CL) Track First Proclamation (FP) Track Hispanic Faith and Family Track  




CLICK HERE for details on tracks and workshops



To set up your own online learning account CLICK HERE for an instructional registration video



FORMED: Online No Fee Offering

St. Michael has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED.  Every parishioner will have free 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smart TV, smartphone and tablet with internet access. With FORMED you’ll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage and more.  You can access Bible studies on a variety of topics as well as inspiring audio talks.  And you’ll find presenters like Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Mary Healey, Chris Stefanick, Dr. Scott Hahn, Bishop Robert Barron and a lot more.

FORMED is a game-changer, a real immersion of Faith! To access FORMED follow the Instructions below. You are encouraged to take advantage of this excellent resource and learn more about your faith so that you not only live it out more deeply but also share it with others. 

Our subscription includes the following for FREE:

  • Divine Mercy
  • Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained
  • Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage (Marriage Prep/Marriage Enrichment)
  • Lectio: Peter and Prayer (Bible Studies with Dr. Tim Gray)
  • Lectio: Eucharist (Bible study with Dr. Brant Pitre)
  • Lectio: Evangelization (Bible Study with Dr. Mary Healy)
  • YDisciple (A 4-year Full Discipleship Group Youth Program)
  • Opening the Word (Weekly reflections on the Sunday Readings)
  • 33 Days to Morning Glory (Consecration Retreat featuring Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC)
  • Footprints of God (Nine-Part Video by Steve Ray)
  • Lighthouse Catholic Media Audio Presentations (Numerous Topics)
  • Movies and eBooks from Ignatius Press Unlimited downloads of accompanying study materials (leader & participant guides)


  • Go to
  • Create a personal account with your user name/email and password
  • Start enjoying the best Catholic content all in one place!

For assistance, please contact  Mary DiSano, Adult and Family Programs