Confirmation Preparation

St. Michael the Archangel Faith Formation

 

St. Michael Faith Formation staff, through prayer and grace, is committed to providing our families with:

Support and instruction for the parents, the primary catechists of their children

Meaningful and comprehensive Sacrament Preparation

A desire for lifelong formation.

 

We strive to provide this through quality programs at each level of catechesis.  Information for families seeking Confirmation is listed below.

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation preparation in the Diocese of Raleigh is a 2-year process.  Students must be 13 years old at the time of receiving the Sacrament.

Diocese of Raleigh Confirmation Guidelines:

Confirmation Norms – English
Confirmation Norms – Spanish

  

Year 1:

  1. Forms: Data Form, Sponsor Form (both downloadable), Baptism Certificate (if not at St. Michael) will be required to enroll in Formation classes.
  2. Formation Credit: Attend Catholic school for 8th grade or one year participation in Faith Formation with 90% attendance
  3. Service Credit
  4. Sacramental Credit
  5. Parent Credit

Year 1 Formation Credit:

Year One Formation options:

Middle School Religion class at a Catholic School or

St. Michael Year One Confirmation Preparation: Year One of Confirmation Preparation meets Sundays September to May.  Classes are held 6:15-8:00pm in the Parish Center. Year one focuses on relationship with Christ and community.  


Service Credit

For service project opportunities offered by St. Michael, please follow us on the us on our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/stmcaryym/ and look under events.  If you are completing a non-St. Michael service project, please fill out this form and return it to Carin Owen at [email protected]. 

The due date for the Service Credit is May 1st.  Please turn in your Service Credit Form to the Parish Office or email to Carin Owen.  

If you have information regarding a ministry or community service that may have opportunities for our young people, please contact Carin Owen at [email protected]

 

Sacramental Credit

The Sacramental Credit includes weekly Mass attendance and participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at least once per year. Mass schedules are available on the website at www.stmichaelcary.org.

Reconciliation is offered weekly at St. Michael as follows:

Saturday: 3:00 - 4:00 pm English
Tuesday: 6:15 - 7:00 pm Spanish

 

Parent Credit

Parent Credits give the opportunity for parents to learn and practice how to talk to their teens about the faith.  Opportunites include (but are not limited to):

  • Serving as a catechist or leader for St. Michael Faith Formation Programs
  • Participating in Adult Faith Formation classes or groups  
  • Scheduled parent/teen events

or click here to register

2021-2022 Parent/Teen events:

We are thrilled to be welcoming Jason Evert, renowned chastity speaker, to St. Michael's on Sunday, September 12.  Head to chastity.formstack.com/forms/cary_nc to reserve your tickets now.

 

Year 2

Forms: (if not completed in Year 1)

Data Form, Sponsor Form (both downloadable), Baptism Certificate (if not at St. MIchael), Confirmation Name Form

  1. Formation Credit: Completion of 1 year of St. Michael Faith Formation 
  2. Completion of Service Project
  3. Sacramental Credit
  4. Parent Credit
  5. Clergy Interview (as needed)

Year 2 Formation Credit

Year Two Formation options:

St. Michael Year Two Formation Options:

Traditional- Our traditional classes meet Sundays from 6:15-8:00pm in St. Michael School.  These classes are gender based small groups that use the CHOSEN program.  CHOSEN is a video based program with an adult leader.  

Mentoring - Students may serve as a Teen Leader in our Challenge and Conquest programs serving grades 3-6. 

Cardinal Gibbons Confirmation Preparation: The CG Confirmation Preparation are 4 day-long workshops (10am-2pm) based on the CGHS School Calendar.  They are scheduled to take place at St. Michael Church on Teacher inservice days that students do not report to school.  This program is designed to be complementary to the CGHS Theology classes and provide a place of connection with the St. Michael Parish.  Since this program is abbreviated, attendance at all workshop days for the entire day is required for completion.  This option is only for students currently enrolled at Cardinal Gibbons High School.  

Dates for the Cardinal Gibbons Confirmation Preparation for 2021-22 are:

Friday, September 24, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Monday, February 7, 2022

Monday, March 21, 2022

 


 

Service Credit

For service project opportunities offered by St. Michael, please follow us on the us on our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/stmcaryym/ and look under events.  If you are completing a non-St. Michael service project, please fill out this form and return it to Carin Owen at [email protected]. 

The due date for the Service Credit is May 1st.  Please turn in your Service Credit Form to the Parish Office or email to Carin Owen.  

If you have information regarding a ministry or community service that may have opportunities for our young people, please contact Carin Owen at [email protected]


Sacramental Credit

The Sacramental Credit includes weekly Mass attendance and participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at least once per year. Mass schedules are available on the website at www.stmichaelcary.org.

Reconciliation is offered weekly at St. Michael as follows:

Saturday: 3:00 - 4:00 pm English
Tuesday: 6:15 - 7:00 pm Spanish

 

Parent Credit

Parent Credits give the opportunity for parents to learn and practice how to talk to their teens about the faith.  Opportunites include (but are not limited to):

  • Serving as a catechist or leader for St. Michael Faith Formation Programs
  • Participating in Adult Faith Formation classes or groups  
  • Scheduled parent/teen events

or click here to register

 

2021-2022 Parent/Teen events:

We are thrilled to be welcoming Jason Evert, renowned chastity speaker, to St. Michael's on Sunday, September 12.  Head to chastity.formstack.com/forms/cary_nc to reserve your tickets now.


Registration 

Click here to register for Faith Formation 2021-2022.


Questions? 

Staff Contact Information:

Carin Owen,
919-468-6163
[email protected]