Elementary Faith Formation (K-5)

Elementary Faith Formation

Dear St. Michael Faith Formation families,

In a preventative measure, St. Michael Elementary Faith Formation classes has transitioned to Online Learning at Home. Our campus, including our parish offices are closed until further notice.

In order to continue the formation of our students, we have provided links below to at home learning. Please check your email and Realm account for messages and notifications.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding and please continue to pray for all of those affected and working to treat those affected by this virus.
 
-St. Michael Faith Formation Staff
 
 

 


MAY - The Month of Mary

May is known by Catholics as a month to remember and honor Mary, Our Mother. 

Click here for activities for your family to enjoy, including praying the Rosary as a family, a story of Mary video, May crowning at home, coloring pages, word searches and much more.  

 

--Home Activities for Spiritual Enrichment--
 
Family Movie Night
 
Spiritually uplifting movies to watch include:
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • The King’s Speech
  • Miracle
  • Same Kind of Different as Me

--Gospel Weeklies--
 
How to Teach Gospel Weeklies at Home

Promise - Kindergarten and Grade 1

April 26 May 3 May 10 Teaching Guide March 15 - May 10  Extended Activities and Coloring Pages

 

Good News - Grades 2 and 3

April 26 May 3 May 10 Teaching Guide - March 15 - May 10

 

Venture - Grades 4 and 5

April 26 May 3 May 10 Teaching Guide March 15 - May 10

 

Resources from our Publisher:

  • A Resources for Families page is available from our publisher, Pflaum. It includes The Gospel at Home with a short description of the Sunday Gospel and suggested activities and discussion starters for each age level. 

--Additional Resources: FORMED.org--


--First Holy Communion--

Monsignor Doug has made the difficult choice to postpone all First Holy Communions for our Parish.  We understand this is disappointing to the children whose hearts are full of excitement to receive Communion for the first time.  

We also recognize that many of you are planning to share this special day with out-of-town family, and we sincerely hope this announcement provides you sufficient time to communicate this change of plans to them. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with a new First Communion date at this time. We will contact you with this information as soon as it is confirmed by Monsignor Doug and parish leadership.

Please continue to support your student’s faith education and sacramental preparations by utilizing the resources provided here.  If your child is working on their Banner, make sure to leave off the date until a new date has been confirmed.

-Jeannine Hughes, Coordinator of Elementary Religious Education


--Sacramental Preparation Resources--

Below is the online book your child has been using in class and the parent guide.  


--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 pm and Mondays 6:00-7:15 pm.


--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--

Jeannine Hughes, Coordinator: Elementary Faith Formation 
919-468-6120
[email protected]

Jaime Doran, Administrative Assistant, Elementary Faith Formation
919-468-6185
[email protected]