High School Youth Ministry

Please support our Youth Group and help them attend the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis!

St. Michael Youth Group is selling Attractions coupon books to help raise money to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis. Books are $20 each and cam save you tons of money in the Cary area and all over Wake County.  Click here below to purchase online. Books are also available at the parish office or after the Masses the weekend of August 24-25.

 High School Faith Formation Is Now Closed

St. Michael offers a range of Faith Formation opportunities to help meet the needs of families through formation, service, Sacraments and social activities.  Below you will find information on the different opportunities we have. If you prefer watching a video, you may find it helpful to take a couple minutes to review the following High School Youth Programs video below.  The same information is outlined in the text below in case you prefer a written summary.Catholic Life University

Year 101

Students enter their first year in Year 101, no matter what grade they are in.  In Year 101, students take 4 credits.  These credits are in the areas of Scripture, Tradition, Vocation and Apologetics.  Each class is offered in either four 90-minute Sunday sessions or one daylong session, called Super Saturday.  The calendars for these dates are available here:

Sundays: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Super Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you are taking this year to fulfill your year 2 Confirmation credit, attendance is required.

Year 200 and above

After their first year (or for students who have already received Confirmation), students can enroll in 200 level classes and above. 

Students may choose the classes they wish to take in the four areas of Scripture, Tradition, Vocation and Apologetics.  Examples of classes we plan to offer this year are:

  • Apologetics 220 SSA - Homosexuality and the Catholic Church
  • Tradition 220 - 33 Days to Morning Glory, a Marian Consecration
  • Scripture 220 - Acts of the Apostles - Why the Catholic Church?
  • Vocation 220 - Discernment: How do I know God’s voice?

There will be other classes offered throughout the year; please check the calendars for details.  These classes are structured identical to 101 classes.  Each credit is either four Sunday 90-minute sessions or one daylong Saturday session. 

Challenge and Conquest

Challenge and Conquest are gender-based mentoring programs that meet every other Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  In these programs, high school students mentor middle school students and each session includes prayer, saints, gospel, virtue and service.  You can find more information on these programs at:

Challenge (Girls)
Conquest (Boys)

The calendar for 2019-2020 at St. Michael can be found here.

Bible Study

A weekly lectionary-based small group Bible Study meets Sundays at 11:15 am - 12:15 pm.  Access the 2019-2020 calendar here.

Sacramental Opportunities

Opportunities for Confession and Adoration, in addition to weekly Mass attendance, are beautiful opportunities for our students to celebrate their Catholic faith.  These opportunities are included in the Sunday 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm schedule and are offered at various times throughout the year.  The list of dates below will be updated periodically.

  • Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • Sunday, April 26, 2020

Service Opportunities

St. Michael offers many service opportunities to students, including large and small group activities.  The best way to be aware of these opportunities is to follow us on Facebook

Check out the Highlights from the March for Life 2018! Join us next year as the St. Michael Youth marches on Washington D.C.

Youth Mass

We invite all teens in High School and their families to come and celebrate the "Source and Summit" of our Faith every Sunday at 6:00 p.m. Through the involvement of the youth, the Liturgy of the Word and Eucharist come together in a vibrant manner.  We are always looking for volunteers to help make our Liturgy come to life. 

Staff Contact Information

Carin Owen, Director of High School Formation
[email protected] 

St. Michael Parish is dedicated to assisting all our members - of every age - to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We minister to our high school aged members through our Youth Ministry Program. Come and join us - we look forward to seeing you.