YOU - Love, Life and the Theology of the Body - A Life-Changing Experience for Teens – PARENT PREVIEW PROGRAM!
Identity. Gender. Love. Chastity. The world is a difficult place for teens, and it has become increasingly hard for parents and educators to help teens discover the truth about their bodies, their sexuality, and their unique call to love.
In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, YOU cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there. YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others.
This program will be offered to high school teens during spring 2020. Due to the sensitive nature of the topics covered, parents interested in enrolling their children are invited to a review program.
When: Mondays beginning January 27, 2020 – 6:00 -7:15 p.m. (7 sessions)
Where: St. Michael School Media Center
INFORMATION NIGHT Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:00 PM
You can also register at the parish office.
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.
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:
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:
The calendar for 2019-2020 at St. Michael can be found here.
A weekly lectionary-based small group Bible Study meets Sundays at 11:15 am - 12:15 pm. Access the 2019-2020 calendar here.
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
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.
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
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.