High School Youth Ministry

St. Michael FF families,
 
In a preventative measure, St. Michael Faith Formation will be suspending classes until further notice.
In order to continue the formation of our students, we will be sending home information for online and at -home learning. Please check your email and Realm account for messages on instructions for your students’ specific class.
 
 
Please see the St. Michael website for mass information.
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


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.

Enrollment for this class is currently closed.

If you would like more information on this program, please contact Carin Owen at [email protected] 


 

St. Michael offers a range of opportunities to help meet the needs of families through Formation, Sacramental and Service Opportunites, Leadership groups and social activities.  Below you will find information on the different opportunities we have.

 

Formation

REGISTRATION FOR 2019-2020 IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

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, 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

 

Questions?

Staff Contact Information

Carin Owen, Director of High School Formation
919-468-6163
[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.