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 Faith Formation is listed below.
Intermediate Sacramental Preparation (First Reconciliation and Eucharist Preparation)
Ages 8-High School
Staff Contact: Jeannine Hughes
The Diocese of Raleigh and our Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama call for two years of Sacramental Preparation for families preparing for First Eucharist. These are traditionally done in first and second grade with the reception of the Sacrament in the spring of second grade. Students older than 7 can prepare for First Reconciliation and Eucharist in our Intermediate Sacramental Preparation (ISP) program.
ISP classes meet Sundays from September-May. Classes are typically held 3:30-4:45pm in St. Michael School. Students are placed in classes based on age, 8-10, 11-13, 13-High School.
First Year (First grade) - First year preparation is catechesis that focuses on the mass, liturgical calendar, prayers and community.
Second Year (Second grade) - Second year students are more deeply connected to the community through the option of mentoring. Students will prepare and celebrate their First Reconciliation (Confession) in preparation for receiving First Eucharist. They will learn more about the Eucharist through activities, lessons and workshops.
If you would like more information or would like the opportunity to volunteer with our Intermediate Sacramental Preparation, please contact Jeannine Hughes at [email protected] or 919-468-6120.
Challenge and Conquest
Ages: 8-13 (grades 3-7)
Staff Contact: Carin Owen
Challenge and Conquest are ECYD programs offered at St. Michael for our students between Sacramental Preparation. Challenge and Conquest strive to form Christian leaders who can transform our culture. They are authentically Catholic programs with a unique method: virtue-based curriculum, teen led, gender specific, team based, service driven, and through responding to the needs of the adolescent.
St Michael will offer the following ECYD programs:
Challenge Junior (girls grades 3/4)
Conquest Junior (boys grades 3/4)
Challenge Middle School 5/6 (girls grades 5/6)
Conquest Middle School 5/6 (boys grades 5/6)
Challenge Middle School 7 (girls grade 7)
Conquest Middle School (boys grade 7)
You can find out more information on the programs here:
Conquest video Challenge video
ECYD also offers products and resources, training and support, and access to an international network of ECYD camps, retreats and mentors for our St. Michael families. If you would like more information on or would like the opportunity to help with our Challenge and Conquest programs, contact Carin Owen at [email protected] or 919-468-6163.
Staff Contact: Carin Owen
The Diocese of Raleigh and our Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama call for two years of Sacramental Preparation for families preparing for Confirmation. Students must be at least 13 years old before receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.
For more information on our Confirmation Programs please visit our website at https://www.stmichaelcary.org/confirmation-preparation or contact
Carin Owen at [email protected] or 919-468-6163.
For more information on our Confirmation Programs please visit our website at https://www.stmichaelcary.org/confirmation-preparation or contact Carin Owen at [email protected] or 919-468-6163.
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Staff Contact Information
Carin Owen Dara Hadley
St. Michael the Archangel Parish Middle School Youth Ministry is committed to providing a spiritual voice and guidance to our middle school youth through fellowship, service, catechesis and prayer.