Middle School Youth Ministry

 

Middle School Faith Formation Registration Open!

Registration for Middle Faith Formation opened July 9, 2019, and will remain open through August 25, 2019. Registration and payment must be completed online. At that time, we will close registration through September 8, 2019 to allow time for student placements in classes. Please be aware that due to limitations on class sizes, and catechist availability, we cannot guarantee a placement for your child after August 25th. Students registering after that time, may be placed on a wait list.

Before registering, it is recommended that you view the Youth Registration video .  It will likely save you time and significantly improve your registration experience.  To register please click here.  

 

To learn more about the program and view options for the upcoming year, click here.


General Information

St. Michael offers a range of 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 Middle School Faith Formation video.  The same information is outlined in the text that follows the video in case you prefer a written summary.

Option 1: 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: https://challengeyouthministry.com/
Conquesthttps://conquestyouthministry.com/

Topics include;

  • Prayer
  • Saints
  • Gospel
  • Activity
  • Service

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


2019-2020 Calendars

Option 2: Sunday Faith Formation from 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm  Sunday Calendar
Option 3: Monday Faith Formation from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm  Monday Calendar

Grades 6, 7 and 8 will be broken down into gender-based small groups.

Class content will include:

  • The Chosen Curriculum
  • Service Projects; all different kinds
    • Large; Rise against hunger
    • Community; Miracle League
    • Parish; Leading Eucharist Adoration 
  • Adoration and Confession
  • Family Mass

Would you like to volunteer with Middle School Faith Formation? 

Before you can volunteer to lead a group, catechists need to be Safe Environment Certified. Below are upcoming dates for certification. 
Safe Environment Training Dates 2019

  • August 13 at 1 pm
  • September 10 at 7 pm
  • October 17 at 7 pm
  • November 5 at 10 am

All Safe Environment Training classes take place in the St. Michael the Archangel Conference Center Gallery.  To preregister please contact the Parish Office

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All are Welcome!

Special Needs

All children deserve an opportunity to discover our faith and build a relationship with God.  Faith Buddies will be assigned to those in need.  If you wish to request a Faith Buddy, please send an email to [email protected]

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

Gabriela Del Rio, Director of Middle School Formation
919-468-6131
[email protected]


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.