Middle School Youth Ministry



Our St. Michael Faith Formation staff is currently working on the 2020-2021 year. We have many challenges with the unpredictable nature of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  You can help by completing the following short survey:

English: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Bg3i80tswkqjeUr8_P7lmSXpwJMVpmpPuVoSmJzW48hUNVBWTVk4SE9HSjBYTDFRT1pBQjZBUzVGOCQlQCN0PWcu

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This will help us to assess the needs of families so we can best structure opportunities and support in a safe and effective way.  We will use the results of this survey to determine the best formats and ways we can serve you. Thank you.

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.  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/

Topics include;

  • Prayer
  • Saints
  • Gospel
  • Activity
  • Service


Faith Formation

Option 2: Sunday Faith Formation from 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm 
Option 3: Monday Faith Formation from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
English/Spanish:  Sunday Faith Formation from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

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

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
[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.