Elementary Faith Formation (Grades Kindergarten – Grade 5)

General Information

The Elementary Faith Formation program at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church is a family centered program that serves children and families from kindergarten through 5th grade. It is family centered in that the goal is to assist parents in the faith formation of their children. At Baptism parents take an oath to raise their children in the faith. The Church tells us that the parents are the first and best teachers of their children in matters of faith. Our role as catechists is to not only teach the children, but support the ongoing faith formation of the parents.

Faith Formation Registration has closed.  Class placement will be considered based on availability.  Please contact the Faith Formation Office for information on late registration.

Parish membership is required in order to register for Faith Formation programs here at St. Michael. To become a member of the parish please contact the parish office at 919-468-6100. 

For a full listing of all Faith Formation class offerings (days and times for all grade levels) click here.

 Click here to view Elementary Faith Formation Class Schedule for 2016-17

To download paper registration forms click here.  Forms may be completed and returned to the Faith Formation Office with payment.  Paper registration forms are also available in the parish office.

Elementary Faith Formation classes are offered:

  • Sundays from 4:15 - 5:30 pm 
  • Mondays from 5:00 – 6:15 pm
  • Mondays from 6:30 – 7:45 pm
  • Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:15 pm
  • Sundays at GREEN HOPE STATION from 9:00 - 10:15 am

Fee Schedule

Elementary Faith Formation: Registration $75. ($25 late fee after classes begin)

First Communion 2nd Grade Year: additional fee of $35 to cover materials and activities

Family maximum $300 across all grade levels

Opportunities for Discipleship

The expression, “It takes a Village…” is certainly true for our Faith Community. How will you help us this year? We ask each family to give a minimum of 4 hours of time and talent to our program. We have jobs for everyone with all ranges of time and skills to offer. The success of our program depends on the enthusiasm and efforts of our volunteers. Volunteer as a….catechist, co-catechist, substitute, hall monitor, child care help, or clerical support. Safe Environment guidelines require 2 adults in each classroom. Please help us make this the best year ever. Call for opportunities and suggestions. Thank you for your support!

All are Welcome!

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

Deacon Mark Westrick, Sr. Director of Ministry and Formation

919-468-6108 mwestrick@stmcary.org

Mary DiSano, Director of Adult and Family Programs

Martha Waltersdorf, Associate Director of Elementary Faith Formation

Janet Berlin, Ministry and Formation Administrative Assistant