Formation

Jim Peters, Staff Resource

Coordinates all levels of educational programming in the parish, children through adults, Catholic and public school children alike. The Formation Department’s role is to foster cooperation, coordination, and communication among all groups and individuals involved in the education/formation ministries of the parish. The Ministries/groups included under this umbrella are:

Adult Formation

Adult Confirmation

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Baptismal Preparation

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Bible Study Groups

St. Michael’s has several Bible Study groups.  The groups use the Great Adventures Bible study series by Ascension Press.  This program guides people to a fuller understanding of Scripture, through a realization of God’s living presence in the Sacred Scriptures.

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For additional information contact Jim Peters at jj.peters@comcast.net or 303-690-6797 ext. 315.

ESL

Teaching English to non English speaking parishioners.

Contact Sylvia Gould at  Sylvia.gould@comcast.net or 303-690-6797 x 317

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Designed for adults (18 years and older) who are seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church.  The process includes instruction, sharing, prayer, and participation in social and charitable service.

An age appropriate adaptation of this process is offered for children and youth (7-18 years old) who are seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church.  The adapted process is family centered, with parents (guardians) and their children attending sessions.

Contact Jim Peters at jj.peters@comcast.net or 303-690-6797 x315

Marriage Preparation

Helps engaged couples prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. Various programs are available within the Archdiocese, all of which focus on the theology of Catholic marriage as well as important life skills. 8-12 months before your wedding date please contact Jackie Morales at 303-690-6797 ext. 350, or jacqueline.morales@comcast.net

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Servants of the Word

Based on the the Great Adventures series, this program guides people to a fuller understanding of Scripture, and a realization of God’s living presence in sacred Scripture.

Contact Perry Monkelien at pdmonkelien@gmail.com or 303-699-1073, Gerry Pochowicz at 303-740-6105 or gerry.pochowicz@comcast.net or Vic Bliden at 303-699-1812 or salevic@q.com

That Man is You (TMIY)

An interactive men’s program focused on the development of men in the modern world.  Combining the best research from science with the teachings from the Catholic Faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop men who transform themselves, their families, and society.  Meets on Friday mornings at 6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m., from September through May.  Visit: http://www.paradisusdei.org/index.php/programs/tmiyy for more information.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Provides a positive and personal experience for couples wanting to improve on their good marriage.

For more information visit http://www.wwme.org/ or Contact Peter and Danielle Smith at 303-627-4411.

Children and Youth

Elementary RE

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Confirmation Prep

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First Communion Prep

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First Reconciliation Prep

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K to 8th grade RE

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Liturgy of the Word with Children

A Liturgy Presentation of Sunday’s scripture readings meaningful to children (age level K-5th grade).  This celebration is held every second Sunday of the month during the 10:30am mass.  The Father invites the children attending mass to come forward following the introductory prayers and then sends them forth to hear God’s word.

Contact Jim Peters at jj.peters@comcast.net or 303-690-6797 x315

Parents of Preschoolers (POPs)

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Pre-School

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Quinceanera

A Hispanic Catholic tradition to celebrate a girl’s 15th birthday.

Contact Sylvia Gould at Sylvia.gould@comcast.net or 303-690-6797 X317

Vacation Bible School

A week-long program of religious education in which children are immersed in Bible times.  Activities include Bible stories, religious songs, arts and crafts, skits, or puppet shows which cater toward elementary school-aged children.

Contact the Sylvia in the Parish Office at 303-690-6797 X317.

Youth Ministry

WorkCamp

A year round youth ministry mission group that travels each summer to economically impoverished areas to repair homes.  Adults meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the conference room in the main office.  Youth meet the 1st Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. in Syrianey Hall.

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Contact:  Amber McCullough at amber.mcculloch@comcast.net