Nursery & Preschool

9:30am | Educational Building – During Sunday Mass, St. Michael’s Nursery and Preschool rooms are joyful nurturing spaces where our youngest children become comfortable in their church community. Biblically-based storytelling, art projects, and play opportunities provide a foundation for a developmentally appropriate understanding of the Good News. All children rejoin their families for the Eucharist and remainder of the Mass.

Children’s Chapel (K – 6th Grade)

9:30am | Chapel – Elementary school-age children are invited to participate in a special time of worship and learning. Children’s Chapel is held in St. Michael’s historic chapel during Mass. All children rejoin their families for the Eucharist and remainder of the Mass.

Family Worship

9:30am | Church – Worship at St. Michael’s is wiggle-friendly! If families want to worship together during Sunday Mass, there are children’s materials on the “Kids’ Carts” in the back of the sanctuary.

The Family Room

9:30am | Church – The Family Room is a calming space for parents and caregivers with young children. The room has audio/visual capabilities enabling families to enjoy full participation in worship. The room has books and activities for babies and toddlers and a glider rocking chair.

 

Caregivers

The Children’s Ministry team consists of volunteers and paid staff who provide safe, positive, early church experiences.

St. Michael’s maintains high caregiver-to-child ratios and has at least one CPR and First Aid certified adult per classroom. All KidMin staff and volunteers must undergo a background check and complete the Safeguarding God’s Children training.

It is a privilege to partner with the families at St. Michael’s! Contact KidMin for more information.

Christian Formation for All Ages

10:45-11:30am | Educational Building, Playground – Following Sunday Mass, children share purpose-filled playtime with their church friends in the classroom and on the playground. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate in Adult Christian Formation in the Parish Hall.

Youth Sunday

9:15am | Church Sacristy – On the 2nd Sunday of every month, children of all ages and their families are welcome to serve as greeters, ushers, and readers, and acolytes. Support provided by the Worship Team. Register your child here.

Spiritual Trekking

Grades 4-7 are invited to monthly gatherings for fellowship, fun, and learning. Contact KidMin to learn more about the next event!

Intergenerational Fellowship Events

ALL generations gather together to celebrate the life of the Church! Intergenerational Events take place throughout the year, providing numerous opportunities for mutual sharing, serving, and learning!

Vacation Bible School

Every year, St. Michael’s hosts VBS for the community. Stay tuned for 2023 info!

Facilities & Inclusion

Inclusion

Children of all abilities are accommodated and celebrated at St. Michael’s! The Children’s Ministry Team is dedicated to providing an enriching Sunday experience for everyone. Full participation in the life of the church is encouraged and fostered among typical and exceptional children alike.

Please contact KidMin to learn more about how St. Michael’s can serve your family!

Playground

The ADA accessible playground contains a play structure, a toddler swing, a full-support swing, a dome climber, and a beloved climbing tree. The playground is available to children and families whenever there is activity at St. Michael’s! The playground is also open to the community most days.

Please help keep our children healthy by using hand sanitizer before and after use and by refraining from eating or drinking on the playground. Adult supervision of children is required.

Sensory Room

The Sensory Room is a calm, sensory-friendly environment for children and youth when they need space away from highly stimulating activities. The Sensory Room is stocked with sensory-friendly furniture, devices, and manipulatives. It is open on Sunday mornings and during other parish events. Adult supervision of children is required.