St. Michael Catholic Church


Covid-19 and Faith Formation: Will there be Faith Formation at St. Michael Catholic Church this fall? The short answer is yes we plan to move ahead with LIFT Family Formation, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, 1st Communion Classes, Impact for 8th Grade Parents, and the Fall Bible Study. The longer answer is that all of these formation opportunities will have to adapt to the limitations placed upon us by the Covid-19 pandemic. We expect to receive clear Covid-19 safety guidelines from the Archdiocese for Faith Formation activities in parishes by mid-August. Once we receive those guidelines we will announce what St. Michael Faith Formation events will look like this fall. Thank you for your patience as we strive to provide safe, yet meaningful Faith Formation for our parish community.

Peace and Blessings from Bob & Andrea


Online Registration For LIFT Is Now Open

LIFT Online Registration Through Ultracamp (Click Here)

How To Set Up A Family Account Through Ultracamp (Click Here)


LIFT (Learning In Faith Together) is the primary faith formation program at St. Michael Catholic Church. LIFT is a parish-wide, family catechesis model that focuses on assisting and equipping parents to become the primary educators and evangelizers of their children (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2223-2229).

LIFT families attend their regularly scheduled monthly LIFT Session together as a family (on either Sunday, Monday, or Wednesday). Each LIFT session is a combination of faith formation, small group conversation, faith sharing, prayer, and activity based learning for children. LIFT is offered each year from October through April and follows the four year cycle of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, with a fifth year focused on Sacred Scripture. At LIFT we use The Family of Faith activity based curriculum from Sophia Press for grades K thru 5 and the YOUCAT Teen Catechism for grades 6 thru 8. Adults participants in LIFT are provided with numerous resources, along with dynamic presentations each month to them grow in their own discipleship. Beyond monthly participation in LIFT, parents are encouraged to continue the conversation of faith at home with their children throughout the month using the assigned activities and materials.

For more information about LIFT please contact our Faith Formation Director Bob Swift at [email protected] or 763-497-2745 ext. 215

2020-2021 Faith Formation Calendars
2020-2021 LIFT Materials and Resources - Coming Soon

OCTOBER LIFT 2020 (Heaven - Our Final Destination)

  • October LIFT Home Study Guide
  • October LIFT Online Video Resources

NOVEMBER LIFT 2020 (Conscience - God's Law On Our Hearts)

  • November LIFT Home Study Guide
  • November LIFT Online Video Resources

DECEMBER LIFT 2020 (The Cardinal and Theological Virtues)

  • December LIFT Home Study Guide
  • December LIFT Online Video Resources

JANUARY LIFT 2021 (The Commandments 1-4 / The Two Great Commandments)

  • January LIFT Home Study Guide
  • January LIFT Online Video Resources

FEBRUARY LIFT 2021 (The Commandments 5-10)

  • February LIFT Home Study Guide
  • February LIFT Online Video Resources

MARCH LIFT 2021 (The Beatitudes 1-4 / The New Commandment / Works of Mercy)

  • March LIFT Home Study Guide
  • March LIFT Online Video Resources

APRIL LIFT 2021 (The Beatitudes 5-8 / Social Justice and Christian Discipleship)

  • April LIFT Home Study Guide
  • April LIFT Online Video Resources
Sacrament Preparation
Catechists and Volunteers
  • "Protecting God's Children (VIRTUS)" class is now being offered online through the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis  If you have questions please contact Barb Tummel in the parish office at: [email protected] or (763) 497-2745 x241

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