Exploring our Faith Collectively and Individually
Adult Formation at St. Michael’s
Despite the challenges we face in this time, there are plenty of opportunities to connect, explore our faith, and deepen our community. The St. Michael’s family is alive online: we meet in weekly small groups, gather for special seasonal events, walk the path of Sacred Ground, and pursue training and education of all kinds.
St. Michael’s ESL Group — Saturdays at 10:15 am
Join us for conversational English as a Second Language (ESL) here at St. Michael’s after the Saturday Kitchen. For people of any native language. Proof of Covid vaccination is required.
Se ofrece un programa de inglés como segundo idioma acá en la iglesia St. Michael’s, para hispanohablante (o también para gente que hable otros idiomas que no sea el español). Los sabádos a las 10:15 a.m. Se requiere tarjeta de vacunación contra el Covid 19
St. Michael’s Small Groups
Join us this spring as we study Walter Bruggemann’s Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now. Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Brueggemann calls out our 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. We want more, own more, use more, eat more, and drink more. Brueggemann shows readers how keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. Sabbath as Resistance offers a transformative vision of the wholeness God intends, giving world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance. Small groups begin the week of April 30 and will meet for 6 weeks. Each session will last for one hour, and each group will decide whether to meet in-person (indoors or outdoors) or over Zoom.
Sign up for a small group and get more info about purchasing the book here: https://stmichaelsnyc.ivolunteer.com/sgms2023
Our Relationship With God
Spiritual growth is one of our Core Values. We believe the whole of one’s life is a unique spiritual journey, continually shaping who we are as individuals and as a community of faith. Working on our inner life of faith is a necessary practice to keep it healthy and growing. We welcome you to explore your faith on a deeper level in the following ways
- Lent/Advent Quiet Days
- Ignatian Spirituality group
- Celtic Spirituality group
- Faith & Film Nights
- Newcomers Class
Connecting With Each Other
Oftentimes, you will hear members of St. Michael’s referring to our community as a parish family. We have small groups that meet informally, such as the Men of St. Mike’s; Motherhood of Grace; Parents of Adolescents Support Group; Young Adult Group; Knitting Group; Family Camp and Hiking outings. Supportive and caring small groups in a large Church setting enable us to minister to each other.
Connecting to Our Community
We are a faith community that supports each other and our community in multiple ways. Whether it is mentoring our parish and neighborhood children on Monday evenings during Homework Help or providing food and meals to those who struggle with food insecurity, service to others is part of our Core Values.