Happy Independence Day!
Please note, our offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day. Please join us as we celebrate our nation with a liturgy at 11:00am on July 4th.
2015-2016 Faith Formation Registration
You can print forms by clicking here to register
your child(ren) in preschool through grade 12 programs or register for FIRE (family intergenerational religious education) with this registration form
. Forms are also available in the parish office between 9:00am and 4:30pm.
Completed forms can be returned to the office in an envelope labeled "Faith Formation Registration" or you can place them in the weekly collection basket, the black mailbox safe in the mail room, or mail to the church at 4491 Springfield Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
From The Pastor
I have mentioned in earlier letters our plans for our 25th Anniversary in 2017. Preliminary plans include an anniversary Mass at the Robins Center on the campus of the University of Richmond, a return engagement by the Richmond Symphony, a parish retreat, and a parish cookbook featuring the foods of our diverse community.
Such an anniversary is a good time to reflect on the past and look to the future. Last January, at all the Masses, Deacon Andy invited parishioners to begin to imagine the future of St. Michael. Everyone was invited to write down one idea or program for which the parish would be known in the next 5-10 years. After sorting through and categorizing more than 2,000 responses, parishioners seemed to focus in on four areas for further development:
Adult and Young Adult Discipleship
Parish Life/Pastoral Care
Last Sunday we took a next step in this process of planning for the future. We invited parishioners who have been active in these areas, along with members of Parish Council and Finance Council and some ordinary parishioners to come together to brainstorm about programs in these four areas. This would give St. Michael some direction in developing a plan for the future. Guided by its mission “To be the presence of Christ,” the group met for three hours Sunday afternoon. Ideas were flying left and right and the Spirit was very alive! I will be away when the next letter has to be submitted so I am asking Deacon Andy, who facilitated the meeting, to share some of the ideas that came from that session.
Peace & Love,
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm