Youth Education

St. Michael's School

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St. Michael’s School was founded in September, 1958. It now educates over 300 children from kindergarten through eighth grades, fostering the intellectual, physical, artistic, ethical, and spiritual development of students from all social, economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Contact the Director of Admissions at (520) 722-8478 ext. 259, email, or see the website at

Journey Toward Baptism

Catechumenate – Introduces Christianity to adults and older children contemplating the sacrament of baptism. It is a journey of questioning, education and contemplation. After consultation with the Rector, a catechumen begins this journey on the first Sunday in Advent, continuing each Sunday through Lent. The culmination of this journey for many catechumens is baptism at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday. Catechists currently include John Hsieh, Peter Schmidt and Paulette O’Malley. Contact Father Mallory or one of the catechists.

Adult Education

The Sunday adult education class meets at 9:00 AM in the Womble Library. The Sunday class is studying natural theology: that is, we are looking at the universe through the prism of modern science to discern the creator God. We are utilizing materials from the Great Courses. Peter Schmidt facilitates this class.

The Wednesday adult education class meets at 10:00 AM in the Womble Library, and is beginning a new topic. We are using Professor Charles Mathewes’ lecture course entitled “Why Evil Exists.” Prof. Mathewes, a professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia (and an Episcopalian) discusses approaches to the problem of evil beginning with ancient Babylonian creation myths through the end of the 20th century. You are invited to join us. Peter Schmidt facilitates this class.

The Lectionary Bible Study meets weekly in two sessions. One meets at 10:00 am on Monday mornings and the other meets at 6:30 pm on Wednesday. Each class is 90 minutes and takes place in the Parish Center. We are using the magnificent and extraordinarily creative Bible Workbench approach that is replete with top notch scholarship, penetrating questions, poetry and wise musings to engage the biblical narrative. If you plan to attend, sign-up sheets are in back of church so the proper number of packets may be ordered (or call the Parish Office).

St. Jerome Writer’s Group meets Tuesdays at 10 AM in the Womble Library, to encourage all forms of writing. Contact Margaret Savage.