RELIGIOUS FORMATION FOR CHILDREN
Coordinator of Children’s Formation
Phone: (248) 243-0259
GIFT – Growing In Faith Together
GIFT Session Ten- Sunday, February 25 and Friday, March 2 Our topic will be Sacramentals, Catholic Practices and Lent.
All smiles after First Reconciliation for two of our children pictured here (one with her siblings). It was a great celebration of the sacrament!
Middle School Program Session 12 – Our next session will be on Wednesday, March 7. We’ll be looking at heroes in the Bible.
Confirmation Speaker, Friday, February 23, Chris Kozlowski will be presenting on “Giving Back to God What He Has Given to Us!” 7:00-8:30 PM
First Year Retreat—Saturday, March 3, 12:30-4:30 PM at St. Mary’s
Second Year Retreat—Saturday, March 10, 9:30-3:30 PM at St. Mary’s
Sunday Morning Children’s Programs
Child Care Room (St. Andrew Room) – Have you stopped in to see our child care room on Sunday mornings? You’ll find toddlers busy playing, doing puzzles, looking at books and having a great time while Mom and Dad are enjoying Mass. This drop-in program is available for children ages 12– 36 months during 9 and 11 AM Mass. We encourage you to give it a try!
Sunday Morning Preschool (St. Thomas and St. Jude classrooms) – Our Sunday morning Preschool program is available during 9 and 11 AM Masses. St. Mary’s staff members are eager to spend the hour with your child, engaging them in song, stories, and activities to help build the foundation of their faith, while you are freer to participate in Mass. This is a drop-in program for 3, 4 and young 5-year-olds, not yet in kindergarten. Come join the children who have already discovered this new program!
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (Gym) – This is for children in grades K-5 in the gym. Children are dismissed just prior to the start of Mass to hear the readings and message and return after the homily.
Take a look at the artwork made by the children during Children’s Liturgy of the Word. They decorated an ornament telling what Christmas is to each of them. Responses included Jesus, Joy, Family, Peace and Love!
Registration is not necessary for any of these programs. We hope your children will take advantage of these new offerings at St. Mary’s! If you have any questions, please call Sherry Link at (248) 243-0259 or email Sherry Link.
Here are some children making cards for the seniors at Grovecrest Assisted Living while they were in Children’s Liturgy of the Word.