Sherry Link
Coordinator of Children’s Formation
Phone:  (248) 243-0259

GIFT – Growing In Faith Together

Religious Education Upcoming Events:
GIFT Session Six—Friday, December 15  This is our Christmas Celebration for ALL GIFT families. We will have an open house format from 6:30-8:30 PM. Many wonderful activities are planned for the whole family to enjoy together. There will be no child care at this session and you will not need to bring Bibles.

Middle School Program
Session 6—Wednesday, December 6, 7-9 PM.  Please bring your Compass Bible!

Here are a few more photos from our service day on November 5. Some students are making cards for Detroit Rescue Mission, and some are celebrating completing the sorting of books being donated! Awesome job!

Confirmation Happenings

Confirmation Speaker – December 13, 7-8:30 PM—”Mr. Peace,” Kevin Szawala

We’ve been assigned a Confirmation date for 2018.  Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3 PM.  It happens to be Pentecost Sunday which is a perfect day to be confirmed!

Sunday Morning Children’s Programs
We have several choices for families with young children on Sunday mornings:

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.

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.