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

GIFT – Growing In Faith Together

Religious Education Upcoming Events:
GIFT Session Two – Sunday, September 24, 1:30-4:00 PM or Friday, September 29, 6:30-9:00 PM.

Middle School Program
Session Two – Wednesday, October 4, 7-9 PM.  Bring your Compass Bible!

First Eucharist Notes
Monday, October 9, 7-8 PM.  All registered families should plan to have a parent attend this important meeting where the Eucharist and Reconciliation program will be explained and materials will be distributed.  If you haven’t registered your second grader, see the links to the forms in the right sidebar or visit the parish office for registration forms.

Confirmation Happenings
Confirmation First Year Meeting—Monday, October 16, 6:30-7:15 PM for the student and a parent.  The requirements of the program will be explained and material will be given for the first year of preparation.  All seventh graders need to be prepared in their home parish. If you haven’t registered, please see links on the right sidebar of this page or stop in the office for registration forms.

Confirmation Second Year Meeting—Monday, October 16, 7:30-8:15 PM for the student and a parent.  There is some new information about changes in the program.  Please plan to attend.

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!

BRIDGE! We are excited to announce a new offering for students entering 9th grade!  We call it “Bridge,” and it’s designed to provide an opportunity for those students starting high school who have completed formal religious education to have a few events a year to reconnect with friends in a faith setting.  Look for an email to come home with more details.  We hope you’ll give it a try!


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.