Children

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

GIFT Registration –Thanks to all of our families for a great year in GIFT! We had a wonderful closing celebration with   a fantastic turnout! Thanks to all who accepted our Seven Sacraments Challenge and earned their prize.  We are accepting registrations for Fall 2018 for kids in grades K-5. Please visit our website  to download forms  (see sidebar).  GIFT will begin in September.

Middle School Program – Registration is underway for the 2018-19 school year. If your child is  currently in the program, you will NOT need to register again. If your child is new to MSP, forms can be found online (sidebar on this page) and outside the Religious Education office.

Here are some photos from our final session of the year.

Confirmation Happenings
Registration is underway for all students  entering seventh grade in the fall.  Forms can be found online (sidebar on this page) and outside the Religious Education Office

Second Year Students– Confirmation Practice with a parent or sponsor—Sunday, May 6th, 7-8 PM.

First Eucharist
Congratulations to all the children who celebrated their First Eucharist this weekend. We hope you will continue to find joy in receiving Jesus every time you attend Mass!

Registration is underway for Eucharist and Reconciliation for all students entering grade two in the fall. Forms can be found online and outside the Religious Education office.

Practice for First Eucharist Mass will be held accordingly:
Tuesday, April 23 for Masses on April 28/29 – Practice times are at 6, 7 and 8 PM. An email will be sent home indicating the practice time for your Mass.

Here are some families enjoying our “Stone Soup” at Jesus Day!

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.