RELIGIOUS FORMATION FOR CHILDREN
Coordinator of Children’s Formation
Phone: (248) 243-0259
GIFT—Session 2 –Sunday, September 30 or Friday, October 5. We will be discussing the social justice topic of the Dignity of Human Life. Children will be taking a closer look at the story of the Good Samaritan. Bibles will be distributed to all of our new families and to those returning students in grade 3.
Here’s another look at some of the fun we had at our Opening Celebration, including Human Foosball!
First Eucharist – Parent Information Meeting –October 9, 7-8 PM for those who are registered. Calling all second grade children! Registration is underway for First Eucharist and Reconciliation for this coming school year. All children entering second grade in the fall in both public and private school should register in their home parish. Forms can be found online (sidebar on this page) and outside the Religious Education office.
Confirmation – First Year Student/Parent Meeting—Monday, October 15, 6:30-7:15 PM Second Year Student/Parent Meeting— Monday, October 15, 7:30-8:00 PM
Don’t forget to register your seventh grade student for the Confirmation Preparation program. Sacrament preparation takes place in your home parish. Forms can be found online (sidebar on this page) and outside the Religious Education Office.
For our second year Confirmation prep students, the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3 PM.
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.
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.