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

GIFT— Are you looking for a religious education program that is exciting and motivating for your child? Do you want to be more involved in your child’s faith formation? Then the GIFT program might be a great fit for you! We are accepting registrations for Fall 2019 for kids in grades K-5. Please visit our website to learn more about the program and to download forms (right sidebar on this page), or pick one up outside the Religious Education office. GIFT will begin in September.

First Eucharist -Registration is underway for First Eucharist for all children entering second grade in the fall.  Public school students will register along with their GIFT registration.  Catholic school students will need to fill out the form that is found either online or outside the religious education office.

Confirmation-Family, friends, sponsors and catechists came out to support those being confirmed. We enjoyed Bishop Hanchon’s rendition of “This Little Light of Mine” on the ukulele during Mass!  What a great witness to the Holy Spirit at work!  Here are a few photos highlighting our Confirmation Mass with Bishop Hanchon on May 19.  Congratulations to all our newly confirmed young people!

Children’s Liturgy
The children participated in the Palm Sunday procession, celebrating the coming of Jesus into Jerusalem, just before his passion.  They enjoyed playing their instruments and being part of the joyful celebration!


The kids learned about forgiveness through the sharing of the story of the Prodigal Son a few weeks ago.   Here are some children showing off their projects with hugging hands and scripture quote on forgiveness.






Sunday Morning Children’s Programs

Here is one of the children in our Sunday Morning Preschool program coloring a picture about Jesus teaching us to serve others.

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.