RELIGIOUS FORMATION FOR CHILDREN
Coordinator of Children’s Formation
Phone: (248) 243-0259
GIFT – Session 4—Sunday, November 11 or Friday, November 16. Our topic will be our Call to Family and Community Life.
First Eucharist – First Eucharist Rite of Enrollment Mass—Sunday, November 18, 11AM This is an optional event for our First Eucharist Candidates and their families. Memorizing prayers is an important part of preparation for the sacraments this year. Here’s a helpful hint. Say prayers aloud each night. When your child begins to get comfortable with the prayer, try having them finish the sentence. You begin a line of the prayer and ask them to fill in the rest!
Confirmation – Confirmation Speaker, Friday, December 7, 7-8:30 PM. “Mr. Peace,” Kevin Szawala will be presenting about our call to live as Jesus taught us. This presentation will be a bit different than last year, so if you attended last year, you may want to attend again this time.
For our second year Confirmation prep students, the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3 PM.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” -banner made by our GIFT families for this year’s topic of Social Justice.
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.