RELIGIOUS FORMATION FOR CHILDREN
Coordinator of Children’s Formation
Phone: (248) 243-0259
GIFT –Session 8 –Sunday, January 27 or Friday, February 1. Our topic will be Celebrating Diversity-Solidarity With All God’s People.
First Eucharist – Peace Day, January 26, 12:30-3 PM or February 2, 9:30-Noon. Visit the Eucharist webpage to sign up. The completed “Gift of Reconciliation” book will be due when you attend.
First Reconciliation Service-Saturday, February 9, 10:00-11:30 AM
Confirmation – Confirmation Speaker, Monday, February 11, 7:00-8:30 PM Chris Kozlowski will be presenting on using our gifts and talents to serve God.
For our second year Confirmation prep students, the Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3 PM.
Thank You! A special thank you goes out to Madison Foldessy, who has been leading Children’s Liturgy of the Word for the past year and a half. Before that, Madison was a teacher in our Sunday preschool, as well as the leader of our Bible Stories station at VBS. She has had such a positive impact on the children of St. Mary’s in many ways. She’s off to Florida to begin a Disney internship and we wish her all the best. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with the children of our parish, Madison!
“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.