Faith Formation

Marie Sheridan, Faith Formation Director
Deacon Roger Cahaney, RCIA Director
Iris Winiarski, Elementary Coordinator
 
 

Vacation Bible School -- June 25-29, 2018 -- 9 AM to Noon

Children 4 years old through 5th grade are invited to come join us for this fun week as we celebrate being “Rescued by Jesus” during our Shipwrecked Adventure!! Registration forms are now available outside of the faith formation office or by clicking HERE.

Need Any Yard Work Done??

Looking for projects to do! During our Vacation Bible School week in June we put together teams of junior high students that go out in the area and assist those that need yard work or other projects done at their homes. If you, or someone you know, could use some assistance, please let Marie Sheridan know.
 

Service trips planned to Flint!

At the Flint Center for Hope, they host Nutrition Truck Days twice a month where area residents in need can come for food. We are scheduled to assist on June 5 and June 19. We will leave St. Agnes at 8:15 a.m. and return about 2:30 p.m. Let Marie Sheridan know if you are interested. There is a signup form on the bulletin board outside of the religious education office. We can take up to 12 people each time. There will also be dates in July and August and those will be posted there as well.
 

Field Trip to Melkite-Byzantine Church

We are planning another day trip to experience how the Melkite-Byzantine Catholics practice their Catholic faith. This church, St. Joseph Melkite-Byzantine, is in union with the Roman Catholic Church but they do have some different traditions in their liturgy and customs.

We will have a tour on Tuesday, July 10 at 1 PM. There is no cost except to help our drivers with gas. The church is located at 725 W Mt. Hope in Lansing and they do have a website if you want to get more details.

Please let Marie know if you want to go. We may plan lunch out before so ask for details if you are interested.
 

FORMED Subscription is Free For All!

FORMED is like a Catholic Netflix! This online source includes movies, books, talks and study programs. Grow deeper in your Catholic faith while at home or in your car! Many children’s movies as well!

  • To register go to www.formed.org—go to register, create a user name and password and enter our parish code—6M6H77

New Video Series on FORMED—PRESENCE

  • Check out this beautiful series all about the true presence of Jesus in the Eucharist!
  • Many Catholics struggle with how to explain to non-Catholics our belief in Jesus’ true presence in the Eucharist.
  • Many Catholics struggle with believing themselves. Take the time to watch this beautiful series—it will surely enhance your encounter with Jesus at every mass!

2017-18 Faith Formation Schedule - Days/Times by Grade

3 & 4 year-olds and Kindergarten – Good Shepherd Level 1 Program – limited to 12 students per session

  • Tuesday, 4:15-5:30, Thursday, 4:15-5:30 – both have bus transportation – free but limited numbers
  • May add Wednesday session depending on enrollment
  • Sunday, 9:40-10:55 a.m. Family program

First, Second and Third Grades – Good Shepherd Level 2 Program – limited to 12 students per session

  • Tuesday, 4:15-5:30, Thursday, 4:15-5:30 – both have bus transportation – free but limited numbers
  • Wednesday session, 4:15-5:30 – no bus transportation
  • Sunday, 9:40-10:55 a.m. Family program

Fourth and Fifth Grades

  • Tuesday, 4:15-5:30, Thursday, 4:15-5:30  - both have bus transportation – free but limited numbers
  • Sunday, 9:40-10:55 a.m. Family program

Sixth Grade

  • Tuesdays – 3:15-5:30 – 9 sessions in the fall, 7 sessions in the spring
  • Sunday, 9:40-10:55 a.m. Family program

Seventh Grade

  • Sunday, 6-8 p.m. twice a month (some exceptions – see calendar)

Eighth Grade – Pre-Confirmation Process

  • Sunday evenings once or twice a month from 6-8 p.m. along with a day retreat and an overnight retreat and service requirements.

Confirmation Process – Ninth grade and above

  • Typically held Sunday evenings from 6-8 with retreats and youth group activities.
  • More details will be given to families after they register.

Program Fees

  • One child - $70.00
  • Two children - $95.00
  • Three or more - $125.00
  • 8th & 9th grade only – additional $30/student – book and retreat fee
  • Bus Transportation on Tuesday & Thursday – from Fowlerville Schools – Free but limited so register early!

Bus Service – parents must inform us at time of registration if their children will be riding the bus – we will give a list to the Fowlerville Bus Garage. If your child is going to be absent during the year, PLEASE call us so we know they are not riding the bus!

No child will be denied religious education based on their ability to pay the program fees. If you are unable to pay the above fees please talk to Marie Sheridan.
 

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Do you know an adult interested in becoming Catholic or an adult—may be you—who never received the Sacrament of Confirmation? RCIA is a process for adults to become fully initiated Catholic Christians. The process here begins in September and continues until Pentecost with sacraments being received at the Easter Vigil. If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more about this process please contact Deacon Roger Cahaney or Marie Sheridan. Our process will begin with Alpha, so there is still time to join this life changing process!