Faith Formation

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


Register for Religious Education for 2017-2018 -- 7th, 8th, 9th Grades started September 10th!!

We are still registering for classes—please contact Marie or Iris to schedule a time to come in and sign up. Know that class sizes are limited (some are filled already) and the bus is limited so early registrations assures you of having your children in a session that works with your family’s busy schedule!

Starting dates…

  • 7th-8th September 10
  • Sunday morning—September 17
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday—September 19, 20, 21

Thank you to over 70 volunteers who have committed to our religious education formation program this year!

  • This ministry of faith sharing and education assists our children, teens and adults on their journey of faith.

We are so blessed, here at St. Agnes, to have so many dedicated adults and teens willing to give so much of their time and talents to this process!!
 

Children’s Liturgy Invitation for Help

  • Children’s Liturgy takes place during both the 8:30 and 11 AM masses every Sunday.
  • We are looking for additional adults and older teens who are interested in this ministry of sharing the gospel with our young children.
  • There will be a training on Sunday, September 24 after the 11 AM mass in the chapel.
  • Come and see what this ministry is all about.
  • If you are interested and cannot come on the 24th, contact Iris for details
     

Thank You!!

Thank you to Linda Kukurka for painting this liturgical calendar for our Level II Good Shepherd atrium! This photo does not do it justice—you really have to see it to know that there are a lot of little pieces that had to be cut and painted!

Stop by our new atrium and see all the many items hand crafted by our talented St. Agnes members!
 

FORMED IS waiting for you!!

  • We grew to 77! Register for FORMED - Go to FORMED.org, create a user name & password and then enter our parish code…6M6H77
  • There are so many great talks, movies, documentaries, books—such a gift to all of us searching to grow closer to Jesus Christ!
     

Save These Dates!

  • October 13 at 7 PM
    • Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima here at St. Agnes with Bill Richart, nationally known Catholic lay evangelist!
    • Watch for details
  • December 3 at 2 PM
    • Annual Advent Tea featuring the Gift of Joy dancers and our own Youth Ensemble!
    • We have changed this Tea to a Sunday afternoon.
    • Doors are open at 1 p.m. for ladies to decorate their table
       

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!