Faith Formation

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

Vacation Bible School Kudos!

We are especially grateful to Kendra Forster who took the lead for the opening and closing this year for the first time - we were blessed by her joyful spirit and her natural teaching ability! Assisting Kendra—Geni Winiarski, Elizabeth Showerman, Betsy Reighard and Ben Winiarski

  • Bible Study - Liz Kujawa and Sarah Childs
  • Crafts - Kathi Backhuus and Paige Frasier
  • Games - Kalyssa and Kiersta Klausing and Nathan Meloche
  • Mission - Linda Kukurka and Kay Kuch
  • Food - Jenni Exford, Andrea DeGrush and Ralph Maresco
  • Pre-school - Beth Munsell, Jen Brandt, Kathy Maresco, Jennifer Kujawa, Anna Neuman, Thomas and Amy Brandt
  • Our group leaders included: Annah Brummitt, Emily Crockett, Marian Kenney, Natalie Grima, Jim Buurma, Jamie Pisella, Kelly Feskorn, Bridget Parker, and Julia Johnson
  • Thanks also to Connie Conte and Cindy Corbat for their creative contributions to our set!

During VBS we also gather several junior high volunteers to do service work around the parish and in the community. Thank you to Steve Arbenowske, Sheryl Bigos and Jamie Klausing for leading these young volunteers:

  • Katie Bigos
  • Julia Johnson
  • Ben Showerman
  • Tommy & Josh Fairfield
  • Lucas and Allie Bliesner
  • Dominick Arbenowske
  • Katie Milewski
  • Carl Neuman
  • Jim Buurma
  • Renae Kenney

Their service work included moving top soil for an older parishioner in Webberville, picking strawberries and delivering them to local care homes, making individual meals for those in need, assisting with craft setups for VBS and gardening around the church including working on getting the blocks in place around our trees..
 

Movie Night at St Agnes

Beginning July 19 at 7 PM for six weeks in Rooms 7-8

  • July 19 - Finding Fatima
  • July 26 - Ocean of Mercy

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level II - Coming in September 2017!

We are pleased to announce that we will be expanding this wonderful program this coming fall, creating a Level II Atrium in rooms 4 and 5.

  • Level I is for for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds and focuses on Jesus as the Good Shepherd, learning the items we use for mass and the basis of our faith through scripture in the New Testament.
  • Level II is for 1st-3rd graders and immerses them deeper into the initiation sacraments of baptism and Eucharist and much deeper into the timeline of Salvation history.

We are so grateful for the women who have taken the extensive training to facilitate these two levels.  If you have any questions, please talk to Iris. She will be working on the new atrium throughout the summer.
 

2016-17 Religious Education Schedule/Overview

3 & 4 year-olds

  • Sundays during the 11 AM mass (limited to 12 students)

Kindergarten - First – Good Shepherd 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 AM Family program

Second – 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 AM Family program

Sixth Grade

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

7th Grade

  • Sunday, 6-8 PM twice a month

8th Grade – Pre-Confirmation Process

  • Typically held one Sunday evening a month from 6-8 PM along with two day retreats and an overnight retreat and service requirements.

Confirmation Process – 9th grade and above

  • Typically held Sunday evenings from 6-8 PM 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!