Faith Formation

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

Religious Education Forms

ALPHA Retreat is October 28  (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Anyone who has been on an Alpha course is welcome to join us for this Saturday retreat where the focus is on the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives. If you came before, come again!

Retreat runs from 9 AM - 3 PM. Let us know if you would like to attend.
 

CCD (Catechism, Coffee & Donuts)

Topic for October 17-18 Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation

You will be amazed by what you don’t know about this amazing encounter with Jesus Christ!

  • Wednesdays from 10-11:30 AM
  • Thursdays from 7-8:30 PM

If you have not joined us before, no worries, this part stands on it’s own! Come explore the graces received through our sacraments. 
 

Save the Dates!

  • Rejoice: Advent Meditations With Mary
    Friday mornings at 10 AM beginning November 9.
    The gatherings will be in the youth room on November 9, 16, 30, December 7 and December 14. There is a journal that goes along with these weekly reflections so let Marie know if you are interested so she can get the journals ordered.
    The cost is $5.00
  • December 2, 2018 at 2 PM St. Agnes Advent Tea with the Gift of Joy dancers!
     

Safety with St. Agnes Youth

In light of all the news about scandal in the church we wanted to share with you the precautions we take at St. Agnes to ensure that our children and teens are as safe as possible.

  1. All volunteers and staff that work with youth have to take a “Protecting God’s Children” class and a criminal background check is done. This Fall we will be hosting several opportunities for our volunteers to attend an updated session.
  2. We schedule to have two adults or an adult and older teen in all of our younger children classrooms.
  3. We annually hold “Touching Safety” sessions with our children.
  4. We check to be sure larger closets and spaces that are not being used are locked when children are here.
  5. We conduct annual fire drills.

If you have any questions, or concerns, please let Marie or Iris know in our Faith Formation Office.
 

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

Share with your family wherever they live!
 

2018-19 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 – bus transportation from Fowlerville Schools
  • Sunday, 9:40-10:55 AM Kindergarten Only

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 – bus transportation from Fowlerville Schools
  • Wednesday session, 4:15-5:30 – no bus transportation
  • Sunday, 9:40-10:55 a.m. Family program

Fourth and Fifth Grades

  • Thursday, 4:15-5:30  - bus transportation from Fowlerville Schools
  • Sunday, 9:40-10:55 a.m. Family program

Sixth Grade

  • Thursdays – 3:00-5:00 – 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 – 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 someone who is interested in learning more about the faith? Do you know someone who was baptized but did not receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist and/or Confirmation? Invite them to RCIA which will again begin with the ALPHA program on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM