Faith Formation

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

Quick Links to Religious Education Information for 2017-2018


Please continue to pray for our First Communicants and our Confirmation Candidates as they complete preparations to receive these two sacraments of initiation.

  • First Communion - April 28
  • Confirmation - May 9
     

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!
 

Interested in a May field trip to the St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit??

We are organizing a trip by car to the monastery which includes a tour of the Father Solanus Casey Center, a catered lunch and a healing service. We are looking at either May 23 or May 30, leaving about 8 a.m. and returning by 4.30 p.m. Let me Marie Sheridan know if you are interested. The cost will be $20.
 

Vacation Bible School is Coming!

June 25-29, 2018
9 AM - 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!!

We are looking for more help so if you are available and interested, let Iris or Marie know!
 

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!