Pre-K to Grade 6
Marie Sheridan, Faith Formation Director
Iris Winiarski, Elementary Coordinator
Children's Liturgy Is Returning!
Beginning on December 5th, Children's Liturgy will be available during both the 8:30 AM and 11 AM Masses.
We are still in need of a few more adults to assist with this ministry at the 11 AM Mass. For those of you not familiar, Father excuses the children with a blessing at the beginning of the Mass and they go, with an adult, to our chapel to hear and discuss the readings at their own level and then they return to their families at offertory time.
Please see Iris for details—this is a beautiful ministry to our children and does not require much planning and our hope is to have enough volunteers that each minister commits to just one Sunday a month.
Faith Formation Classes are In Session
If you would still like to join us please contact Iris Winiarski at 517-223-8684 x304 for additional information as to when she can meet with you to register. You can also register online using the documents linked below, save the completed documents and email them to [email protected] or print them and bring them to the Faith Formation office. You can also place the completed forms into the Faith Formation Dropbox located outside the Faith Formation hallway doors.
Faith Formation Documents
- 2021-22 Grade Schedule (updated November, 2021)
- 2021-22 Full Year Schedule (updated October 14, 2021)
To use these documents, save them to your computer, fill them in electronically, and return them to Iris ([email protected]) or Marie ([email protected]) via email.
Faith Formation Registration-fillable
Health History Form-fillable
St. Agnes is happy to offer a faith formation process called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
This process offers a hands on approach to children learning and building their own relationship with Jesus the Good Shepherd. We have built a special room, called an Atrium. This is a quiet, peaceful place for children to encounter God, filled with wonderful works for them to concretely see the mysteries of our faith through scripture, prayer and liturgy.
Each level is a three year process starting at age three and continuing until they are in third grade. (4-6th grade coming soon.) It is important for the younger three year old child to attend class, these early lessons prepare them for the much bigger works to come.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1
Ages: 3-5 years old
Grades Pre-School through Kindergarten:
Children are introduced to the basics of our faith such as Mass and the items used for Mass, Baptism, the Holy Bible, Geography through the Parable of Jesus as the Good Shepherd as our main theme. We would invite you to visit an Atrium to get the true sense of our program.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 2
Ages: 6-9 years old
Level 2 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is for grades 1st -3rd. This is a three year program focusing on the Liturgy of the Eucharist, sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and Eucharist, scripture and geography. This level will aid students in forming a deeper sense of faith through the parable of ‘The Vine’ - how Jesus is united with them and with all people of all time. This level also includes sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion. (NOTE: Participation in Grade 1 is a pre-requisite to preparing for and receiving the sacraments in Grade 2.) Please come visit this prepared room in the fall.
If you have any questions please call Iris Winiarski at 517-223-8684 ext 309 or email [email protected]
Traditional Religious Education
Ages: 9-12 years old
We offer traditional learning style with touches of Good Shepherd hands on work. We learn about Salvation history, Old and New Testament studies and a deeper study of Mass and the liturgies of our church. We learn how we can live in the Kingdom of God in covenant relationship with Christ.