religious FORMATION

Baptized Catholic children in grades 1 through 8, who need to be prepared to complete their initiation process in the Catholic Church, must participate in a catechetical program (religious formation sessions) with their peers at St. Mary.  Sessions begin mid-September.

The parents will take part in this process since they have the primary influence on the preparation process of their children and since this is their primary responsibility.  

The parents shall obtain a recent copy of the child’s baptismal certificate from their church of baptism and give it to the Faith Formation Director.  The parents must register their child for the catechetical program.


Donna Trudell

Religious Formation Director

248.547.1818 ext. 207


The Religious Formation program offers two sessions for Level 1 through Level 6, Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:45 PM or Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:15 PM.  The sessions for Level 7 and Level 8 are offered Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
Important Dates
Level 1 through Level 6 Tuesday Evening 2019-2020 Schedule
Level 7 and Level 8 Tuesday Evening 2019-2020 Schedule


Preparation for Confirmation should aim at leading the Christian toward a more intimate union with Christ and a more lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit - his actions, his gifts, and his bidding - in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life.  To this end catechesis for Confirmation should strive to awaken a sense of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ, the universal Church as well as the parish community.  The latter bears special responsibility for the preparation of confirmandi's.
It is an expectation that candidates for confirmationworship with the community regularly and participate at Mass on the weekend
Confirmation Preparation
Important Dates

Nov. 6th, 6:30 p.m. - Confirmation Meeting in the Fellowship Center

Jan. 26th, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Confirmation Session 1 in the Fellowship Center

Feb. 23rd, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Confirmation Session 2 in the Fellowship Center

March 14th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Confirmation Retreat in the Fellowship Center

May 17th, 2:00 p.m. - Confirmation Mass with Bishop Hanchon in the Church


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