Children's Faith Formation

Faith Formation Office

231-947-4620 ext 222

Cheryl A. Lee

- Faith Formation Facilitator 

The Catechism of the Catholic church (CCC 2223) states that

'Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children.  They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule.  The home is well suited for education in the virtues.  This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment and self-mastery - the preconditions of all true freedom.  Parents should teach their children to subordinate the 'material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones.  Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children.  By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them.'

   Parents! - You are the single greatest influence on the spiritual and religious life of your children.  This can be a daunting task especially in this day and age.  Every Christ must deal with many challenges on this faith journey - consumerism, technology, media & social media - just to name a few.  Nothing can replace the influence a parent's example has on the spiritual life of a child.

Parents may feel inadequate when it comes to teaching the faith to their children. 

Instead of thinking of Faith Formation as a school subject, think of it as a way of living.  What you do every day with your children makes a huge difference in their lives. 

   - Praying at home and at Church and attending Sunday Mass teaches the importance of a God-centered life.

   - Serving in ministry at Church and in places like food pantries, soup kitchens and outreach centers teach the importance of service.

  -  Being present and authentic with each other and taking the time to be with each other teaches the importance of relationship.

The essence of the Faith is a Person - Jesus Christ.  This Christian faith really is - at its heart - all about our relationship with Jesus Christ and with each other - his mystical Body.  We do not live this faith alone.  Your parish is committed to supporting parents and families in teaching, loving and loving our faith.

Childrens Faith Formation

Grades K thru 7

For children NOT in our Catholic School system

  • Meets Wednesday evenings 5:45pm - 7:00pm 

  • Late September to early May

  • First session Fall 2022 - September 28, 2022

  • Adult Formation component for interested parents held during CFF could be added

  • Children preparing for Sacraments must also participate in a Faith Formation program

  • New Gr. 6-7 offering available for this night as well


CFF Registration Form  - PDF - CLICK HERE  or  Publisher - CLICK HERE  

CFF Session Schedule 2022-2023 - PDF - CLICK HERE  or Word docx - CLICK HERE


Children's Liturgy of the Word -  Returns October 16, 2022!!!

Sacrament Preparation for Children, Youth & Teenscan be found under a separate  heading under Faith Formation 

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