St. Mary & Holy Rosary Religious Education 2019 – 2020
As we look forward to sharing our Catholic Faith with your children and prepare the gathering spaces for the fall, here are the available times and formats offered:
2019-2010 St. Mary/Holy Rosary Religious Education
All sessions held at St. Mary Parish in the school building. To Register, please call the parish office @ 686-3920 or the RE line @ 686-7640
Sunday/ 4:30 – 6:30pm/ Room 5/ Begins Sept. 22nd
Middle School/Level 3
4th – 7th Grade
Wednesday/ 4:30 – 5:45pm/ Covenant Atrium/ Begins Sept. 25th
Wednesday/ 6:00 – 7:15pm/ Covenant Atrium/ Begins Sept 25th
Pre-K & Elementary/Levels 1 – 2
Pre-K – Kindergarten/ Wednesday/ 6:00 – 7:15pm/ Good Shepherd Atrium/ Begins Sept. 25th
1st – 3rd Grade/ Wednesday/ 6:00 – 7:15pm/ True Vine Atrium/ Begins Sept. 25th
Registration Forms are available online and in the vestibule of the church.
Rates: 1 Child – $40
2 Children – $60
3 or more family rate – $75
Tuition assistance is available if needed, so please contact Lisa for assistance.
Our learning environments described below are created from training in the philosophy and vision of the Vatican biblical scholar, Sophia Cavalletti and her lifelong work of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
“If we want to help the child grow near to God, we should, with patience and courage… seek to go always closer to the vital nucleus of things. This requires study and prayer. The child herself will be our teacher if we know how to observe her.” -Sofia Cavalletti.
Pre – K thru Kindergarten/ Level I Learning Environment: The Good Shepherd
This experiential learning room, referred to as an atrium, is created to be a prayerful, hands-on spiritual space, introducing biblical and sacramental formation with respect to the very young 3- 6 aged child. The learning space invites each child to discover God in a very personal way. It promotes sacred listening, freedom to explore, and fosters a joy of individual, prayerful work, initiating a relationship with Jesus in an environment that is calling to fall in love with Christ.
“…and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one Shepherd.” –John 10:16b
1st thru 3rd Grade/Level II Learning Environment: The True Vine
This level continues to teach with experiential materials in an atrium environment, inviting the child to consider the wonder and awe of our Lord in a deeper way. This invitation brings the child to consider being a part of a bigger purpose, and the discovery of God’s greater plan for His entire Kingdom of which we are all an important part. Through prayer, biblical and liturgical study, children of this age group come to understand that they are in a mutual relationship with God and a part of a vast community of his Great Kingdom.
“Remain in me as I remain in you” – John 15:4
4th thru 6th Grade/Level III Learning Environment: The Covenant
This level encourages more independent, self-directing work of the child in the atrium environment and beyond. It continues to explore the knowledge that God has a plan and a purpose for his entire Kingdom. This age is invited to ponder the important questions: “What are my gifts, and where is my place in the Kingdom of God?” Contemplating the Old and New Testament scripture through Abraham, Moses, other Prophets, the miracles of Christ, and other sacred reading, along with further liturgical work, children come to realize their life is an essential part of God’s ultimate plan in the Kingdom of God, a life in Parousia, when…
“God will be all in all” – 1 Cor. 15:28
7th & 8th Grade/ Textbook and Experiential-based Learning Environment: Living Catholic in Christ
Middle school children are preparing for their confirmed life as Catholics. They will continue to build a foundation of what to know, believe, and live as a confirmed adult in the faith. This is done by fostering a deeper understanding of the core elements of our beliefs and putting them into action in daily life, along with serving the community through various service projects.
“My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.” –John 15:8
- Catechists work toward certification through the Diocese of Lansing and will also be screened and educated in the safe environment of children and vulnerable.
Registration Deadline: September 15th
Registration Forms are located in the church vestibule and at the parish office. Previously registered families will be receive forms via mail. Please fill out forms and mail or return to the rectory office. Any family unable to pay will be honored with scholarship funds or may help with volunteering. Please contact Lisa Lee for more information.
Blessings in Christ – Lisa Lee
Faith Formation & Evangelization Director