Children’s Formation

Religious Education Program (REP)religious education

Dear Parents,

My name is Drew Anderson and I am the new Director of Youth Faith Formation. Along with directing the Religious Education Program I also serve as the Youth Minister for the Middle School and High School Youth Groups. I am excited to be here at St. Pat’s and to be part of this dynamic parish!

As the Director of Youth Faith Formation I, along with our wonderful catechists, am here to work with you in helping your child cultivate a personal relationship with Christ by serving God and others. The Religious Education Program at St. Pat’s serves as an opportunity to support you in forming your child in the Catholic Faith. Throughout the year I hope to provide you with materials to enrich your interaction with your child’s faith as well as to help you enrich your own relationship with Jesus.

Our Religious Education Program is open to students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Classes meet from the first week in October through the end of April.  Classes are offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:45 pm, or on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:15 am.

To register, please click on the links below to fill out the Registration, Medical Treatment  and media forms,  following the process for submitting them electronically.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me by either phone, (616)691-8541 ext. 31 or by e-mail,

God Bless,

Drew Anderson

Director of Youth Faith Formation


2017-2018 REP Annual Calendar – Sundays

2017-2018 REP Annual Calendar – Wednesdays

2017-2018 REP Registration Form

2017-2018 St. Patrick Medical and Media Release Forms



Children’s Initiation

Children’s Initiation is a sacramental preparation process designed for families with children over 7 years old who are un-baptized. Children are prepared for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and first Eucharist which are celebrated at the Easter Vigil each year. Classes begin the first week of October and meet weekly until Easter.

Vacation Bible School

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VBS is an exciting, fun-filled week of faith formation activities for children ages 5 through 12 years of age.  It takes place for one week during the summer months. VBS participants engage in music, arts and crafts activities, games, and more!  Grab a friend, and come join in on the fun.