Religious Education Program

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. 41 or by e-mail, faithformation@stpatrickparnell.org).

God Bless,

Drew Anderson
Director of Youth Faith Formation

Registration

Registration is still open for the 2017-2018 Catechetical Year! Click here to learn more about our Religious Education Program and register your child for this year!

Schedule

Here is the schedule of classes for the 2017-2018 Catechetical Year! 

Family Prayer

A family that prays together stays together. Join us in family prayer at the end of religious education classes! 7:35pm on Wednesday nights and 10:05am on Sunday mornings!

Class Information

Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten classes help children recognize they are members of God’s Family. As members of God’s family, they are responsible for their own actions, learning the faith, and praying faithfully.

1st Grade

Our 1st Grade Class helps your children identify themselves as members of the Catholic family through Baptism. They will describe and practice how the church family prays, worships and serves others.

3rd Grade

Our 3rd Grade Classes help your children describe what they believe as Catholic through the creeds. They will learn, celebrate, share, and live their Catholic faith within their community. 

4th Grade

Our 4th Grade Classes helps your children use the rules given by God, Jesus, and the Church to develop a sense of morality and conscience.

5th Grade

Our 5th Grade Classes help your child examine their Catholic faith through the seven sacraments as they learn to live their faith and apply it within their lives.

6th Grade

Our 6th Grade Classes help your pre-teen have a deeper understanding of the roots of our faith through the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. 

7th Grade

Our 7th Grade Classes help your pre-teen engage in their own journey and relationship with God. We use the DecisionPoint program that engages the youth in brief videos that creates a dynamic discussion in the classroom.

8th Grade (Confirmation)

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