St. Mary and St. Richard Faith Formation Program

Often used interchangeably with "religious education" or "catechesis"

Faith Formation refers to everything that contributes to a person's growth in faith and intimacy with Jesus Christ:  evangelization, religious instruction, liturgy, sacraments, service to others, faith sharing, personal prayer, life experiences, and so on.

Parents are the first and most effective teachers of their children

especially in proclaiming the Good News of Christ. The Faith Formation program provides support for parents and formal instruction for their children in grades 1-8, as well as preparation for the sacraments of Penance and Reconciliation (Confession), First Eucharist (Communion), and Confirmation.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th   -   FAMILY NIGHT   6:00 PM  in Haney Hall
Meet Fr. Bonner
(Admin.), Mr. Zdzieblowski (PAFF), Catechists and receive textbooks.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th   -   CATECHETICAL MASS   11:30 AM  in Church
Catechists, catechetical aides, hall monitors, and children and parents/guardians of children
enrolled in the Faith Formation Program are encouraged to attend this Mass together.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th   -   CLASSES BEGIN   6:00 PM  gather in Haney Hall
First parents'/guardians' meeting with Fr. Bonner in Church at 6:00 PM.

All children and families are most welcome to register

for classes in person, OR by calling the Faith Formation Office at (734) 721-8745  press 2, OR electronically by clicking the registration link below. Please complete the registration form(s) before paying electronically or in person.  Thank You!

Tuition Information here                Información de matrícula

Please make payment by
- Debit or Credit 
  via Onlinegiving or
-  check, cash, money order,
Debit/Credit in person.

VOLUNTEERING (we need you!)
Our Faith Formation program could not happen without the generous support of our volunteers! Volunteering as a Catechist, Catechist Aid, Youth Minister or Hall Monitor is a rewarding experience and gives you the opportunity to grow in faith as well. In gratitude for your service, volunteers will receive a
(1) per family 25% discount on tuition only (book fees not included).
Please contact Fr. Seán Bonner or Mr. Paul Zdzieblowski to discuss volunteer options.

Please register here                          Por favor regístrese aquí

Please contact our office with any questions regarding 2019-2020 enrollment: 
Faith Formation Office  (734) 721-8745  press 2,  then X129.

Mr. Paul Zdzieblowski
Pastoral Associate for Religious Education and
Evangelization; Youth Minister







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