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 14th   -   FAMILY NIGHT   6:00 PM  in Haney Hall
Meet Fr. Bonner
(Admin.), Mr. Zdzieblowski (PAFF), Catechists and receive textbooks.

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 21st   -   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 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               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!
Summer is approaching and we are beginning to plan our 2020-2021 Faith Formation classes. We are currently in need of volunteers, particularly 2 Catechists, and other areas we need to fill as well. 

If you are interested in a rewarding experience that gives you the opportunity to grow in your faith as well,  please call our pastoral associate Paul Zdzieblowski at (586) 666-4029 or send him an e-mail at

Please register here                          Por favor regístrese aquí

Please contact our office with any questions regarding 2020-2021 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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As we prepare for the 2020-2021
St. Mary / St. Richard Faith Formation Program, Fr. Sean, our catechists, and I are formulating a plan in the event it becomes necessary to conduct classes remotely via Zoom. Each family would need a stable internet connection and an available computer or laptop, with a camera, to connect on Zoom.

We plan to resume in-person classes in September but realize we must be flexible given the continually evolving situation with Covid-19. Our decisions will follow recommendations from the Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan Department of Education, and the CDC.

Thank you.  Please stay well!

 Paul Zdzieblowski 

Pastoral Associate 
Faith Formation and Evangelization
Phone: 734 -721-8745 xte.129 



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