Faith Formation: Children, Ages: 4 - 12
The children meet every Wednesday evening at St. Mary's Center from 6 - 7:30 pm to learn their Catholic faith. They will grow in love and appreciation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, His Church, the Seven Sacraments and the traditions of our faith.
Thank you for your participation and for your support of our efforts with the children. As a parish we all share in the responsibility to pray for and support our children in their faith journey.
Bus transportation from Croswell, and Lexington to Port Sanilac will be provided every week by Sanilac Transportation Company.
New Year: October, 2020 - May, 2021
The Sacrament of Penance Changes our Heats
During last weeks sacramental class, we reflected on our need for a change of heart and that Jesus offers us redemption and for-giveness in the Sacrament of Pen-ance. God has given us the gift of conscience: that helps us make choices about right and wrong. God gave us the Ten Commandments and Beatitudes to help guide our choices to choose what is right and good. The first three command-ments teach us how to love God and grow in our relationship with Him. The other seven commandments show us how to love people, to live in right relationship with those around us. God gives us his grace to help us follow the Commandments because He really cares about our relationship with Him. That is why He sent Jesus to teach us how to make loving choices and the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us do the right thing, We must take time to examine our conscience, especially before Confession, to help us be-come more aware of the ways we are showing love and where we have failed to do what God wants. It helps us to see where we really need a change of heart.
Letter regarding practices for Faith Formation during this time of Covid 19
September 16, 2020
As we begin our new Faith-Formation year I wish to share with you the safety precautions and adapted measures that will be in place as your child enters the building and attends class. Indeed COVID-19 has made daily life more difficult and complicated! Your child's safety and health is a priority as we gather together to grow in our knowledge and love of our Catholic Faith.
• All Faith-Formation participants and Catechists must wear a mask in the building (Unless a medical issue prevents the wearing of a mask) • Social distancing of 6 feet maintained in the classrooms • Hand sanitizers provided in classrooms and Entrance Hallway • Only snacks/ drinks that were pre-packaged provided.
When your child arrives before entering St. Mary Center: • COVID-19 Health Form filled out and given to Sr. Mary Teresita (Copies of form will be provided and possibly include an option to send completed forms electronically to me for your convenience) • Infrared Forehead Non-Touch Thermometer used to take each child's temperature, IF families have not done so that day • No gathering in the Entrance Hallway – students will go straight to their classrooms • At the end of class, students will go straight to their cars or the bus
Parents are asked to inform Sr. Mary Teresita or Sr. Maria Inviolata if their child's public school classroom has moved to a virtual environment due to a COVID-19 exposure. If it is a confirmed case of COVID-19, that particular Faith-Formation class would also move to a virtual approach as well, until able to return to “in person Faith-Formation” according to local health department guidelines. All families will be notified of any confirmed Covid19 case.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
God bless you and your family,
Sr. Mary Teresita, SMDG