Religious Education


The family is the primary community in which faith, love, and Christian values are shared and nurtured. Our parish stands as a partner to assist you as parents, a child’s primary educator, in the physical, psychological, moral, social, and spiritual development of each child.

Our Religious Education program is a home-based program. We provide you with the materials to use, following the Diocesan approved curriculum and recommended textbooks. Lessons are covered in the home. Students will gather approximately once a month as a group (Sunday following the 10:30 A.M. Liturgy). This whole group gathering focuses on the seasons of the Church’s Liturgical calendar, along with Bible stories and scripture.

As we seek to form disciples of Jesus, the Religious Education program promotes knowledge of the faith, liturgy and the sacraments. Through prayer and catechesis we promote moral formation to prepare Christian young men and women to participate actively in the life and mission of the Church to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

For more information, contact Margie Downer, Director of Religious Education at or at 616-458-3065 (ext. 44).

To register click here.

Religious Education Calendar school year 2016/2017

First Communion & Confirmation Form 



Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Interested in becoming a Catholic or have been away from the Catholic church and would like to return?  Please contact, Serena Shovan, Coordinator for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), or call (616) 490-1511.

 Questions and Answers about RCIA