K – 12 Faith Program

We are happy to welcome everyone back for in-person faith formation this fall! We will be putting in place best practices to keep everyone healthy, based on the most up-to-date directives from the diocese and the CDC, while harmonizing our program’s safety polices with the policies of local schools.

Our theme this year is Welcome Back. After a very tumultuous 18 months, our program’s #1 emphasis this year is welcoming regular family attendance at weekend Mass now that we have been directed by our bishop to gather together to hear the Word of God and receive the Eucharist each Saturday evening/Sunday. To aid your family, we will once again make age-appropriate Sunday Missals and liturgical calendars available to each registered child and young person from 2nd-12th grades at the beginning of the liturgical year (the beginning of Advent).

Kindergarten
& 1st Grade

  • Sunday Mornings
  • Begins September 12
  • Class time: 9:30 – 10:15 am

2nd -5th Grade

  • Monday Evenings
  • Begins September 13
  • Class time: 6:30 – 7:45 pm

For 6th -7th Grade

  • Sunday afternoons
  • Begins September 12
  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm

We are expanding our offering to be more intentional of these years of faith formation and their connection to the Sacrament of Confirmation. The 6th and 7th grade curriculum will center on Bible study, but there will also be special times of retreat and service projects. The time of class will hopefully, make it easier for the young people and their families to attend the 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass.

For 8th Grade

  • Sunday Afternoons
  • Begins September 19
  • 2:30 – 4:30 pm

This is the year of proximate formation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There will also be times of retreat and service projects outside of the normal meeting

For High School

The Summit: Our HS program runs every other Sunday, from 6:30 – 8 pm. For exact dates and times, please visit our calendar

Class Registrations.

Please register for Faith Formation on our website: Faith Formation Registration Form as soon as possible. This will help with book ordering, etc. Please note that we are using a new online registration form where you can pay faith formation fees as you register. However, it will not record your online registration without payment of fees. If you have any questions or need to make different payment arrangements, please contact Kim Thomas, our parish secretary, for assistance. Of course, you can reach out to me anytime, John Graveline, with any of your Faith Formation questions.

High School Students: periodically go on field trips. For them to do this we need to have a consent form and a medical waiver on hand. Please fill these forms out when you sign up. You can email completed forms back to Kim or drop them off at the parish anytime or have your student bring it to the first class. HS Letter, Consent & Medical Form

K – 12th Fees:

  • $ 75/ 1 student
  • $ 150/ 2 student
  • $225/ 3 or more

There are several ways to pay: On-line Giving, and Text Giving, make sure to choose ‘Faith Formation‘ from the drop down list.  If paying by Check or Cash, you can drop those off to Kim anytime the office is open. Checks can be mailed to our address: 10144 42nd Ave, Jenison, MI 49428. If you have any questions regarding on-line & text giving, please call Kim at: 616-895-2247.

Parents who participate in the program as Catechists can elect to have their fees waived.

If you have any questions or need to make different payment arrangements, please contact Kim Thomas, our parish secretary, for assistance.

SCRIP – Families can also help support the parish and faith formation programming by participating in the parish Scrip Program.  By choosing to participate in the Scrip Program you purchase your everyday expenses at normal value, without any additional cost to you. The church then receives a percentage of your purchase from those retailers.

Other Fees – Occasionally other fees for transportation, special materials, and retreats may be needed (especially in the Sacramental and Youth Ministry programs). While we often try to meet these needs through fundraising, or have generous people donate to an event, the possibility does exist of an additional fee for special instances.