Outline for Sign of Grace-Reconciliation Preparation

Click on the link above to see the outline for Reconciliation Sessions for Second Grade students.

Signs of Grace Online Information

Click on the link above to gain information on the online Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation for Second Grade students.

Directions for Parents to set up online course

Click on the above link for directions to set up the online course for First Reconciliation for Second Grade students.

Sacramental Letter Second Grade New-2020

First Communion Preparation will begin in late October, early November. The same program will be used (“Signs of Grace” from Augustine Institute) but online this year. See the letter above for more details. In the meantime, check out https://thesignsofgrace.org to see what the program is all about.

Faith Formation Newsletter-November

Faith Formation Newsletter-October

2020-2021 Faith Formation Registration Form 

Faith Formation for the 2020-21 school year will be conducted at home with parents. Families have the choice of using the online instruction OR the textbook instruction. The fee this year is $25.00 PER STUDENT no matter which option you choose. This can be mailed in or dropped off to the Parish office, be placed in the office mailbox, or in the collection baskets in church. Make sure it is clearly marked for Faith Formation/Lori Thelen. A registration form will need to be filled out and submitted prior to starting. Textbooks are available at the Parish office and can be picked up during business hours of T-TH 9-4.



Families keeping busy during Quarantine time enjoying the outdoors with fishing and froggin, helping others, getting braces, building a new home, and swimming with Mary.





Monday Night Faith Formation


This outreach ministry program is directed toward children 4 years-old through eighth grade. Children’s Faith Formation meets on Monday nights, September – May.

Students are grouped by grade level to optimize their learning in the classrooms where our dedicated and qualified Catechists encourage and guide their students into a deeper love and understanding of our Catholic faith.

Along with learning the Catholic faith, we teach our students to live it! Students take part in service projects such as visiting the home-bound, making greeting cards, caroling, doing yard work, and group projects like food drives, assisting at soup kitchens, and visiting nursing homes.



 Sacramental Preparation Requirements

Preparation for the Sacraments of First Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation will take place in conjunction with student from St. Patrick School utilizing the “Signs of Grace” and “Chosen” programs. During these weeks (4 weeks in the fall for Reconciliation, 4 weeks in the spring for First Communion, and 8 weeks in the spring for Confirmation) students will meet on Sunday evenings and will not have class on Monday of that week.

Sharing of your time and talents

Our Parish is responsible for providing meals for the First Congregational Church on the 2nd Monday of each month. Event facilitators need students from grades 3-8 to help on these evenings. Students will need to arrive at 3:45 pm or shortly after.

There are incentives provided for students that volunteer. There are green slips that will need to be returned to Lori Thelen for a reward. Students will receive these slips from the adult at the church organizing the meals.

Any questions? Contact Lori Thelen.

 Baby Bottle Coin Challenge

Through the months of January, February, and March the students will participate in this service project for PSIC of Ionia. Each class has a baby bottle to fill with coins and at the end of each month, the class with the most donated will be rewarded with their choice. So each class will have three chances to win. Save/earn your coins now and start saving.