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Religious Education

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” — Proverbs 22:6
 

Our religious education program supports our families as they form their children in the Catholic Faith.  It is our prayer that together as parents and catechists, we awaken and nourish the gift of faith given to us at Baptism. The key to lifelong faith is a relationship with Jesus Christ. A life of prayer, including weekly Mass attendance, is important to establish at any age.

The Sacred Heart Parish Religious Education program is developed for children in K-12 grades who attend local public schools.

Classes for Kindergarten – 6th Grade Students are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. in Sacred Heart Academy’s Elementary School. We use a textbook series called “Blessed Are We” published by Silver Burdett Ginn. This series is approved by the Diocese of Saginaw Curriculum Guidelines. Our goal is to assist parents by supporting and supplementing their efforts to foster faith development in their children.

A group of very dedicated adults (some with teen assistants) serve as Catechists (teachers) for this program. They use their time and talents preparing and implementing lessons which lovingly share the Good News of Jesus with our young ones. We also meet a few times throughout the year for planning and in-service sessions. The Diocese provides several opportunities for our Catechists to update, strengthen and renew their own faith formation so they are better able to meet the needs of their students.

Junior and Senior High School aged students meet together one Sunday each month for Religious Education Sessions. These sessions follow an informal workshop style facilitated by a team of caring adults. Through a variety of activities, discussions and experiences, teens learn to relate to and live by their Catholic Faith.

7th & 8th grade students meet from 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

9th – 12 graders gather from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Both groups’ sessions are held at THE BIG HOUSE.

(305 S. Franklin – use the Illinois St. entrance)

Religious Education Fees

There is a non-refundable $10.00 registration fee per family, which is due at the time of registration.

“Tuition” is as follows for registered parish families:

$55.00 One Child           $60.00 Two Children          $65.00 Three or More Children

No child shall be turned away from our program due to the parents’ inability to pay. If hardship exists, please submit in writing your need for assistance to the Pastor or Director of Religious Education.

The registration process begins each spring for the following academic year. For more information, please contact the Office of Religious Education/Youth Ministry, 989-773-4810, mgagnon@sha.net or depple@sha.net.