Early Childhood Faith Formation Classes
Preschool and Kindergarten
We offer a few choices for our young parishioners in Preschool & Kindergarten:
- Sunday Morning in the Assumption School building during Mass from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. We use Christ our Life and it is structured creative learning. (see below for more information)
- Wednesday Afternoon in the Church Activity Center from 4:30 PM– 6:00 PM. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a type of “Montessori Faith Formation” (see below for more information)
- Thursday Morning in the Church Activity Center from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a type of “Montessori Faith Formation” (see below for more information)
These classes are offered for ALL of the children from our parish no matter the school they attend. The children need to be:
- Four-years-old by September 1st to enter the Programs.
- Five-years-old by September 1st to enter the Programs.
Sunday Morning Preschool and Kindergarten Classes:
This is structured program using the Loyola’s Christ our Life. They will be engaged in song, activities, prayer time and active learning in age appropriate ways. Through learning of the goodness of God, and the love of Jesus, the children respond to God in friendship and prayer.
Preschool Sunday morning Program uses The God Made Everything series is a comprehensive early childhood program designed to nurture and enrich the faith and spiritual lives of Preschoolers. Each developmentally appropriate curriculum is carefully planned so that, at completion, the children are ready to continue their faith journey into the next level and beyond.
The God Made Everything series has been found to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church by the Ad Hoc Committee to Oversee the Use of the Catechism. For more information click here on the website
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is open to all 4, 5 & 6-year-old children of the parish. Each child is an important person to you as parents and to God. Parenting is a ministry, a service to life. You, as a parent, have the dignity of being the “original and irreplaceable” person in your child’s religious journey. More information regarding this program can be found on the CGS website: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Special Needs, Special Situations, Disabilities?
We would like to assist you in whatever ways we can support the faith formation of your child/youth. Call Faith Formation Director, Cheryl, at (616) 361-5126 x 257 for more information and to discuss your child’s specific needs.