Holy Spirit Religious Education assists parents in fulfilling their duty and role as the Domestic Church. Our goal is to work with parents to provide an environment that fosters a relationship with the Trinity through prayer, scripture, and Church Tradition. Children will be exposed to scripture, doctrine, various prayer opportunities, and small group discussion and activities to help them relate their faith to their daily life. It is important that the parents take an active role in witnessing their own faith to their children through active participation in the sacraments and their own continued faith development. We offer several programs for different age groups.
Wednesday Night Religious Education: This program is for children attending public schools in in grades 1-8. Learn more here.
Sunday Preschool and Kindergarten Class: Children ages 4 through Kindergarten are invited to come to the school during the 10am Sunday Mass to share scripture stories and activities. This is not a babysitting service, so all children must be toilet trained and able to handle a classroom experience. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is requested. Contact the Religious Education Office by email or phone at 616-453-1591.
Sacramental Preparation for Children: Children in both Holy Spirit School and the Wednesday Night Religious Education program prepare for the celebration of the sacraments of:
Tutoring: Tutoring is available for older children who have gaps or have had no previous formal Catholic religious education. Tutoring can be arranged for children beyond the traditional age of reception to prepare them to celebrate specific sacraments. Call 616-453-1591 for more information.
Adults who have not been confirmed participate in part of the RCIA Program, or other preparation arrangements can be made.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CALENDAR