The faith formation office is located at the first door on the left from the main entrance of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School. Office hours are Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm, Tuesday 7:00am - 2:00pm and Wednesday 7:00am - 2:00pm or please call the office to assure administration is in.
Faith Formation family volunteer sheet and registration now available.
Any process is successful based on the support of the parents involvement; please fill out and return the Volunteer Sheet and return with your completed registration.
Register before the July 15th late fee to help ensure we can provide your family with a quality faith filled experience.
Please call or email Jean Hartman with any questions: 248-647-6068 \ email@example.com
Monthly Family Program
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Weekly Monday Faith Formation Programs
Weekly Monday Faith Formation for students in 1st through 8th grades on Mondays from 4:45 - 6:00pm.
Monthly Family Program
Intergenerational catechesis for students 1st - 8th grade and their families. Families celebrate together at 12:00 noon Mass, gather for lunch and then break off for grade appropriate faith lessons while parents stay for adult catechesis. Every gathering ends with full family prayer. Gatherings take place once a month and the remainder of the month families work at home on assigned lessons.
Sunday School Program
Our Sunday school program is an opportunity that has been offered to the three to five year olds in our community for the last 25 years. From September through April during the 10:00am Mass the children gather in the school for age appropriate Bible and faith lessons. While the children are in the school, the parents are celebrating the 10:00am Mass.
Sacrament prep for First Communion and First Reconciliation
Reconciliation - Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:00pm
First Reconciliation is celebrated with all second graders before they celebrate First Holy Communion. The catechists will assist the families in the preparation process for their children. Reconciliation is a sacrament of God’s love and healing graces and once a child has celebrated the sacrament for the first time, they are encouraged to maintain that sacramental connection as often as possible.
If your child is past second grade and they have not celebrated the sacrament, they will be encouraged to do so along with the second graders. Their formation and preparation will be through the direction of the religious education office. Please contact the office in the fall to begin making arrangements for your child.
First Holy Communion - Saturday, April 29 2017 11:00am
The Our lady Queen of Martyrs Community traditionally celebrates First Holy Communion with second graders in the spring. Formation is geared towards family participation in activities and prayers.
For children in grade three or above, that have not yet made their First Holy Communion, we will discuss with the family to determine when the sacrament will be celebrated. It is usually the preference of the pastor that the children celebrate First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil or along with the second graders in the spring.
Do you have an older student who still needs to celebrate Eucharist or Reconciliation for the first time? We have opportunities for you too! Please call or email the faith formation office for details.
Confirmation - Sunday, April 30 12:00pm
Confirmation preparation spans over the span of the entire eight years with a more concentrated preparation beginning in seventh grade. The Celebration of Confirmation is a beginning and continuation of our faith journey, not an ending. The formation is designed to help the candidates deepen their faith and their commitment to follow Christ. They take a close look at linking their life with the lives of the saints. They experience the justice and peace connectedness with their faith as they become involved in service.
There is a parent meeting to help identify the importance of your role in this step of your child’s faith journey. There is also a retreat day for all candidates and their sponsors. In the Sacrament of Confirmation, it is important that the candidates understand and desire to become a full and active member of the Catholic Church. In order to do that, the candidate needs to celebrate in all the sacraments, which have brought them to this point.
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