WELCOME TO ST. SEBASTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM!
Our vision is that every child comes to know, love and have a personal relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ in order to respond to the message of the Gospel.
Our mission is to help our children experience the presence of God in their lives; by learning who Jesus Christ is by the guidance of the Holy Spirit; by following the ways of Jesus Christ through stories, beliefs, symbols, traditions and prayers of our Catholic faith; and by developing their God given gifts and talents to serve others.
Our goal is to support the faith life of families, knowing that it is in the domestic church of the home that faith develops and is nourished. Because faith is “caught” more than “taught,” family involvement is central to the success of our Religious Education Program. Therefore, we will support and enhance the efforts of parents and/or guardians who share their Roman Catholic faith at home with their child.
RE Meeting Times
3 Year Old Preschool (must be 3 by September 1 & be able to use the restroom on their own).
4 Year Old Preschool (must be 4 by September 1 & be able to use the restroom on their own).
Young 5’S/Developmental Kindergarten
- Classes for the above grades are offered on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 AM Mass
- Classes are held in the Parish Hall.
- Drop off begins at 10:10AM.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have children younger than age 3, you may use our supervised NURSERY during the 10:30 Mass which is located in church.
Monday 6:00-7:15 pm
Tuesday 6:00-7:15 pm
Wednesday 6:00-7:15 pm
- Please choose the ONE night that works best for your family.
- Classes are held in the Parish Hall.
- Only the south entrance will be open for drop off and pick up.
2018-2019 RE Schedule and Events
March 24 Class for Preschool and Kindergarten
March 25 Class for Grades 1-5
March 26, 27 Class for Grades 1-5-We will be heading up to the Historic Church for a tour (this is a rescheduled event that was missed due to weather)
March 31 NO CLASS for Preschool-Kindergarten
April 1, 2, 3 NO CLASS for Grades 1-5
April 7 Class for Preschool and Kindergarten-we will be celebrating the remainder of the Baptismal months and will sing songs together.
April 8, 9, 10 Class for Grades 1-5 We will celebrate the remainder of the Baptismal months.
April 14 Class for Preschool-Kindergarten We will have a hands on experience as we Walk through Holy Week during class time
April 15, 16, 17 Class for Grades 1-5 We will have a hands on experience as we Walk through Holy Week during class time
April 21 NO CLASS for Preschool-Kindergarten
April 22, 23, 23 Class for Grades 1-5
April 28 LAST CLASS for Preschool-Kindergarten We will have a special prayer service, breakfast, and activities this morning to end our RE year.
April 29, 30, May 1 LAST CLASS for Grades 1-5 we will have a special prayer service, activities, and ice cream sundaes! If you can help donate ice cream or toppings, please let me know.
Catechists -- Assistants -- Substitutes
The work of being a catechist is truly God’s Work.
**If you feel God is nudging you and want to discern His call.
**If you would like to volunteer as a substitute catechist and/or helper from time to time. We really need more substitutes for all grades.
Please contact Debbie@stsebastianmi.org or 616-878-1619 X102.
Vacation Bible School 2019
Vacation Bible School
LIFE IS WILD….
GOD IS GOOD!
June 23-27, 2019
Would you like to help during the event?
Would you like to help in the preparation of props for this event?
Would you be interested in volunteering as an assistant VBS director?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Liturgy of the Word
This program is available from Mid-May-August
WE NEED YOU!!
If interested in being a leader or assistant-please contact email@example.com
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
during the 10:30am Mass
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is for children
ENTERING Kindergarten-Grade 2 THIS SEPTEMBER, 2019.
Children will be dismissed after the Opening Prayer to follow the leaders to the LAMP room. There, they will continue the Liturgy of the Word by listening to the readings and talking about them on their level. Children will be returning to their seats during the offertory.
Parents, just a few notes…
- Make sure your child knows where you are sitting so it is easy for them to return to you at offertory.
- Make sure your child has used the restroom before Mass begins.
- The only thing they may bring with them is their offertory to place in a basket that will be in the room.
- Remind them that even though they are leaving at this time, they are still in Mass.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.