9408 Wilson Ave SW, Byron Center, Mi 49315

(616) 878-1619

Email: parishoffice@stsebastianmi.org

Religious Education – Preschool-Grade 5



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.

We are here to support the faith life of your family, 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 are here to help support and enhance your efforts  as you share your Roman Catholic faith at home with their child.


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.
  • Park and enter on the north side of the building.
  • South side entrance will be locked.



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.
  • The south entrance will be open for drop off and pick up.




If your child is in grades 3-5 and has not received First Reconciliation or First Communion, please contact debbie@stsebastianmi.org



Registration Forms- 2018-2019

Click here to register for 2018-2019 Faith Formation.


If you wish to pay ON-LINE, please check the box and then click the words in GREEN-Click here to pay on-line and it should take you to that link. When you are done filling that form out, it should take you back to the original registration form so you can click the SUBMIT button.

If not, please let me know.  Thank you.

RE Schedule and Events - 2018-2019

Grades 1-5 Schedule:

2018-2019 Parent Calendar revised Aug 30

Sunday Schedule:

Sunday Parent Schedule


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, please contact me.  We have a few openings: to help in the classroom, one-on-one assistants for children with special needs or disabilities, and substitutes for this coming 2018-2019 year.

Please contact Debbie@stsebastianmi.org or 616-878-1619 X102 if you would like more information.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

JUNE 21-25, 2019


Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
during the 10:30am Mass

This ministry begins mid-May through August

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 debbie@stsebastianmi.org.

Volunteer Applications