Faith Formation for Children

As members of the Cross in the Woods (CITW), our Faith Formation program will assist your children on a journey of faith that deepens their relationship with Jesus Christ. We will help them to become joyful disciples of the Lord through the Sacramental life of the Church and to learn to Know, Love and Serve God in this world. This begins with the promise of their baptismal vows, confirmed with the Holy Spirit, and celebrated with the Holy Eucharist.

Our Faith Formation program (K-Grade 5) includes catechesis, in Church lessons, prayer, Holy Mass participation activities (altar servers, collection, greeters, presentation of gifts, etc.) and parish/community service (Soup Kitchens) involvement as well. We will work with and assist all students to become engaged in reverence to the Holy Mass, which is a sign of our love united with the love of Christ in giving ourselves to the Father.

Parents are the primary educators in their children’s faith. Your active participation in your child’s religious education is highly encouraged by the Church.

Sessions will be held on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month starting on September 19, 2021 through May 15, 2022, from 9:00-11:30 am (Including 10:30 am Mass), in the Family Center.

If you would like to sign up, click on the “Forms” link or to get a registration packet and/or for more information, please contact the Faith Formation Office at 231-238-8973 Ext. 312 or at Registration forms need to be submitted by August 30 to the Parish Office or mail it to us at 7078 M-68, Indian River, MI 49749.

All new families are welcome!