This year, the Archdiocese of Detroit will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 19, 2021, with the theme “Disciples of Jesus: Witnesses to the Gospel”. On this special day, catechists are formally commissioned for ministry to our parish community to pass on the Catholic Faith to our families. Today we celebrate our catechists’ response to the Lord’s invitation to develop their own relationship with Jesus. Catechists teach us to recognize Jesus’ voice and invitation in our own lives so that we will grow as His disciples and witness his love and mercy in our world. We also celebrate our parents, grandparents, and guardians by recognizing their important role in teaching the faith. The parish community is encouraged to pray for all catechists who dedicate themselves to the mission of helping those they teach to hear the voice of Jesus and to grow in relationship with Him.
Prayer for Parents & Guardians
Lord, thank you for entrusting me with the gift of my children. As their first teacher of the faith, I pray that I may lead them to experience a personal encounter with your Son Jesus so that they may grow as his joyful disciples. Help me to always teach my children in truth, modeling your love and mercy, so that they will be strong witnesses of the Gospel in their daily lives,atschool, and on the playground. Come, Holy Spirit, strengthen your gifts in me so that I may confidently embrace my important role in guiding [children’s names] in your power and grace. Amen.
WITNESSES TO THE GOSPEL CATECHETICAL SUNDAY 2021
Prayer for Catechists
Lord, as I respond to your call to serve you as a catechist, I pray that you open my eyes, ears, mind, and heart to see you and to hear your voice so that I may be an instrument of your love, mercy, and truth to those I teach. Use me, Lord, to help them to experience a personal encounter with your Son Jesus so that they will become joyful witnesses of the Gospel in their dailylives, at work and at school, and in their families. Come, Holy Spirit, fill me with your gifts so that I may confidently serve those you send me today. Amen.
I would like to introduce our incredible Faith Formation staff for this school year:
- K/1 –Mrs. Sherry Luszcz
- 2nd–Mrs. Barbara Janeczko
- 3rd/4th–Mrs. Loretta Gelhaus
- 5th/6th–Mrs. Suezane Canfield
- 7th–Mrs. Gloria Platek
- 8th–Mrs. Karen Bonanno Classroom Aide—Jan Belleperche
- R.C.I.A –Mrs. Karen Bonanno & Mrs. Mary Tabone
- Baptismal classes – Mr. and Mrs. Randall Janisch
- Secretary –Mrs. Kellie Chamberland
- Office Support –Mr. Mark Mazur