Religious Education

Sessions occur Wednesday nights (Pre-school - 8th grade).

Fee Structure: $30.00 per child, no family pays more than $60 (no matter how many children)

If you are a St. Joseph parishioner and missed registration, contact Anna Nowaczewski at [email protected]

Program Descriptions

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium Level I: For ages 3–5 (K). Starting September 15, sessions will meet each Wednesday (see calendar) from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium Level II: For grades 1-3. Starting September 15,  sessions meet each Wednesday (see calendar) from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. For the 2nd graders preparing for First Communion and First Reconciliation, there are 5 additional Atrium sessions held on Saturdays. (Refer to the Religious Ed Calendar).

Growing Disciples: For Grades 4-6. Starting September 15,  meet on the church campus each Wednesday for hands on activities, prayer experiences, scripture, and celebration. 

Confirmation Program: For grades 7 and 8. Starting September 15, we will be following Year 2 of our two-year Confirmation preparation program.  In Year 2, students use three Ascension Press curriculum: Altaration (the Mass), Encounter (the Bible timeline) and Theology of the Body for Middle Schoolers.  Each of these curriculum have an online component. Students will have one hour of homework to complete each week consisting of watching engaging videos and answering simple question.   Year 1 of the two-year preparation program uses Chosen produced by Ascension Press.  Each on campus session will end with a short period of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. To be confirmed, students must have complet

Youth Group: For Grades 8-12. There are no fees to participate in Youth Group. Meets 2-3 Sunday afternoons consists of opportunities for games, faith development, life sharing and prayer.


Questions: Contact Anna Nowaczewski (DRE)  by email using our contact form or 734-904-7632


Unless mandated from our Lansing Diocese, there will be no mask requirements for either adults or children during our religious education program. Masks are optional.  Extra sanitary protocols will be followed (wiping down tables, washing hands, and maintaining clean materials) to maintain overall good health. Sick adults and children should ALWAYS stay home.  Parents are welcome into the building and everyone should arrive and exit out of the front door. We will not have the drive through drop off and pick up this school year.