St. Mary of the Woods & St. Aloysius

Faith Formation 

Christ Our Life website for Elementary Grade Faith Formation

Mass Readings

Children's Liturgy Worksheet



To encourage and equip parents as the primary educators of their children in the Catholic Faith thereby strengthening families to foster learning the joy and truths of their Catholic Faith in Jesus through the witness given by their parents.


There are gathered opportunities for Faith Formation, clustered opportunities and a homeschool format

being primary during the recent pandemic.

The Journey of Faith class for grades 2 & up takes place each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Woods. 

See "Sacramental Preparation" below for more details


Christ Our Life by Loyola Press


Family Faith Formation has a gathered and home style option. In a gathered setting parents are asked to accompany the children and help lead them through the weekly material. With the home school option parents are encouraged to review the Christ Our Life chapters at home on their own schedule and submit the online review to the parish office for credit. 

Sacramental Preparation:

This year we are providing an opportunity for all children grades 2 and older to participate in a class designed to prepare them for the reception of the Sacraments. This program focuses on reinforcing the foundational elements of the Faith that have been formed thus far and building on that to help prepare them for the Sacraments and full, active participation in the life of the parish. Recent events have put created challenges for families and this is intended to help those who have found it difficult to during the pandemic to participate in the Faith Formation program. This program is a gathered format. 

The Journey of Faith class meets Tuesday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Woods.

Our regular Sacramental Preparation for those who are participating in the regular Faith Formation will begin in February. Please click the "Register Here" link at the top to signup or contact the parish office at 231-258-5021.

As per Diocesan requirements, to be eligible for reception of the sacraments students must attend weekly Mass, satisfactorily complete the current parish catechism curriculum (Christ Our Life) and attend sacramental preparation classes for each sacrament at the parish. Sacramental preparation is a three year process focusing on one of the following sacraments each year... Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. Students will be eligible to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation in their second year and Confirmation and First Holy Communion after the third year.

For more information please call 231-258-5021.

Registration Packet