Religious Ed 1st-8th Grades

2018-2019 Religious Education Schedule

Classes start Sunday, September 9th after the 11am Mass (12:15pm)


Our aim of catechesis, which is the same for our Diocese, is not simply to instruct but, through a safe learning environment, to form young hearts and minds to grow into a lived relationship with God the Father, Jesus the Word, and the Holy Spirit.

Parents and guardians who enroll their children in our religious education program are partners with our parish in their children’s education. We invite you as the primary teachers of your children to work with us in providing constructive communication regarding your child’s needs and progress. We ask that you commit yourselves to growing and witnessing to your children through your own lived relationship with God. Through our Alpha encounter (, and subsequent formation programs, we are please walk with you on your journey.

Let us know if you need childcare while attending an encounter or formation program. We will provide onsite Virtus certified caregivers.

Other program priorities include:

  • Ensuring that the fundamentals of the Catechism of the Catholic Church are incorporated into catechesis.
  • The formation and certification of directors of religious education, teachers and catechists to reflect the importance of the Profession of Faith, Sacraments, Commandments, and Prayer.
  • A comprehensive evaluation of religious education texts with respect to their doctrinal content and appropriate methodology.
  • The continued support and development of all those engaged in passing on the Catholic faith to the newest generation of believers.


1.) Fill out our Religious Education Registration Form online by clicking on: Online Registration Form

or click Rel Ed registration Form 2018-2019 for printing-PDF, to download a form and submit your completed copy to the parish office (or email it to Mary Anne Bastian).

2.) Pay online:
a.) create an account at: Online Giving
b.) setup payment method

c.) select Give a New Gift
d.) select the Religious Education Fee, One Time Gift
e.) paying the appropriate amount based on the Rates listed above (Family Fee Paid Once)


Send a check to Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Religious Education in the memo

3.) If your child is new to our Religious Education program, secure a copy of your Baptismal Certificate and send to:
Holy Spirit Catholic Church 9565 Musch Rd. Brighton, MI 48116

 If you have any questions contact Mary Anne Bastian, Director of Faith Formation at 810 231-9199 x209.