2021-2022 after school Religious Education Programs – grades 1 to 7

Remote at home sessions

All after school religious education class sessions for grades 1 to 7 will be offered in a remote format again for the 2021-2022 school year. 

The format will be the same as last year using the Flipgrid website. Students will be given new codes and workbooks specific for their grade level.  Each weekly lesson, indicated on the schedule, will be completed by the student with the help of a parent anytime during the week. Students will be asked to fill out a question-and-answer page for the lesson and given the ability to post their thoughts about the information they just learned. An addition of a “Parent Meeting” once a month during the school year may be added. Details of this will be available along with the schedule in August 2021

In-person class sessions

A traditional student in-person class session night, either Monday or Tuesday, may be offered on the condition there is a catechist/ teacher available for the grade level and all the safety requirements/ precautions are in place as directed by the Archdiocese of Detroit and the local health department. The time for this class session will be the same as past years from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm. This option is still being worked out. All families will be notified about the availability of this option at the same time. Class size will be strictly limited. No early reservations or lists will be started prior to the official announcement. We expect this in-person class session option to start later in September of early October. Until they start, students will be required to do the remote lessons according to the schedule indicated above. Grade level classes will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Registration and schedule 

Registration will be offered online again this year. IMPORTANTthe 2021-2022 registration form and schedule will be available in August 2021. Just like last year, the process will involve requesting the registration form by email*, downloading the registration document (a word doc.), filling it out on a laptop, and sending the document back via e-mail to religiousedolr@gmail.com when completed. When the completed registration form is received, a return email will be sent out by us indicating it was accepted with more information. Workbooks will be available for pickup on certain days, times, and places. This information will be sent out when finalized because of any safety precautions needed to be put in place at that time.

 *Please indicate your families last name and contact phone number in the message of your registration form request. This information is necessary for security reasons.

Emails asking for more information and costs can be sent to religiousedolr@gmail.com 

2021-2022 Confirmation preparation programs

1st year (8th grade) and 2nd year (9th grade)

Our Lady on the River parish has a 2-year preparation program for students wanting to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Students are eligible to start the program at the start of the 8th grade. If all the requirements are met, students will become candidates and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of their 2nd year in the program (end of the 9th grade). Students need only register once for the program at the beginning of the 1st year. If a student wishes to start the program in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, they may do so, but are still required to complete both years of the program. There is an additional one time $50 fee along with the family registration fee of $95 for this program (It covers both years.)

1st year registration and schedule

Registration for students and the schedule for the 2021-2022 1st year program will be available in August 2021. Registration will be done online. Registration forms must be requested via email* at religiousedolr@gmail.com. Once the completed registration form is received back, a verification reply email will be sent back with further information.

*Please indicate your families last name and contact phone number in the message of your registration form request. This information is necessary for security reasons.

2nd year schedule

Remember, 2nd year Candidates are not required to “re-register” for the program and will be using the same workbooks as last year. The 2021-2022 2nd year schedule will be available in August 2021.

Director of Religious Education

Joe Kuligowski
810-765-3568 Ex. 23