Religious Education

All after-school religious education sessions meet Monday or Tuesday each week for students grades 1-7.  Each session is held from 5:30 PM-6:45 PM at Holy Cross.  All students entering into the 8th grade must register for our 2-year Confirmation program.

Update as of 04/22/2020:

Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-35, which canceled the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. For this reason, all Religious Education programs are canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Please see below for suggestions to help you with at home type religious education learning activities. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of “viewing” Sunday Mass with your children, praying with them, taking advantage of some of the online activities from the publishers of our textbooks, and keeping God in your conversations. I am always available to respond to any questions you may have.

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year –

  • The 2020-2021 registration form and schedule will be added to the web site soon. I will also send it out as an attachment in a “REMIND” notification.
  • All children can register for the grade level they will attend in 2020-2021.

Families with children receiving 1st Eucharist (IMPORTANT)–

  • There has been no decision regarding the resumption of public Mass and receiving the Eucharist by Bishop Vigneron in the Archdiocese of Detroit. So, the “practice” meeting scheduled for Friday, May 1st, and the reception of Eucharist for the first time at any Mass on Saturday or Sunday, May 2nd & 3rd is going to be put on hold right now and RESCHEDULED! We are sorry to do this, but the conditions warrant this to ensure the safety of the children, family members, and guests. Thank you for understanding. You will be notified ASAP of any decisions or changes to this special event.
  • It is very important that parents practice receiving the Eucharist with their child. Please do not practice receiving the Eucharist while viewing Mass together. Practicing receiving the Eucharist should be done at a different time. When viewing the Mass, teach them to make a “spiritual” communion which involves a prayer you can say together. The prayer is usually displayed on the screen during the part of the Mass when the Eucharist is normally distributed during Mass.

If you have any questions, please send me, Mr. Joe, a text using the “Remind” system or email, Please make Sundays special by viewing the live streamed Masses and praying together. Sunday and weekday Masses and other community special prayer services can be found on line at, EWTN tv, CTND tv, to name a few reputable Catholic sources. Also, our textbook publishers offer additional recourses to help families engage their children with appropriate aged lessons. Please see  www.rclbenziger.comwww.loyolapress, to find more information.

All forms may be sent to:

Our Lady on the River Parish Attn. RE
610 S. Water Street
Marine City MI 48039


Joe Kuligowski, DRE

810-765-3568 X23

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