Family Formation (PS-6th Grade)


For families with children age preschool-6th grade we offer Family Formation which requires the parent or caring adult to attend a monthly formation sessions with their child(ren). Then over the next 3 weeks, the parent or caring adult commits to spending 1 hour each week with their family covering a  lesson which is provided at the monthly session. During the monthly gathering we all are together for prayer and initial introduction of the theme of the day before dividing into our age appropriate groups. 7-12 graders are welcome and would stay for the adult session.  See flyer attached below along with enrollment form. If you have any questions, contact Brian Epkey at (517) 543-4319 or bepkey@stmarycharlotte.org 

Faith Formation & Youth Group Calendar

Sacrament Preparation

All students beginning preparation to celebrate a sacrament are expected to be regularly attending weekend Mass, Family Formation or Youth Group through either the parish or school, or an approved home-study program, and workshops.

First Reconciliation is celebrated in 2nd grade prior to First Communion.

First Eucharist is celebrated in second grade.

Confirmation is a 2 year process that can be worked on anytime in high school. 

Faith Formation Documents

  • Enrollment Form 2017.18.pdf   79k - Aug 23, 2017, 6:10 PM by Brian Epkey (v1)
  • CAFE Flyer 2017.18.pdf   392k - Aug 23, 2017, 6:09 PM by Brian Epkey (v1)
  • Youth Flyer 2017.18.pdf   1006k - Aug 23, 2017, 6:08 PM by Brian Epkey (v1)
  • Family Formation Flyer 2017.2018.pdf   125k - Aug 23, 2017, 6:08 PM by Brian Epkey (v1)
  • Enrollment Letter 2017.18.pdf   80k - Aug 23, 2017, 6:08 PM by Brian Epkey (v1)
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Kids of the Cross



Kids of the Cross

Kids of the Cross is a group formed by St. Mary School students for anyone in Kindergarten through 8th Grade.

FOCUS: Serving others and learning about our Catholic faith.

MEMBERSHIP: Participants commit to daily prayer, weekly Mass, and monthly Confession. 


1. Cherubs ~ Members prior to First Communion or the completion of 2nd grade.
2. Angels ~ Members who have completed First Communion or the 2nd grade. 
3. Saints ~ Advancement from Angel after presenting the life of a saint to the group and earning 100 *stepping stones

Monthly Meetings: Generally the 1st Friday of the month
Meetings focus on the saints, prayer, and Church teaching. The fundamentals of our Catholic faith are tied together with the lives of the saints to demonstrate how ordinary people live their faith in extraordinary ways. 

*Stepping stones are real stones given for each hour of service. They are visible reminders of the sacrifice members make in serve to others and that sacrifice creates a path to saintly life.