Religious Formation

Religious Formation (formerly known as Church School) is Saint Clare’s religious education program offered for children from preschool through 5th grade. The program is directed by Suzanne Di Piazza, Missioner for Children, Youth and Families. The sessions are led by committed volunteers who have met the requirements for working with children. We offer classes on Sunday mornings, in the lower level, during the typical school year. (Please see schedule below) Currently, classes begin at 10:15 and end at 11:10. If a child has attended the 9 am service, at dismissal, he/she is picked up by a parent or guardian. If the child’s family is attending the 10:30 service, the child will process into the sanctuary with other children, led by an adult, to join their family for the remainder of the service.

Wonderers (age 3-5) A popular Montessori based curriculum, Godly Play, is used for this age group.

1st and 2nd Grade Living the Good News is a lectionary-based curriculum that is used for this age group.

3-5th Grade Seasons is the curriculum used for this age group. It is specifically designed to engage children to use their imagination to explore the Bible, tradition, science, technology, and the arts.

To register for classes or find out more information, please contact Suzanne Di Piazza at or by calling 734.662.2449 ext. 202.


Saint Clare of Assisi

Religious Formation for Children

Schedule for 2018-2019

Year B                                                     

SEPTEMBER 9, Religious Formation resumes, 16th Sunday After Pentecost
SEPTEMBER 16, 17th Sunday After Pentecost
SEPTEMBER 23, 18th Sunday After Pentecost
SEPTEMBER 30, 19th Sunday After Pentecost

OCTOBER 07, 20th Sunday After Pentecost
OCTOBER 14, 21st Sunday After Pentecost
OCTOBER 21, 22ndh Sunday After Pentecost
OCTOBER 28, 23rd Sunday After Pentecost

NOVEMBER 04, 24th Sunday After Pentecost
NOVEMBER 11, 25th Sunday After Pentecost
NOVEMBER 18, 26th Sunday After Pentecost
NOVEMBER 25 Special Session, Thanksgiving weekend, Christ the King,

Year C

DECEMBER 02, 1st Sunday of Advent
DECEMBER 09, 2nd Sunday of Advent
DECEMBER 16, 3rd Sunday of Advent
DECEMBER 23, NO CLASS Christmas Break, 4th Sunday of Advent
DECEMBER 30, NO CLASS Christmas Break, 1st Sunday after Christmas

JANUARY 06, Epiphany
JANUARY 13, 1st Sunday after Epiphany
JANUARY 20, 2ndt Sunday after Epiphany
JANUARY 27, 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

FEBRUARY 03, 4th Sunday after Epiphany
FEBRUARY 10, 5th Sunday after Epiphany
FEBRUARY 17, 6th Sunday after Epiphany
FEBRUARY 24, 7th Sunday after Epiphany

MARCH 03, Last Sunday of Epiphany
MARCH 10, 1st Sunday of Lent
MARCH 17, 2nd Sunday of Lent
MARCH 24, Special Session, Spring Break, 3rd Sunday of Lent
MARCH 31, 4th Sunday of Lent

APRIL 07, 5th Sunday of Lent
APRIL 14, Palm Sunday
APRIL 21, NO CLASS, Happy Easter!
APRIL 28, 2nd Sunday of Easter

MAY 05, 3rd Sunday of Easter
MAY 12, 4th Sunday of Easter
MAY 19, last day of Religious Formation, 5th Sunday of Easter