Church of the Holy Spirit strives to provide opportunities where young people – grades 1-8, and the adults who minister to them, can thrive in a caring, hospitable, Christian environment within the Catholic tradition. Our curriculum material is approved by the Archdiocese of Detroit and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops to be in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Sacred scripture has a primary place in our curriculum.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason, the family home is rightly called ‘the domestic church,’ a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity.” (CCC #1666 )
Parents you are the single greatest influence on the spiritual and religious life of your children. Nothing else even comes close. If you live the faith inside and outside of your home, your children have the greatest opportunity to do the same. In the spiritual and Religious development of children, parents are more important than anything else, including peers and media (Notre Dame Study Panel: The National Study of Youth and Religion - Bartkus and Kenan, 2016). We are committed to supporting parents and families in living their faith inside and outside their homes. It is our privilege to journey in faith with every family; let's encounter Jesus Christ together!
Sacrament preparation offers powerful, meaningful lessons to help our children and their parents understand, prepare for, and celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in 2nd grade and Confirmation in 8th grade. Engaging children's hearts and minds through prayer opportunities, active learning, and mass attendance leads children to a life of faith and discipleship.
If you're interested in learning more about our Faith Formation program contact Jillian Peck, Director of Faith Formation by calling 248 -887-1634, or by emailing [email protected]