1st Communion Masses: May 7th 1pm & May 6th 6pm Spanish
1st Reconciliation Service Sat Feb 11th 1pm


 Sunday Morning Fellowship 10:00 to 10:15am

1st Sundays of the month student classes and parent meeting 10:15 to 11:30am
2nd Sundays of the month family formation 10:15 to 11:30am
3rd Sundays of the month student classes 10:15 to 11:30am
4th and 5th Sundays may be used for extra class time or celebrations as needed

Retreat ( Reconciliation) Sat January 21st 1-3pm
Retreat (Communion) Sat March 25th 1-3pm

Practice – Thursday May 4th 6:00 English or 7:00pm Spanish


Checklist for 1st Reconciliation
Checklist for 1st Communion


Parent Prep:




 October Homework:

1. Trinity Craft
Remind your child that there is one God, with three persons in one God, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
This is hard to understand and is a very big mystery!

2. Review the Catechism Rap
Listen to song on Spotify: Here

3. Angel coloring pages– Decorate
Angels are pure spirits and have no bodies,  Some angels are messengers, bringing God’s messages to humans
Some angels are guardian angels, everyone has been given one.  Pray the “Angel of God” Prayer

4. Creation Story and Fall
Have your child color a picture for each word on the order of Creation worksheet.
Read the story of the fall from Bible  Genesis 3:1-22
Color Adam and Eve worksheet.


How to get FORMED

To sign up for “Formed” go to formed.org
Click “sign up”
Click “sign up as a parishioner”
Type in “St Bartholomew, Newaygo, Mi
Put your name and email and you are set to watch content.

Or Download the Formed app from you app store.

November Homework:

  1. Baptism Worksheets.
    Have your child complete these and review baptism and Grace.
    Watch on FORMED: Brother Francis episode on Baptism
  2. Story of Moses and the Ten Commandments
    Complete worksheets and practice Ten Commandment memory game.
    Watch Bible story on Youtube: https://youtu.be/NTpGGBCSdis
  3. Parent prep
    Watch on FORMED: Forgiven part 1 and Part 2


December Homework:

  1. Infancy Narratives
    *Annunciation– Color  and cut out the picture of the Annunciation. (It is made to be a  stand up card if you bend the sides.)  Read from the Bible Luke 1:26-38
    *The Visitation— Color worksheet and read the back
    *The Nativity.— Color worksheet.  Have students draw pictures to  illustrate the Birth of Jesus booklet.
    Recorded Zoom Class on the Infancy Narratives
  2. Read the story: “Soul Doctor” Talk about sin verses accident.  Review the Ten Commandments.
  3. Watch on FORMED:
    *Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven: Intro Video Session 3
    *Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven: Intro Video Session 4
    *Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven: Intro Video Session 5
  1. Parent prep
    Watch on FORMED: Forgiven part 3 and part 4

January Homework:

  1. Read the story of the prodigal son. Talk with your child about how the father in this story represents God, our Heavenly Father. God always loves us and wants to be close to us. Sin separates us from God and confession brings us closer to God. Worksheet
  2. Do a daily Examination of Conscience and Act of Contrition with your child.
    Reconciliation worksheet
    Reconciliation worksheet in Spanish
  3. Practice how to do Confession.  (Role play)
  4. Watch on FORMED:
  5. *Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven: Intro Video Session 6
    *Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven: Intro Video Session 7
  6. Parent prep
    Watch on FORMED: For Parents: Preparing Your Child for First Confession

February Homework:

  1. Practice confession. Do a daily Examination of Conscience and Act of Contrition with your child.
  2. Do the Prodigal Son Craft
  3. Miracles or Jesus: Read from the Bible or children’s Bible
    and have your child draw a picture of their favorite Miracle
    * Jesus Heals the Paralyzed Man Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12
    * Wedding at Cana John 2:1-11
    * Calms the Storm Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, and Luke 8:22-25
    * Multiplication of Loaves
    Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:12-17; John 6:1-14

March & April Homework:

  1. Please watch on FORMED the second season of the Signs of Grace episodes on the Eucharist.
    Each of the 7 episodes are about 4 mins.  Please watch one and talk about it with your child.
    Signs of Grace: You are Loved videos
  2. Please watch on FORMED this 11min episode of the Presence:
    Presence: For Children: The Miracle at Every Mass presented by Fr. John Riley
Older Students:
     1. Presence: The Mystery of The Eucharist