Faith Formation

Adults seeking faith formation opportunities should follow the Faith Pilgrimage (OCIA) link.

Adults who are already Catholic and seeking to grow their faith should use the parish login to the FORMED online platform. Adults studies may be offered in the fall based on shared interest. Contact the DRE for suggestions if you are not sure where to begin or would like to lead a study.

There will be an advent Bible study using a free online course from Sacred Heart Major Seminary, “Isaiah in the light of Christ”.

Sometimes, the best way to learn more about something is to teach it! The parish is seeking volunteer catechists to help instruct children in the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith. Please prayerfully consider donating your time and talent to this ministry. You may be surprised at how much you learn from the children.

This year, we are using the Blest Are We faith formation program in order to align the school and the parish more closely. Please register your children for after-school faith formation classes using the forms below. Paper copies of the forms will be available in the narthex for weekend masses in August. These classes are intended for Catholic children who do not attend the parish school but are open to all.

Classes will be held on Monday evenings starting in September. Please mail your registration to the Parish Office “Attention Religious Ed” to: 3725 Erie Drive Orchard Lake, MI  48324

Please send a check payable to: “Our Lady of Refuge” with your registration or pay through the online giving link at the top of the page. 

Sacramental Prep classes for First Reconciliation and First Communion use the Renewed and Received program instead of Blest Are We. These classes will also be on Monday evenings. If your children are eligible for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion this year (they must have a prior year of Faith Formation), please complete the Sacrament Registration form below. Mail it along with the above faith formation registration form and the $75 sacrament fee.

Tony Kreucher
Director of Religious Education

Janet Boyk
Religious Education Secretary