Religious Education

We are dedicated to promoting excellence in catechesis, that is, the lifelong Christian formation of the total person in heart, mind, and will. We are dedicated to encouraging and preparing young people to live Christ’s message through formation in education, faith, prayer, worship, community, moral development, and service. Our Religious Education program has several options to help families pass their faith on to their children, please visit our Religious Education page for more information.

Religious Education families enjoy fellowship and breakfast before class.

St. Mary Religious Education Program

St. Mary Religious Education allows parents and students to encounter God and learn more about Him together. The program places parents as the primary catechist by having them work with their children 30 minutes a week for three weeks in a row. Parents and children use a provided lesson plan and their child’s textbook to help guide them through their lessons.

At the end of three to four weeks, the entire family meets at church for food, fellowship, and a group lesson taught by catechists and prayer to be renewed for the upcoming month. Parents remain in the multi-use room for adult catechesis with Father Dan. Other parishioners of any stage of life are welcome to join these sessions, too!

The program also provides optional sessions between the Sunday masses one Sunday a month for parents to ask questions, students to meet Father Dan in the classroom, and grade-level meetings to occur.

Click here to learn more about St. Mary’s Religious Education Program!

Registration Materials

Please register your child online using the link below. Then, complete and return the release documents via email to or via hardcopy by turning them in at the parish office.

 Online Registration

 Release Documents

Please use the Payment Worksheet to determine your Religious Education payment for the 2019-2020 year.

Payment Worksheet

If you are not a St. Mary Pinckney parish member but would like to enroll in Religious Education, please call the office at (734) 878-3161.

Director of Evangelization and Catechesis

Sarah Salow