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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." (1666) In the Rite of Baptism, children first experience God in the arms of their parents. They grow up following the example of their parents to love, listen, respond, serve others, forgive, and pray. Our catechists can speak about the importance of weekly Mass attendance but you, the parents and guardians, are the only ones able to teach your family the importance of Sunday Mass by taking them with you to Church. We ask you to help us achieve full participation in daily prayer and weekly Mass attendance for all our Holy Family students.

Classes
Registration is available now for all children K through 8th grade. Registration forms are on this website and available in the church. The 2016-17 year begins the week of September 18th.
Pre-K through 1st grade classes are offered on Sunday during the 10:30 Mass.
Grades 1-8 are offered Mondays from 5:00 - 6:15 pm, or from 6:45 – 8:00 pm.
On Mondays we also offer a 2nd grade Spanish class from 5:00 – 6:15.
Grades 1-8 in English and in Spanish from Pre-K through 3rd grade are also offered on Wednesdays, from 5:30-6:45 pm.

Opportunities
Our catechists work hard to prepare for each student. You can help by offering to assist with activities, preparing materials as needed or joining a class to assist with a special lesson or project. Feel free to ask your children’s catechist how you can help out in the classroom. Throughout the year we host a series of age-appropriate projects, activities, and presentations that would be made even more special for your children if you were here with them. Please feel free to sign up as a catechist or helper—we are always in need of parents!

Parent's Prayer
Dear Holy Family; Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Grant your special grace to our family. Make our home a shrine of peace, purity, love, and labor. Help us to make our home a school of faith for our children, that they may learn the lessons of heaven, and how to apply them to daily life. Let our habits become virtues that we may model for our family a life lived in Christ. Protect us from evil, prepare us for heaven. We pray in the name of the Holy Family, Amen

Snow Policy
Religious Formation Classes are canceled when and if Novi Schools are closed. If we must cancel Religious Formation Classes while the schools are in session, we will call the Novi Schools and they will announce the cancellation of Holy Family Religious Formation Classes. We also send an e-mail to parents and add a post to our website, www.holyfamily.org, when classes must be cancelled. If you are in doubt concerning Religious Formation Classes please call (248)349-8837.

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Additional Resources
For Kids of all Ageshttp://catholicblogger1.blogspot.com/
Our Textbook Serieshttp://www.sadlierreligion.com/webelieve/
Our American bishopshttp://www.usccb.org/
The Archdiocese of Detroithttp://www.aod.org/
The Vaticanhttp://www.vatican.va/
Catholic Digest Magazinehttp://www.catholicdigest.com/
Our Sunday Visitorhttp://www.osv.com/
Right to Lifehttp://www.rtl.org/