Religious Education

Thank you so much for your interest in our programs!

The formation of both children and their parents is something that we do not take lightly. We offer a comprehensive children’s religious education program to assist in forming your child(ren), into disciples of Jesus Christ.  You, the parents, have the most important role in this formation, because ONLY through your example will your child(ren) grow in faith! So, I would like to ask you to do three things as a family:

First, take your child(ren) to Sunday mass and confession. Without the Eucharist and God’s mercy we are nothing!

When we lose sight of what is important, we lose sight of our goal. When we lose sight of our goal, we lose our sense of purpose. With no purpose, we have no identity. We need to go to mass to unveil the truth about ourselves, we are children of God, and WE ARE LOVED.  We are loved so much! At mass, we receive the love of God and participate in the eternal celebration of His victory over death by the death and resurrection of His Son.

In confession we see God’s love through his mercy and receive the grace necessary to overcome even the most dreadful challenges.

Second, ask your child(ren) questions about their faith. See what things they are learning! If you have questions, ask them! The Church has answers to all your questions and to all your children’s questions. It is important that we know what we believe in so that we can share it with others and defend it when that time is right. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Third, pray with your children every day. Prayer is an act of faith and is the basis of our relationship with God. Prayer does not have to be complex; it can be as simple as just one Our Father. By challenging your child(ren) to pray every day it will help them to form a relationship with Jesus and to become the person that God is calling them to be.

God has given you the great gift of caring for His children! If you can do these three things, then, together, we can make sure that your child(ren) will receive the best formation that they could possibly receive. Remember that God did not say that doing his will would be easy.  When it is hard, ask Him for strength and put all your trust in Him. He will give you what you need to get through it. Know that I am praying for you and your family as we make this journey together.


Brenda Manzo

St. Clement of Rome Religious Education

Office (586) 752-6591

Brenda Manzo, Director

Madre Valeria Knoche, IHM, Hispanic Minister

Lee Bova, Secretary

Monday and Tuesday Evenings

Catechists and Hall Monitors

Sundays, during the 10:30 AM Mass

Good News Gang

“Flat Jesus” is a way to keep our church family connected as we enter the summer traveling season. Color “Flat Jesus” and take him with you as you travel…or to whatever you do this summer. Take a picture of him doing lots of different things: going out to dinner; having fun at the beach; hanging out with friends, family, grandchildren, or whatever you are doing! It will be an amazing adventure! It is a great way to remember that Jesus is always with us, wherever we go. And it just might start up a conversation with someone about what you are doing…and why!

Send us your pictures in June, July or August and you will have a chance to win a Dairy Queen gift card!

For a copy of Flat Jesus with instructions, click below