Catholic Community of St. Joseph Adrian
415 Ormsby Street
Adrian, MI 49221

(517) 265-8938 - phone
(517) 265-1987 - fax


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  Faith First

Contact Person:
Aimee Phipps
          Voice Mail ext. 32

Mission statement
Parents are the primary educators for their children. Our Religious Education/Faith Formation Program exists to help parents in its role as primary educator.

Together we (parents and catechists) seek to help the children of our parish:

  • to deepen their relationship with God,
  • add to their knowledge about the Catholic faith,
  • and to find opportunities of outreach to the local and global community.


  • for registered parishioners: $45. per family for both programs
  • for non-registered family: an additional $20. is added to the set fee of $45.

Scholarships/Fee assistance

  • Is available. No child will be refused Religious Education/Faith Formation due to financial limitations. Contact the DRE for more information.

Faith First programs (Religious Education/Faith Formation)

  • Two programs are offered at St. Joseph parish. Families may choose which program they would like their family to participate in.
    1. The Family Program: meets on Tuesday evenings, twice a month the first and third Tuesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
      A parent or a significant adult MUST accompany the child since this is a family program.
    2. The traditional Faith First program meets on every Wednesday, 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. The children meet in Church before going to the Parish Center classrooms. This is more of a classroom setting.


Arrival & Departure for traditional program
For the safety of the children:

Do not drop children off earlier than 10 minutes prior to the session time.

Pick up your child no later than 10 minutes after dismissal time.

Children are to remain on the white sidewalk near the building until they see their parents and can safely go to their car.

Remind children to watch for cars in the parking lot.

Session Cancellations
When the Adrian Public Schools are cancelled due to inclement weather or a school epidemic Religious Education/Faith Formation will be canceled.

Listen to radio stations WABJ and WLEN for the listing of cancellation

Sacramental Preparation Programs



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