Education

St. Basil Catholic School – Our parish school serves both Catholic and non-Catholic students, Preschool through 5th grade. The Catholic faith is not only taught but also practiced in the student’s daily life. Call the school office for more information, 637-3529, or visit our school website, http://www.saintbasilcatholic.org/

CAFÉ— Catholic Adult Faith Enrichment opportunities are presented to the parish throughout the year.  We also now offer a CAFÉ Resource Library, “take one, bring one, return one, enjoy one,” in the South Lobby.

Learning and Living the Scriptures – Every Friday after morning Mass, parishioners gather in the Upper Level of the Parish Center to study the Scripture of the upcoming Sunday readings.

Becoming a Catholic — The process by which anyone who is unbaptized or baptized in another Christian tradition is exciting and life-giving.  We start the process when you are ready to begin.  God has been journeying with you for a while and we are happy to journey with you, listening with you to God to determine where God is calling you.  Our process begins with inquiry where you are invited to contact us.  Then, we welcome you to informal gatherings in the homes of our parishioners where we share refreshments, break open our journeys in the context of Catholic tradition, and answer any questions that you have.  Our inquiry sessions are based in a “Come and See” model where you may come for one or more sessions; yet, if you choose to not return, that is fine.  Our parish is always open to you.  Thus, to get started whenever you are ready, please contact Geralyn Monacelli (269-637-6714 or geralynmonacelli@yahoo.com) or Jay Landry (574-339-3859 or jayfreelandy@gmail.com).

Children’s Faith Formation — This program is open to all elementary age children who seek to learn more about our living faith and achieve a deeper relationship with God.  The program begins in September and runs through May.  For more information, click here.  To print the registration form, click here, or contact Sylvia Verdonk, Director of Youth Religious Education, at 269-637-2723 or sverdonk4@yahoo.com.

Sacrament of Baptism — Volunteers assist parents in the preparation of their child’s baptism.

Sacrament of Confirmation — Monthly preparatory classes for the Sacrament of Confirmation are provided for high school students and conclude with a Confirmation Mass and ‘Thank you’ dinner with the Bishop.

Youth Group Ministry Program — This ministry seeks to draw young people and their families through a variety of programs, events and outreach into the life, work and mission of the Parish community.  Contact Jay Landry, 269-637-2404, or jayfreelandry@gmail.com