Faith Formation

Faith Formation at St. Isidore Catholic Community is concentrated in those words; Formation, Catholic, and Community.We are dedicated to forming our children in the practices and teachings of the Catholic Church and involving them in our community worship and activities. Active discipleship is our goal.



What is RCIA?

John traveled through a rough patch of life to find his faith and it was the Catholic Church that helped pull him out. Listen to John’s story and how he ended up here coordinating the RCIA program for St. Isidore. Want to know more about the RCIA or the learning more about the Catholic faith?…

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Come Join the Team!

Recruiting catechists is one of the most difficult challenges that catechetical leaders face! We catechists know that the invitation to become a catechist, while flattering, can also be intimidating. We’re not sure if we are qualified or capable of forming others in the faith. As a result, we often come into this ministry with a…

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

St. Isidore’s Sunday school program is called Children’s Liturgy of Word (CLW).  It is done at 9:30 am & 11:30 am Sunday Masses for about 1/2 hour during Gospel time. The children arrive with their parents to Mass and after opening prayer they are called up to the altar.  The priest then dismisses them to another…

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CLW Catechists

CATECHIST SCHEDULE: CLW – Summer 2017 St. Isidore invites adults (young and old) to consider helping the parish as a Children’s Liturgy of the Word Catechist. This ministry involves leading children in worship using the readings of the day at the child’s level of understanding, at the weekly 9:30 am and 11:30 am Sunday Masses….

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First Eucharist

First Eucharist is normally celebrated in the second grade but children in grades 3 or 4 might also celebrate the sacrament. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated prior to First Eucharist. Please Note:  In preparation for the sacramental day of First Eucharist please know that it requires special apparel that is suitable for a child. Boys:…

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Protecting God’s Children Workshops for Catechists

All Catechists are required to attend a Protecting God’s Children (PGC) seminar. Any Catechist who has not attended this workshop must do so. Listed below are the steps needed to register on-line. If you have any problems, contact Ann De Rey for help. Catechists must be careful when registering to watch for: 1. Locations 2….

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Please know that scouts, dance, athletic events, competitions, or any other activity are not reasons for missing class. Please remember to check your schedule carefully.

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Faith Formation Staff

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Dawn Ormsby

Catechist Coordinator Grades 1-4 Dawn M. Ormsby was born and raised in Sterling Heights, graduated from Sterling Heights High School and continued her education at Macomb Community College. She began her business career in the office of a small company in Warren where she met her husband Larry.  After attending many family functions, to…

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Margaret Topor

Catechist Coordinator Grades 5-8 Margaret Topor was born in Waterbury, CT and then moved to Detroit, MI when she was five years old.  Margaret’s family then joined the parish of the beautiful Transfiguration Church in Detroit.  Located just across the street was the private Catholic school of Transfiguration, where Margaret attended school from first…

Dawn Kehoe

Administrative Support Dawn was born and grew up in Mt. Clemens, attending Catholic school and graduating from St. Louis.  She has three brothers and one sister. She retired from Ameritech with thirty years of service.  Dawn and her husband Tim have one son who is a police officer in Gulfport, Mississippi.  She began working…

Ann De Rey

Director of Faith Formation Ann was born and raised in Warren, MI. She moved to Macomb with her widowed mother after graduating high school.  Ann met and married her husband Rob who she has been married to for 26 yrs.  They have two children. Ann and her husband love to travel and have been fortunate…

Kathy Homrocky

Administrative Support Kathy is the third oldest of eleven children.  Most of her childhood was spent in the city of Madison Heights, Michigan.  St. Dennis in Royal Oak (which was recently torn down and is now a Kroger Superstore) was her family parish for many years. She retired from the telecommunication company of Michigan Bell/SBC/AT&T after thirty…

Class Schedule

Grades 1-6


  • 4:30-5:45 or 6:15-7:30


  • 4:30-5:45 or 6:15-7:30


  • 4:30-5:45 or 6:15-7:30


  • 4:30-5:45 or 6:15-7:30

Grade 7

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

  • 1st and 3rd weeks of the month
  • 6:15-8:15

Grade 8

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

  • 2nd and 4th weeks of the month
  • 6:15-8:15