Faith Formation Ministry

General Information

faith formationThe Faith Formation Ministry at St. Matthias provides catechetical programs for all ages at St. Matthias Catholic Church. The tasks of catechesis are:

  • Promoting knowledge of the faith
  • Deepening understanding of the liturgy and Sacraments
  • Promoting moral formation in Jesus Christ
  • Preparing Christians to live in community
  • Promoting a missionary spirit


  • Pre-School Program: Sunday 11:00 to Noon
  • Elementary Age Programs: Monday 6:15 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
  • Junior High Program: Tuesday 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M
  • Reconciliation Classes: February
  • First Eucharist Classes: April
  • Confirmation: Tuesday 6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M
  • Parent Meetings for Sacraments
  • RCIA for children or adults: Call Donna Latimer 586-731-0650
  • Adult Confirmation classes: Call Donna Latimer 586-731-0650
  • Bible Study: Tuesday Mornings
  • Catechist Formation: as scheduled

latimer Donna Latimer - Director of Religious Education

Catechist for 33 years, Director of Religious Education at St. Matthias
for 10 years, Section head for 3 years. Wife, mother of four, grandmother of six grandsons.



Sande Finn - Young Children Religious Education Section Head

Sande has been a staff member at St. Matthias since 1975.  She started with young children and currently leads the Religious Ed programs for young children in grades one through five. She also leads the "Jesus' Children" program where the children who attend the 11AM Mass learn the children's version of Sunday liturgy. Sande is widowed and has 4 children and 4 grandchildren.