St Rene Goupil Parish

★★★★☆
  • 35955 Ryan Rd

    Sterling Heights, MI 48310

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  • 586-939-7500

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We changed to St Rene Church a year ago after a friend raved about their Faith Formation program for children. We were not thrilled with the program at our former church, and my son absolutely hated to go. Also, St Rene had a program for preschool and kindergarden, while our former church did not start any classes until first grade.

I was very happy with the switch at first. The church is a good size, not so huge that you feel lost, but not too small. We knew a lot of people there and felt comfortable. The choir was beautiful and the sermons were very inspiring without being preachy.

The Faith Formation program was awesome! It involved parents by having a parent class while the students were in their class. I really liked the opportunity to see how to apply what the kids were learning to real life. After all, it had been years since I had been in religion classes, and as a parent I needed a different perspective. We had home assignments that generated a lot of great discussion and just made things more part of our life instead of a class that my son was forced to attend.

Unfortunately things got a bit messy a few months ago. The church got a new pastor and he shook things up quite a bit. Most of the faith formation people left or were fired, as well as other church officers. Many parishioners were upset and we kept receiving letters from them. We haven't seen much of the new priest, and the atmosphere has not been as comfortable as it used to be. Things have been settling down and getting better, so I have hopes that it will again be an inspirational experience and not an uncomfortable one.

PROS: Faith Formation program, very open and relaxed
CONS: Major upheaval in church hierachy & authorith caused some problems

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★★★★☆

We changed to St Rene Church a year ago after a friend raved about their Faith Formation program for children. We were not thrilled with the program at our former church, and my son absolutely hated to go. Also, St Rene had a program for preschool and kindergarden, while our former church did not start any classes until first grade.

I was very happy with the switch at first. The church is a good size, not so huge that you feel lost, but not too small. We knew a lot of people there and felt comfortable. The choir was beautiful and the sermons were very inspiring without being preachy.

The Faith Formation program was awesome! It involved parents by having a parent class while the students were in their class. I really liked the opportunity to see how to apply what the kids were learning to real life. After all, it had been years since I had been in religion classes, and as a parent I needed a different perspective. We had home assignments that generated a lot of great discussion and just made things more part of our life instead of a class that my son was forced to attend.

Unfortunately things got a bit messy a few months ago. The church got a new pastor and he shook things up quite a bit. Most of the faith formation people left or were fired, as well as other church officers. Many parishioners were upset and we kept receiving letters from them. We haven't seen much of the new priest, and the atmosphere has not been as comfortable as it used to be. Things have been settling down and getting better, so I have hopes that it will again be an inspirational experience and not an uncomfortable one.

PROS: Faith Formation program, very open and relaxed
CONS: Major upheaval in church hierachy & authorith caused some problems

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