Elementary PreK4 – 5th Grade


We offer traditional religion classes on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 for 4 year olds through 5th grade and on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:15 for kinder through 5th grade following the MISD calendar beginning the first weekend after Labor Day through the first weekend of May.    If you have any questions concerning class, email Kristin Atkinson at psr@stannsparish.us.   (Calendars are  available on the downloads tab.)

We also offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori inspired religious formation program,  for 3 year  olds  through Kinder.  For more info on this program please see the “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd” page on this website or email Kristin Atkinson at email listed below.  Registering for this program can be done on the same form as traditional PSR (Parish School of Religion) classes. 

Classes are also available in Spanish on Wednesday evenings for children from preschool through 5th grade.  For more info on the Spanish classes, contact Leonor Spencer at leonor@stannsparish.us or on the Spanish ministry page.

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We are always accepting registrations for religion classes!            

Please go to church office to register for PSR classes or click HERE to download and print the registration form.  (Please print double sided and complete one form for each child you are registering.

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Religion Classes are cancelled on Wednesday Feb 14th, please plan to join us for Mass on Ash Wednesday.

Religion Classes  are also cancelled on Sunday February 18th due to Presidents Day holiday.

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Save the Date for Vacation Bible School!

We are always proud to offer completely Catholic VBSs. This program is published by www.catchat.ca.

July 16th through July 19th, 8:30-12 noon

VBS is open to all children from those who turned 4 before January of this year up through children entering 6th grade in the fall.

Registration opens on March 1st, the link will be listed here.  Space is limited, and registration will either close when full or by the 2nd Monday in June, whichever comes first.

Interested in volunteering with VBS?  Contact Kristin at psr@stannsparish.us.  Volunteer registration opens on Feb20th!color hands

Interested in Volunteering?

Do you feel called to become a part of our ministry as a catechist, hall monitor/greeter or substitute? Maybe even as someone who helps prepare supplies or coordinate volunteer appreciation activities? We have many opportunities to get involved! Please do not hesitate to email  Kristin Atkinson  at psr@stannsparish.us with any questions you may have!  We would love to have you in our program!  A background check and Ethics class are required by all adults volunteering with children in the diocese.  Please be sure to give time for these to be completed before the start of volunteering.  A background check can be picked up at the church office, or request one from Kristin via email and needs to be turned in before the Ethics class.


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Did You Know?
Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Communion) normally takes place in the 1st and 2nd grade for children baptized in the Catholic Faith. (It is a TWO year program!)

Essential for the preparation of First Eucharist is:
1.) Regular worship at Sunday Mass
2.) Active and consistent participation in religious education classes (either through the parish or through St Ann’s Catholic school.)
3.) Parent (or an adult important to the student) and student participation in the fall Reconciliation Retreat (November 4th OR November 11th 2:00-4:30)Retreat hosted by St Anns Parish School of Religion (PSR) staff/volunteers.
4.) Parent (or an adult important to the student) and student participation in the spring First Communion Retreat (Sat Feb 24th OR Sat March 10th 9:00-12:00.) Retreat hosted by St Ann’s school staff.
5.) Copy of your child’s baptism certificate on file with the church office if they were not baptized at St. Ann’s.

imprtant-date-clip-artFirst Communion Masses will be celebrated at 10 am on  Saturday -April 14, 2018 – for children whose last name begins A-L and on Saturday – April 21, 2018-  for children whose last name begins with M-Z.  If you are unable to attend the Mass you are scheduled for, please email psr@stannsparish.us by March 15th  to switch dates. 

Diocesan policy requires that students have two consecutive years of preparation prior to receiving First Eucharist so please be sure that your children are enrolled and actively participating in religion class (with no more than 5 absences in the year) by the time they are in the first grade for them to receive their sacraments in the second grade.  

Formation for the 2nd year of Sacramental Prep also requires active participation with no more than 5 absences for your child to be considered prepared for First Communion.  Please also note that homeschooling faith formation is not permitted during the 2nd year of sacramental prep, and that the 1st year of sacramental prep will require proof of a completed, approved home faith formation program in order for it to meet the 1st year requirements.

If you plan for your child to receive First Communion at the end of this school year or next, please contact Bertha at the church office (682-6303) or send an email to psr@stannsparish.us to place your child’s name on our Sacramental list.


 

Parent Communications

Want to stay in the know for your child’s faith formation classes?  Then join our REMIND groups! To download the app on your mobile device click HERE, but downloading app is not necessary to receive messages.

Sunday Religion Classes – Text @stannssun  to 81010

Wednesday Religion Classes- text @stannswed  to 81010

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program – text @stannscgs to 81010

All students receiving First Communion this spring need to join their class day as well as also joining the Sacramental Prep group by texting @stanns1stc to 81010.

 

Helpful Links

PSR Curriculum – The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies are a liturgically-based catechetical program that helps parents participate in their important role as the first educators of your children. For more information:http://www.pflaumweeklies.com/parents/

Catechism of the Catholic Church: http://ccc.usccb.org/flipbooks/catechism/index.html

Holy Bible: http://usccb.org/bible/books-of-the-bible/index.cfm

Ethics Class Schedule- This is a required program for all adults participating in our ministry. Please click the link to see a schedule of upcoming classes. http://sanangelodiocese.org/workshops