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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Calendars will be 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 on Wednesdays at 1 pm,4 pm and 6pm and on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. We also offer a Friday morning session that begins at 10am. Registration for this program depends on space available. 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 classes. This form can be picked up at the church office.
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 email@example.com or on the Spanish ministry page.
It’s not too late to register for the coming school year!
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.
October Faith Formation Events:
Pet Blessing- Wednesday Oct 4th– 6:15- under portico- Families are welcome to bring their kenneled, leashed or caged pets for a special blessing in honor of the Feast of St Frances. If your child attends Wednesday faith formation classes, please plan to bring your children to class once the blessings are finished.
Sunday Oct 8th– No class due to Columbus day.
Children’s Holy Hour Fri Oct 13th– 6pm – We are asking families to please join us in the chapel as we join with churches and children all around the world to honor the 100th Anniversary of Fatima through Adoration of the Holy Eucharist and prayer. For more info on the Worldwide Children’s Holy Hour, please click this link HERE.
All Saints Day– Wed Nov 1st– We will not have regular class on this night since All Saints Day is a holy day of obligation. Join us for Mass instead! Please start talking with your child about what Saint they would like to dress up as for our All Saints Day Mass! If you have any Saint costumes that your child has outgrown, we are happy to take them as donations. Conversely, if you are looking for a Saint costume, we will have some available to check out upstairs in the workroom beginning October 15th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.) 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 (Dates to be announced.) 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 (Dates to be announced.) 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.
First 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 email@example.com 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 allowed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to place your child’s name on our Sacramental list.
Are you currently enrolled in our program and not receiving emails? Send an email to email@example.com with your child/children’s names and the class day they are enrolled in and we will be happy to add you to our email group. We communicate primarily through email, so don’t miss out on important information, join our email group right away!
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
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