Elementary Kinder through 5th Grade

Access to the registration  for all Elementary Faith Formation (English) programs  will open on August 1st at 9am both here on this page and in person at the parish office.

Classes will begin Sept 28th.

Instructions for registering using Realm, our parish software system:

  • Sign in to your Realm account if you have one.  If you do not have a realm profile, list your name and enter your email when prompted.
  • **Very Important***. Uncheck your name and add a check box next to the names of everyone you are registering.  If you signed in as guest, add each of your children as listed guests and be sure to still  uncheck your name.
  • Click the <Next> button and choose your child’s class by scrolling through <Registration Type> under each of their names.  (If the class is full, they will be listed as such, and be sure to add your child to the waitlist.)
  • Answer the questions for each child.
  • Scroll back up and click <submit>  in the right hand column to process the registration form and add the payment.
  • You will receive a confirmation email and that will let you know that your form has been completed.
  • Call the parish office and ask for Kristin Atkinson if you have any problems.
  • You may also either call  or come up to the parish office and we are happy to help get you registered.

Click here to register for Elementary Faith Formation- English programs.


.  We  offer the following options for faith formation:

  • Traditional faith formation – Paper lessons with bible and supplemented with videos and activities.
    • In person Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:30 for Kinder through 5th grade.
    • At Home with parents for Kinder through 5th grade
    • Classes will begin the last Wednesday in September.
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd –  Montessori inspired faith formation
    • In person only
    • Formation offered for 3 years through 3rd grade with plans to expand to offer through 5th grade in the next two years.
    • For more information and schedule of sessions for this program click here : St. Ann’s CGS
    • Classes will begin the last Wednesday in September.

Reaching more children with on campus classes:  The amount of classes we can offer to the children of our parish is only limited by the number of volunteers willing to give of their time to teach the children of our parish!  Do you feel called to become a part of our ministry team and take a more active role in forming the children of our parish?  Contact Kristin Atkinson in the parish office by emailing psr(@)stannsparish.us.

We are here to help support you as you grow in faith together with your children so please feel free to reach out to Kristin Atkinson with any questions by calling the church office (682-6303) or emailing directly to psr(at)stannsparish.us.


Info for 1st Communion Families:

IMPORTANT — Preparing for 1st Communion and 1st Reconciliation is a TWO YEAR process.  Regardless if this is your child’s 1st or 2nd year of prep, your children will need to be enrolled in and participating in the parish or school faith formation programs for both years.  We want this to be a beautiful encounter with Christ for your child and a good understanding of the sacraments, and blossoming relationship with Christ are a vital part of this,  which is why there is a two year process of preparation.

1st Reconciliation is to be celebrated with the family after your child has completed the Reconciliation prep materials and you as a parent feel he or she is ready.  Children will not celebrate 1st Reconciliation during school or faith formation  hours and it is up to the parent to bring the child to this sacrament. See church bulletin for times.

1st Communions will be celebrated in weekend Masses through out May and June.  A sign up to choose a Mass for your child will be sent out Feb 1st to all registered  1st Communion families from the parish and the school.


Traditional  Formation Resources – A printed copy of these resources, along with other items will be provided to you by the parish with your registration:

Please click on the following links for resources based on the curriculum we use for each grade level.

1st Grade Parent Guide  https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/resource/13536/

2nd grade (Students who will be receiving 1st Communion this spring) .  Go Seek Find: Using the Home Guides | Saint Mary’s Press .

Grade 3 Home Guide: https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/resource/13538/

Grade 4/5 Home Guide: https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/resource/13539/


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