Elementary Kinder through 5th Grade

Click HERE to access the registration link for all Elementary Faith Formation (English) programs  through Realm.  Please be sure to read the instructions on link.

Please note- All in person traditional classes and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Montessori) programs are full, but our At Home Faith Formation is still available!

.  We  offer the following options for faith formation:

  • Traditional faith formation – Paper lessons with bible and supplemented with videos and activtites.
    • In person Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:30 for Kinder through 5th grade. (Currently full- can be added to waitlist through registration form.)
    • At Home with parents for Kinder through 5th grade
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd –  Montessori inspired faith formation (Currently full- can be added to waitlist through registration form.) 
    • 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

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.

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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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