Elementary 3 yr olds through 5th Grade

We offer traditional religion classes on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 for 1st through 5th grade and on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:15 for kinder through 5th grade following the MISD calendar beginning the second 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 Faith Formation Calendars tab.)

We also offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori inspired religious formation program,  for 3 year  olds  through 3rd grade as another option to traditional class. CGS is offered both in English and bilingual sessions.  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, which is an alternative to traditional faith formation classes,  can be done on the same form as traditional PSR (Parish School of Religion) classes. 

Bilingual classes are also available  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.

We are always accepting registrations for religion classes!            

Please go to church office to register for all faith formation classes or click this:2018-2019 Faith Formation Registration-All ages to download and print the registration form.  (Please print double sided and complete one form for each child you are registering.)


Looking for a way to get more involved in our parish?  Would you like to join our ministry as a catechist or volunteer?  We would love to have you!  Contact Kristin Atkinson for more info!


Is your child ready for their 1st Holy Communion?

-Has your child been baptized?  Has the certificate been submitted to the parish office? (If your child has not yet been baptized please contact church office for more info on receiving this beautiful sacrament of initiation.)

-Does your family make attending Sunday Mass a priority?

-Have they completed at LEAST one year of faith formation with good participation? AND are they also currently enrolled in and participating in their second consecutive year of faith formation? (Either with the parish or the school)

-Did you know that parish students may not miss more than 5 faith formation classes in a school year to be properly prepared to receive 1st Communion?  (This does not apply to students being prepared through St Ann’s School- the school administrator supervises sacramental prep  for school students.)

-Are you ready, willing and able to make sure that you and your child participate in all 2nd year sacramental prep events as listed below?

Yes to all of these?  Great!  We are looking forward to a wonderful year!

Missing some of these items?  Let’s talk!  Contact the church office or send an email to Kristin Atkinson! (psr(at)stannsparish.us)


Mark your calendars with these Important Dates for Second Year Sacramental Prep Students


These are required events, please be sure to mark them on your calendars and plan around them!

Sun Oct 14th@ 9:40 OR Wed Oct 17th@ 6:15–Sac Prep Parent meeting during PSR classes


-Fri Nov 9th @ 6:30 OR Sat Nov 10th @ 2pm –Parent/Child Reconciliation Retreat(hosted by parish staff and volunteers)


Sat March 2nd @ 9:00 OR Sat March 9th @ 9:00 –Parent/Child First Communion Retreat (hosted by school staff and volunteers)


Saturday April 27th @ 10:00 am –Bilingual First Communion Mass (Last name of A-L)


Saturday May 4th @ 10:00 am –First Communion Mass (Last name of M-Z)





Want to stay in the know for your child’s faith formation classes?  Join our REMIND group!


Traditional Faith formation:  
-Sunday    Classes – text @stannssun  to 8-1010
-Sunday Ministry Team – text @teachus to 8-1010
-Wednesday Classes – text @stannswed  to 8-1010
-Wednesday Ministry Team – text @teachuswed to 8-1010
-Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program:  
-Sunday CGS Classes – text @SundayCGS to 8-1010
-Monday CGS Classes – text @MondayCGS to 8-1010
-Wednesday CGS Classes – text @WedCGS to 8-1010
-Friday CGS Classes – text @FridayCGS to 8-1010
-CGS Ministry Team – text @cgsmini to 8-1010

-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 8-1010.


The Church is busy on Wednesday nights, please view the map for the best place to park and drop off/pick up procedures for your kiddos. 





Helpful Links

PSR Curriculum –

Dynamic Catholic Blessed- This program is utilized in our 1st year prep classes that are not participating in CGS.  This is a wonderful program created by Dynamic Catholic.  For more info, please see their website : https://dynamiccatholic.com/blessed/parent-program

Go Seek Find by St Mary’s Press – This program is used in our 2nd year of prep program for children who are not enrolled in our CGS program.  The children receive their own Bible, which they use through out the year to study the biblical roots of our Sacraments. See their website:https://www.smp.org/product/4507/Go-Seek-Find/

Pflaum – The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies curriculum is utilized in our 3rd-5th grade class.  Pflaum is 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