Elementary 3 yr olds through 5th Grade

We offer traditional religion classes on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30  and Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:30 for 1st through 5th grade  following the MISD calendar beginning the second weekend after Labor Day through the first weekend of May.   All 3 yr olds through kinder students participate in our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program and these classes are offered on several different days, as well as the same time as our traditional classes.  If you have any questions concerning class, email Kristin Atkinson at psr@stannsparish.us.   

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.



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)


Due to to Covid 19 outbreak- all 1st Communion Masses have been postponed.  Date to be determined.

If your child was scheduled to receive their 1st Communion this spring with St Ann’s Parish – please be sure to join the Sac Prep Remind group by texting @stanns1stc to 8-1010  to stay up to date with pertinent info on new schedule and ways to prepare your child from home for this sacrament.

Mark your calendars with these Important Dates for Second Year Sacramental Prep Students for 2019/2020!

These are required events for all children receiving 1st Communion in the Spring of 2020, please be sure to mark them on your calendars and plan around them!


November Parent 1st Communion Info Meeting– Wednesday Nov 6th 6:30 in church 

Did you miss the parent meeting?  Or would you like to revisit the information that was talked about?  Click this link to view the Power Point again:1st Communion Parent Meeting      (The password is parents)

Mass of Intentions – In school Mass on Friday November 15th and in All Sunday  Masses November 17th 

Family First Communion Formation Sessions: (More info will be sent home closer to event time) 

Evening of Thursday January 23rd @ 6:30 

Evening of Thursday February 27th  @ 6:15    

Evening of Thursday March 26th @ 6:15 -C ancelled

Retreat and  1st Communion Weekends:  POSTPONED until further notice!

Last Weekend in April (Saturday retreat–Communion in Masses on Sunday)– Children with last names that begin with A through L. 

First Weekend in May (Saturday retreat – Communion in Masses on Sunday) – Children with last names that begin with M through Z. 

On the Saturday of the weekend of the 1st Communion, the children will go into retreat beginning at 9am to spend time in prayer, reflect on receiving their First Communion and receive Reconciliation.  Parents or an adult important to the child is asked to join us in the Church at 11:30 for a prayer service, followed by a celebratory lunch.

1st Communion will then be celebrated with your family in the Mass time that your family typically attends on the last weekend of April for children whose last name begins with A-L and on the first weekend in May for children whose last name begins with M-Z.   We do ask that if your family usually attends the 5pm Mass on Saturday that you plan to celebrate 1st Communion on the last Saturday in April rather than the 1st Saturday in May since Confirmation will also be celebrated at that Mass time in May.   If you need to switch weekends for your child’s 1st Communion, please be sure to let Bertha Enriquez know at the church office (682-6303 or bertha@stannsparish.us)  before March 15th so that she may properly prepare the certificates. 


Questions?  Please contact Kristin Atkinson through the church office or email psr@stannsparish.us 


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.   We also use this Bible as the basis of our curriculum for our 3rd through 5th graders too.  The children receive their own Bible in 2nd grade and bring back the rest of the years in Elem Faith formation, 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/

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