We offer traditional religion classes on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:15 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 email@example.com or on the Spanish ministry page.
We will begin accepting registrations for the fall of 2019 Faith Formation programs on August 1st!
Faith Formation Kick Off!
Mark Your Calendars for our Annual Ice Cream Social to kick off our Elem Faith Formation programs! Great time to meet the ministry team!
Saturday Sept 7th Immediately following the 5pm Mass!
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!
-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 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!
–Sun Sept 15th @ 9:40 OR Wed Sept 18th @ 6:15–Sac Prep Parent meeting during PSR classes- location TBA
-Fri Nov 16th @ 6:30 OR Sat Nov 17th @ 2pm –Parent/Child Reconciliation Retreat in school gym(hosted by parish staff and volunteers)
–Sat Feb 8th @ 9:00 OR Sat Feb 22nd @ 9:00 –Parent/Child First Communion Retreat in the school cafeteria (hosted by school staff and volunteers)
Last Saturday in April @ 10:00 am –Bilingual First Communion Mass (All Wednesday traditional classes)
1st Saturday in May @ 10:00 am –First Communion Mass (Sunday morning traditional classes and CGS students regardless of class day)
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.
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
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