Elementary PreK4 – 5th Grade


We offer traditional religion classes on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 for 4 year olds through 5th grade and on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:15 for kinder through 5th grade following the MISD calendar beginning the first 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 downloads tab.)

We also offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori inspired religious formation program,  for 3 year  olds  through Kinder.  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 can be done on the same form as traditional PSR (Parish School of Religion) classes. 

Classes are also available in Spanish 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.

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We are always accepting registrations for religion classes!            

Please go to church office to register for PSR classes or click HERE to download and print the registration form.  (Please print double sided and complete one form for each child you are registering.

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Register Now for Vacation Bible School!

July 16th through July 19th, 8:30-12 noon

Use registration link to register adult and teen volunteers as well as students!

VBS is open to all children from those who turned 4 before January of this year up through children entering 6th grade in the fall.

  Space is limited, and registration will either close when full or by the 2nd Monday in June, whichever comes first.

   Nursery is available for young children of our adult volunteers, although you are also welcome to keep the littles with you!

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Interested in Volunteering with Religious Education?

Do you feel called to become a part of our ministry as a catechist, hall monitor/greeter or substitute? Maybe even as someone who helps prepare supplies or coordinate volunteer appreciation activities? We have many opportunities to get involved! Please do not hesitate to email  Kristin Atkinson  at psr@stannsparish.us with any questions you may have!

 A background check and Ethics class are required by all adults volunteering with children in the diocese.  Please be sure to give time for these to be completed before the start of volunteering.  A background check can be picked up at the church office, or request one from Kristin via email and needs to be turned in before the Ethics class.


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Did You Know?
Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Communion) normally takes place in the 1st and 2nd grade for children baptized in the Catholic Faith. (It is a TWO year program!)

Essential for the preparation of First Eucharist is:
1.) Regular worship at Sunday Mass

2.) Active and consistent participation in religious education classes (either through the parish or through St Ann’s Catholic school.)

3.) Parent (or an adult important to the student) and student participation in the fall Reconciliation Retreat (November 4th OR November 11th 2:00-4:30)Retreat hosted by St Anns Parish School of Religion (PSR) staff/volunteers.

4.) Parent (or an adult important to the student) and student participation in the spring First Communion Retreat (Sat Feb 24th OR Sat March 10th 9:00-12:00.) Retreat hosted by St Ann’s school staff.

5.) Copy of your child’s baptism certificate on file with the church office if they were not baptized at St. Ann’s.

imprtant-date-clip-artFirst Communion Masses will be celebrated at 10 am on  Saturday -April 14, 2018 – for children whose last name begins A-L and on Saturday – April 21, 2018 at 10am-  for children whose last name begins with M-Z.  If you are unable to attend the Mass you are scheduled for, please email psr@stannsparish.us by March 15th  to switch dates. 

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Parent Communications

Want to stay in the know for your child’s faith formation classes?  Then join our REMIND groups! To download the app on your mobile device click HERE, but downloading app is not necessary to receive messages.

Sunday Religion Classes – Text @stannssun  to 81010

Wednesday Religion Classes- text @stannswed  to 81010

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program – text @stannscgs to 81010

All students receiving First Communion this spring need to join their class day as well as  joining the Sacramental Prep group by texting @stanns1stc to 81010.

 

Helpful Links

PSR Curriculum – The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies are 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