Education & Formation
Working together with families, we hope to foster an awareness of God’s grace and a desire to respond to that grace through developmentally appropriate lessons and activities. Classes are intended to promote the values of faith while laying the foundation for a lifetime of mercy, hope, and wonder in our creator.
To enhance the weekly lessons, we use The Faith and Life Series in grades K-7. Faith and Life is a sequential and informative presentation of what we as Catholics believe, live, and teach. Children of each grade level will receive lessons in prayer formation, scripture, lives of the saints, sacraments, and traditions of the Church.
In addition, the St. Ann Faith Formation program offers sacramental preparation for children in second and eighth grade who are preparing for sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, or Confirmation.
They meet every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Allen Center from September to Easter. This is a process of welcoming inquirers to the Catholic Faith and its traditions. Contact the parish office for details.
Godparents/Sponsors – To be a godparent or sponsor for Confirmation, one must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion; be a registered member of a Catholic Church; attend weekly Mass; and practice our Catholic faith with integrity. If married, the person must be married according to the laws of the Catholic Church. Please contact the parish office to be a godparent or sponsor for Confirmation.
Godparent/Sponsor GuidelinesGodparent/Sponsor Guidelines (Spanish)
Every June or July Summer Catechesis is offered to the children ages 4 through rising 5th grade. It’s a themed week of fun and education for children. Opportunities for service hours for teens.
Catholic Scriptures Studies: A 28-week course on a selected book of the Holy Bible.
Find Out More About This By Contacting The Parish Office!
Summer Scripture Study:
Revelation: "The Kingdom Yet To Come”
by Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith.
The Legion of Mary invites you to join us as we study how the kingdom established by Christ in His church is intimately connection with the kingdom of heaven.
Fraternus (http://www.fraternusbrothers.org) seeks to mentor boys into virtuous Catholic men.
This organization meets on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.
It is open to all middle-school and high school aged boys, and all men of the parish. Weekly meetings include time for fellowship, recreation, and learning more about our Catholic faith.
For more information, contact Byron Copley:
Fidelis (http://fidelisonline.org) seeks to mentor girls into virtuous Catholic women.
This organization meets on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the cafe.
It is open to all middle-school and high school aged girls, and all young women of the parish. Weekly meetings include time for fellowship, recreation, and learning more about our Catholic faith.
For more information, contact Sister Mary Jacenta:
Home School Ministry
St. Ann’s Home School Ministry seeks to build a Catholic community of home schooling families in order to edify its members and promote their growth in virtue. With complete fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and under the guidance of our pastor, we will offer a variety of liturgical, educational, service and social activities.
Please contact Kathleen Lewis with any questions:
For those of you who would like to learn more about our beautiful Catholic faith, we’ve now got some great on-line resources available to every member of our parish through a new program called Formed. This online program includes a variety of free resources, including on-line books, movies, podcasts, and faith formation programs for people of all ages. In order to access these resources, just go to: www.formed.org and click on “Find Out More” at the bottom of the homepage. You will be taken to page where you can enter a parish code to get access to the resources. Our parish code is: Y6ZQ8M. (If you forget the code, you can always get it by calling our parish office.) Once you’ve logged in under our parish code, you can create your personal profile and login. Our parish is paying an annual fee for this service, so please make use of this terrific resource!
Adult Faith Formation Classes
St. Ann Parish frequently offers classes for adults to help them deepen their Catholic faith. These classes usually last 6-10 weeks and cover a variety of topics. Please call the church office for more information. 704-523-4641.