Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matt 19:1
At St. Ann's, Families with Elementary aged children in grades K- 5 have two options for Christian Formation (CF):
Sunday Family CF is for parents and their children in grades K-5 (there is an option for 6th graders who have younger siblings to participate at this time as well). Sessions meet three times a month. Every session begins with a light breakfast for families in the Parish Hall. During the the first and third sessions of each month the children are dismissed to grade specific classrooms with a trained catechist team while the parents remain in the Parish Hall. Some weeks, parents will have the opportunity for fellowship with each other and other weeks St. Ann's will offer Adult formation with small group discussions around faith topics, parenting, and more. The second session each month is an opportunity for parents to learn with their chidren as they visit faith-based stations. The first catechist led session and a Parent Meeting will take place on Sunday, September 17th. See the Sunday Morning CF Calendar here.
Families who who choose the At-Home CF option will be required to send an adult to the At-Home Parent training session on Sunday, September 10th at 11:00am. At the training session you will receive all of the materials and instruction you need to lead your family through the lessons and our staff will be a phone call or email away if you have additional questions throughout the year. While you only are required to complete two lessons a month with your child, I think you will see that the curriculum which is based upon the Sunday Gospel is a wonderful weekly resource for your family. Each month you will be expected to complete two quick online assessments with your child. These completed assessments will be emailed to Patti Kamper at firstname.lastname@example.org will serve as your child's attendance for Christian Formation.
For information on First Holy Communion preparation (grades 2 and up), click here.
Have you ever considered becoming a Catechist? This year, St. Ann's is offering a $25 catechist discount toward your family's CF fees. Click here to see more!
Contact Sarah Uy with any questions: email@example.com