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 - Conveniently offered on Sunday mornings in between the two morning Masses - from 9:45am-10:45am.  

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. COMING SOON: See the Sunday Morning CF Calendar here.

 

  • At-Home Elementary CF - a flexible at-home Christian Formation option for families.

Families who who choose the At-Home CF option will be required to send an adult to a parent training. 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. You will be required to complete three 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 three quick online assessments with your child. These completed assessments will be emailed to Patti Kamper at pattikamper@stannscc.org and 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: sarahuy@stannscc.org

Reporting Abuse

Sexual Abuse Hotline: Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our Diocese to notify civil authorities, call Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064 and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.