RELIGIOUS EDUCATION


Registration for our 2015-2016 Religious Education/Youth Ministry Program is now open.  

Simply click on the right to access our online registration form!

 

St. Ann's Religious Education provides a unified, comprehensive program of spiritual learning and growth spanning preschool through high school.  Classes are held on Sunday's at 10:00 am to 11:15 am.  Along with regular religious instruction, children between the ages 7-14 years old are prepared for the Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation, 1st Eucharist and Confirmation.

 

Both new and returning families must register for classes yearly.   The following additional documents are required for all families/students:

 

Parish Registration 


All families must be registered with the Parish or indicate on the RE Registration Form what Church they are registered to.  To register at St. Ann Church, download the Parish Registration Form.


Student Birth Certificate 


Student Baptism Certificate


SACRAMENT PROGRAMS:  


Students wishing to receive the sacraments are required to register with the Religious Education Office at the beginning of the school year.  Baptism/Birth Certificate is required. All verifying documents must be submitted no later than October 11, 2015.

 

1ST RECONCILIATION & 1ST EUCHARIST:


Formal catechesis begins in the 1st grade and continues through the end of the 2nd grade year:

 

 

  • Sacramental Prep - Level I (Formerly called Grade 1) 

  • Sacramental Prep - Level II (Formerly called Grade 2)


Note: Students entering the RE Program in the 2nd grade with no previous formal catechesis will be enrolled in Sacramental Prep - Level I.  Students entering the RE program in the 3rd thru 6th grades with no previous formal catechesis will be enrolled in RCIC I.

 

RCIC I: For children between the ages of 7 to 14 years who wish to receive Baptism.

 

RCIC II:  For children who are already baptized between the ages of 7 and 14 years who wish to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist and have already completed RCIC I.


CONFIRMATION:


There is a two year preparation period for Confirmation.  Diocesan policy requires candidates to be 15 years or older at the time of Confirmation.   Note:  For YM students (ages 14 & above) seeking Baptism and/or 1st Reconciliation & Eucharist, enrollment in a Sacrament Preparation class is required.

 

PARENT SESSIONS FOR CHILDREN/TEENS PREPARING FOR SACRAMENTS


Sessions are required for parents of children preparing to receive sacraments.  Failure to attend
parent classes may lead to the postponement of the sacrament.  Sessions are announced through the monthly Religious Education Newsletter, emails or by special flyers. 

 

Parents are also encouraged to update themselves and to increase their understanding of the Church by participating in various programs offered at St. Ann’s, (i.e., Scripture Study Classes, Seasonal Workshops & Retreats, RCIA Program).  For further information regarding sacrament programs, please contact the Religious Education Office at 247-3092, extension 105.

 

PARENT OUTREACH AND SUPPORT


Parents can best support their child in Religious Education by:


  • attending Mass each week with your child

  • getting children to class regularly and on time

  • taking an interest in what is happening in the Religious Education classroom

  • practice and live the faith your child is learning

 

St. Ann's Religious Education Programs encourage parent support and volunteerism for a number of reasons:

 

1) To develop a positive relationship between the program and the home;

2) To provide assistance with special events, clerical work, and as instructional aides;

3) To develop a greater appreciation for the parish as a partnership with parents and catechists;

4) To provide opportunities for contributing skills and talents;

5) To increase communication.