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Enrollment in our Faith Formation Program is offered to all registered parishioners who participate in the sacramental life of the church and, most especially, Sunday Eucharist. The Program is open to all Parish children in Kindergarten through Grade 8 who are not in Catholic School.
Registration is open for the 2020/2021 Faith Formation Program year. To register, please contact the Faith Formation Staff for further information and registration materials. We can be reached at 201-791-1616, Colleen's extension is 218 and Claire's extension is 224 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please know that our guidelines for the new year are still quite fluid/uncertain since we have not received updated guidelines from the Archdiocese and/or the State/Local government. Our utmost concern is for the health and safety of our entire community and for everyone's spiritual well-being. At this time, it is our intention to offer hybrid/blended programs: virtual and in-person sessions that are limited in size and require everyone to wear a face covering. We have developed a "REOPEN TEAM" which consists of parents and professionals to aid in developing reopening guidelines and follow through.
For: Grades 1-8
From: 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For: Grades 6, 7 and 8 only; for families who wish to teach their children at home.
** Large group sessions for adults and children are held several times throughout the school year.
For: Children with special needs
Tuesday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
For: Grades 1-5 only; for families who wish to teach their children at home.
**Large group sessions for adults and children are held several times throughout the school year.
Summer Faith will not be offered this year due to the pandemic. It is our intention to offer the program in the Summer of 2021!
For: Grades 1 through 5 (entering in September)
From: 7 days in late June through mid July (7 days total), meet from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Students enrolling in the Summer Faith Program must have attended the St. Anne Faith Formation program one year prior to enrolling in the summer program. If they were not enrolled in St. Anne Faith Formation Program for one year prior, they can enroll in the Sunday Faith or Home Study program. The only exception is for grade 1.
**Summer students and their families also attend return sessions during the school year. An adult volunteer (per family) is required to volunteer one day during the summer program.
RECONCILIATION & EUCHARIST
Here at Saint Anne’s, the preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist is done in the home. ALL parish children enrolled in either St. Anne School or St. Anne Faith Formation are eligible to prepare for these sacraments in their 2nd year of instruction. If a child begins faith formation in 3rd grade, he/she would receive Reconciliation and Eucharist in 4th grade. If a child begins faith formation in 1st grade, he/she would receive Reconciliation and Eucharist in 2nd grade. Parents/guardians and children are required to attend certain sessions for each sacrament.
The preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation begins in the fall with a meeting for parents/guardians. A family session is held several weeks later; First Reconciliation is usually celebrated in late January.
The preparation for the sacrament of Eucharist also begins with a parent/guardian meeting. A family session is held several weeks later. The children attend a Eucharist Retreat in the spring. First Eucharist is celebrated during the Easter season.
At Saint Anne Parish, we have a 1-year Confirmation preparation program that begins the fall of 9th grade; reception of Confirmation occurs in the fall of 10th grade. All candidates must have completed either 8 years of faith formation or 8 years of a Catholic grammar school in order to enter the Confirmation program.
The Confirmation program involves 25 hours of community service (including a Mercy Project), a retreat experience, an interview, and several Sunday night sessions during the school year.
For more information on sacramental preparation, please contact the Office of Faith Formation at 201-791-1616, x218 or x224; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.