Faith Formation News
Contact information for Faith Formation office:
Director of Religious Education – Joan Lynn
Faith Formation Registration for 2022-2023
Thank you for enrolling your children in our Faith Formation program and for allowing us to assist you in passing our faith on to them. We’d like to send a huge thank you to all of you who volunteer your time as catechists, substitutes, and those who help in the office, at meetings, retreats, and other activities. We appreciate your commitment and participation in our Faith Formation program. The program simply could not succeed without you.
As you know, the catechists and substitute catechists that teach in our Faith Formation program are volunteers. Due to the large number of students in our program, we make every effort to keep our classes at a low student/teacher ratio. We ask you to consider assisting us as a catechist or office assistant (during class hours). Tuition is waived for the children of catechists and office assistants.
Grades 1 – 7
For this year, we will continue to offer multi grades at the same time in the hopes that it is helpful for parents with scheduling. Because of the large number of children attending our program, classes will continue to meet every other week for 90 minutes per session. Based on enrollment, we will try to offer two Sunday sessions and two weeknight sessions. If we do not have enough students signed up for any one session, we will alter the schedule accordingly. There are four different class options for students in grades 1-7. Students will be assigned to one class for the entire year based on your selection.
The schedule for 2022-2023 will be as follows:
Option #1 Sunday Grades 1-7 will meet every other Sunday from 9:15 am – 10:45 am.
Option #2 Monday Grades 1-7 will meet every other Monday from 5:15 – 6:45 pm.
Option #3 Sunday Grades 1-7 will meet every other Sunday from 9:15 – 10:45 am.
Option #4 Tuesday Grades 1-7 will meet every other Tuesday from 5:15 – 6:45 pm.
Homeschool classes will continue to be an option for families of students in grades 3-7 only. This is an online program. Students will be given a set number of days (approximately two weeks) to complete these assignments. Please note, this homeschool program is meant to be taught to children by their parents/guardians, this program is not intended for children to complete by themselves.
Our Confirmation program is a two-year program, and we are in the process of transitioning our grade 8-10 students as they prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. There will be a change starting in the fall. Our plan is to have our students make their Confirmation as 9th graders beginning in the spring of 2024.
For that to happen, we must have our incoming 8th graders and 9th graders in the fall of 2022 participate in the first year of the Confirmation classes.
Grades 8 and 9 will meet from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm approximately every other Sunday.
Grade 10 will meet from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm alternating Sundays with grades 8 and 9.
This year we will be conducting our registration online. The link is https://conta.cc/3vF5Uf1 However, if you would like to print your registration, you are welcome to do so by printing out the PDF version of the registration forms (Click here to download) and mailing them back to the office. If you are enrolling a new student in the program, you must include a copy of his/her baptismal certificate unless he or she was baptized here at St. Ann’s, Raynham. Catechists and classes are assigned in early July.
Therefore, all children – those already attending, new family members, and new residents entering the program for the first time – MUST BE REGISTERED AT THIS TIME.
Tuition Fees for 2022-2023
Grades 1 through 10………………….……………………$60/student
Homeschool (grades 3-7) …………………….……………$50/student
Family Tuition Cap…………………………………….…$150/family +fees
Sacramental Fees for 2022-2023
Grade 2 First Communion retreat fee……….…….……. $20/student
Grades 8/ 9 Retreat fee…………………………….…. $100/student
Grade 10 Confirmation – robe rental ……………………. $20/student
Checks may be made out to St Ann’s Church or online payments can be made using this link:
** There will be a $10 per student late fee added for those who register after July 1.
**Please note that there will be no refunds after August 1st**
If the fee is a hardship for your family, please contact Fr. Jim at 508-823-9833.
Parents are reminded that First Communion is a two-year program. Children must attend both grades one and two to become eligible to receive First Communion in the Spring of the second year. Children attending parochial school are not required to attend classes here at St. Ann’s. Parochial school students planning on receiving First Communion here at St. Ann’s in Spring 2023, must be parishioners at St. Ann’s and should notify us at this time.
Confirmation preparation is a two-year program as well. Students must attend both grades eight/nine and ten to become eligible to receive Confirmation in the spring of their second year. Students enrolled in Catholic high schools are required by Diocesan statutes to attend Confirmation classes in their home parishes. These students should be registered at this time. Please note that students in our Confirmation Program are only allowed one missed class per year. Any additional missed classes may result in postponing their Confirmation to the following year.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at (508) 824-9021. Thank you.
Volunteers Needed – Saturday, April 30, 2022 – 8:00am to 10:00am
Last fall, the Faith Formation classes sold candy bars to raise money for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless – A Bed for Every Child Program. Whether you sold candy bars or bought them, or made a donation, thank you! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise more than $10,000. With that money, St Ann’s is able to donate 30 beds that will be targeted for children in our area who currently don’t have their own beds to sleep in.
This fundraiser had two components – to raise the money to buy the beds, mattresses, and bedding AND to have our students and parishioners work together to give back to those in need. We have raised the money, and now comes the fun part – we need to build the beds!
The Build-a-Bed program allows for teams of 4-5 people to work together to build one twin bed in a two-hour period. (Saturday, April 30 from 8:00am to 10:00am) The unassembled bed will arrive with pre-drilled holes and markings. All the necessary tools and supplies are provided and available for us to use.
MA Coalition staff will be on-site throughout the morning to guide and assist the volunteers from St. Ann’s. At the end of the event, we will provide 30 children with the ability to get a good night’s rest in a brand-new bed.
A large group of volunteers is needed to help us with this project! We are looking for parishioners, families, parents, and students. Teens, this is a great community service opportunity! Your commitment is to arrive at 7:45am and to work with your group to build one bed. MA Coalition plans for this to be done by 10:00am. Due to the amount of activity that day, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent volunteer.
If you would like to help us, please click this link https://bit.ly/BuildABed
The registration is set up as “teams”. If you have a group of 4 or 5, you may register them all as one team. If you are registering as an individual, you can sign up on any “team” that has an available opening. This is a great opportunity for our parish to come together with a common goal of helping those in need. Please join us and help make a difference in the life of a child, building one bed at a time.
Updated Religious Education calendar.
Here is a revised calendar for the in-person class schedule for the rest of this year. Please note that the days and times have not changed for class meetings. There is no impact or changes to our Home School program that continues to follow the schedule of assignments and due dates that was outlined in the fall.
The calendar is a PDF document that may be downloaded and printed by clicking here if desired.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office (508) 824-9021
Safe Environment Training
All parish volunteers need to complete a yearly CORI form. Please bring a valid license with you so that a copy can be included in your CORI packet. The Diocese of Fall River requires all new volunteers (over the age of 16) to complete the Safe Environments Training. This training can be done online. Once completed, please print a copy of your training certificate to be sent with your packet. Click here for the Safe Environment Training.
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