Faith Formation News

Faith Formation News

Contact information for the Faith Formation office:
Director of Religious Education – Joan Lynn   Phone: 508-824-9021  Email:

There are no Faith Formation classes this week due to Presidents’ Day. Classes will resume next Sunday & Monday, February 25th & 26th.

Faith Formation Class Schedule – Click here to download a PDF copy of the calendar that you can print.

Just a couple of reminders – First Communion and Confirmation are two-year programs.  Children must be parishioners and their families need to be registered at St Ann’s.  If you are not yet registered, please call the Parish Office at (508) 823-9833.  Children are required to attend BOTH years to receive the sacrament in the spring of year two.  Children attending parochial schools in grades 1-7 and plan to receive First Communion at St Ann’s are only required to attend the second year of Faith Formation classes (grade 2).  We would encourage them to attend Grade 1 but as they participate in daily religion classes at their parochial school, the first year of faith formation is not mandatory.

Students preparing for Confirmation at St. Ann’s and attending parochial schools ARE required by Diocesan statutes to attend both years of the Faith Formation Confirmation program in their home parishes to be eligible to receive the sacrament in the spring of the second year.

Grades 1-7  Students will attend either Week A (Sunday or Monday) or Week B (Sunday) for the entire year.   Your selection of the day will be made on the registration form.  Placement into specific class options for grades 1-7 will be on a first come first served basis.  

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.

As you know, the catechists and substitute catechists who 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.   Please email me at if you are interested in helping.

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.

Faith Formation Telephone: 508-824-9021

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