Faith Formation News

Faith Formation News

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

Update on our Faith Formation Lenten Project -Build A Bed -Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

Since January, our Faith Formation students have been selling candy bars to raise money for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless -A Bed for Every Child Program. With the money raised, we hoped to meet our goal of purchasing 30 beds that will be targeted at children in our area who currently don’t have their own beds to sleep in. We are excited to let you know that we are halfway to meeting our goal – we have raised enough money to purchase 15 beds as of this week!

We have received several phone calls in the office asking if we still have candy bars to sell as Easter is right around the corner and it seems folks are interested in purchasing Hilliard’s candy bars for Easter baskets. The answer is YES, we do. In order to help those asking, this weekend, and the weekend of April 1, 2023, our students will be selling candy bars outside after each of the Masses. Candy bars are $2.50 each and we appreciate your support. Full boxes are also available with 40 candy bars for $100.

Next Steps: You might remember that this service project has two components -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. Once we finish raising the money, then comes the fun part- we need to build the beds!  The Build a Bed program allows for teams of 3-5 people to work together to build one twin bed in a two-hour period. {Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM) The unassembled beds 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.

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 8:00 AM and to work with your group to build one bed. MA Coalition plans for this to be done by 10:30 AM. 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, the registration link will be available on our website on March 27th The registration is set up as “teams”. If you have a group of 3-5, 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.
Joan Lynn
Director of Religious Education
{508) 824-9021

Faith Formation Class Schedule

2022-2023 calendar

Please print out a copy of the calendar so you have it for reference by clicking here.
In the event of weather impacts, we will make every effort to email families and we will have it broadcast on Boston Channel 7. WHDH.
A banner announcing the cancellation will appear on this website.

Below you will see the year “at a glance”. Children come to classes every other week on their designated day. A more detailed calendar will be available as classes start. Please note we have tentative dates for First Communion, but we do not have a Confirmation date as we are waiting for information from the Diocese. The calendar is color-coded to help with the bi-weekly schedule.

GREEN = is for school vacations and holidays.


Grade 10 Confirmation class – Sunday 11:00am Mass followed by class from 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Grades 1-7 Sunday morning (if you picked Option 1) 9:15am to 10:45am
Grades 1-7 Monday night (if you picked Option 2) 5:15pm to 6:45pm


Grade 8/9 Confirmation class – Sunday 11:00am Mass followed by class from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Grades 1-7 Sunday morning (if you picked Option 3) 9:15am to 10:45am
Grades 1-7 Tuesday night (if you picked Option 4) 5:15pm to 6:45pm (Currently we do not have much interest in this night. I am not sure we will be able to run classes on Tuesdays if we do not have more students register.)

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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