Faith Formation News
We are continuing to monitor the reopening process in our state before we reschedule our First Communion and Confirmation Masses this year. While we are so excited to celebrate these sacraments with our students, we await a time when our numbers can be larger for us to join in prayer safely together.
Faith Formation Registration
Registration for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year has begun. We have been working with a new program that will allow our in-person meetings to transfer to virtual classes if needed throughout the year. Please scroll down on this page for more information on our registration process. Please note that early registration fees are again available through June 30, 2020.
Please contact Jenn Murphy if you are available to teach a class this year, by calling the Faith Formation Office at (508)824-9021 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Without a doubt, we are all looking to the upcoming academic school year with a lot of questions. With these many questions in mind, Fr. John and I have spent a lot of time assessing our current program and making changes necessary to ensure that our students are able to complete the 2020-2021 Faith Formation year regardless of any interruptions that may arise. It is our goal to continue our in-person Faith Formation classes. In the event that we need to change to a virtual platform, we have switched to a program with a strong digital offering and will make a plan for virtual classes.
Homeschool classes will continue to be an option for families; however, this new program will send assignments home digitally. Students will be given a set number of days (approximately two weeks) to return these assignments. There will no longer be a drop box at the church for book pages. 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.
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 a 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.
The schedule for 2020-2021 will be as follows:
Grade 1 & 2 will meet every other Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Grade 3 & 4 will meet every other Monday from 5:30p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Grade 5 & 6 will meet every other Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Grade 7 & 8 will meet every other Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Grade 9 will meet from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for nine scheduled Sunday Sessions
Grade 10 will meet from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for nine scheduled Sunday Sessions
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.
This year we will be conducting our registration online. If you would like to print your registration, you are welcome to do this and send it in by mail. 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 the week of July 19th. 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 2020-2021
Students who register prior to June 30th will be eligible for the early registration rates indicated on the registration form. You will find the registration link on https://stannsraynham.org/faith-formation/
Grades 1 through 10………………….……………………$60/student
Homeschool (grades 3-8)……………………..……………$50/student
Family Tuition Cap……………………………………..…$150/family
Sacramental Fees for 2020-2021
Grade 2 First Communion fee………….…………..…….$20/student
Grade 9 Retreat fee……………………………..………….$40/student
Grade 10 Confirmation robe rental fee…..………………$20/student
**Please note that there will be no refunds after August 1st**
If the fee is a hardship for your family, please contact Fr. John 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 schools 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 2021, 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 nine and ten to become eligible to receive Confirmation in the spring of their second year of formation. 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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at (508) 824-9021.
Director, Faith Formation
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.
The 2018 – 2019 Policies & Procedures document may be viewed or downloaded hereFinal Calendar 2019-2020
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