Religious Formation

In response to the mission statement of Saint Anne Catholic Community, the Religious Formation department aspires to follow the example of Jesus, foster holiness, seek the Kingdom of God as a Eucharistic community and offer profound hospitality through educational opportunities, whole community celebrations, and formal instruction. These objectives are actualized at Saint Anne through the ministries listed below.

Contact Sylvia Salinas
Director of Religious Formation
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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process by which persons interested in learning more about the Catholic faith with the possibility of becoming Catholic can prepare for full sacramental initiation. The process is open to un-baptized persons, those baptized in another Christian faith, or baptized Catholics in need of Eucharist and Confirmation.
RCIA meets Thursday evenings 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Contact Sylvia Salinas
RCIA Coordinator and
Director of Religious Formation
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RCIA Page

Adult Confirmation

A ten-week preparation course is offered beginning in January, 2017, for practicing Catholics who are seeking to complete their Sacraments of Initiation by receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Contact Janet Jordan
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Sylvia Salinas
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Adult Confirmation Page

Infant Baptism / Parent and Godparent Preparation

Classes to prepare parents and godparents for the sacrament of Baptism are held five times a year.

Contact Janet Jordan
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Sylvia Salinas
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Infant Baptism Prep

Confirmation Grade 9-12

A comprehensive ministry for all high school age students including those wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Sacrament of Confirmation is made in the 10th or 11th grade with at least one year of faith formation immediately prior to reception of the sacrament as part of the continued journey of responding to God’s strengthening love.

Contact Emily Bryant
Youth Ministry /Confirmation Coordinator
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713.525.4231

Youth Confirmation Page

Youth Mass

Is the first Sunday of the month at 5 p.m., and is for all young people and their families. Youth Mass is for teenagers, led by teenagers and challenges young people to live as disciples of Christ.

High School Youth Ministry meets three times a month. At Life Nights, youth are encouraged to dive into their relationship with Jesus in a new way. Life Nights also challenge teens to live lives of prayer and continue their lifelong Christian formation.

Contact Emily Bryant
Youth Ministry /Confirmation Coordinator
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713.525.4231

Youth Mass Page

Middle School Religious Education (EDGE)

All middle school students are encouraged to join this program which enables participants to form their faith in a youth-friendly environment. Lessons and activities are age appropriate and created to strengthen the faith of young people and help them grow as disciples of Christ. EDGE meets on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Contact Emily Bryant
Youth Ministry /Confirmation Coordinator
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713.525.4231

EDGE Middle School Ministry

Breaking Open the Word (BOW) for Children

Is a special liturgy based program during the 5 p.m. Mass for children in Grades 2-5. During the Scripture readings and homily, children leave Mass and learn about Jesus on their own level through arts and crafts and special stories. They return to Mass during the offertory. No registration is required.

Contact Scott Harr
Director of Catechesis for Children
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713-525-4273

Children's Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation (CCE)

Family focused classes meet Sunday morning for PK4-5th Grade. Sacramental preparation is a two-year process. Families wishing to enroll their children must be registered at Saint Anne Parish.

Grade 2-5 Scott Harr
Director of Catechesis for Children
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713.525.4273

 

PK4-Grade 1 Alicia Barboza
Early Childhood Catechesis Coordinator
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CCE Page

Vacation Bible School

VBS is a one week program offered during the summer for children of ages PK4 thru Grade 5. Older children are invited to volunteer as helpers. This is a lively week of fun-filled activities with a special biblical theme to strengthen the children’s Catholic faith.

Contact Alicia Barboza
Early Childhood Catechesis Coordinator
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VBS Page