At Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, we believe that education in the Catholic faith results in adult Catholics who are active in their parishes and share their faith in the community. We continually strive to make educational opportunities available to children and adults and we welcome your suggestions and involvement.
Seeds Gospel Weeklies: Ages Four through Kindergarten
During the 9:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday Masses in the school year, children ages four through kindergarten are invited to participate in the Seeds Gospel Weeklies program. During these sessions, the readings and Gospel are explained at a child’s level. Volunteer teachers lead the children to their classroom at the start of Mass, and the children return after the homily.
Grades 1 through 7
Connie Dulany, religious education coordinator, works with volunteer catechists for grades 1 through 7. Religious Education classes for children in grades 1 through 7 take place on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at Sullivan Middle School, 5600 25th St. S. Registered parishioners are asked to prayerfully consider volunteering their time as teachers or classroom aides. You do not have to have children enrolled in the program to become involved. It is the responsibility of all adults to assist in the passing on of the faith.
View the Grades 1-7 calendar
First Reconciliation: Children in grade 2 prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Instruction includes parent meeting, workbook completed at home with parents, retreat, and interview with priest.
Confirmation: Children in grade 3 prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Instruction includes parent meeting, handouts for at-home instruction, retreat, and interview with priest.
First Eucharist: Children in grade 3 prepare for the Sacrament of First Eucharist. Instruction includes parent meeting, workbook completed at home with parents, retreat, and interview with priest.
2016-2017 Sacrament Preparation for Confirmation and Holy Eucharist
2016-2017 Sacrament Preparation for First Reconciliation
Children older than grade 3 will prepare on a small group level for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Parents should call the religious education coordinator to make arrangements for this instruction.
Click here for Religious Education registration