Here at St. Ann, we are committed to forming strong disciples through encountering the Father, Son and Holy Spirit while nurturing and supporting the Faith instilled at home.
Both our St. Ann School and P.R.E. ministry provide tutoring and special classes for students who are behind on their sacraments. If you would like more information about preparing your child to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, please call Kathy Schober at (901) 373-6011.
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Registration will begin April 23rd: $65 First Child ($50 for First Child before May 31, 2017), $35 Additional Child, $120 Max. per Family
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PLEASE NOTE: All new student registrations must be accompanied by a copy of both sides of the Baptismal Certificate with Notations and First Eucharist certificate (if applicable). If Baptized and/or received First Eucharist at St. Ann, simply provide us with that information on the Sacrament Information Form portion and we will verify the Sacrament(s) for you.
So how do we encounter Jesus today? It is through his Body, the Church. We encounter the healing and forgiving love of Jesus and of the Father through the sacraments of the Church. Each sacrament is a personal saving act of Christ in the form of a visible act of the Church. -Bishop Kevin Farrell, Dallas
Need Help Preparing Your Child for Sacraments? If you have a child who is already in First Grade or above who has not yet begun to prepare for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, or if you have a child who is in Seventh Grade or above who has not yet begun to prepare for Confirmation, please contact our DRE as soon as possible. Under the direction of our pastor and considering diocesan norms, Kathy will work with you to form a plan for preparing your child.
Baptism: How can we who died to sin yet live in it? Or are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life. Romans 6:2-4
For information on preparing for and scheduling the Sacrament of Baptism for an infant or small child, please call Barbara King in the Parish Office, 901-373-6011, or email at Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like information on baptiizing children, contact Kathy Schober. For adult baptisms and the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, contact Greg Thomas at 901-356-2652.
First Reconciliation: The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has willed that his Church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members. This is the purpose of the two sacraments of healing: the sacrament of Penance and the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. CCC 1421
We will celebrate our First Reconciliation here at St. Ann on Thursday, March 10, 2016. This is a part of our Parish Penance Service, allowing families to prepare and celebrate for this powerful healing sacrament together.
In addition to preparation by their parents, children will also undergo two years of formation and preparation by catechists in either PRE or Catholic school. The traditional time for this would be during first and second grades.
First Eucharist: Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. John 6:53-56
Our children will partake of the Supper of the Lamb, joining in the Holy Sacrifice of the Lamb as they celebrate their First Eucharist here at St. Ann on Saturday, April 23, at 10 a.m.
Traditionally, our children receive First Eucharist in second grade, however, we do have classes available for older children. Contact our DRE for more information.
Confirmation: Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Want a powerful approach to Confirmation preparation? Check out our "Decision Point" and "Chosen" programs for Confirmation I and II.
St. Ann Confirmandi will receive their sacrament at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (1695 Central Avenue) at a date to be announced by the diocese.