Spiritual Life

Our mission is unlike any other school. Each student is invited to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and a steward of His gifts. It is our mission to surround our young people with disciples who share your Christian values in an environment where they come to know God who calls them to a full life.

We talk freely about God, pray and worship together and serve in the Lord’s name.

St. Faustina**New Club** St. Faustina Youth Society will meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September through May at 2:50pm until 3:45pm.  Students in grades 3 – 8 will lead the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy in the chapel promptly at 3pm. After the Chaplet, students will work on their yearly service project. Siblings and younger SAS students are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by a parent. All are welcome to participate in the service project. If you are interested in signing up, please email Ms. Ghio at rie.ghio@stann.cdom.org.

The Sacraments

The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. Sacraments are “powers that comes forth” from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are “the masterworks of God” in the new and everlasting covenant.

First Reconciliation

Our children share in lively discussion and interactive learning to come to a deeper understanding of this beautiful Sacrament of Healing.  First Reconciliation is typically celebrated during Advent in the second year of Eucharist preparation, or Eucharist II.  Eucharist II preparation occurs usually, but not always, during the second grade year.

The Sacrament of the Eucharist

The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.  St. Ann Catholic students celebrate the sacrament of the First Eucharist in the second grade.

If your child was not Baptized at St. Ann, a copy of the baptismal certificate is required. Parents must attend a parent meetings, a rehearsal and a retreat for the student receiving this sacrament.

Confirmation

Our Catholic students receive the sacrament of Confirmation in the eighth grade. The Sacrament of Confirmation completes the process of initiation into the full life of the Catholic Church and both renews and strengthens our baptismal call to live our faith in Christ in our world. Students are required to perform Service Hours, and participate in Eucharistic Adoration. Information on sponsors and Confirmation names will be given during the eighth grade year of preparation by their Religion Teacher. A mandatory retreat for all students receiving the sacrament of Confirmation will be held in the spring. Parents must attend all meetings on Confirmation.

The date for Confirmation is set by the Bishop.  It takes place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the spring of the year.

For more information, please go to the St. Ann Church site at http://stannbartlett.org/liturgy-sacraments.