Youth Education (YES)

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Youth Education & Spirituality (YES) (English)

Our YES program offers Religious Education classes for children not enrolled in Catholic School. Children from K-12th grades attend sessions from 9:40 to 10:50 Sunday mornings beginning the Sunday after Labor Day and continuing through the first Sunday in May. 

We have special registration for Sacramental preparation for both First Holy Communion/Reconciliation and Confirmation, see below. Printable YES Registration Form Available Here

Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church. [Catechism of the Catholic church, ¶1407]

  • Typically children in 2nd grade begin to prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
  • Older children who have not celebrated these two sacraments also need to register to “catch up”.
  • The majority of the formal preparation for these sacraments take place during religion class either at St. Ann School or in our YES program on Sunday mornings from 9:40 – 10:50 AM. (Classes are also offered in both Spanish and English on Sunday afternoons from 12:00pm – 1:15pm)
  • Children need to be registered at First Communion by July 31st.
  • Your child’s Baptism certificate needs to be turned in with registration. If your child was baptized at Annunciation of the Lord we will check our record book. If it is recorded that is sufficient; if not, we will need a copy of the certificate.
  • Parents are asked to participate in Parent Meetings and the Preparation/Rehearsal for each of the Sacraments. At each of the meetings we offer related activities for the children.

To participate in this preparation program, please see the detail information on the current registration form:

Printable First Holy Communion/Reconciliation Registration Form Available Here

Contact: Jan Gile, Director of Religious Education

E-mail: jgile@annunlord.com

Phone: (256) 353-2667 x 108

 

Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation

Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seals and confirms the baptized in union with Christ and calls them to greater participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church. Confirmation invites us into a deeper stewardship relationship to Christ and responsibility in participation in the mission of Christ and His Church. [US Catholic Catechism for Adults] We prepare students in 8th – 11th grades for the sacrament of Confirmation. The Bishop is the official minister of the Holy Spirit and will attend a special Mass for these young people where they receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit. This is a two year program.

To participate in this preparation program, please see the detail information on the current registration form:

Printable Confirmation Registration Form Available Here

Contact: Jan Gile, Director of Religious Education

E-mail: jgile@annunlord.com

Phone: (256) 353-2667 x 108

 

Adults Seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation – see our Christian Initiation of Adults page.