Elementary Faith Formation

Grade level: 1 - 5

Times and Dates: Sessions meet on Wednesdays evenings at 6:00-7:15 PM from Late September through the first week of May (see the Faith Formation Calendar).

For 2022-2023 the opening Mass and orientation meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:00pm at the Church.


This program, which is held in the St Anne School and Parish Center, is taught by two adult volunteer catechists per grade. All grades (except 2nd) use the Augustine Institute/Ignatius Press Word of Life curriculum. This text features a unique scope and sequence that integrates four major themes: (1) salvation history, (2) Christian anthropology, (3) heroic virtue & character formation, and (4) learning through discipleship.  Children pray together, participate in service projects and form new friendships. They are also exposed to the rituals and traditions unique to our Catholic faith.

 We ask that each student be brought to the classroom and picked up after class by a parent/ designated adult or older sibling.  DO NOT leave your child in the classroom or hallway if a catechist is not present.

 Parent Commitment:

  • Regular participation at weekend liturgy is a central element of this program and our Catholic Faith.
  • Encourage at home prayer with your family
  • Stay current with your child’s classroom activities.
  • Support your child’s catechist as a substitute or with other classroom assistance.

Parent Student Handbook and Behavior Contract

 For more information please contact: faithformation@stanneslesueur.org  507-665-3811 ext. 114