Continuing Catechetical Formation

Faith Formation is a life long process for each of us. We do however, have a program in place that will help form you, our Catechists, in the teachings of the Church. There are three parts to the program: Basic & Intermediate Catechetical Training and Master Catechist Certification.  This program is based on an individual’s pace or can be accelerated should you so desire. Prior coursework will be considered upon request and evaluation. All Catechists at St. Ann are encouraged to participate .

For required courses descriptions visit the Diocesan Website:

The plan is to have courses taught at St. Ann so that an individual could complete all programs in 5 years.  Classes will be held  in May/June, October and January/February of each year.  More classes may be scheduled depending on demand.


For Schedule of Continuing Catechetical
Formation Classes for 2014
see link to the left.


The Saints in Our Lives

Monday Nights
7:00 - 9:00 pm
St. Ann Center Rm 330

     Five week series on why we need The Saints in Our Lives  and discuss their role for us  as models, intercessors and fellow members of the Body of Christ.  Learn to understand the words from the closing lines of the Anima Christi  prayer:       "Ut cum sanctis tuis laudem te”
                 "That with Thy saints I may praise Thee"

Course Instructor: Paul Bechter
North American College in Rome Seminarian on Pastoral year here at St. Ann

March 24 -     Communion of Saints & St. Clement 
March 31 -     St. Augustine & St. Benedict
April 7     -      St. Thomas Aquinas &  St. Bernard of Clairvaux
April 21    -     St. Philip Neri & St. Thomas More  (Class in Music Rm/CLW)
April 28    -     The Holy Family and Marian Devotions & Dogma

Course Cost:   $10 for the book (optional for non-credit)

NOTE: If you are taking this course for credit, attendance at all sessions will meet requirements of  5 hours of  credit  for  the “Mary & the Saints” course as required for the Diocesan Continuing Catechetical Formation  program.

Course is hosted in conjunction with the St. Ann Adult Religious Education Program. 

Church History

Wednesdays ~ 7:00 - 8:15 pm
St. Ann Center Room 331

Come to one or all sessions...

Instructor: Edwin Baldwin, 
Masters of Divinity

March 26 - The Early Church 
April 2 - Church in Rome
April 9 - Church moves to Europe
April 23 - Church in the Middle Ages
April 30 -
Church during the Reformation
May 7 - The Church in Texas and the Southwest - Special Guest Speaker Steve Landregran
May 14 -  Church Expands to America

May 21 - The Church During Modern Times

Reading Church History goes beyond a series of facts that happened certain time in human history. On the contrary, we read our own history and how the spirited community saw herself immersed in human history. These events and actions are filled with joy and sorrow that remember an essential truth for us: We are the Mystical Body of Christ in human history, in the struggle to remain faithful to the Gospel, and to see ourselves as the mustard seed that should grow and bear fruit.

              Course Cost:  Registration Free  -  $10 for the book (optional)

Course is hosted in conjunction with the St. Ann Adult Religious Education Program. 






Our goal at St. Ann  is to have one Master Catechist in each of the Religious Education classes for our children. Bishop Kevin Farrell has identified Catechetical Certification as a primary need for our Diocese. If you are interested in attending classes at other locations then:

  1. Find the information on the diocesan website calender:

  2. Send request for registration to  Parish CCF Coordinator, Tena Allain at  

For questions or more information on the classes or Catechetical Certification contact Tena Allain, Continuing Catechetical Formation (CCF) Coordinator for St. Ann Parish at  or cell 214-755-9993.


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