Religious Education: Children and Teens

Programs for Children and Teens

The CCD Program (children in grades K through 5th) and Edge (grades 6th through 8th) and Lifeteen (teens in grades 9th through 12th) reach out to those who are not enrolled in St. Ann’s school. Each week approximately 25 volunteers work to develop and teach a course of study, based on a curriculum outlined by the Diocese of Fresno. CCD classes are taught on Sundays, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Volunteer teachers, who support this program, are trained through workshops provided at the Religious Education Congress held in Anaheim, CA each year. Contact: Lilian Ramirez, 375-2110 X 313.

Student entering grades 11 & 12 are eligible to become candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation. These students will enter a joint class in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Each student and a parent must attend a confirmation information night. All students must complete all other requirements and attend a Confirmation retreat. The guidelines for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation, as specified by the Diocese of Fresno, are listed below. Only those students who meet the following guidelines will be allowed to enter the Confirmation program.

  • Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation must be at least 16 years old.
  • Candidates must be at least a High School Junior.
  • Candidates must complete two consecutive years of Catechesis which should integrate elements of Scripture Study, Morality, Justice Issues, Faith and Identity, Liturgy and Community Service.

Contact: Jessica Fine, 375-2110 X 305.