A Christian Community in the Roman Catholic Tradition

St. Ann Roman Catholic Church

Ministries to our Youth
Contents Our youth, who provide enthusiasm and inspiration to the whole parish, are a vital part of our parish community.  St. Ann's ministries to the youth reach out to ages 5 through 19 years old.  Each ministry seeks to establish a faith community, to teach Christian values and Catholic doctrine, and to be open to God in His revelation through teaching, prayer and worship. 

CCD Program: The CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) Program reaches out to children in grades K through 8, and High School (Teen Ministry Sunday) reaches out to young adults in high school grades 9 through 12, 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 Sunday mornings from September through May at 9:15 to 10:15 AM and High School classes are taught mid-day Sunday, 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM.  Volunteer teachers, who support this program, are trained through workshops provided at the Religious Education Congress held in Anaheim, CA each year.  Contact: Patricia Walters at 375-2110.

  Youth Ministry: The Youth Ministry responds to the needs and interests of our young people between the ages of 12 and 19 in the junior and senior high youth groups.  Parish youth are provided with an opportunity to integrate the elements of Word, worship, community, justice, and service.

All meetings are in the Parish Hall.  We welcome all junior and senior high school youth with open arms and encourage them to discover with us a community of support and acceptance.  Contact: Jessica Fine at 375-2110, X 305.

Vacation Bible School: Vacation Bible School provides a fun and innovative way to enhance a child's understanding of the Bible.  Held during June, children and youth in grades K through 5 have the opportunity to participate in a classroom setting or in a play production.  Contact: Lilian Ramirez at 375-2110, X 313.