"God has no difficulty in being understood by children
and children have no trouble in understanding God."
Here at Saint Anne, there are many ways for our youth to explore, enhance, and simply enjoy their relationship with God. Our first and foremost ministry is, of course, Saint Anne School, which is accredited by Middle States and goes from Pre-K 3 through 8th grade. Boasting passionate, dedicated teachers; technological and 21st-century skills instruction; high-quality academic programs; and expansive enrichment opportunities, Saint Anne School remains an exceptional choice for families looking for a school in which their children will thrive.
For those families who do not attend Saint Anne School but wish their children to have formal instruction in religious education, we have our Faith Formation program, which offers a variety of platforms for participation. Instruction is also available in a more informal format. We have two unique children's Liturgy programs that run on Sundays during the 9:30 a.m. Family Mass: the PrayPen for our 0-5 set, and the LaunchPad for grades K-6. They are both great opportunities for introducing a little bit of faith to your children--while YOU can experience the Mass in peace! There are also ways for our kids to actively participate in the Mass itself. We invite all parish children to get involved in Altar Serving or Children's Choir. Altar serving is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8, and the Children's Choir is open to all parish kids-and their family members!
We are thrilled to have a new Youth Ministry program called BOLD: Becoming Our Lord's Disciples. BOLD and BOLD Middle offer our kids faith, friends, and fun through a number of social activities and trips.
Our parish seeks to instill our children with the values of Christ in all aspects of their lives, so that the spiritual fullness provided by our religious ministries imbues our kids' social and communal lives as well. We have a variety of Community programs that enable our children to play, grow, serve, develop friendships, and experience God's love. Playgroup is a weekly get-together for the 0-5 set and their caregivers that provides our youngest parishioners with opportunities for music, crafts, books, and plenty of free play. Basketball, Cheerleading, Girl & Boy Scouts, and Couples for Christ Youth.