Faith Formation

Discover the foundations of our Catholic faith. 

Our Faith Formation Mission

St. Anne Faith Formation works in partnership with parents to provide encounters with the Catholic faith through education, spirituality, and community, enabling students to develop strong and committed faith lives.

 By the end of their time in the Faith Formation program, students will be able to:
  • Articulate essential Dogmas, Doctrines, and Authoritative Teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Develop personal styles of prayer through the Mass, rosary, adoration, or contemporaneous prayer.
  • Contribute to the ongoing ministries present at St. Anne Parish. 

About Our Program

St. Anne Parish offers several catechetical options, allowing you to choose the method that works best for you and your family. 

Classroom Style Faith Formation Sessions:
  • Kinder through 8th Grade:     
    • Mondays, 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm at Saint Anne School
    • Mondays, 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm at Saint Anne School
  • 8th Grade Only:                     
    • Sundays, 9:30 am – 10:45 am at Saint Anne Church
  • Home-Based Faith Formation (Kinder – 8th Grade)
In addition to our on-site catechetical programs, we offer parents the opportunity to teach religious education to their children in their own home through our Home-Based program. Parents who elect to utilize this program are provided the resources and materials to teach the curriculum at home. Home-Based students follow the Faith Formation schedule and also require full participation in our parish formation gatherings such as Family Night, Stations of the Cross, and Penance Services.

Please get in touch with our office if you would like to learn more about how Faith Formation can serve your family.

Contact Information

We encourage every family enrolled in our program to join the Faith Formation group on Flocknote, a free email service that connects families enrolled in our Faith Formation program so that we can keep our families informed with updates, reminders, and newsletters. 

Please contact Mathew Scruggs or Colette Speca, Directors of Parish Faith Formation or Amanda Scruggs, Faith Formation Assistant with questions.

Mathew Scruggs
(412) 561-0101 x123
mscruggs@stanneparish.com

Colette Speca 
(412) 563-1414
cspeca@stwinifred.org

Amanda Scruggs 
(412) 561-0101 x124
ascruggs@stanneparish.com

Weather Cancellation Information

Faith Formation classes are automatically cancelled if Saint Anne School is closed for weather-related reasons. Class cancellation info can also be found at: 

WPXI - http://www.wpxi.com/school-closings
KDKA-TV  - http://www.kdka.com/closings
WTAE-TV - http://www.wtae.com/weather/closings

Catechesis

Jump-start your child's involvement in the faith. Register for our Faith Formation classes for Kindergarten through 8th grade or use our full-proof instruction books to help your child learn from the comforts of home. Our staff is here to help you imprint the foundations of our faith during the most impactful years of your child's life. Click below to register your child in our Faith Formation Program. 


 

Our mission is to know, love, and serve God through prayer, fellowship, and service. 

Underground Student Ministries provides Christ-centered ministry for students in 6th through 12th grade. Each year we offer a variety of spiritual, social, and service opportunities for teens, including an annual summer mission trip. To find out what is happening in student ministry, check out our calendar or find us on social media

Equip Student Leadership Teams are comprised of high school students who take ownership of their faith and the direction of student ministry at St. Anne Parish. Student leaders have the maturity to inspire peers, influence friends, and offer encouragement and support to others. Teens in 9th through 12th grade who are interested in joining Equip should contact Matt Scruggs at mscruggs@stanneparish.com.

Announcements:

Mass & Milkshakes - May 7, 2019
6th-12th grade students are invited to join Saint Anne-Saint Winifred youth group for Mass & Milkshakes on Tuesday, May 7th! Meet for Mass at Saint Anne Church at 6:30pm. After Mass, we’ll carpool to Eat’n Park for milkshakes and fellowship. Email ascruggs@stanneparish.com to rsvp or more information.

Wall of Giving Fundraiser
Saint Anne Youth Ministry will be taking up a collection after all Masses on May 11th and May 12th to support teens attending the mission trip to Knoxville, TN. We are grateful for the parish’s support!

 

At Saint Anne and Saint Winifred Parishes, we believe that there is always more to learn about our faith. Throughout the year, we offer opportunities for adult education courses and fellowship opportunities. Feel free to check out the Ministries and Organizations at both Saint Anne and Saint Winifred Parishes to supplement your learning with charitable works and social fellowship throughout our new grouping. Stay tuned for information regarding our Bible Studies and Sacramental Preparation meetings throughout the year. 

Right of Christian Initiation for Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an ongoing formational program that meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the DePalma Room from September through May.  

Individuals seeking Baptism and full initiation into the Catholic Church (catechumens), or those who are coming from another faith tradition seeking to complete their initiation (candidates) are invited to join.  

The members of the RCIA team encourage candidates and catechumens to continue conversion and "enter into a relationship with God in Christ." Culminating at the Easter Vigil, the catechumens and candidates are brought into full communion with the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  

For more information, please contact our Faith Formation Office. 

Vacation Bible School

Save the date! Registration coming soon!


Vacation Bible School is an exciting week of games, crafts, faith, and fun for kids ages 4 through 5th grade. 

Save the dates! Saint Anne & Saint Winifred VBS will take place June 17 - 21, 2019. Registration is now open. Click here to download the form. Contact Amanda at ascruggs@stanneparish.com for more information.

Click here if you would like to volunteer as a teen. 

Click here if you would like to volunteer as an adult. 

Saint Anne Catholic School

The mission of Saint Anne School is to assist parents in the Christian spiritual, moral and intellectual formation of their children by ensuring the total development of each child –body, mind, and soul. Schedule a tour and register today! 

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