GIFT Growing in Faith Together is not a program; rather it is a name that unites all of our faith formation offerings. As the name suggests, Growing in Faith Together furthers our parish vision of lifelong faith formation.
GIFT encompasses all formation opportunities for adults and children in formats designed for both households and individuals of all ages and life stages.
Why GIFT? The purpose of GIFT is to reach and strengthen the entire Saint Anne community throughunified faith formation. Our goal is to continue to grow and create a faith community that supports lifelong faith formation opportunities for all of us so that we can live the fullness of life as disciples of Christ while recognizing that we are all at different places in our faith journey.
Our middle school Journey program and high school PATHS Confirmation program each use a small group format as the primary way participants gather to learn and grow their faith together. Through this small group format, teens are able to pray and share together as peer companions on the journey of life.
As a faith community, it is important that we provide these opportunities for our youth in a way that truly reflects acceptance of all those who wish to participate through a format that enables and encourages active involvement on the part of all group members.
All who have registered for these programs by August 30 will be provided with the opportunity to choose their small group. Group sizes will be limited and choices will be accepted on a first-come basis with preference given to those wishing to return to a group they had been in the previous year. In fairness to all, any group preferences indicated on registration forms or communicated outside of the Group Choice process cannot be accepted. Specific details of the Journey and PATHS Group Choice process will be sent to all registrants at the beginning of September via email.
All registrations received after August 30 will be provided with a choice of those groups in which space remains after the first round is completed.
As individuals, couples and families,
when we experience and share our faith together as community
we are all richer for the experience!
Important registration deadlines:
- Register by June 30 to avoid a late fee
- Register by August 15 to be included in initial class placement for Children’s Faith Formation and in the first round of small group choice for Journey and PATHS. For further information on small group choice, see the Journey and PATHS pages.
For registration materials, please click here