Program Overview

St. Anselm Church welcomes all children in second grade or older and in need of receiving first communion to register into our sacrament preparation program. The child must be baptized, or scheduled to be baptized before they can receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion in the Spring.

There are two workshops the children are required to attend. These workshops are hosted by our DRE in our parish hall giving them an overview of the sacraments before they receive them.

Class Schedule

Classes are held in conjunction with our Religious Education classes.

Classes start in October, 2020-2021 schedule Click here.

Classes will be held twice a month on zoom at 9am and the other weeks it will be done independently at home.

The program is made up of two phases, the curriculum-based phase which takes place in the classroom and the liturgical phase which includes attending the 10:00AM family mass.

Mass attendance is a requirement of the sacrament preparation class. You can either come onsite or join any zoom mass. 

Curriculum

We use St. Mary’s Press curriculum called “Go Seek Find: Discover God’s Treasures.”

Here is how St. Mary’s Press describes this new curriculum:

Go Seek Find: Discover God’s Treasures is a new sacrament prep program centered on a new approach. Instead of using a traditional textbook or workbook, children interact with and explore The Catholic Children’s Bible, seeing how Scripture relates to the themes they are learning about—in a way they can understand.

Children track their journey through Scripture to their destination of celebrating the Sacraments using colorful treasure maps and stickers. Fun, hands-on activities get them up out of their seats, moving and engaged in what they’re learning.

Announcement: Registration for 2020-2021 is now open till Sept. 21st. 

Registration Form: Click here

Parent Handout

Registration fee: $200 for one child and $275 for two children in the First Communion program. Plus a $30/child activity fee.

*Need financial assistance, please contact our DRE.

Payment is available through the following options:

1. Paypal: https://paypal.me/stanselmchurch?locale.x=en_US

*Please add a note when you pay through paypal, include what program it is for (E.g. “First Communion Payment for Smith Family”).

2. Send us a check

* Make payable to St. Anselm Church. Include in the MEMO “First Communion Payment.”

*Mail to:

St. Anselm Church

PO Box 1061

Ross, CA 94957

*Or/ hand in at material pickup

Parent Orientation: Sept. 21 @ 6PM on zoom (link will be emailed to those registered).

Contact Information:

Email: DRE@saintanselm.org (Please put “First Communion” in subject line)