Growing Together in Faith (G.I.F.T.)
Saint Ann Parish is an active family of faith, committed to nourishing the life-long learning and faith enrichment of its community.
Growing together in Faith (G.I.F.T.) is our whole parish approach to faith formation. This is an event-centered, age appropriate, inter-generational learning process that recognizes that we can learn best when we learn together; parents learning with their young children and other adults learning together in an environment conducive to adult faith-based discussion.
We meet once a month for six sessions with each session running 2 1/2 hours. This approach also provides enriching take-home resources to help households of faith continue learning at home. We live a Christ-filled life every day.
Become a GIFTer! Take your place in the gatherings for faith building, fellowship and meal sharing. For further information about G.I.F.T. and our G.I.F.T. Sacramental Program, please call 203-874-0634 x 17 or send an email to email@example.com or GIFT.
Have you considered preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, but wonder if you are too late because you are no longer a teenager? It is not too late! If you have been baptized in the Catholic Church and have received Holy Communion you qualify for our new six week program. If you are interested or know someone who is, please call Pat Pavlucik at 203 878-6053.
G.I.F.T Sacramental 2017/2018 all sessions held in a Parish Center Classroom unless otherwise noted.
First year candidates will meet Wednesday evening, September 6 from 7:30 – 8:30. This is a required session with a parent/guardian.Second year candidates will meet on Saturday afternoon, September 30 from 1:00 – 5:00 . This is a required Confirmation Retreat to be held at Saint Gabriel Hall
- First Reconciliation/First Communion
Students accompanied by parent/guardian will meet on Saturday morning, September 16 from 10:00 – 11:00
GIFT 2017/2018 – Celebrating the Sacraments
You choose either Friday, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. or Sunday, from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m.
All programs begin with a catered dinner.
September 29 and October 1 – Overview, Baptism, Confirmation
October 20 and October 22 – Eucharist
November 17 and November 19 – Reconciliation
December 15 – Advent/Christmas Celebration
January 19 and January 21 – Child/Teen Lures Safety Program
(For families with children and teens)
February 23 and February 25 – Anointing of the Sick
March 16 and March 18 – Marriage
April 27 and April 29 – Holy Orders
May/June 2018 (weekday evening TBD) – Pentecost Celebration