Faith Formation – Catechesis

Our Parish Religious Education classes, meeting from 9 AM to 10:15 AM in the Masterson Center, began on September 24th.
Anyone with kindergarten or 1st grade children who wishes to enroll them in the program or  anyone with a child who is older who has not yet enrolled is also invited to obtain a copy of the registration form by clicking HERE.
Spanish-Speaking classes for preparation for First Communion began on Tuesday, September 26th, in the Masterson Center from 6PM to 7:15PM

 

Office of Faith Formation Phone Number
302-539-5443
Staff:
Molly Roach                dre@stannsbethany.org                                          Profile pic of Molly

JoAnna Keller              jmelodykeller@hotmail.com                                   Profile pic of Joanna                    

Jamey Sturgill             stannbethanyyouth@gmail.com                            Profile-pic-of-Jamey-e1437582984355      

Mario Robles              marioroblesccd@gmail.com                                     

 Nancy-Jo DiLuzio      reledsec@stannsbethany.org                                    Profile of Nancy

 

Christian Formation Committee:
Meets during the year to consider needs of the parish in areas of Christian Formation and to plan events and programs which address those needs. For more information contact Molly Roach 302-539-5443 or email her at dre@stannsbethany.org

Parish Renewal: The Journey is a six-week program of parish and individual renewal.  It is designed to strengthen the personal relationship of a participant with Jesus Christ through small faith-sharing groups.
We need volunteers to not only participate but to help us as marketers, organizers and group leaders.  If you are interested in joining or have any questions, please call Deacon Mike Malecki at 302-539-5443 or email him at mikemalecki061@gmail.com

CATECHETICAL MINISTRIES

Parish Catechesis: Catechists teach classes from Kindergarten through Grade 8 to form our young Catholic Christians who are prepared for all their sacraments and discipleship to bring a message of God’s love and hope to the world.  Classes meet in the Masterson Center on Sundays from 9:00am to 10:15am and on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7:15pm for Spanish-Speaking First Communion preparation.   Call Molly Roach 302-539-5443 for registration information or email her at dre@stannsbethany.org.  For a copy of the registration forms for 2017-2018, please click on the link Religious Education Forms for 2017-2018, complete the forms and return them to the Office of Faith Formation.

RCIA: Meets every Tuesday evening at 6:00PM from September through Easter and prepares interested people for sacraments of initiation as Roman Catholic Christians or baptized non-Catholics for full communion as Roman Catholics. Call JoAnna Keller 302-539-5443 or email her at jmelodykeller@hotmail.com.

Youth Ministry:  The Parish of St. Ann has scheduled one night a month for middle school youth to meet together for prayer and recreation at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.  Our youth minister, Jamey Sturgill, will also periodically offer some events for the youth like skiing or hiking.  For more information, email Jamey at stannbethanyyouth@gmail.com

Young Adult Ministry:  Our youth minister, Jamey Sturgill, provides a “Theology on Tap” presentation once a month as well as a prayer group once a month for young adult members of our Parish.  Jamey has also gathered some young adult members of the Parish to play in the football and volleyball leagues for Ocean City’s Parks and Recreation.  For more details and up-to-date information, please visit twitter.com/slowdelcatholic  or email Jamey at stannbethanyyouth@gmail.com

Altar Servers(Youth): They meet as needed.  These trained young people assist the presider at daily and Sunday Masses and at functions, as requested.  Call Molly Roach on 302-539-5443 for more information about training or email her at  dre@stannsbethany.org

Adult Formation:  For adults interested in increasing their faith preparation, there are many opportunities afforded for study and prayer throughout the year.  In addition, watch the bulletin for special programs scheduled in Advent and Lent, and several Bible study programs held each week.

  • Bible Study – Wednesday: Meets from 9:30 to 11 AM in the Masterson Center Room #7, weekly from September until mid-May. Each session begins with song and prayer. Using study guides and videos, one book of the Bible is studied at a time.  Participants discuss how it relates to their lives today.  For more information, contact Florence Fallavollita at 302-448-5108 or email her at florencequilts@gmail.com
  • Bible Study – Thursday: Meets at 7PM in the Masterson Center. Informal group studying scripture using workbooks and videos. For additional information, please call Linda Magarelli at 302-245-3135 or email her at lindamagarelli@verizon.net
  • Bible Study – Friday: Meets from 9:30 to 11:00AM in the Conference Room of the Masterson Center. All are welcome to this enriching series.  For more information, please call Deacon Dennis Hayden at 302-539-0106 or Tim Linehan at 302-829-1046.
  • Prayer Group – “The Living Waters” Prayer Group meets weekly on Tuesday at 9:30 AM in the Masterson Center Conference Room.  All are invited to join fellow parishioners for a time of prayer and praise, a teaching and faith sharing. Call Cas Chodnicki 302-537-7831 or Deacon Dennis Hayden 302-539-0106 or Sheila & Jim Buffler 267-280-2363 for additional information.