Contact the Faith Formation office at (715) 849-3930 for more information about any of our programs and opportunities OR
St. Anne’s Faith Formation Programs: An Introduction
The Church of Saint Anne in Wausau, WI offers many opportunities for families to instill a love for God and the sacraments in their children from birth through their teenage years. Our Early Childhood Faith Formation guides our youngest Catholics through the development of a system of morals and a love for the Church.
A baby’s baptism is the foundation of their life in the faith community. We try to prepare parents for the task of raising a Catholic child as well as prepare them for the sacrament of Baptism.
Each family that requests Baptism for their child will be assigned a Baptism mentor who will guide them through the process. During those meetings, the parents and mentor will discuss the theology of the sacrament, the signs and symbols involved in the celebration and the basics of Catholic parenting.
A floor-to-ceiling window and sound system in the Cry Room on the east side of the sanctuary offers parents the opportunity to participate in the Mass while they tend to a fussy baby.
The nursery is open during the 8:30 am Sunday mass for children 12 to 35 months. In this parent cooperative program, parents are encouraged to lend a hand, on a rotating basis, in the operation of the nursery.
Located down the stairs from the West Entry, the nursery is a delightful and safe place for toddlers to play while their parents pray.
Sunday School Faith Formation
This program is for pre-school children between the ages of 36 months to 5 years of age, not including kindergartners. These classes are held during the 8:30 am Sunday mass on Faith Formation Sundays.
- Begins with children’s lives and helps children discover God already present in their lives and in their homes and families.
- Incorporates active self-expression, discovery and inquiry, language and thinking, social relationships, music, art and prayer.
- Helps children discover and value all life and all creation as God’s gift to us. They discover that they can “Make a difference” and change our world for the better.
We are blessed to have a faith filled catechist providing leadership for this children’s program. Parents assist on a rotational basis to aid the regular catechist. Registration is required.
Kindergarten Faith Formation
Once a child reaches kindergarten they begin their faith formation as part of the formal Faith Formation (K-G8) program at St. Anne’s Parish. This dynamic and loving program provides catechetical content, worship, scripture and prayer experiences for a young child’s developing faith.
The children will learn about parish life, liturgy and service as we give witness to a Catholic life. With active parental involvement, the child’s faith can deepen further as they learn about their own Catholic identity.
All of these elements combine to create the foundation for a sacramental life in each child. Each stage of faith education integrates Catholic values into their daily lives. Registration is required.