Faith Formation for Children and Youth
“God always knocks at the door of hearts. He likes to do this. It comes from His heart. But, do you know what He likes best? To knock on the doors of families and find families that are united, to find families that love each other, to find the families that bring up their children and educate them and help them to keep going forward and that creates a society of goodness, of truth, and of beauty.” Pope Francis, September 29, 2015
Unfortunately, the Covid positivity rate continues to climb in Seminole County. At the time of this email, the positivity rate is currently 43.45%. With a number of our families and volunteer catechists impacted by this recent surge, we are suspending in-person Faith Formation/Traditional Catechesis again this week. There is no Faith Formation/Traditional Catechesis this Wednesday, January 12th at either 4:15pm or 6:15pm. We are pausing this week and hope to resume our sessions soon.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Let’s all continue to pray for a swift end to the pandemic and entrust the health and well-being of our community to the protection of our Lady. Holy Mary, Mother of God…pray for us!
Deacon Pete Pronko | Director of Evangelization and Family Catechesis
Annunciation Catechesis programs use the Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts curriculum that integrates the fundamental themes of the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as Scripture and Catholic social teachings. Embodying the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Finding God provides all the tools to engage the whole child – mind, heart, and soul – uniquely guiding children to practice prayer and reflection, to explore Scripture, and to find God in all things. The curriculum fully engages children in the full teachings of the Catholic Church, inviting them to discover the beauty of their faith.
Annunciation Traditional Catechesis is offered for grades 1-5 each Wednesday at 4:15pm or grades 1-8 at 6:15pm. Each session is 1 hour and 15minutes. In-person sessions begin August 25th. Contact the Faith Formation Team for more information & registration at 407-869-9472.
Annunciation Family Catechesis uses the Finding God curriculum to combine parish-based group meetings (parent/guardian & child) and grade-specific instruction by trained catechists with at-home sessions guided by parents. The first in-person session is September 13th. Contact the Faith Formation Team for more information & registration at 407-869-9472
Sunday School & Kindergarten, under normal circumstances is offered at our Parish Preschool during the 10:00am Mass for those families who register. Currently, Sunday School and Kindergarten are suspended indefinately. We continue to monitor the effects of the pandemic on the local community and assess the protocols suggested for childcare. When we have a definitive date to re-open Sunday School, online registration will open.
Welcome to the family! Here at Annunciation’s Youth Ministry we invite all teens searching for answers, friendship, and a deeper relationship with the God of creation to join us. Get involved, lay down your burdens, and get ready to dive deep!
COVID-19 Screening Questions and Waiver
- In the last 14 days, have you or a family member experienced a new cough?
- In the last 14 days, have you or a family member suffered from a new shortness of breath?
- In the last 14 days, have you or a family member suffered from body aches that you cannot attribute to a specific activity such as physical exercise?
- In the last 14 days, have you or a family member experienced a sore throat?
- In the last 14 days, have you or a family member experienced a new loss of taste or smell?
- In the last 14 days, have you or a family member experienced a fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit?
- In the last 14 days, have you or a family member been exposed to someone who has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or is awaiting test results?
The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.
Annunciation Catholic Church has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, we cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, participation in on-site meetings could increase your child(ren)’s or your risk of contracting COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by participating in on-site meetings at Annunciation Catholic Church and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Annunciation Catholic Church may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families.
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with my participation in on-site meetings at Annunciation Catholic Church (“Claims”). On my behalf, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Annunciation Catholic Church and the Diocese of Orlando, and all of their current, former, and future agents, representatives, religious and employees and related entities (collectively, “the Diocese”) of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Diocese, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after or participation in on site meetings.
Preparation for the Sacraments
Congratulations on the birth of your child! And congratulations on taking the first steps to sharing the beauty of our Catholic faith with your child. Through Baptism your child is welcomed into our parish community and we commit to supporting you and your child on your faith journey.
Celebrating the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist with your family! Click on the link for all of the information.
Get In Touch
Do you have questions? We look forward to speaking with you. Use the email or phone numbers listed below. Thank you!