Welcome to the Religious Education Program page for St. John's Parish - we offer several different programs:
Religious Education- Grades Pre-K through 9, formerly known as CCD, provides religious education for our youth, thus supporting parents with their responsibility of teaching their children the Catholic Faith.
Confirmation- Confirmation is most often preceded by a two-year program for young people in Grades 8 and 9. Special preparation is provided for adult confirmation.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)- (Adult Religious Formation) This is a process of sharing the Catholic faith with anyone who has not made Baptism, First Communion, and/or Confirmation. The program includes a study of the Trinity, Sacraments, Scripture, Morality, Church and Social Justice along with faith sharing. The program begins in September and concludes at the Easter Vigil.
Family Mass- Planning teams who develop the liturgy geared toward young children on the first Sunday of the month from October through June at the 8AM Mass.
The success of our Religious Education Program relies greatly on family involvement. The entire community supports the program and we appreciate all that they do for this vital ministry. Volunteers interested in being Catechetical Instructors should call the Religious Education Office at the number above. Parents of students that would like to register for the Religious Education Program should also contact the Religious Education Office at the number above.
Please explore this page for the latest information, news, and documents. Thank you for visiting the Religious Education Program page!
-Margaret M. Keenan, Director of Religious Education
8:45–9:45AM, School: Grades 3-7
10:05–11:05AM, School: Grades PK, K, 1 & 2
6:30–8:00PM, Parish Center: Conf. II (Gr. 9)
4:15–5:15PM, School: Grades 1-7
6:30–7:45PM, School: Confirmation I (Gr. 8)
4:15-5:15PM, School: Grades 1-7
Tuition & Fees
One Student: $60
Two Students: $95
Three or More Students: $120
Grades 2 & 9 Robe: $12
Grade 2 Sacramental Fee: $35
Grade 8 Retreat: $20
Grade 9 Retreat: $25
No family is denied participation for inability to pay tuition or fees!
For the Month of September...
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 2018-2019 REGISTRATION! Registration will be held on the following dates:
Saturday, September 8th - 8-11AM @ SJE School Gym
Sunday, September 9th - 8-11AM @ SJE School Gym
Monday, September 10th - 5:30-7PM @ SJE School Cafeteria
Students in Grades PK-8 must be registered every year; Grades PK-7 are a first come, first served basis for class day and time. New students are asked to provide a copy of their Baptismal Certificate and Sacramental information. We welcome new families to participate in our faith formation program! Please contact the Religious Education Office at the information above with any questions, concerns, etc.
**GRADES PK-8 CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23RD AND GRADE 9 BEGINS THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30TH
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The success of our Faith Formation Program is due to the dedicated, committed, faith-filled volunteers who come each week to teach our children. Please consider helping us this year by becoming a catechist or aide. A teacher's guide and syllabus are provided. Assistance and help with planning of lessons is available. Any volunteer who has one or more children in our program does not have to pay tuition. **All new volunteers are asked to complete a CORI training! For more information, please contact our office at the information above.
CATECHETICAL SUNDAY: Sunday, September 16th. All catechists, aides, and volunteers are invited to attend the 10AM Mass with their families. The 2018 theme is Enlisting Witness for Jesus Christ. Those who serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for this ministry. Your fellow parishioners will be able to thank you for the wonderful work you do!
CATECHIST MEETING: Wednesday, September 19th at 6:30PM in the Hospitality Center. This is an important meeting for all catechists, aides, and volunteers before the 2018-2019 school year begins!
FAMILY MASS: Our first Family Mass of the year will be held on Sunday, October 7th at the 10AM Mass. We will be led in song by the Youth Choir, and we will have youth lectors proclaim the Word of God during Mass. All children are invited to sit up on the rug in the sanctuary during the homily. **If your child is interested in lecturing and is in the fifth grade or higher, or if you are interested in volunteering with our Family Mass and being involved on our Family Mass Team, contact Mrs. Keenan at the information above!