Religious Education

2021-22 Religious Education

Registering your child for our Religious Education classes? Please click on the following to register:

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2021-22 Sunday Faith Formation Calendar

Religious Education at the Cathedral Parish of St. John the Evangelist strives to partner with its parish families in the catechetical formation of their children including sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion for those children older than 7 years of age. In order for catechesis in the faith to take root in children so that the faith is practiced into adulthood, it is imperative that a strong home and parish connection exists with our Religious Education families. 

We have an excellent religious education offering for the children of our parish. We would like to welcome, invite and encourage you and your child(ren) to become part of our Religious Ed program for children. All children Kindergarten through 8th grade are invited to participate whether they are home schooled, attend public school or Catholic school.

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation is for baptized children who have reached the Age of Reason (typically age 7). These children will receive instruction and preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. This year we will be using the Dynamic Catholic Program Blessed.

Sacramental Preparation is available on most Sundays (see RE Calendar for dates) at 11:15 am, or you may choose to participate in the Family Catechesis program two Tuesdays a month from 6 to 7:30 pm.

To learn more about this program, please go to the Dynamic Catholic/Blessed website.

Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for Children (RCIC)

Children who are older than 6 years of age and are seeking baptism.


Catechetical formation outside of the home can begin as early as 3 years of age with our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 Atrium. Level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a Montessori-based faith formation program for 3 to 6-year olds.  Children should be toilet trained by the start of the first day.

We are now happy to also provide a Level 2 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atrium experience for our 6-9 year old children. In Level 2, the continuing spiritual development and needs of the elementary aged child is nurtured within the context of the image of the True Vine.  Moral Parables and a deeper understanding of the parts of the Mass are included in this level of CGS formation.

Because this faith formation program has a limited number of spaces available, please complete this form if you wish to enroll your child in this program:

For more information on this newest offering please visit the CGS national website www.cgsusa.org.

Booklet: "The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: A Way of Experiencing God"

Article: "A Deep Dive into the Divine: The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd"