The deadline for all class registration for the 2022-23 faith formation year is October 1, 2022.
The Religious Education program at SJE (St. John the Evangelist) supports families who have been practicing (see below) registered parishioners for a minimum of 9 months. Our Religious Education program is tailored for children grades 1 - 5, who will journey alongside fellow child parishioners. In order for catechesis in the faith to take root in children so that faith is practiced into adulthood, it is imperative that a strong home and parish connection exits with our Religious Education families, as this has also shown to be pivotal for the future vitality of our parish life at St. John the Evangelist.
Our catechists set a high standard in the lessons, assignments, and materials used in the classroom. We currently use the Faith and Life Series textbooks for all class levels, and in particular for our Sacramental Preparation class, the 3rd Edition Jesus Our Life by Ignatius Press. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) program materials are also incorporated for the First Communion classes. All classes are structured to deepen your child’s relationship with our loving Father through Sacred Scripture, Church teaching, and the Holy Liturgy in an age-appropriate method. Religious Education classes are held on most Sunday mornings from 11:15 am – 12:30 pm, this allows families to attend one of our two morning Holy Masses prior to attending class sessions.
> RE 2022-23 Registration Form (click here)
*A Practicing Parishioner* is defined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church with the five precepts of the faith which are:
-Attending Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation,
-Receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at least once a year
-Receiving the Eucharist at least once a year
-Observing the days of fasting and abstinence as prescribed by the Church
-Contributing to the material needs of the Church