Category Archives: Religious Education Program

Religious Education Classes Begin Sunday, September 17

Religious-Education-Contemporary_SMALLClasses for all grades will begin as follows:
Grades 1–6: Sunday, 9/17 from 10–10:45am or Wednesday, 9/20 from 3:30–4:45pm
Grades 7–10: Sunday, 9/17 from 6–8pm

In an effort to make our opening days for Religious Education as successful as possible for our staff, students and teachers we will NOT be accepting new registrations/students on opening day. Please register immediately if you plan on having your children attend Religious Education and you have not done so already. We are still in need of teachers for our Sunday evening program, so if you are available to teach please contact Ronda Dew as soon as possible.

All registered families should have received an email detailing opening day procedures with links to the final calendar and program information on the Parish website. If you registered and did not receive the email please contact Linda Messore.

Cluster Families: The opening meeting for those registered as clusters will be held on Tuesday, September 26, at 7:00pm in Philbin Hall, in the basement of St. John’s school. Lesson plans will be distributed.

If you have any questions regarding our Cluster program or the opening meeting, please contact Andrea Fay.

Teen Mass: The 5:00 pm Sunday Teen Mass features contemporary music appealing to teens and young adults and their families, and will include teen participation in the various ministries of the Mass. If you are interested in becoming involved as a Eucharistic Minister or Lector please contact Ronda Dew.

Our Sunday 5:00pm Mass Resumes this Sunday, September 10

Our Sunday 5:00pm Teen Mass returns this Sunday, September 10! The Mass will feature contemporary music appealing to teens and young adults and their families, and will include teen participation in the various ministries of the Mass. If you are interested in becoming involved as a Eucharistic Minister or Lector please contact Ronda Dew.

Peer Ministry Kick-Off this Sunday, September 10

Eleventh and twelfth graders are invited to participate in St. John’s Peer Ministry Program. Peer Ministers gather each Sunday evening when class is scheduled to build community among themselves and to facilitate activities and prayer services for the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth grade Religious Education students during our Friends for Good program. They serve as outstanding examples of faith in action.

We invite our returning Peer Ministers and any interested confirmed High School students to join us for our Kick-Off Meeting on Sunday, September 10 at 6:00PM in Powers Hall (lower church.) Dinner will be served and we will review this year’s Friend’s For Good activities. To get more information or to RSVP for the 10th, please contact Chris Bauer, our Peer Ministry Coordinator.

Our Family Mass Program Resumes this Sunday, September 10

Family Mass_AltarWith the return of our regular Mass Schedule, our Family Mass Program also returns from summer vacation. What does that mean? It means our music, readings, & homilies will be geared towards families with young children. There are also a lot of helpers – families and children bringing up the gifts to the celebrant, children helping with the collection baskets, parent lectors. If you think you or your child would enjoy helping during the Family Mass – we’d love to have your help! Please contact our Family Mass Coordinator, Chrissy Cassa.

And, yes, right after the Family Mass there is our Donut & Coffee Social Hour downstairs in Powers Hall. Please consider helping one Sunday this year. It’s easy – everything is delivered to the church you just need to set-up and clean-up. The kids love to help out! Please contact our Family Mass Coordinator, Chrissy Cassa.

Religious Education: Opening Day and Class Schedule

Religious-Education-Contemporary_SMALLClasses for all grades will begin as follows:
Grades 1–6: Sunday, 9/17 from 10–10:45am or Wednesday, 9/20 from 3:30–4:45pm
Grades 7–10: Sunday, 9/17 from 6–8pm

In an effort to make our opening days for Religious Education as successful as possible for our staff, students and teachers we will NOT be accepting new registrations/students on opening day. Please register immediately if you plan on having your children attend Religious Education and you have not done so already. Please note that we were able to get additional teachers for our Wednesday program so registration for Wednesday classes is open again. We are still in need of teachers for our Sunday evening program, so if you are available to teach please contact Ronda Dew as soon as possible.

All registered families should have received an email detailing opening day procedures with links to the final calendar and program information on the Parish website. If you registered and did not receive the email please contact Linda Messore.

Teachers: The kick-off meeting for all teachers is Sunday, September 10, at 6:00pm in Philbin Hall, in the basement of St. John’s school. Important information will be provided so please make every effort to attend.

Cluster Families: The opening meeting for those registered as clusters will be held on Tuesday, September 26, at 7:00pm in Philbin Hall, in the basement of St. John’s school. Lesson plans will be distributed.

If you have any questions regarding our Cluster program or the opening meeting, please contact Andrea Fay.

Teen Mass
The 5:00 pm Sunday Teen Mass returns Sunday, September 10th! The Mass will feature contemporary music appealing to teens and young adults and their families, and will include teen participation in the various ministries of the Mass. If you are interested in becoming involved as a Eucharistic Minister or Lector please contact Ronda Dew.

Religious Education Registration for Wednesdays is Re-Opened

Religious-Education-Contemporary_SMALLWe are able to re-open our Wednesday program registration thanks to additional Wednesday teachers have volunteered.

The online registration process that can be accessed from the Religious Ed page of the Parish website.

PLEASE NOTE: Religious Education registration for 2017-2018 commenced in early March and concluded on May 31. Any registrations received from this point forward will incur the $25 per child late fee.

PLEASE CONSIDER BEING A RELIGIOUS ED TEACHER: We once again find ourselves short teachers for our Religious Education program.  You do not need any special skills or abilities, just the willingness to share your faith with the children of our parish.  We provide materials and support to help you and are especially in need for help on Wednesday afternoons.  Whether you are a parent, a grandparent, a high school or college student, or just a parishioner looking to encourage the youth of the parish in their faith, we want to talk to you.  Please contact Linda Messore at linda.messore@stjohnwellesley.org to set up a meeting to discuss options and opportunities.  Thank you in advance for considering to volunteer.

 

Religious Education Registration

Religious-Education-Contemporary_SMALLReligious Education registration for 2017-2018 commenced in early March and concluded on May 31. Any registrations received from this point forward will incur the $25 per child late fee.

Our Wednesday program registration is now closedDue to high enrollment and lack of teacher volunteers we can no longer accommodate additional students on Wednesdays.  If we can recruit additional Wednesday teachers we will re-open Wednesday program registration.

PLEASE CONSIDER BEING A RELIGIOUS ED TEACHER: We once again find ourselves short teachers for our Religious Education program.  You do not need any special skills or abilities, just the willingness to share your faith with the children of our parish.  We provide materials and support to help you and are especially in need for help on Wednesday afternoons.  Whether you are a parent, a grandparent, a high school or college student, or just a parishioner looking to encourage the youth of the parish in their faith, we want to talk to you.  Please contact Linda Messore at linda.messore@stjohnwellesley.org to set up a meeting to discuss options and opportunities.  Thank you in advance for considering to volunteer.

We have created a new online registration process that can be accessed from the Religious Ed page of the Parish website.

Religious Education Registration

Religious-Education-Contemporary_SMALLReligious Education registration for 2017-2018 commenced in early March and concluded on May 31. Any registrations received from this point forward will incur the $25 per child late fee and placement into our Wednesday program will NOT be guaranteed. We will contact those families that register for Wednesday classes but cannot be accommodated. We have created a new online registration process that can be accessed from the Religious Ed page of the Parish website.

Religious Ed Grade 6 “Summer Blast” Program: June 21 – 23

Summer_Blast_Grade_6The Religious Education programs of the St. John – St. Paul Collaborative are excited to announce that last year’s  “Summer Blast” program for our incoming sixth graders was extremely successful and we will be permanently offering it through our Religious Education registration process – as you may have seen as you registered your rising 6th grader. The program is offered as an alternative to help our families manage their busy schedules.  Successful completion of “Summer Blast” will fulfill religious education requirements for the upcoming school year.

Now that the Wellesley School Committee has confirmed the last day of school (Tuesday, June 20) we have scheduled our Grade 6 Summer Blast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 21, 22 and 23 at St. Paul School.

The curriculum will involve a variety of faith-based lessons taught in a fun, interactive environment and will include:

• Video Lessons on Morals and Values with interactive discussion
• Lessons surrounding the Jewish Ancestors in Faith – Moses & the Exodus
• Prayer
• Arts & Crafts
• Snack

Linda Messore,  Religious Ed Coordinator    
St. John the Evangelist Parish
Linda.Messore@stjohnwellesley.org

Kathy Curley, Director of Religious Ed
St. Paul Parish
stpaulreligioused@comcast.net

Religious Education

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Sunday, April 30
Grades 7-8:  Last Class 6:00 – 7:00pm
Grades 9:  Last Class 7:00 – 8:00pm
Grade 10: Confirmation Practice 7:00 – 8:00pm (Philbin Hall)

Monday, May 1
Grade 10:  Sacrament of Confirmation  7:00pm

Registration for 2017-2018
Religious Education Registration for 2017-2018 is currently underway.  We have created a new online registration process that can be accessed by clicking HEREPlease note that the registration period runs through May 31 – any registrations received after that will incur the $25 per child late fee and placement into our Wednesday program will NOT be guaranteed.