Category Archives: Religious Education Program

Coming Up in Religious Education

Religious-Education-Contemporary_SMALLThis week: SUNDAY, JANUARY 7
Grades 1 – 6: Class 10:00 – 10:45am
Grades 7 – 8: Class 6:00 – 7:00pm
Friends for Good 7:00 – 8:00pm
Grades 9 – 10: Friends for Good 6:00 – 7:00pm
Class 7:00 – 8:00pm
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10
Grades 1 – 6: Class 3:30 – 4:45pm
Next Week: SUNDAY, JANUARY 14
No classes – Martin Luther King Day weekend

A full calendar of all events is available at the Religious Education section of the Parish website.

Family Mass Coffee & Donuts

coffee_&_donuts_DDDonuts & Coffee is ready to go for the New Year! All we need are some volunteers to host. Please sign-up on the board in the Social Hall or email Chrissy Cassa if you would like to volunteer. If you haven’t volunteered before – it’s easy and the kids love to help! Everything is delivered to the
Social Hall – all you have to do is set-up and clean-up.  Thank you to all the families who have helped since September:
Devine Family, Grover Family, Hill Family, Pierce Family, Riley Family, Rubio Family, Song Family, and Songer Family.

Coming Up in Religious Education

Religious-Education-Contemporary_SMALLThis week: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
Grades 1 – 6: Class 10:00 – 10:45am
HS Retreat: 11:00am– 6:00pm
Grade 9 – 10: 5:00pm Teen Mass w/St. Paul students. Grades 9 & 10 are expected to attend this Mass to which the 9th and 10th grades from St. Paul’s have been invited. A Christmas celebration follows in the Social Hall.
Grades 7 & 8 are encouraged and most welcome to attend the Mass; however, no class is scheduled for these grades.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13
Grades 1 – 6 Class 3:30 – 4:45pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
Christmas Pageant Practice 2:30pm
Next Week: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Christmas Pageant 9:00am Family Mass
No classes.

“Polar Express” Family Movie Night – Friday, December 15

Join us as we get in the Christmas spirit on Friday, December 15 from 6:00-8:30pm in Powers Hall! Watch the Polar Express on the big screen under the lights of the Christmas tree. Hot Cocoa and snacks will be served. Feel free to wear pajamas and bring sleeping bags or blankets!

To help us plan for the event, please click the button to the left to let us know that you will be coming.

Coming Up in Religious Education

Religious-Education-Contemporary_SMALLThis week: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
No classes – Happy Veterans Day!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Grades 1 – 6 Class 3:30 – 4:45pm
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17
First Reconciliation 5:30pm
Next Week: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Grades 1 – 6 Class 10:00 – 10:45am
Grades 7 – 8 Class 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Friends for Good 7:00 – 8:00pm
Grade 9 Class 7:00 – 8:00pm
Grade 10 Friends for Good 6:00 – 7:00pm
Class 7:00 – 8:00pm

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.