Religious Education


The St. John the Evangelist Religious Education Program provides our children and adolescents with ongoing faith formation, spiritual encouragement, and development of the understanding and practice of being Catholic in the world today.  As always, parents are the primary educators of their children, and the Religious Education Program serves to support and enhance their important mission. The programs incorporate meaningful learning experiences designed to inform, guide, and celebrate understanding of the Catholic faith. Children actively participate in prayer, worship, and service to others while continuing to develop their own personal relationship with God.

St. John’s offers programs for children in Grades 1-6, Grades 7 & 8, and Grades 9 & 10 (Confirmation), as well as a Peer Ministry Program for 11th and 12th graders.  We offer both traditional classroom programs and a Family Cluster model, which provides intergenerational learning for parents and children. Details on each program can be found using the menu to the right.


The program runs from late September through early May. Registration for the upcoming year begins in the spring and registration must be completed by May 31. (A $25 per child late fee is required if registering AFTER May 31.)

Complete information and instructions for registering your family can be found on the 2017-2018 Registration page.  Registration fees can be paid online at the time of registration, or mailed to the Religious Education office. Please mail payments and/or baptismal certificates to:

St. John’s Religious Education
39 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Contact Information

Linda Messore
Religious Education Coordinator

Ronda Dew
Confirmation Program Coordinator

Chris Bauer
Peer Ministry Coordinator

Andrea Fay
Teacher Support Coordinator