Faith Formation

Confirmation Class Important Dates!

  1. Saint Essay is due by Sunday, July 18th.
  2. Faith Statement questions are due by Sunday, August 1.
  3. Letter of intent is due by Sunday, August 8.
  4. Confirmation class is Sunday, August 22 in the church hall.

 

8th/9th Grade Parent Meeting is Sunday, August 15 at 12:15pm in the church hall.

 

Registration for NEW families will be on:

    Sunday, August 1, 12:15pm-2pm in the church hall,

    Sunday, August 8, 10am-11am in the church hall.

 

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First Communion photos link:

Here is the link from First Communion. Thank you for your patience.
 
https://heartandsoulphoto.shootproof.com/gallery/15119107

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To all members of the St. John the Evangelist Faith Formation Community:

As we come to the end of this very unique and often challenging school year, I would like to take a few moments to say thank you. 

Thank you to Karla Ryan for all of her leadership and support she has provided throughout the year.   

Special thank you to our parish staff who pulled together to help our students and our families, and each other. We pulled together to completely rethink the way we do business – from instruction to technology to maintenance and operations.

To our catechists, thank you for your willingness to change direction at almost a moment’s notice when we were forced to close our buildings in March and start up a new year while directives kept changing. Your commitment to our students and delivery of quality interaction. This work could not have been done without you.

Almost every aspect of our professional lives changed due to this pandemic, and I am grateful for the way we responded. No matter how we move forward under the precautions that are still so necessary due to this disease, we know that we will never be the same. 

The times we are experiencing will be the subject of history and economics and social lessons for generations to come. The work we are doing every day is groundbreaking, and it will continue to be. Out of necessity, yes. 

But this crisis also has provided us with the opportunity to think about all aspects of our work differently. It has allowed us to examine how we can take advantage of technology to be more flexible in meeting the needs of every student.  Nothing will ever take away the need for, and the value of, the personal connections that are so vital to the work we do. However, the creativity you have displayed in sustaining that work remotely has been exemplary.  That is not easy, and you have been more than up to the task.

I also would like to thank our students and families. 

These last few months have not been what any of us planned for. They have challenged us and offered us new opportunities every single day. Together, we have responded to the best of our ability and in the best interest of our students.

I can think of no better example of what it means to be “All in!” For that, I am beyond grateful to all of you.

God’s Blessings,

Ms. Carmelina

 

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According to the National Directory of Catechesis, “Parents are the most influential agents of catechesis for their children. They have a unique responsibility for the education of their children; they are the first educators, or catechists”. The aim of St. John the Evangelist Faith Formation program is to uphold the Church’s promise “to help parents foster their child’s faith.” (National Directory of Catechesis)

Carmelina Calabrese

Director of Faith Formation:    

Carmelina Calabrese

860-274-4123 

E-Mail: [email protected]