- Faith Formation News -
Greetings Parents and Guardians,
We are closely monitoring the current social situation surrounding us and hold you in our prayers. While faith formation may look different in the coming program year due to new regulations, we will still have faith formation programs available for your family.
In these times, unlike any other times that I have experienced, I try and remind myself that God is present and in full control of all that is happening. He is with us each day and never abandons us. We may not always feel His presence or fully trust that He is in control, but He is with us regardless of how we feel or how strong our faith and trust in Him. I am reminded of the following verses from the Gospel of Mark:
A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up. Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. They woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind ceased and there was great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” They were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?”
As we continue to navigate the ups and downs of life, let us pray that the Lord will calm the storms and ask Him for an increase of faith and hope as we place our trust in Him.
We welcome back our returning families and extend warm greetings to those who join us for the first time. Things will look a little different this year for our classes. But know we are here to support each and every student. Please understand we will be starting classes virtually and looking at the status of COVID in 2021, we may invite certain grades the option to be in person. Our intention is to have our 3rd and 9th graders return in January once a month in person to have their class. As I mentioned at the parent meetings, we will only have 6 students in class, wearing masks and Purell.
Below is a list of the Catechists who give so much of their personal time unselfishly.
Captain: Mrs. Tricia Stinson
Kindergarten: Ms. Carmelina Calabrese
Grade 1: Mrs. Caterina Cipriano, Mrs. Maria Milo, Mr. Jeff Pacelli
Grade 2: Ms. Sarah Cipriano, Ms. Sophie Charbonneau
Grade 3: Ms. Kathy Durgy-Concepcion, Ms. Terry Malaspina, Mrs. Michelle Massicotte, Mrs. Aimee Fong
Grade 4: Mrs. Stephanie Varrone, Mrs. Tina Lubus
Grade 5: Mrs. Joan Palladino
Grade 6: Mrs. Kara Major, Mrs. Maryellen Perugini
Grade 7: Mr. Brendan McDonald, Mrs. Kate Eddy
Grade 8: Mrs. Karen Mancini
Grade 9: Mrs. Stacey LaCapra, Mrs. Denise Rickevicius, Ms. Catherine DiNino, Mrs. Dawn Kelly, Mr. Raymond Znidarsich
Catholic High School Gr9 & Confirmation: Ms. Carmelina
Ms. Carmelina Calabrese
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)
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