Dir. of Faith Formation
K – 5th Grade
Our Faith formation program (formerly known as C.C.D.) is designed not only to help students prepare for the sacraments but enables them to grow in their faith, spirituality, and knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church as they mature into young adults. We encourage you to enroll your child in the program beginning in kindergarten and continue with classes after they have received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion). Classes meet on Wednesdays from September to May.
At St. John XXIII we embrace the sacredness of all the sacraments of the Church. A description of our programs and the guidelines and requirements set by the parish and the Diocese of Venice. For more information or to register, please call the Faith Formation office at 561-7499.
A Letter to Our Families
We have started registration for the 2017-2018 Faith Formation & Middle School programs at St. John XXIII! Both the Faith Formation program, (formerly known as C.C.D.) and Middle School program are designed not only to help students prepare for the sacraments, but enables them to grow in their faith, spirituality and knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church as they mature into young adults. Even if your child has received the sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation, you should continue to enroll your child in either our Faith Formation or Middle School programs.
Faith Formation classes for Kindergarten through 5th grade and Middle School meet on scheduled Wednesdays at the Church. You will have a choice of either the early session that runs from 4:15-5:30 PM, or the second session that runs from 6:00-7:15 PM. Classes fill quickly and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Our Kindergarten program is only offered during the early session and the Middle School program is only offered during the second session.
Sacraments: Sacrament formation is a two year process that begins in grade one or above. We follow the Diocesan policy, which requires two years of formation starting with one full year of formal Catholic Religious Education through the parish or through a Diocesan Catholic School prior to the year that the child will receive the Sacraments. For more information please visit our website www.johnxxiii.net
An informational parent meeting for families new to the Faith Formation program will be held following the 11:15 Mass on Sunday, September 10 and will last approximately one hour. Any family new to the program is expected to attend. Faith Formation classes will begin on Wednesday September 13th.
Middle School Youth Group will begin with a parent and youth “Kick off Celebration” on Wednesday September 13. The celebration will include a dinner followed by an overview of the 2017-2018 program. Parents are asked to bring in a side dish or dessert to share. Enough to feed 10.
We look forward to meeting you and your child/ren and being a part of their faith journey. If this is your child’s first year in our program, please include a copy of their baptismal certificate unless they were baptized at St. John XXIII. In an effort to order supplies and secure teachers the registration deadline is August 9, 2017. After August 9, a late fee of $15.00 will be added. To ensure a spot for your child registrations must be received by August 31st. We ask if anyone is experiencing difficulty with registration fees to contact Chris Biel.
In Christ’s Name,
Fr. Bob Tabbert | Pastor, St. John XXIII
Chris Biel | Director of Faith Formation
Kelly Evers | Director of Middle School