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Faith Formation K-5Come, Holy Spirit.

July 1, 2024

Dear Families,

We have started registration for the 2024-2025 Faith Formation program at St. John XXIII! The 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. Even if your child has received the sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation, you should continue to enroll your child in Religious Education Classes. Included on this website is a link to registration. In addition, please complete the registration forms that are listed and required. This website also includes the schedule of classes for the 2024-2025 school year. Please read through all materials carefully.

Faith Formation classes for Kindergarten through 5th grade
Classes meet on scheduled Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, you will have a choice of the early session that runs from 4:15-5:30 PM, a second session that runs from 6:15-7:30 PM.

Sacraments: Sacrament Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 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 program or through a Diocesan Catholic School prior to the year that the child will receive the Sacraments. For more information, please visit our website

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. To properly plan and order curriculum, the registration deadline is Wednesday, August 7, 2024. After August 7th, a late fee of $10.00 will be added. We ask if anyone is having trouble with registration fees to contact Frannie Cerniglia at 239-561-7499.

We begin our Faith Formation year on Wednesday August 28th. You will be notified prior to the start of the year about the location of class assignments.

Please note there will be a parent meeting on Sunday, August 11th at 10:30am, in between the 9:15 and 11:15 am Masses. The meeting will take place in the Parish Life Center. This meeting is for the parents of children enrolled in both the 4:15pm and 6:15pm, K-5 Faith Formation Program. This is a parent meeting, so students do not need to attend, but of course are welcome. During this meeting, we will provide an opportunity to complete required Diocese of Venice paperwork.

We look forward to seeing everyone at this meeting and a wonderful year of Faith Formation!

In Christ’s Name,
Frannie Cerniglia
Director of Faith Formation & Sacrament Preparation


Important Documents

Please download the following:

Liability Release Form

Medical Authorization Form

Minor to 3rd Party Release

FF Schedule Download

Image Release Form

Contact Info

Frannie Cerniglia
Director of Faith Formation & Sacrament Preparation

St. John XXIII Catholic Church
13060 Palomino Lane Fort Myers 33912