We have started registration for the 2019-2020 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 in this packet are registration forms and schedule of classes for the 2019-2020 school year. Please read through all materials carefully.
Faith Formation classes for Kindergarten through 5th grade
Classes meet on scheduled Wednesdays and Sundays. (Please note we offer only first and second grade classes on Sunday.) On Wednesdays, you will have a choice of either the early session that runs from 4:15-5:30 PM, a second session that runs from 6:00-7:15 PM. Our Kindergarten program is only offered during the early session on Wednesday. The Sunday Session is only for grades Kindergarten, first, second and third grades and is held from 10:30-11:45.
Sacraments: Sacrament formation 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 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
Middle and High School programs have different registration forms.
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 August 15, 2019. After August 15th, a late fee of $10.00 will be added. We ask if anyone is having trouble with registration fees to contact Chris Biel.
We begin our Faith Formation year with Mass on Sunday September 8th at 11:15 followed by a family meeting in the Parish Life Center. The first night of Faith Formation and Middle School will be Wednesday September 11th You will be notified prior to the start of the year about the location of classes.
In Christ’s Name,
Fr. Bob Tabbert | Pastor, St. John XXIII
Chris Biel | Director of Faith Formation
More About Faith Formation
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 for any of these programs please call the Faith Formation office at 561-7499. Find out more here.
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 scheduled Wednesdays from September to May.