Religious Education

Contact: Mary Shetler, (812) 867-3718 or email [email protected] 

Click here for the complete 2022-2023 Registration Packet. The packet includes a calendar, detailed information, and registration form for Youth Ministry, Religious Education, and Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and Communion, as well as for Confirmation.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic PARISH

Religious Education & Youth Ministry 2021 – 2022

Calendars and Important Information

K – 8th Grade Religious Education: Sundays, 8:20 – 9:40 a.m.

Sept. 11

Class (Safe

Environment Training*)

Dec. 18

No Class (Christmas)

Sept. 18

Class

Dec. 25

No Class (Christmas)

Sept. 25

Class

Jan. 1

No Class (New Year)

Oct. 2

Class

Jan. 8

Class

Oct. 9

No Class (Fall Break)

Jan. 15

Class

Oct. 16

Class

Jan. 22

Class

Oct. 23

Class

Jan. 29

Class

Oct. 30

Class

Feb. 5

Class

Nov. 6

Class

Feb. 12

Class

Nov. 13

Class

Feb. 19

Class

Nov. 20

Class

Feb. 26

Class

Nov. 27

No Class (Thanksgiving)

March 5

Class

Dec. 4

Class

March 12

Final Class

Dec. 11

Class

 

 

Dates/Activities to Keep in Mind:

  • First Reconciliation: Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 8:15 am. (In-between 7 am and 10 am Mass).
  • First Communion Retreat: Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in the church pick up at 11:00 a.m.
  • First Communion: Sunday, April 16, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Mass (arrive at 9:00 a.m.)
  • Confirmation Rehearsal: Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
  • Confirmation: Sunday, April 23, 2023, arrive at church at 8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Mass.
  • May Crowning: Sunday, May 14, 2023, at the beginning of 10:00 a.m. Mass:
  • Vacation Bible School: Monday-Friday, June 5 -19, 2023: (registrations available in Spring 2023)

Classes and Locations

    • Kindergarten - 1st Grade (beginning at 5 years) meets in the Good Shepherd Room (south-side preschool classroom in the gym) and uses “Blessed” (as a “Pre”- First Reconciliation and Communion Preparation).
    • First Reconciliation and Communion Preparation (2nd Grade and those who have not yet received these sacraments) meet in the St. Michael Room (north-side preschool classroom in the gym) and use Signs of Grace.
      • Children must attend at least 75% of Religious Ed. classes and regularly attend Sunday Mass to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist through our Parish. The family must be registered parishioners, as well as having been enrolled in Religious Education during the previous school year.
    • 3rd-4th Grade meets in the west section of the gym and uses Faith & Life Series (4).
    • 5th-6th Grade meets in the east section of the gym and uses Faith & Life Series (6).
    • 7-8th Grade meets in the Holy Family Room which is also used as the cry room in the back of the church and uses Venture: the new teen Bible study from Mark Hart.

Classes and Locations

  • Kindergarten - 1st Grade (beginning at 5 years) meets in the Good Shepherd Room (south-side preschool classroom in the gym) and uses Faith & Life Series (1) and “Blessed” (as a “Pre”- First Reconciliation and Communion Preparation).
  • First Reconciliation and Communion Preparation (2nd Grade and those who have not yet received these sacraments) meets in the St. Michael Room (north-side preschool classroom in the gym) and uses Faith & Life Series (2).
    • Children must attend at least 75% of Religious Ed. classes and regularly attend Sunday Mass to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist through our Parish. The family must be registered parishioners, as well as having been enrolled in Religious Education during the previous school year.
  • 3rd-4th Grade meets in the west section of the gym and uses Faith & Life Series (3).
  • 5th-6th Grade meets in the east section of the gym and uses Faith & Life Series (5).
  • 7-8th Grade meets in the Holy Family Room this is also used as the cry room in the back of church and uses: “Chosen”.

Weather-Related Cancellations

In the case of a weather-related cancellation of Sunday Morning Religious Education, an email will be sent to all registered families as soon as reasonably possible (using the email address provided on the Religious Education registration form). Every effort will be made to send it out before 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. If bad weather arrives unexpectedly Saturday night, every effort will be made to send an email out as soon as reasonably possible on Sunday morning. If you have not received an email, you may assume that class is still scheduled. However, please use your best judgment, as we do not wish for anyone to take any unnecessary risk in inclement weather.

Drop-off and Pick-up

All Sunday morning classes, must drop-off in the Church. For everyone, pick-up is at each child's classroom. Kindergarten through 4th Grade must be signed in and out by a parent/guardian.

Questions regarding Kindergarten – 8th Grade Religious Education (or if you are an adult and would like to help): Please contact Mary Shelter at 812-867-3718 (Parish Office) or email [email protected]