Faith Formation

Palm Sunday Mass

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Some wonderful activities for our children for the upcoming Holy Week….

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Stations of the Cross for younger through Elementary aged children

Stations of the Cross for older Children

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Stations of the Cross for older Children

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Update to our families regarding the Corona Virus

All Faith Formation Classes and activities are cancelled for the rest of the year. We are asking our families to complete their child’s/children’s religion books at home.  Below you will find a few suggestions to give you a few extra resources for grades 1 thru 6.  

Level 7 was given an additional book to complete for the weeks that said Service Project on the agenda. Please email us to set up a time to pick up this book if you have not already done so.

Level 8 families- please see the link below for the Chosen Access program.

Family Faith Formation WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE: As you may have seen in this space last week, our date for Confirmation has been postponed indefinitely because of the continuing corona virus health crisis. We are so sorry to announce that we have also decided to postpone all of our First Communion dates. We make this decision with great regret, especially because we know how much the children have worked for their big day and how excited they get as they look forward to receiving Jesus for the first time. And yet, with the great uncertainty involved in the current situation, we believe this is the best decision for the health and safety of all involved. We look forward to rescheduling these important events as soon as we are able.

Please see the Pastor’s Corner Page on our website for more information.

If you would like to follow the Daily Readings from Mass you can log in to USCCB.org

You will be able to see the readings and they also offer audio or video reflections. You can also receive a daily email with the readings.

Lesson Plans and Resources for Grades 1 thru 6

Sadlier Religion Digital Resources

Free online books for religious education

1) E-book site licenses for Religion
Religion E-book Log-in
Username:   SadlierStudent
              Password:    ReadyToLearn!
(case sensitive)2) Web resources for Teachers, Students and Families
   Religion Online Resources Log-in
No Username or Password required
We have left the Grade Level Agenda’s on the website so you can see what lessons need to be completed. This can also be found on your calendar. Please know that all extra activities and workshops have been postponed until further notice.

Joining the Ministry of Family Faith Formation

Jesus taught us to love God and one another. Help spread the love by volunteering to help in this very rewarding ministry. We could use catechists (teachers), class aides, office volunteers, parking lot safety help on Mon. and Tuesday evening, high school students to tutor one on one etc. We provide catechetical ministry to families at the center, Monday and Tuesday we could use help any of those days.
Please call us at 567-1765. Thank You.

Family Faith Formation Business Hours- We are presently closed but checking the email daily. You can send us messages via email.

The office is currently closed but we are checking messages and email. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any reason. Email will be a faster route.

Monday-Thursday 10 am-4:00 pm September to June
Monday-Thursday 10 am-3 pm July to August
Friday, office is closed.

Class Times at the Center

Monday, Tuesday 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Monday, Tuesday 5:45 to 6:45, Monday 7 to 8 pm

Forms

Calendars

Contribution for each grade for Outreach

Level 1 Cereal
Level 2 Peanut butter/Jelly
Level 3 Juice boxes
Level 4 Juice
Level 5 Macaroni and Cheese
Level 6 Tuna Fish
Level 7 Pasta
Level 8 Pasta Sauce

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Special Needs

We offer a special needs class for any student who requires a special education placement. Our catechist is a certified Special Education Teacher who provides Sacramental Preparation as well as weekly Religious Education lessons for our students. Along with our catechist we have many assistants who are there to provide a loving, nurturing environment for our children. Levels 1 thru 8 are welcome. Please contact us and let us know if you have a child who has special needs. All children are welcome to receive his/her Sacraments and gain a foundation of the love of Jesus Christ.
Every Tuesday at 4:30 pm.

Class Information

Requirements, Attendance and Absences

  1. All classes are 1 hour, and there are approximately 24 classes a year.  It is necessary for parents to bring the children on time for all classes and activities.
  2. We take strict attendance each week of class.  This is actually a legal record for the diocese.  Please keep in mind that after 3 absences we will call or write to you;  after 5 unexcused absences, with no communication to the office, your child will be asked to repeat the grade.

Important 

  1. If you know your child will be absent on a given day please call our office to let us know. (631) 567-1765
  2. If your child misses a class please cover the chapter for that week at home before the child returns to class
  3. Sign in and sign out / adult to adult hand-off (in the center and in home groups) for all grades 2nd to 8th

To help insure the safety of the children while they are attending FFF programs & classes, the adult in charge of drop off and pick up must sign each child in and out with the Child’s Catechist (teacher).   If your child attends class in a home group please make sure you see the child’s Catechist (teacher) at the home and sign children in and out before dropping off your child and leaving.  Adult to adult hand-off  is absolutely necessary when bringing children to and from religion classes or any activity sponsored by St. John’s.

Also, do not drop your child off more than 10 minutes early or pick him/her up more than 10 minutes late.  If continuing lateness occurs we will talk to you about making other arrangements for your child’s religion class.

Altar Servers

Students entering 4th grade and older are welcome to join the altar servers. Training dates will be posted in the bulletin as soon as they are available.  Please contact Mrs. Deb Bartlett, (631) 244-0663.

Altar Server Training:

There will be an announcement as to when the next training sessions will take place.

Please also always check the Bulletin  for updates, changes or new events.  Thank You