WELCOME AND BLESSINGS
Welcome to the St. John the Beloved Parish Religious Education program. We look forward to partnering with you in guiding your child in his/her spiritual formation as a Catholic Christian. The definition of catechesis is "a book that presents Catholic doctrine." This program is much more than just teaching dry facts. It is a living vibrant gathering of the faithful who are seeking knowledge and how to put that knowledge into their lived experience. We are missionary disciples. We want to learn how to live our lives as full, active participants in our Church and in our communities. The Religious Education program partners with our families in teaching and forming all missionay disciples.
In order to effectively minister to the young people who come into our program, our program is founded on the following principles:
1) Prayer- we offer our thoughts, actions and intentions through the practice of formal prayer as well as informal prayer;
2) Creed- we learn how the Church is one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church through our exploration of the Trinity, development of the Church and the Sacramental life of all disciples;
3) Liturgy- we gather as a community to celebrate and receive the gift of the Eucharist in order to become Christ to all we encounter;
4) Commandments- we discover the richness of the commands of God through our acceptance of what we are called to do in order to become richer in our love for God and others as well as ourselves.
Thus we invite your children from Pre-K through 8th grade to participate in our Religious Education program. Please see all the information as provided below.
Please complete the on-line registration form. You will need to download and return Form A. The links to the online registration form and the Form A is located under the Documents tab to the left. Our Summer Program is closed for further registrations but we welcome all students to the Tuesday evening program as well as
Classes for Grades 1-8 are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m and there is availability for all grades on Tuesday night. Our summer program is closed for further registrations.
The tuition for the 2017-18 year is as follows:
1 child $205
2 children $230
3 or more children $255
Please register on the Flocknote system. To register, follow the instructions on this page. All requested information is located there. Flocknote is our email and text communication system. We send all newsletters, calendar and class information via this system. Your registration on Flocknote will insure that you receive all information as quickly as possible.
Full payment is due in the office as soon as possible. Our classes fill up quickly, therefore, all registration applications are due as soon as possible. if you are registering your child for the first time in our program, we request a copy of your child's baptismal certificate.
There are no tuition refunds after September 1.
If you have any questions, please leave a message at 994-7757. Your call will be returned as quickly as possible. You may also contact Mrs. Ballintyn via email at email@example.com.
With Christ's blessings and peace,
Mrs. Dolores V. Ballintyn
Director of Religious Education