St. John The Evangelist
R.C. Church, Center Moriches, N.Y.

St. John The Evangelist Faith Formation

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 2, 2018


Contact Information

Phone: 631.878.0009 extension 170
Website: sjecm.org
Email address: faithformation@sjecm.org
Facebook: StJohn FaithFormation
Office hours: Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (we're closed from noon - 1 p.m.)

 

Faith Formation News & Information

Summer office hours: Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (we're closed from noon - 1 p.m.). Wednesdays, 11 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.*

Faith formation registration is underway for incoming 1st graders/new students: Those who are entering Grade 1, as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for a while, are welcome to register now through August 30. Registration for incoming 1st graders and new students for the 2018-2019 academic year. St. John the Evangelist’s religious education program serves our parish youth, beginning in first grade, and their families as they grow in faith and prepare for the Sacraments. Registration for the 2018-2019 academic year will begin in June this year. Those who are entering Grade 1, as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for awhile, are welcome to register this June. Please note that formation for all Level 1 and 2 students is done in-parish in a classroom setting (no home study). To register in our faith formation program, please bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized). Please also be sure that you are a registered member with our parish. If you aren't already, please contact the rectory at 631.878.0009. Spanish translators needed.

Confirmation “1:8” Program: For our students making their Confirmation this October 2018, our Confirmation Prep program will continue next week. After Labor Day, we begin our Sunday/Wednesday sessions. The next session dates are below: Session II: “Epic Story: God’s Plan for Our Lives” Group A (Last Name A-K): Sunday, 9/9 at 5:30 PM Mass until 8:30 PM. *Sunday Sessions begin with 5:30 PM Mass in the Church / Parent Sign-Out in the Main Lobby of the School at 8:30 PM Group B (Last Name L-Z): Wednesday, 9/12 from 7 PM - 8:30 PM. *Parent Sign-In / Sign-Out in Main Lobby of the school. If you have any questions, please contact us at: confirmation@sjecm.org.

Registration for new students: Now through August 30: St. John the Evangelist’s Faith Formation program serves our parish youth, beginning in First Grade, and their families as they grow in faith and prepare for the Sacraments. Those who are entering Grade 1, as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for a while, are welcome to register from now through August 30th. Please note that formation for all Level 1 & 2 students is done in-parish in a classroom setting (no home study). To register in our Faith Formation program, please bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized). If your child is already in our program, their 2018-19 registration info has been sent in the mail. If you do not receive this mailing please contact our office.

RCIC: Rite of Acceptance: Are you an adult interested in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation? If you are a baptized Catholic, but have not been fully initiated, we offer a process for those who desire to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. For adults who desire more information, contact Suzan Fitzpatrick at rcia@sjecm.org. For teenagers and their families who desire more information, contact the Faith Formation Office at 631.878.0009, ext. 170 or email to faithformation@sjecm.org. Our RCIC students who are preparing for Baptism at the Easter Vigil in 2019 came together last month to celebrate the Rite of Acceptance. Students expressed why they desire Baptism and their parents/ sponsors promised to support them in their formation. Please continue to pray for our catechumens as they take their next steps toward full initiation into the Church.

Catechists Still Needed: We had a tremendous response following our request for more catechists this summer—We have nearly 20 new volunteer catechists! Thank you to all who responded! However, we are still in need of catechists: Level 2 - Saturday, 10 a.m. Level 7—Monday, 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Co-teachers/aides needed for Saturday classes! Can’t make a weekly commitment? Join our sub list! Please contact Michelle at 631.878.4141 or via email: mpirraglia@sjecm.org.

Se busca ayuda: se puede devolver? Estás buscando una manera de servir a nuestra comunidad? Al atender a más de 1,600 estudiantes, siempre necesitamos feligreses para enseñarles a nuestros jóvenes la fe. No tiene que ser un teólogo, simplemente tiene el deseo de compartir la fe y relacionarla con nuestra juventud. No se puede hacer un compromiso semanal? Quizás puedas ser parte de nuestro grupo de catequistas sustitutos! Necesitamos particularmente catequistas bilingües para ayudarnos, particularmente con la preparación Sacramental! Si está interesado, comuníquese con Michelle al 631.878.0009, ext. 5 o por correo electrónico: mpirraglia@sjecm.org

Help wanted: Can you give back? Are you looking for a way to serve our community? We are always looking for parishioners to help teach our young people about the faith. You don’t have to be a theologian — simply have a desire to share the faith and be willing to relate it to our youth. Can’t make a weekly commitment? Perhaps you can be a part of our substitute catechist group! Right now, we are in need of a Level 4 and a Level 8 catechist. If you are interested, please contact Michelle at 631.878.0009. ext. 5 or via email at mpirraglia@sjecm.org.

Volunteers needed for the fall confirmation program: Are you excited about your faith and have a desire to share it with our young people? Why not join us in our 5-week Confirmation program this fall? Our 230 candidates need your witness! It is an outside-the-classroom model that combines catechesis, fun, faith-sharing and fellowship. For more information, please contact Michelle at mpirraglia@sjecm.orgor 631.878.0009, ext. 5.

 

Faith Formation Classes

Faith Formation Class Registration

Confirmation Paperwork

Handbooks

help us Notify You

Do we have your email address? The Office of Faith Formation is moving to email notifications. If you have not yet given us your email address, please do so as soon as possible. When possible, we also send closing announcements via email, so be sure to provide us with your email to receive these notices.

Faith Formation Forms

Help Wanted: Can You Give Back?

Are you looking for a way to serve our community? We are always looking for parishioners to help teach our young people about the faith. You don’t have to be a theologian — simply have a desire to share the faith and be willing to relate it to our youth. Can’t make a weekly commitment? Perhaps you can be a part of our substitute catechist group! If you are interested, please contact us at 631.878.4141 or via email at mpirraglia@sjecm.org.

Street Address: 25 Ocean Avenue, Center Moriches, New York, 11934

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