St. John The Evangelist

Roman Catholic Church, Center Moriches, N.Y.

“Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.” Matthew 20:16

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: September 24, 2017

St. John The Evangelist Faith Formation

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Phone: 631.878.4141 / Fax: 631.874.6065
Website: sjecm.org
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Catechist Meeting: 9/28

Our new academic year is about to start (classes begin October 14). We will be holding a meeting for all our catechists on Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Home Study Book Pickup: Makeup meeting for those who missed the home study book pickup, a makeup meeting has been scheduled:
Thursday, October 5, 7 p.m. in the auditorium Please note: Only a parent/guardian may pick up a child’s books, and books for home study students will not be given out outside of the meeting. We look forward to seeing you!

Confirmation 1:8 Program

This week, we begin our Sunday/Wednesday sessions for our confirmation candidates who are receiving the sacrament this November. The next session dates are below:

Session IV “The Deep End: Prayer & Adoration”

Group A (Last Name A-L): Sunday, 9/24—5:30 p.m. Mass - 8:30 p.m.
Group B (Last Name M-Z): Sunday, 10/1—5:30 p.m. Mass - 8:30 p.m.

Session V: “The Journey Continues: Life After Confirmation”
Group A (Last Name A-L): Wednesday, 10/4—7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Group B (Last Name M-Z): Wednesday, 9/27—7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

All sessions begin and end in the auditorium. If you have any questions, please contact us at: confirmation@sjecm.org.


Faith Formation Registration is Almost Over

Registration for the 2017-2018 academic year will end very soon (week of 9/2). Children entering grade 1, as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for awhile, are welcome to register. For families already in our program, you will be notified about your child’s class placement via email and through a mailing over the summer.

Note: All new students - those not already in our program, and incoming 1st graders - must register in person at our office (see hours below). We will need a copy of the new student's baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized). Please call 6318784141 or email: faithformation@sjecm.org for more information. Registration ends August 31. Please be sure that you are a registered member with our parish. If you aren’t already, please contact the rectory at 631.878.0009.

In-person registration office hours:

  • Monday - Tuesday and Thursday: noon - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: noon - 8 p.m.
  • A Spanish translator will be available in June on: Wednesdays, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. / Thursdays, 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact our office through information above. Thank you for your dedication and support as we continue to enhance and grow our program for the youth of our community.

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Home Study Book Pick Up

For those students who are on home study, parents must come to pick up their books at ONE of the following meetings this month: Monday, September 18, 7:00PM, Auditorium OR on Saturday, September 23, 10:00 AM, Auditorium. Please note: Only a parent/guardian may pick up a child’s books, and books for home study students will not be given out outside of these meeting dates. We look forward to seeing you!

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.

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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.

Rite of acceptance

  • Our offices are located upstairs in the Red Barn.
  • Our program begins when students enter first grade.
  • When registering your child, please bring their baptismal certificate (or birth certificate if they were not baptized). Only a parent/guardian may register a child in our program.
  • For parents of students already registered in our program, you will be notified about your child’s class placement via email and through a mailing over the summer. Any placement change requests must be made in writing via email to: faithformation@sjecm.org.
  • Beginning this academic year, our 1st communion preparation (Levels 1 and 2) is now in-parish only (classroom setting) on Saturday mornings. All sacramental prep is two years.

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