Welcome to the Religious Education Program!
As both of our Parishes of St. John the Evangelist and St. Vincent de Paul are making great efforts to come together as one community of faith, we will be uniting our Religious Education programs.
We are fortunate to have the beautiful and spacious buildings of St. John the Evangelist School, located at 13 Hodges Street, Attleboro, MA and St. John the Evangelist Parish Center located behind the church, for the students to attend Religious Education Classes. We thank you for your understanding and patience as we strive to come together for the Religious Education of the children of our parishes.
- Religious Education- Grades Pre-K through 9, formerly known as CCD, provides religious education for our youth, thus supporting parents with their responsibility of teaching their children the Catholic Faith.
- Confirmation- Confirmation is most often preceded by a two-year program for young people in Grades 8 and 9. Special preparation is provided for adult confirmation.
- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)- (Adult Religious Formation) This is a process of sharing the Catholic faith with anyone who has not made Baptism, First Communion, and/or Confirmation. The program includes a study of the Trinity, Sacraments, Scripture, Morality, Church and Social Justice along with faith sharing. The program begins in September and concludes at the Easter Vigil.
The success of our Religious Education Program relies greatly on family involvement. The entire community supports the program and we appreciate all that they do for this vital ministry. Volunteers interested in being Catechetical Instructors and Parents of students that would like to register should call or email the Religious Education Office at:
Please refer this page often for the latest information, news, and documents. Thank you!
-Margaret M. Keenan, Director of Religious Education
School: Grades 3-7
School: Grades PK, K, 1 & 2
Parish Center: Conf. II (Gr. 9)
School: Grades 1-7
School: Confirmation I (Gr. 8)
School: Grades 1-7
Tuition & Fees
One Student: $60
Two Students: $95
Three or More Students: $120
Grades 2 & 9 Robe: $15
Grade 2 Sacramental Fee: $35
Grade 8 Retreat: $20
Grade 9 Retreat: $25
No family is denied participation for inability to pay tuition or fees!
Save the Dates: Religious Education Registration for the 2019-2020 catechetical year will take place at St. John’s School, 13 Hodges Street, Attleboro. Registration will take place on:
Saturday, September 7th – 8AM-11AM in the SJE Gym
Sunday, September 8th– 8AM-11:30AM in the SJE Gym
Monday, September 9th – 5:30PM-7PM in the SJE Cafeteria
Students in Grades PK - 8 must be registered each year. With the exception of Confirmation I (Grade 8), & Confirmation II (Grade 9), the choice of day and time is done on a first come, first served basis. New students are asked to provide a copy of their Baptismal certificate and sacramental information. We welcome new families to participate in our faith formation program! Please contact the Religious Education Office with any questions, concerns, etc.
**GRADES PK-8 CLASSES BEGIN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd
**GRADE 9 BEGINS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The success of our Faith Formation Program is due to the dedicated, committed, faith-filled volunteers who come each week to teach our children. Please consider helping us this year by becoming a catechist or aide. A teacher's guide and syllabus are provided. Assistance and help with planning of lessons is available. Any volunteer who has one or more children in our program does not have to pay tuition. **All new volunteers are asked to complete a CORI and Safe Environment training! For more information, please contact our office.
CATECHETICAL SUNDAY: Sunday, September 15th. All catechists, aides, and volunteers are invited to attend the 10AM Mass with their families. The 2019 theme is Stay With Us. Those who serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for this ministry. Your fellow parishioners will be able to thank you for the wonderful work you do!
CATECHIST MEETING: Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30PM in the Hospitality Center. This is an important meeting for all catechists, aides, and volunteers before the 2018-2019 school year begins!
FAMILY MASS: Our first Family Mass of the year will be held on Sunday, October 6th at the 10AM Mass. We will be led in song by the Youth Choir, and we will have youth lectors proclaim the Word of God during Mass. All children are invited to sit up on the rug in the sanctuary during the homily.
**If your child is interested in lectoring and is in the fifth grade or higher, contact Mrs. Keenan.
**If your child is interested in joining Youth Choir, please contact the Youth Choir Director Maureen Merriam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-695-7349.