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Religious Education

Mrs. Sherin Murphy, D.R.E.,

540-347-2922, Ext. 209,


Welcome to the Religious Education website for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. It is the mission of the religious education department to ensure that our young people receive a proper formation of the Catholic faith in all its breadth and authenticity. Please take your time to look around the website. If you have any further questions for me, please feel free to contact the Religious Ed Office. May God bless you.



2015-2016 RE Calendar

Registration Info and Expectations
Registrations for 2015-2016 began in May 2015 and classes will began in August 2015
Registrations for
2016-2017 will begin in late April 2016

Inclement Weather Policy

First Penance

First Holy Communion

Confirmation 2016

A Child's Guide for an Examination of Conscience

Information on How to Pray the Rosary

Information about Eucharistic Adoration

For Catechists/Assistants

In case of inclement weather:

 For Monday and Tuesday afternoon and evening  Sessions, the  RE  program  will  follow  the  Fauquier County Schools & “after school” cancellations at

For all Sessions, please check the parish website or call  540-347-2922 and follow the instructions for "weather related" cancellations. 


Becoming "Fully Compliant"

As most of you are well aware, the Diocese of Arlington requires that all adults who have substantial contact with children become "Fully Compliant" by 1) undergoing background checks and 2) taking part in the VIRTUS Training Seminar.  These are requirements of the diocese and not suggestions.  Therefore, if any of these requirements are outstanding it is up to you to meet them as soon as possible.

What if I still need to complete background check paperwork?

Please contact me as soon as possible and we will make arrangements to make this happen.

What if I still need to participate in a VIRTUS Training Seminar?

The steps are extremely simple:

1.   Go to the home page for VIRTUS Online.

2.   In the left-hand column, click on 'Registration'.

3.   Click on , 'Begin the Registration Process'.

4.   In the box which reads 'Select your Organization'. scroll down to
      Arlington, VA (Diocese).

5.   Next you will be prompted to choose a user name and password.

6.   From here follow the remaining prompts.


Volunteer Ministries in Religious Education:

Teachers and Aides receive preferences on class assignments for their children. Aides are expected to substitute for the teacher when needed. Teachers and aides must submit the signed Profession of Faith.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Religious Ed Office.

Religious Items Needed:


Do you have any religious items in your house that are no longer used? Do you receive religious items in the mail from those organizations seeking donations and you have no idea what to do with those items? Well the Religious Ed program could definitely use them! Please drop them off at the Parish Office and you will be blessed with many heavenly rewards!

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