Religious Education Program

Faith is a gift that we must care for and nourish at all times

Volunteers are needed throughout the year. Interested in volunteering? Please call the Parish Office.

Religious Ed Classes:

Classes began August 14th and 15th of 2022.  Parents are encouraged to read the parish bulletin weekly for updates. 

All quizzes and tests must be completed. This is a requirement for advancement to the next year’s level of classes. Students attending RE classes in grades 1 through 8 are expected to complete all homework (quizzes and tests) and then turn them in to the teachers for grading.

Registrations for 2022-2023 School Year are closed.

Inclement Weather and Cancellations

In case of inclement weather, please check your emails, the parish website at Monday evening sessions, the RE program will follow Fauquier County Schools’ After School Cancellations.

Re Calendar

First Penance:

  • Parent Meeting for all 2nd graders and RCIC 2A:
    Sunday, December 4th  9:30am OR 11:15am in St. John's School Trinity Hall (Snow date December 18).
    You can pick the meeting time that best fits your schedule and attend that one (the meeting should last 20-30 minutes).
  • First Penance Retreat for all 2nd graders and RCIC 2A:  
    Sunday, January 8th   1-3pm in St. John's School Trinity Hall (Snow date January 22). 
  • First Penance for all 2nd graders and RCIC 2A:
    Saturday, January 28th  10:15am in Mercy Hall (Snow date February 11). 

Confirmation 2023:   

  • REMINDER: Please make sure that a copy of your Baptismal Certificate is on file with the RE Office..
  • Need to remember when paperwork is due or need a form? Just look to the links on the left.

Mark your calendars for these dates:

  • Confirmation Retreat at St. Johns: Saturday, January 7th starting with the 8:30 am Mass. Lunch will be provided.

  • Confirmation:  Wednesday, April 26, 2023, beginning at 7pm. More info to follow.  Practice will be held the night before at 6pm beginning in Mercy Hall and finishing in the church.


Teacher and ChildrenHelp shape the Church's Future

Do you want to do a good deed? Teach the young!
Do you want to perform a holy act? Teach the young!
Do you want to do a holy thing? Teach the young!
Truly, now and for the future, among holy things, this is the holiest.                                           
~ Saint John Bosco

Serving as a classroom assistant or catechist is a wonderful opportunity to build up the Church by guiding children and young people on their faith-journey.

If you're interested in volunteering, with children in any capacity, you must first become fully compliant with the Diocese of Arlington through their Office of Protection of Children and Young People (OPCYP). St. John's Office Manager, Rosemary Coakley, is our Liasion for OPCYP. Her contact info is [email protected] or (540)347-2922 x202.

There are two parts involved with becoming compliant:

  1. First, all must have a background check. Here are the links.  The first form is the CPS form.  It will need to be copied back to back and notarized and returned to Rosemary in the Parish Office.  Rosemary is a notary if you need her to help.  Just bring your license and please call ahead so she can make sure to be available. 
  2. Second, all are required to attend a VIRTUS class which requires signing up ahead of time. Here is the link for the class:    Click on "First Time Registrant - Diocese of Arlington".  

If you have any questions, please contact our OPCYP Liasion, Rosemary Coakley. 

Thanks so much for volunteering at St. John's!

To volunteer as a classroom assistant or catechist, please email Sherin Murphy, at [email protected] or Stacy Byrne at [email protected]

Prayer to St. Michael

Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

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