Faith is a gift that we must care for and nourish at all times
The Arlington Diocese requires that the “Formation in Christian Chastity” be taught to all children in grades 1-8 in our Diocesan schools and in parish religious education programs as well as in all High School Sessions. St. John’s Religious Ed will hold the Arlington Diocese Office of Child Protection & Safety’s Formation in Christian Chastity classes October 17th and 18th with makeup sessions the following week. Please refer to the material that can be found on the Diocese website for more info:https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/child-protection/youth-training-programs/formation-in-christian-chastity/
Religious Ed (RE) Registrations for 2021-2022:
Parents are the primary teachers of their children. To assist families in the important mission of living the Catholic faith, our catechists and aides assist parents in leading their child(ren) to become disciples of Jesus.
Our Religious Education Program is intended for lifelong Catholic faith formation and it is not only for receiving sacraments. The program is designed to be continuous from kindergarten/grade 1 through high school. Skipping years between sacraments does not allow for adequate faith formation.
The Religious Education program at St. John the Evangelist serves more than five hundred students from Kindergarten through High School. In-Class students grades 1-8 learn from the Faith and Life series, with supplemental material added for each grade. The Diocese of Arlington provides this link for the Standards for Learning for grades 1-8. These guidelines are also used for end of year testing to help meet the Diocesan requirement for passing grades to advance to the next year.
Religious Ed (RE) registration forms for St. John Parishioners for the next school year are available. Those who were registered with us last year should have received them in the mail last week. We welcome back those who were away last year due to Covid – registration forms for those families were also mailed. RE registration forms for all others can be obtained by contacting the RE Office at [email protected].
All children are expected to successfully complete their current grade-level curriculum before registering for the upcoming school year. This means that all quizzes and tests from last year (including www.MyCatholicFaithDelivered and via paper) must be completed with a final passing grade. This is a requirement for advancement to the next year’s level of classes.
This coming year we will not be using MyCatholicFaithDelivered.
Each year all students in grades 1 through 12 should be registered with Religious Ed including Catholic Schools and Homeschooled students.
Not yet registered with the parish?
Parish Registration forms can be found online at https://sje1.org/start-here/parish-registration and in the parish office.
Classes began August 22nd & 23rd. Interested in volunteering? Please call the Parish Office.
The final deadline for all registrations is October 1st of this year.
For the upcoming year, we will offer the following 3 Sessions for grades K-8:
- Session A: Sunday 9:15am – 10:30am
- Session B: Sunday 11am – 12:15:pm
- Session C: Monday 5pm – 6:15pm
High School classes for grades 9-12 will begin the weekend after Labor Day at these times: Sunday 4pm – 5pm; Monday 5pm – 6pm
Inclement Weather and Cancellations
In case of inclement weather, please check your emails, the parish website at www.sje1.org.For Monday evening sessions, the RE program will follow Fauquier County Schools’ After School Cancellations.
Many requirements are now past due. Please turn in your Confirmation requirements before the dates printed at the top of each page. These requirements should be turned in to the Parish Office ONLY!!
For questions about Service Hours, please refer to the Spring 2022 Confirmation packet which listed the requirements for service hour info for the candidates. Throughout the year the church bulletins also listed the guidelines. Due to Covid restrictions it was decided that in order to keep all of the children and families safe from the Covid virus that for this past year ALL service hours were to be done at home. This has not changed. In order to help with overwhelmed families, we are allowing candidates to finish all and turn in by the end of July.
Due BEFORE 6/30/21: All Service Hours were to be completed by this date and these forms were to have been turned in: Forms C7 and C8 - All Service Hours Log Forms and Journals; Forms C 5 and C6 - Completed Stations of the Cross with family and Attend Eucharistic Adoration with family (When completed, please update the Confirmation Spiritual Activity Completion Logbook which will be in the vestibule of the church)
Due BEFORE 7/12/21: Forms C 9 - Completed a Novena to the Holy Spirit and turned in Novena Definitions, and C 10 - Completed Family Rosary with Family (When completed, please update the Confirmation Spiritual Activity Completion Logbook which will be in the vestibule of the church); Form C 11 - Saint Name and Report; Item C 12 - Letter to the Pastor; Form C 13 - “My Sponsor” Form
Help shape the Church's Future
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, please complete the child protection forms and VIRTUS class (now offered electronically) through the Diocese of Arlington.
To volunteer as a classroom assistant or catechist, please email Sherin Murphy, 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.