Catechism Classes 2023-24
Dear Families of St. John the Evangelist,
I’m pleased to announce that registration for our next Catechetical Year is now open. Our program continues to focus on Whole Family Catechesis. The most important influence in a child learning their faith is the example of their parents. So, we are asking parents to participate in certain ways and are providing materials and resources to assist you in handing on your faith to your children.
One major change this year is to the Confirmation program. Bishop Deshotel, in consultation with pastors around the Diocese of Lafayette, has moved the year of Confirmation to 8th grade. For this reason, we are asking all students entering 8th grade or above to register for Confirmation. In addition, we are moving to a year-and-a-half format. Students will begin classes in the fall and remain in the program until the end of the fall in the following year. This means that students entering the program in Fall of 2023 will receive Confirmation in November or December of 2024. We will announce that dates once we have reserved it with the Bishop.
I pray that this coming catechetical year proves to be fruitful for all of you! I have laid out the expectations below. You can find the calendar of classes at the link on the right of this page.
Cost, Materials, and Paperwork
As always, thank you for being a part of our parish family and I look forward to being together with you all as we deepen our knowledge and love of this great faith we share.
Fr. Alexander Albert,
St. John the Evangelist, Jeanerette
Link to online resources that accompany the books: