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Catechism Classes 2021-2022
Dear Families of St. John the Evangelist,
Despite the many challenges of the past year, our whole family catechism program was fruitful. Those who participated spoke well of their experience and shared some important feedback and suggestions. I am still convinced of what I wrote last year: that the best thing I can do is equip you as parents to teach the faith to your children. So it is my intention to continue the model of whole family catechesis format with some minor adjustments. The practical execution of this is as follows:
**Each Sunday evening will conclude with 30 minutes of adoration and concluded with benediction.**
As it was last year, the program will be free of any cost. If you are a registered parishioner, you and your children will be able to participate in the program without cost and we will provide the necessary materials free of cost. I as pastor do not want to put money between a family and learning their faith. Between donations and second collections, I hope and expect that the parish can bear this cost without too much difficulty.
That being said, I know many of you want to support the parish and help cover the expenses involved in this. Donations, therefore, are greatly appreciated and encouraged in whatever amount you choose to offer. Still, it is not required and will not be held against you if you cannot afford it at this time. The primary cost of this program is the materials, which I will list for you and give the approximate cost of each so that you can see where the money would go should you choose to give.
Each family will need (the cost is for your information, we will not charge you):
In order to prepare for this coming year, I ask that you complete the enclosed registration form and return it to Mrs. Patti as soon as possible. Please also plan to attend our orientation and first session on September 12. A calendar of classes has also been included for your preparation.
As always, thank you for being a part of our family and I look forward to being together with you all soon as we deepen our knowledge and love of this great faith we share.
Fr. Alexander Albert,
St. John the Evangelist, Jeanerette