Sessions starting in January and in March
Catechism Classes 2022-2023
Dear Families of St. John the Evangelist,
I’m pleased to announce that registration for our next Catechetical Year is now open. We are continuing our practice of Whole Family Catechesis, aiming to support parents in their role as the primary educators of their children. The goal is to strengthen your own faith and to equip you to catechize your children because your influence vastly outweighs anything we can give them 1 hour a week. So, we will provide resources and Becki and our volunteers remain available to help you that task.
**If attending a Catholic School
Cost, Materials, and Paperwork
One change is that we will be charging a $25 registration fee this year. Human psychology tells us that people take things more seriously when they cost something. We tend to take things for granted when they are free or easy. The fee can be waived in individual cases. Just speak with me directly if you can’t afford it and I waive it and keep that fact confidential.
The registration fee will cover the parent guide and children’s activity books, which will be distributed at the first class. Each Family should also have their own copy of a Bible (NABRE, RSVCE, and ESV Catholic are all acceptable translations - I recommend “The Didache Bible”) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. I also recommend the Baltimore Catechism for little ones and the YouCat for your older children.
For the sake of easy organization and communication, registration is online this year. Please go to our parish website – stjohnjeanerette.org – and go to “Religious Education à Registration” to complete the form. You can pay the fee online through the link at the end of the form or bring cash or check to the office. If online registration is not possible, you can visit the office to fill out a printed form and Ursula will complete the online form using that.
Finally, if your child was baptized somewhere other that St. John the Evangelist, we need a new copy of their Baptismal Certificate. You can call the church where they were baptized and ask them to mail a baptismal certificate to “St. John the Evangelist, 1510 Church St, Jeanerette, LA 70544.” Registration is not complete until we receive that certificate. We cannot give 1st Communion or Confirmation to someone without that on file.
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
Link to online resources that accompany the books: