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Welcome to

Religious Education 
 (Religious Ed / RE)

 

Mrs. Sherin Murphy

Director of Religious Education

(DRE) K-12th

540-347-2922 x209

Welcome! 

RE classes began September 13th & 14th
(We ask that all children bring a folding beach chair for classes as we hope to meet outside weather permitting and we will need them when classes meet inside as well)

As we reach the beginning of November, we are now beginning week 7 of our RE calendar year. With 7 weeks of catechesis, all students in grades 1-8 should be working to complete the 7th set of lessons in the My Catholic Faith Delivered program. Each child should be working to complete a lesson each week online along with coming to class.

As the cooler weather arrives, we will be holding our classes inside the school (and as Mercy Hall becomes available, we will utilize that space as well). Students are still asked to bring their beach chairs for these classes and are asked to wear masks.**


VIP Paperwork

Click on the following for:

St. John's Religious Ed Contact Info
   
  (for "My Catholic Faith Delivered" and "Flocknotes")

Faith Formation Participation Waiver

Faith Formation Participation Waiver (in Spanish)

Faith Formation Volunteer Waiver for Adult Volunteers

Faith Formation Volunteer Waiver for Adult Volunteers (in Spanish)


Updated News:

For Our Tentative 2020-21 RE Calendar click Here!

In case of inclement weather:

For all Sessions, please check your emails/texts for Flocknote blasts that will be sent out for cancellations.

 For Monday afternoon Sessions, the  RE  program  will  follow  the Fauquier County Schools daytime & “after school weather cancellations" at www.fcps1.org

u Confirmation 2021 for all  registered at St. John School or with St. John’s Religious Ed for 8th grade. click Here!

u Confirmation 2022:
  Packets for Confirmation 2022 will be sent out later in November to all 7th graders registered at St. John School or with St. John’s Religious Ed If you have not yet registered, you will not receive a packet and we will assume you will postpone at least one year.  Please note, this coming year’s packet will be slightly different from previous years. Thank you for your patience. Let us pray for one another.

u Religious Ed Registrations:

     Religious Ed Registration Forms were given out in March 2020 or mailed out shortly after to those families enrolled in classes this past year. Those hopefully expecting to have their child(ren) receive a Sacrament this year, need to register their children with St. John School or with our Religious Ed Office.  If you would like an  RE Registration Form emailed or mailed to you, please email smurphy@sje1.org & one will be sent.  For those transferring from other parishes, please ensure that you register with our parish before trying to register with RE. Please ask the DRE from your previous parish to send a letter to the RE Office with detailed records on your child(ren)'s records of catechesis and Sacramental prep.

    With the start of the new year, we at St. John the Evangelist are doing all we can to ensure the safety of our families and volunteers in preparing for the 2020-2021 year. The St. John RE program serves more than 500 students from our parish in grades Kindergarten through 12. Families are encouraged to register all children in first grade through high school who do not attend Catholic schools. Faith is a gift that must be cared for and encouraged to grow all the time, not just when we think it's convenient.

   ** Due to Covid there are changes to our program.  There are "In-Class" offerings, and "Home School Special" offerings (new).
     All of these children will receive a textbook from the Faith and Life Series. The online My Catholic Faith Delivered program will facilitate learning the catechism at home between classes with activities and homework.   It will also keep track of quizzes and tests to help meet the Diocesan requirement for passing grades to advance to the next year. Both of these are expected to be covered and done on a weekly basis and the entire course completed by the beginning of May.
     Students will also receive other supplemental materials for each grade to help grow in their faith.  Kindergarten will continue to use the Loyola text and the High School classes will be using the text Catholicism & Society from C.R. Publications.
     Our "In-Class" students who are registered for classes in grades 1-8 will be following a hybrid model for classes (a blend of both online and in-person. The in-person sessions are held at specific times (Sessions) with lessons taught each week, and the My Catholic Faith Delivered is the online program which parents will guide at home.
     Our "Home Schooling Special" students in grades 1 through 8 is for those who are associated with a class, but due to Covid concerns, their parents wish to teach their children at home for this year. These students are associated with a class, and a catechist will be in touch with the parents to give them guidance and to answer questions they may have. The students are still expected to have the course completed by the beginning of May.  Those who are "Home Schooling Special" are always invited to join the classes throughout the year.

     As in the past, the "Home Schooling" offering is for those attending other Catholic schools, and those "Home Schooling" for those who teach their children in all subjects.

    Let us pray that this crisis ends soon.  Stay healthy, safe and well.  May God bless you & yours!

u CATECHISTS & ASSISTANTS ARE STILL NEEDED!

     Please prayerfully consider helping this year. To the parents of children in the program…helping as an assistant in the classroom is a wonderful opportunity to serve the Church and learn alongside your child. It also gives you the opportunity to learn more about the role of catechist, if you’d like to consider that opportunity in the future.

    As a token of appreciation for their service, catechists and aides receive free tuition.  All volunteers are asked to complete the child protection forms and VIRTUS class through the Diocese of Arlington. The VIRTUS class is now offered electronically. Please take advantage of this opportunity while you can. Please call or email Sherin Murphy, at smurphy@sje1.org to discuss how you might be able to help as a catechist or assistant for the next school year.


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For masses, prayers & other resources click HERE:

 

From the Arlington Diocese (click on links):

Revised Elementary Standards of Learning (including tests) * 

~ Prayers by Grade *

~ Diocesan Catechetical Resources

A few "Faith and Life" Resources that can be found online click here


Confirmation 2021

Prayer for Confirmation

Holy Spirit, strengthen me with your gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord, and help me to serve as a disciple of Christ.

Grant that I may grow into the fullness of the stature of Christ. Fill me with the joy of your presence. Increase in me the fruit of your Spirit. Help me to experience and trust your dwelling within, so that I can count on your guidance today and every day.

Show us the way to help one another and to become better disciples of Jesus Christ, sharing your love with our world and with each person we meet.

Come, Holy Spirit! Come!

 

NEW DATE
DUE

ITEM DESCRIPTION
Final forms are due before the dates shown

BEFORE
9/24/19

Form C 1

Application for the Reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation

BEFORE
9/24/19
Form C 2 Confirmation Letter of Intent
BEFORE
9/24/19
Form C 3 Student Preparation Policy Agreement

BEFORE
9/24/19

Form C 4 Parent Policy Agreement

BEFORE
10/1/20

  All Service Hours must be completed by this date!
Please contact
the RE Office for service hour opportunities.

BEFORE
10/1/2
0

Form C 5 Completed Stations of the Cross with family - When completed, please update the SignUpGenius Page

BEFORE
10/1/2
0 

Form C 6 Attend Eucharistic Adoration with family When completed, please update the SignUpGenius Page

BEFORE
10/1/20

Form C 7 All Service Hours Log Forms must be completed and turned in. 

BEFORE
10/1/2
0

Form C 8

All Service Hours Experience Journals must be completed and turned in

Now Item C 14

Please study the Clock test and questions listed in preparation for your Interview.  Please do NOT wait until the last minute.

BEFORE
10/23/20

Form C 9 Completed a Novena to the Holy Spirit and turned in Novena Definitions
BEFORE
10/23/20
Form C 10 Completed Family Rosary  with family
When completed, please update the SignUpGenius Page
BEFORE
10/23/20
Form C 11 Saint Name and Report
BEFORE
10/23/20
Form C 12 Letter to the Pastor
BEFORE
10/23/20
Item C 13 “My Sponsor” Form
N/A Item S 1 Sponsor Eligibility & Requirements

Sponsor Eligibility forms should not be older than 6 months prior to the date of Confirmation.

AFTER 10/17/20
&
BEFORE

3/1/2
1
Form S 2 Sponsor Agreement Form

Sponsor Eligibility forms should not be older than 6 months prior to the date of Confirmation.

AFTER 10/17/20
&
 BEFORE

4/1/20
Form S 3 Sponsor Proxy Form - if needed

Sponsor Eligibility forms should not be older than 6 months prior to the date of Confirmation.

late 2020

Item C 14 Must complete Interview with our Pastor or Parochial Vicar. The RE Office will contact the candidate to schedule the interview when all required paperwork is completed and turned in to the RE Office.

TBA

more info to follow

Must attend the Confirmation Retreat. All Confirmation candidates are required to attend a retreat prior to receiving Confirmation. As soon as we have a date for Confirmation, we will set up this date and notify all through SignUpGenius. The retreat will be close to a day-long event.

TBA

  Confirmation Rehearsal is mandatory for candidates and their sponsors

TBA

  Order Confirmation Robes - info will be available at a later date

 

Saint 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.
Amen.


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