This vital ministry continues the tradition of instructing our children in the fundamental dogmas of faith, doctrine, tradition, and scripture as we try to bring each child into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. The focus is on prayer, learning, faith sharing, integration into daily life, and outreach.  

St. John’s offers a traditional classroom instruction program, a Family Cluster model, an At-Home Lessons Program, and the online Project Nazareth: Faith Begins at Home program.

 

TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION MODEL
  • Choice of Sunday Morning or Wednesday Afternoon programs.
  • Students meet with volunteer teachers in classrooms.
  • Students follow a defined curriculum and are introduced to a safety program endorsed by the Office of Child Advocacy.
  • Students are invited to participate in a grade-level liturgy during the year.
  • A service project appropriate for all grades is part of your child’s experience. Parental support is requested.

Grades 1 & 2:  Please see the First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation (Grades 1 & 2) page for additional important information.

 

FAMILY CLUSTER MODEL

This program is intergenerational learning for parents and children in Grades 3-8 (Grade 1 and 2 students preparing for the Sacraments must enroll in the Traditional Classroom Instruction Model.) Please visit the Family Cluster Model page for more information.

 

AT-HOME LESSON PROGRAM

We are happy to offer families the opportunity to facilitate our monthly Religious Education lessons in a safe, comfortable environment that works for their family. Our At-Home Lessons are available on the website for use at any time. Along with the lessons are resources and activities for each lesson topic.

 

PROJECT NAZARETH ONLINE PROGRAM

“Project Nazareth: Faith Begins at Home” is an online program that delivers weekly resources to families with children in Preschool – Grade 5 (except for Grade 1 and 2 students preparing for the Sacraments, who must enroll in the Traditional Classroom Instruction Model.)  Please visit the Project Nazareth: Faith Begins at Home page for more information.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please contact Linda Messore at linda.messore@sjspwellesley.org

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