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, and the online Project Nazareth: Faith Begins at Home program.

 

TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION MODEL
  • Choice of Sunday MorningMonday Evening, 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.
  • Grade 2 students preparing to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion must enroll in this model.

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 1-8 (except for Grade 2 students preparing for the Sacraments.) Please visit the Family Cluster Model page for more information.

 

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 2 students preparing for the Sacraments.)  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