As life becomes more and more complicated, families are being pulled in many different directions. Raising a child to be well rounded and a productive adult can be a difficult task today. Parents provide children with a great many gifts and blessings. Yet, there are times giving a child an understanding about the importance of their faith families can find this task to be a bit difficult.
A child’s faith will serve as a firm foundation in the years to come. The time and effort you have given to providing your child with a faith based family will help make them confident in their ability to cope with many of the adventures they will face. St. John’s of Rochester is here for your family to assist you in any way we can to help your child grow to be all that they can be. We look forward to working with you and getting to know your family. If you have any questions please contact Judy or Heather at 248-8850.
Faith Formation Classes
Formal classes begin in first Grade. All children attending classes must be registered for classes. We offer many options for you to choose from. Grades 1-8 meet at 10:40 a.m. Sunday morning; Grades 1-6 meet at 4:30 pm & 6:15 p.m. on Monday and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Grades 7 – 12 meet on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Online Registration.
Home schooling is also available. It is required that all students participating in home schooling must register and will be charged the regular fee for the program to cover the instruction materials. Parents responsible for home schooling must meet with the Director of Religious Education in September to receive the student textbook, workshop dates, and other helpful information. Parents will meet two more times during the year to share their successes and receive help with any stumbling blocks of their home teaching experience. At the end of the Religious Education year, the parent and student with his/her book(s) will meet with the Director to talk about what they learned and how it affected their lives and perspectives. Following this meeting, your records will indicate that your child has officially completed his/her year of Religious Education. Online Registration
This program is available the first full two weeks of August. Summer intensives is a full two-week commitment for grades 1-7 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. If you have any other conflicts during these two weeks (sports, vacations, other classes, etc.) this program is not for you. Catechists will be covering two lessons a day in order to complete a full year’s curriculum. Students will also be expected to do required homework. Online Registration
If you have any questions or need further information about the program or how you can volunteer within the Religious Education Department please contact Judy Leone, Director of Religious Education (email@example.com) or Heather Scalzo, Religious Education Secretary at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 248-8850