Religious Education K-12
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Religious Education K - 12

Introducing Michael Kirk, SJR's NEW Director of  Religious Education.  Michael started at SJR on June 30.  Please take a moment to introduce yourself when you see  him around the church.

To learn more about Michael click here  

Welcome to St. John of Rochester Religious Education.  We look forward to assisting parents, the primary educators of their children, in bringing the teachings and values of our Catholic faith to the youngest of our parishioners. 

We are proud to be one of the few parishes in the diocese to offer Religious Education from Kindergarten through 12th grade; many programs end with the completion of the Junior High years. We also attempt to work with students who have special needs by providing instruction in one-on-one or small group sessions.  

Ours is a large program with approximately 500 public school students and 75 volunteer catechists (teachers).   Students also have the option of attending our Summer Intensive Program or being taught at home.

Our wonderful volunteer catechists come from all walks of life and range in age from college students to senior citizens.  We provide lots of catechist training.  Catechists new to our program attend a New Teacher Orientation before they begin teaching, and all catechists meet here at St. John's for a workshop once a month.  

Any questions or concerns about our program, as well as information about volunteer opportunities, should be directed to Michael Kirk, Director of Religious Education, at 248-8850 or at