Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
1282 Yardville-Allentown Road     Allentown, NJ  08501

 
Religious Education
2019-2020 Parent Handbook (pdf)
Parent Commitment Form (pdf)
2019-2020 CCD Calendar (pdf)

SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH


Office of Religious Education


Mrs. Lauren Walters, Coordinator of Religious Education

Office Contact Information

Phone:                                                                     609-259-3586
Email:                                                                     sjbRelEd@optimum.net

 


 

 

 

 

Latest News and Information

Welcome our Religious Education program!  For those who are new to our program, we will need a copy of your child(ren)'s baptismal certificate, as well as documentation of the last level of catechetical instruction completed from your former parish.
 
In-class Catechetical Instruction - We offer in-class instruction for all grade levels on Mondays & Tuesday evenings utilizing the Faith and Life series by Ignatius Press.  Grades 1-4 attend 5:00PM to 6:15PM and grades 5-8 attend 7:00PM - 8:15PM.  Classes meet approximately 23 times annually from October through April.
 
Please see the Parent Handbook  (can be viewed and downloaded on the left of this page) for conduct, dress code, and other important information. Also on this webpage is the Parent Commitment Form . All parents must print, sign and return the Parent Commitment Form by October 2, 2019 for their child(ren) to continue in our program.  Parents can scan and email the signed form to sjbRelEd@optimum.net or the form can be sent with your child on the first day of their class.  
 
The in-class year concludes with the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation in May.  
 
Our First Holy Communion date is Saturday May 2, 2020 at 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM.   Your child's catechist will provide further details of which Mass your family will attend.  First Penance & Reconciliation will be administered during class time at a date to be determined. 
 
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Confirmandi and sponsors or a parent must attend the Confirmation retreat annually scheduled in March as well as complete the necessary forms & documents to be presented in anticipation of Confirmation in a timely manner.  In addition, all eligible Confirmandi must be prepared for a written examination of Catholic Doctrine to be administered midway through the year, as well as interviews with members of our catechetical staff, including the CRE & pastor.  Students must pass both forms of examination in order to be confirmed; otherwise, Confirmation may be deferred.  
 
 
On-line Home Study Catechetical Instruction - We offer an online program brought to you by MyCatholicFaithDelivered.com , which is the Faith and Life series by Ignatius Press.  The year begins in October, as parents receive their child(ren)'s login information via the email account provided during the registration process.  In addition to the online component, students are given books to assist their studies & preparation, so that the workload is commensurate with in-class students. These books will be available for pick up in October in the Church Hall.  Students using this option must complete one (1) page of their choosing per workbook chapter, which is due no later than August 31, 2020 with a printed certificate of completion offered by the course.  Families have the option to submit coursework either in person or scanned & emailed. The online program is monitored periodically for progress by St. John's religious education staff. Strict adherence to deadlines & guidelines are expected.  Should a student be unable to complete the coursework in a timely manner without sufficient notice and consideration to staff, they will not be permitted to continued their studies online.  

 

2019-2020 CCD REGISTRATION 

The 2019-2020 CCD Calendar can be downloaded here

2019-2020 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS SCHEDULES

MONDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES
5:00pm - 6:15pm
Grades 1-4

MONDAY EVENING CLASSES
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Grades 5-8

TUESDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES
5:00pm - 6:15pm
Grades 1-4

TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Grades 5-8

 

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 UPDATE:

Our in-class CCD Program begins today.  At the present time, only registration for our Online Homestudy Option is open.  If you wish to register your child/ren for our Online Homestudy Program, please click HERE .

For information about in-class availablilty, kindly contact our Religious Education Office directly.


2019-2020 CCD FEE SCHEDULE
The same fees are charged for the onsite and the Homestudy Online option. After August 15, a late-fee of $25 per student will be charged for all returning (re-registering) students.  Students entering First Grade or those new to our Program will not be charged this fee.

ONE CHILD IN THE PROGRAM $ 90
TWO CHILDREN IN THE PROGRAM $160
THREE OR MORE CHILDREN IN THE PROGRAM $200