The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a process for welcoming and initiating adults into the Catholic Church. The program is open to all persons, regardless of religious background, who seek to live their lives in the Catholic faith. RCIA welcomes people who have never been baptized as well as adults who were baptized in another Christian tradition and wish to become Roman Catholics. The RCIA team meets every Thursday from September through May.
Jack Kindsvater: 239-566-8740
Youth Faith Formation
Utilizing the insights of scripture and tradition as a resource and reinforcing what the Catholic Church teaches and believes, the catechists of the Saint John the Evangelist Faith Formation Program instruct the children of the parish to live their lives in imitation of Jesus and to respond to the call to follow Him.
The Faith Formation Program, which runs from September through May, also provides sacramental preparation for the children of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church. To receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, or Confirmation, children must attend a minimum of two consecutive years of religious instruction. Specifically, to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, children must be at least seven years old and in the second grade. To receive the sacrament of Confirmation, children must have a minimum of two consecutive years of religious instruction, and be in the tenth grade.
Natalie Campbell, 239-566-8740 ext. 3909
The Family Mission goals are to make families a priority at St. John’s. The ministry welcomes families by providing opportunities for them to strengthen their relationships with God and to grow the community by meeting other families. The Ministry includes the 11:15 Family Mass, Family Life nights, Fall Carnival, Night in Bethlehem, and May Crowning.
Jean-Paul Boucher, 239-566-8740
Adult Faith Formation
Proactively addresses the need of all adult Catholics, women and men, to continue to grow in their faith, and to form an adult faith. For most adults, religious education and formation ended when they were confirmed. And though they may be highly educated, they are still operating with the religion they received as a child. It’s quite difficult to address adult questions with eighth grade answers.
Click on the Adult Faith Formation web page to learn about current and upcoming programs
Jack Kindsvater, Adult Faith Formation & RCIA Coordinator: 239-566-8740