Natalie Campbell, Director of Religious Education
Phone: 239-566-8740 ext. 3909
Welcome to Faith Formation at Saint John the Evangelist!
The Mission of our Faith Formation Program is to help each child in our care to have a personal relationship with Jesus of Nazareth. 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 Christ and to respond to their baptismal call to follow Him. Together with the children, our Catechists:
- Share the Gospel, the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
- Teach children to pray.
- Share Catholic traditions.
- Encourage children and families to engage in the Sacramental Life of the Church.
Our Faith Formation Program welcomes children in grades Pre-K through 12th Grade, as the faith season runs from September through May with the following offerings:
9:30-10:45 AM K-8th Grade & High School Confirmation Morning Sessions
6:15-7:30 PM High School Confirmation Evening Sessions
12:00-2:00 PM – PreK Atrium, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
5:30-7:00 PM – Grades K-8th & High School Bible Study
A Word About Sacramental Preparation
Our Faith Formation program encourages participation of all children in the parish continuously from ages PreK-12th grade. At specific ages and grades along the journey, our Faith Formation Program 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, be at least 15 years old, and be in tenth grade or higher.
Parents who wish to enroll their children in the Saint John the Evangelist Faith Formation Program for grades Pre-K to 12th Grade should print registration forms from the link on this page, complete the registration forms, and return both the forms and payment to the following address:
Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Attn: Natalie Campbell, Director of Religious Education
625 111th Ave. N
Naples, FL 34108