Natalie Campbell, Director of Religious Education
Phone: 239.566.8740 ext. 3909
Our Faith Formation program encourages participation of all children in the parish continuously from ages PreK-12th grade. Preparation for First Holy Communion, specifically requires a minimum of two years of Faith Formation. To receive the sacrament of First Eucharist, children must attend two consecutive years of religious instruction. Children must have received the sacrament of Baptism, be at least seven years old and in the second grade.
During the first year of preparation, children must attend a full year of Faith Formation instruction and attend a minimum of 20 class sessions throughout the school year.
During the second year of preparation for First Holy Communion, children must attend a full year of Faith Formation instruction and attend a minimum of 20 class sessions throughout the school year, as well as some additional activities specifically related to the preparation of their sacraments including:
2018-2019 : Required for Parents of Students Receiving 1st Communion in May 2019
October 24th or 28th – First Communion Meeting for Parents. (Attend just one during your child’s Class Session)
November 4th, 2018 – First Communion Enrollment Mass at the 11:15AM Mass.
February 7th, 2019 – First Reconciliation Rehearsal at 5:30PM in the Church.
February 12th, 2019 – First Reconciliation Ceremony at 5:30PM in the Church.
March 31st & April 3, 2019 – Parent & Child Retreat. (Attend just one during your child’s Class Session)
May 9th, 2019 – First Communion Rehearsal at 5:30PM in the Church.
May 11th, 2019 – First Communion Ceremony at 11:00 AM in the Church.
May 12th, 2019 – May Crowning of Mary at the 11:00AM Mass.
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:
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Attn: Natalie Campbell
625 11th Ave North
Naples, FL 34109