Religious Ed


Religious Education for Children in Grades 1-8

Our program for children in grades 1-8 consists of two format choices offered to children whose families are registered parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Parish.

1. Fall Session Grades 1 - 8

Classes meet on Sunday mornings on a Week A / Week B format from 9:00 - 10:15 a.m.


2. Home School

If, for scheduling reasons, the Sunday format is not convenient for your family, you may choose to home school your child. You will be given the materials needed and offered whatever support you require. The children's completed textbook must be returned to the Religious Education office and checked before they progress to the next grade level.

Confirmation Preparation

Our Confirmation program is a two year preparatory program. Confirmation 1 typically begins in grade 9 followed by Confirmation 2 in grade 10. The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered in the spring of grade 10.

Enrollment is open to high school students of any age who wish to receive this Sacrament.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition is $100.00 per student with a family cap of $250.00 excluding sacrament fees.

Students receiving the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist (typically grade 2) or the Sacrament of Confirmation (usually grade 10) will pay an additional $25.00.

Payments may be made by check or online (see online giving) and are due by September 9, 2018. Please contact the Religious Education Office if you need to set up a payment plan.

Are you new to our parish?

If you are new to our program please send copies of the certificates for all sacraments your child has received to the Religious Education office, St. John the Evangelist Parish, 1 School Street, Townsend, MA 01469.

Is your child attending a Catholic school?

If your child attends a Catholic school they are not required to attend religious education classes at St. John's. However, we want to make sure that they are in our database so that we can include them in any grade specific activities, including sacramental preparation.

Typically, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are received in grade 2 and Confirmation is received in grade 10. Preparation for these sacraments is done in your parish of record.

Has your child missed a year or two of Religious Education?

If your child has not consistently attended Religious Education classes you should contact the Faith Formation Office. Together we can help your child prepare to participate at their current grade level. Religious Education is a continuous program beginning in grade 1 and continuing through grade 10 when the Sacrament of Confirmation is offered.

Confirmation Registration & Payment

Grades 1-8 Registration & Payment