St. John The Evangelist
R.C. Church, Center Moriches, N.Y.

St. John The Evangelist Faith Formation

Corpus Christi: June 23, 2019


“This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24


Contact Information

Phone: 631.878.0009 extension 170
Website: sjecm.org/
Email address: faithformation@sjecm.org
Facebook: StJohn FaithFormation
Office hours: Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (we're closed from noon - 1 p.m.)

Faith Formation News & Information

St. John the Evangelist’s Faith Formation program serves our parish youth, beginning in first grade, and their families as they grow in faith and prepare for the Sacraments. Registration has begun for the 2019-20 academic year.

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - noon then 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. *Extended office hours on Wednesdays until 7 p.m. We are located upstairs in the Red Barn! Those who are entering Grade 1 in the fall , as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for awhile, are welcome to register this June. Please note that formation for all Level 1 and 2 students is done in-parish in a classroom setting (no home study). To register in our Faith Formation program, please bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized). We look forward to seeing you!

Incoming 1st Graders and New Students: Registration begins June 10! St. John the Evangelist’s Religious Education program serves our parish youth, beginning in First Grade, and their families as they grow in faith and prepare for the Sacraments. Registration for the 2019 -20 academic year will begin in June this year. Those who are entering Grade 1, as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for awhile, are welcome to register this June. Please note that formation for all Level 1 and 2 students is done in-parish in a classroom setting (no home study). To register in our Faith Formation program, please bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized). Beginning June 10, our office hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon and 1 - 4:30 p.m., with extended hours on Wednesday until 7 p.m. We are located upstairs in the Red Barn. We look forward to seeing you!

Rite of reception: Are you an adult interested in receiving the sacrament of Confirmation? If you are a baptized Catholic, but have not been fully initiated, we offer a process for those who desire to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. For adults who desire more information, please fill our this letter of interest form first. For teenagers and their families who desire more information, contact the Faith Formation Office at 631.878.0009, ext. 170 or email to faithformation@sjecm.org. For adults who desire more information, contact Father John at jsureau@sjecm.org or leave a message at 631.878.0009. Meetings will begin during Lent and continue to the celebration of Pentecost in June.

Catholic mentors needed: We are in the process of preparing for a new session of our RCIA process. This process is for adults seeking baptism as well as those who were baptized into other Christian faiths. We are looking for active and engaged parishioners who can serve as: Catechists – work with prepared materials to teach others about the Catholic faith. Facilitators – work with our RCIA group to share with one another about the Scriptures and the Catholic faith. Hospitality – work to prepare a place of welcome with coffee and small snacks. The commitment involves an hour or an hour and a half each week. The truth – this ministry needs those who are actively involved in our parish (those who already do too much) and those who are seeking something new. For more information and to talk it through, please contact Fr. John ASAP so we can begin this process as quickly as possible. You can reach Fr. John at jsureau@sjecm.org or call at 631.878.0009.

St. John the Evangelist’s Religious Education: Our program serves our parish youth, beginning in first grade and their families as they grow in faith and prepare for the Sacraments. Registration for the 2019-20 academic year will begin June 10. (Those whose children are already enrolled will receive a placement mailing over the summer.) Those who are entering grade 1, as well as those with children who may not have been in religious education for awhile, are welcome to register this June. Please note that formation for all Level 1 , 2, 3, 4 and 7 students, as well as our Heritage program, takes place in -parish (no home study). To register in our Faith Formation program, please bring a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate (or a copy of their birth certificate if they were not baptized).

Do you want to be baptized? Do you want to become a member of the Catholic church? What are you waiting for? What about you or someone you know? We are in the process of forming a new group of those interested in becoming Catholic. If you are not baptized or were baptized in another Christian faith, please contact Fr. John Sureau or Suzan Fitzpatrick to be part of our next group of inquirers (those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Church). You can reach us at 631.878.0009 or via email to jsureau@sjecm.org or rcia@sjecm.org. Students expressed why they desire Baptism and their parents / sponsors promised to support them in their formation. Please continue to pray for our catechumens as they take their next steps toward full initiation into the church.

Se busca ayuda: se puede devolver? Estás buscando una manera de servir a nuestra comunidad? Al atender a más de 1,600 estudiantes, siempre necesitamos feligreses para enseñarles a nuestros jóvenes la fe. No tiene que ser un teólogo, simplemente tiene el deseo de compartir la fe y relacionarla con nuestra juventud. No se puede hacer un compromiso semanal? Quizás puedas ser parte de nuestro grupo de catequistas sustitutos! Necesitamos particularmente catequistas bilingües para ayudarnos, particularmente con la preparación Sacramental! Si está interesado, comuníquese con Michelle al 631.878.0009, ext. 5 o por correo electrónico: mpirraglia@sjecm.org.

Faith Formation Classes

New Faith Formation Payment Method!

Faith Formation Information

Confirmation Forms

Help Us Notify You

Do we have your email address? The Office of Faith Formation is moving to email notifications. If you have not yet given us your email address, please do so as soon as possible. When possible, we also send closing announcements via email, so be sure to provide us with your email to receive these notices.

All Faith Formation Forms

Help Wanted: Can You Give Back?

Are you looking for a way to serve our community? We are always looking for parishioners to help teach our young people about the faith. You don’t have to be a theologian — simply have a desire to share the faith and be willing to relate it to our youth. Can’t make a weekly commitment? Perhaps you can be a part of our substitute catechist group! If you are interested, please contact us at 631.878.4141 or via email at mpirraglia@sjecm.org.

Street Address: 25 Ocean Avenue, Center Moriches, New York, 11934

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