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A complete program of religious education is offered at Saint John’s each Sunday morning during the school year for children in First grade through young adults in the Ninth grade, preparing for Confirmation.

***REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED***

Registration fee for one child is $125, two children $175, three children or more $200. Pre-Confirmation and Confirmation fee is $200 per child. The deadline to register is August 13th. All classes are offered on Sundays beginning at 8:30 AM and ending by 9:45 AM, in time for the 10:00 AM Family Mass. For more information, please call the rectory and speak with Anne Marie Carpanzano, Director of Religious Education, at (203) 324-1553 ext.1, or email her below.


Sunday School (CCD)

CCD is for the children of the parish and is offered on Sunday mornings during the school year at 8:30 AM, followed by the Family Mass at 10:00 AM.


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RCIA INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE: 2018-2019

Instructor | Fr. JOSEPH GILl

Class Meeting Times and Location | Mondays, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, in the Parish Rectory (unless otherwise noted). Class meeting times are very important. Please send Fr. Vill an email if you have to miss an RCIA class session.

Cost | The cost for the year is $25. This is used to pay for course materials. Our main text, listed below is provided to you on the first day of class as part of your course fee. Those experiencing financial hardship may speak to a priest about the possibility of a scholarship.

Book | Peter J. Kreeft, Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism of Catholic Beliefs based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2001). ISBN: 0898707986. All assigned readings are taken from the Kreeft book (unless otherwise noted).

CLASS SCHEDULE

PERIOD OF INQUIRY

15 OCTOBER 2018 - 28 JANUARY 2019

OCTOBER 2018

Monday 10/15 | Introduction to RCIA

Monday 10/22 | Guest Speaker : Sr. Anna Marie RSM

Monday 10/29 | Part I, Chapter 1 : Faith (pp. 15-31)

NOVEMBER 2018

Monday 11/05 | Part I, Chapter 2 : God (pp. 32-43)

Monday 11/12 | Part I, Chapter 3 : Creation (pp. 44-54)

Monday 11/19 | Part I, Chapter 4 : Man (pp. 55-66)

Monday 11/26 | Part I, Chapter 5 : Jesus Christ (pp. 67-82)

DECEMBER 2018

Monday 12/03 | Part I, Chapter 6 : Holy Spirit (pp. 83-96)

Monday 12/10 | Part I, Chapter 7 : The Holy Catholic Church (pp. 97-116)

Monday 12/17 | Part I, Chapters 8-10 (pp. 117-152)

  • The Forgiveness of Sins

  • The Resurrection of the Body

  • Life Everlasting

Monday 12/24 | NO CLASS (Happy Christmas Eve!)

Monday 12/31 | NO CLASS (Happy New Year’s Eve!)

JANUARY 2019

Monday 01/07 | NO CLASS

Monday 01/14 | NO CLASS

Monday 01/21 | Part II, Chapters 1-2 (pp. 155-180)

  • The Essence of Catholic Morality

  • Human Nature as the Basis for Catholic Morality

Monday 01/28 | Part II, Chapters 3-4 (pp. 181-199)

  • Some Fundamental Principles of Catholic Morality

  • Virtues and Vices

FEBRUARY 2019

Monday 02/04 | Part II, Chapters 5-6 (pp. 200-225)

  • The First Three Commandments: Duties to God

  • The Fourth Commandment: Family and Social Morality

JOURNEY TO THE SACRAMENTS 11 FEBRUARY 2019 - 14 APRIL 2019

Monday 02/11 | Part II, Chapters 7-8 (pp. 226-257)

  • The Fifth Commandment: Moral Issues of Life and Death

  • The Sixth and Ninth Commandments: Sexual Morality

Monday 02/18 | Part II, Chapters 9-10 (pp. 258-278)

  • The Seventh and Tenth Commandments: Social and Economic Morality

  • The Eight Commandment: Truth

Monday 02/25 | Part III, Chapters 1-2 (pp. 281-306)

  • Introduction to Catholic Liturgy

  • Introduction to the Sacraments

MARCH 2019

Monday 03/04 | Part III: Chapter 3 – Baptism and Confirmation (pp. 307-319)

Wednesday 03/06 | Ash Wednesday : Attend Mass and receive ashes

Sunday 03/10 | 3:00 PM

  • Mass with Bishop Caggiano (Location TBD)

  • Rite of Election (for Non-Baptized RCIA Members)

  • Rite of Continuing Conversion (for Baptized RCIA Members)

Monday 03/11 | Part III, Chapter 4 : The Eucharist (pp. 320-335)

Monday 03/18 | Part III, Chapter 5 : The Sacrament of Penance [Confession] (pp. 336-347)

Sunday 03/24 | Scrutiny I at 10:00 AM Mass (Third Sunday of Lent)

Monday 03/25 | Part III, Chapters 6-8 (pp. 348-374)

  • Matrimony

  • Holy Orders

  • Anointing of the Sick

SUNDAY 03/31 | Scrutiny II at 10:00 AM Mass (Fourth Sunday of Lent)

APRIL 2019

Monday 04/01 | Part III, Chapter 9-10 : Prayer / The LORD’s Prayer (pp. 375-403)

Sunday 04/07 | Scrutiny III at 10:00 AM Mass (Fifth Sunday of Lent)

Monday 04/08 | Part III, Chapter 11 : Mary / Conclusion (pp. 404-423)

HOLY WEEK 2019

Sunday 04/14 | Palm Sunday

Monday 04/15 | Class Meeting: Pre-Easter Reflection

Thursday 04/18 | Chrism Mass with Bishop Caggiano at St. Augustine’s Cathedral, Bridgeport, CT at 10:00 AM (Attendance at this Mass is encouraged, but optional)

Thursday 04/18 | Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8:00 PM

Friday 04/19 | Good Friday Liturgy at 3:00 PM

Saturday 04/20 | Easter Vigil at 8:00 PM