St John XXIII is blessed with an established and vibrant program offering religious education to over 300 young people a year in our community. They say faith is ‘caught’ and not ‘taught’, and as a parent you are without doubt the most influential model for your child.
The learning in the RE classes aims to supplement what your child learns from you and from regularly attending mass so they can approach adulthood with a sound spiritual framework.
The overall program is organized and managed by the Religious Education Committee which includes our priest and meets monthly. These meetings are open and anyone involved in the Programme is welcome to attend.
The Director for Religious Education Anna Berkeley and the REC committee manage and coordinates the program. She can be reached Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 – 12:00 at 022 919 19 34 alternatively, you can send us an email at dre[at]johnxxiii.ch.
The RE program is a completely volunteer led programme running on the collective efforts of parent and non-parent volunteers. Naturally classes can only be offered when we have volunteer Catechists and Assistants stepping forward to teach our children.
There are many ways parents who enrol their children are asked to participate. The Catechists and Year Level Co-ordinators are naturally the backbone of the program supported by the Assistants who give invaluable classroom help.
Because of the current situation we will only be offering Catechism for those preparing for first Confession, First Communion and Confirmation. This will be a mixture of online and ‘in person’ classes.
The classes after Christmas will hopefully all be in the Parish House.
Registration for sacramental classes will be as usual through our online registration.
For those not preparing for Sacraments this year, we will offer a programme and classes which you can follow at home, on line as a family. We will also be here to offer support and answer any questions that you may have. Please contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
You may register for the Catechesis at Home programme online here.
Registration Fees are as follow for Sacramental Classes
- CHF 85 for one Child in the Catechism Programme
- CHF 160 for two Children in the Catechism Programme
- CHF 195 for three or more Children in the Catechism Programme
- CHF 160 (a one time fee) for the 2 year Confirmation Programme
Catechesis at Home Programme is at 25 chf.
Note: Confirmation fees is independent of Catechism fees.