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.
Next year we will be implementing a new Catechesis Programme at the parish. We hope to be able to welcome back all the children in person. To facilitate this change and to have a better picture of what restrictions may still be in place in the Autumn we are delaying registration until mid-August.
Classes will begin at the start of October and run until the end of May.
Registration for all classes will be as usual through our online registration.
Registration will open on Monday August 16th and close on Monday September 20th.
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
Note: Confirmation fees is independent of Catechism fees.