2021-2022 Program Information
St. J's Collaborative
Introduction & Summary of Classes
Joyful greetings in Christ! It is with great pleasure that we are now accepting registrations in grades 1-10 at both St. John the Evangelist Parish and Our Lady of Grace Parish for our 2021-2022 religious education program! Click here to register. We are excited to offer the following classes below:
St. John's Parish Our Lady of Grace Parish
Confirmation I 9:00 - 11:00am St. John's church* 11:00am - 1:00pm St. Joseph's church*
Confirmation II 9:00 - 11:00am St. John's church* 11:00am - 1:00pm St. Joseph's church*
Adults / Parents 9:00 - 11:00am St. John's church* 11:00am - 1:00pm St. Joseph's church*
* These are in-person classes beginning with Mass, then continuing in their respective classrooms.
Check out these highlights of our program this year:
All classes for 1st-8th grade will be in an online, "on demand" format. Confirmation classes will also have this same online option, in addition to an in-person option.
Unity across the St. J's Collaborative
All students at St. John's and Our Lady of Grace will have access to the same curriculum, according to their grade level.
The Baltimore Catechism
Our curriculum, The Baltimore Catechism, employs a classic Q&A style which engages our memory in our learning and enables us to speak and think clearly about the essential truths of our Faith. For example:
Q. Why did God make you?
A. God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in heaven.
Short, Sweet & Mass-Centered
Our in-person Confirmation and adult faith formation classes will begin in the church with Sunday Mass (beginning at 9:00am at St. John's and 11:00am at St. Joseph's) and then continue for 30-45 minutes after Mass concludes. Classes are weekly and capture the essentials of each catechism lesson in a short time, bringing our worship of God at Mass quickly to life.
Multiple Locations & Times
If you can't make class at St. Joseph's one Sunday, your class is also available that day at St. John's - and vice versa.
Schedule of In Person Classes - Confirmation & Adults
Our in-person Confirmation & adult classes will begin on October 17th, 2021 and continue through May 22nd, 2022, meeting weekly on Sunday (except for holidays - see below). Each grade will begin class with Mass and then transition to its respective classroom for 30-45 minutes after Mass concludes. You are welcome to attend class at St. John's in Townsend or St. Joseph's in Pepperell.
Visit our Confirmation Details page for more information on the Confirmation program.
Sunday, December 26th - Christmas Holiday - No class
Sunday, February 20th - February Vacation - No class
Sunday, April 17th - Easter Holiday - No class
St. John's Class Time
9:00am - 11:00am
Depending on length of Mass
St. Joseph's Class Time
11:00am - 1:00pm
Depending on length of Mass
Schedule of Classes - Online
Check out our weekly Online Classes as well as detailed information here. Please complete one class per week, beginning the week of Sunday, October 17th, 2021 and continuing through Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 (except for three Sundays which we have off due to holidays - see below). Students have until the following Sunday to complete the online class, which corresponds exactly to the class being taught in-person that week.
Sunday, December 26th - Christmas Holiday - No online class
Sunday, February 20th - February Vacation - No online class
Sunday, April 17th - Easter Holiday - No online class
Attendance is required for class each week, except for the adult class, which is optional. Both the in-person and the online classes count towards your weekly attendance. For example, Confirmation students may attend the in-person Confirmation class one week, then complete the online class the next week, and then return to the in-person class the third week, depending on their schedule.
First Communion Photos 2021
Thank you all for our wonderful First Communion Masses at St. John's and at Our Lady of Grace on June 19th, 2021. Congratulations on your first Holy Communion!