Faith Formation

  • Raising Your Children in the catholic faith

    Our goal is to support parents in their role as the primary teachers in the ways of faith by offering a variety of options for children and families to grow and learn. Religious Education = Life-long Learning

    2021-2022 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

    • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: Level I (ages 3 - 5) and Level II (ages 6 - 8) Information on this Montessori-based experience is available here: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd video
    • Grade-Level Religious Education Classes: (Grades 2 -7
    • Two-Year Confirmation Program: (Grades 8 + 9)
    • Adult Learning
    Following all guidelines for safety, disinfection, and social distancing of students, we can offer In-Person classes for the above programs. All levels meet 2x per month in the St. John’s school building, September – May. Families choose either Sundays (12:30 PM – 2:00 PM) or Mondays (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM). Adults meet at the same times in a separate classroom to discuss topics related to life-long faith learning.
    We also offer an At-Home option for Grade-Level Religious Education Classes ONLY. Parents instruct their children using the same materials used in our In-Person classes. Families must submit an electronic Chapter Review after each lesson and meet with the Coordinator of Religious Education periodically throughout the school year.
    When we are safely able, we will resume our quarterly Family Fun Days. Families gather in the school building to explore a theme or facet of our Catholic teachings in a fun, hands-on setting. We’ve found that these interactive, multi-age sessions can promote faith sharing at home. 
  • Catechesis of the good shepherd

    This is a nationally recognized, Montessori-based approach to faith formation for children 3-5 years old. Our CGS trained facilitators bring the deepest truths to our youngest disciples through hands-on experiences in the Atrium on Sundays during G.I.F.T. sessions, and on Thursday afternoons from 12:30pm-1:45pm.

  • Registration For Faith Formation 2021-2022

    Registration is required for all Religious Education programs. Register for our 2021-2022 Faith Formation program below. The registration fee is $100 per family. Financial assistance may be available. Please contact Mrs. Julie Bailey at 585-352-5481 or at Julie.bailey@dor.org with any questions.
    Click Here To Register
  • Volunteering

    Volunteers are needed at every level of Faith Formation! Are you interested in donating your time and talent to enrich the lives of our parishioners? We welcome all fully-initiated teens and adults (those who have been Confirmed) to be trained to volunteer (must be CaSE trained, sign a Volunteer Code of Conduct, and pass a background check). Whether you have a long-term or short-term commitment in mind, call our Faith Formation Coordinator, Julie Bailey at the Parish Office at (585)352-5481 or Julie.bailey@dor.org to find out more.
    
  • Teen Programming

    When we are safely able, we will resume our in-person Youth Group meetings and events.

  • DOR Two Year Confirmation Program - 
    click link below

    Confirmation Information from the Diocese of Rochester