RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

The Mission of the Office for Religious Education is to "put adults, youth, and children in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ through lifelong catechesis for discipleship in and through the Catholic Church."
~ National Directory for Catechesis

 

To view the lists of key elements and prayers for each grade in Religious Education for children, please click here.

 

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For Children

Director: Rich Olon

Email: rolon@sjchollywood.org

Phone: (301) 373-2281

Can we possibly overestimate the importance of religious education for our children? Faith is a great treasure, a "pearl of great price," and we have the responsibility and the privilege of sharing this treasure with the next generation. Parents, of course, are the primary educators of their children; we do not supplant that role, but rather aid, support, and supplement parents' vital efforts. Classes take place at 10:10am on Sundays and at 7pm on Tuesdays. Click here to register your child(ren) for Religious Education. Click here for the list of key elements & prayers for each class.

For Adults

Coordinator: Lacy Scheiber

Email: scheiberl@sjchollywood.org

Phone: (301) 373-2281

Education and formation in the faith are a lifelong process for all of us. Can we really say we know it all after graduating from high school or college? Faith formation small groups at St. John's are a great opportunity for you to meet people in the parish, learn about various topics related to the Catholic faith, and talk about the things that matter most. Click here for more information about current small groups.

RCIA

Coordinator: Pat Younger

Please contact the parish office if you have any questions about RCIA.

Interested in becoming Catholic? Click here to find out more about what RCIA is and what it involves.

Just want to know more about the Catholic faith? Join us for catechesis classes on Tuesdays from September 2016 through Easter 2017 at 7pm in the St. Jude Room of the Msgr. Harris Center (just around the corner from the Lending Library).

For Teens

Director: Rich Olon

Email: rolon@sjchollywood.org

Phone: (301) 373-2281

The teenage years are a time when many people leave the faith of their fathers to pursue their own desires in the world. We want to present teens with a challenge: are you going to settle for being just another mediocre follower of the world, or are you going to choose to follow Christ and become the man or woman God made you to be? Classes take place at 10:10am on Sundays. Click here to register for Religious Education.

Bible Studies

Coordinator: Lacy Scheiber

Email: scheiberl@sjchollywood.org

Phone: (301) 373-2281

"Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ." As Catholics, we have a responsibility to study and learn the Holy Scriptures in the light of the Church's magisterial teaching. No leisure activity or unnecessary aspect of our working life takes precedence over this responsibility. Join a Bible Study at St. John's to fulfill your duty of love. You will meet great people and learn a lot along the way. Click here for more info.

NFP

Instructors: Jeff and Kathleen Davila,

KC Schnitker, Natalie Calvino, Kelly Van Ryswick

St. John's natural family planning courses, taught by certified NFP instructors, teach you how to achieve, plan for, and/or space pregnancies in a way that is in accord with God's law. NFP can help you avoid the health risks and moral hazards associated with the use of artificial contraceptives.

Lending Library

Coordinator: Lacy Scheiber

Email: scheiberl@sjchollywood.org

Phone: (301) 373-2281

The St. John's Lending Library contains over 1000 titles (books, booklets, DVDs, and CDs) related to Catholicism. Library materials are available for parishioners and guests to borrow at no cost. The Lending Library is located in the Msgr. Harris Center foyer.

Financial Peace U

Coordinator: Mitzi Phalen

Financial Peace University consists of a 9-week video curriculum taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey. This is a life-changing program teaching people to achieve their financial goals by eliminating debt and saving for the future. Click here to visit the program's official website. Our next Financial Peace University course will be starting on September 12, 2018.