St. John's welcomes and congratulates parents of children who are under the age of 7 years who come for Baptism. We offer a Baptismal Preparation Session the third Sunday of every month after the 11:00am Mass in Rooms 6 & 7 of the parish hall. Parents are required to attend, and godparents are encouraged to attend these sessions in order to understand the responsibility they assume when they present their children for the Sacrament. If your child is over the age of seven and needs to be baptized, please call the Director of Faith Formation.
The Baptism Ministry welcomes new members to be trained for this service.
For further information or to register for the class, please call Misty Huff at St. John the Evangelist office: (321) 637- 9650.
First Reconciliation and First Communion
First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation is offered for children in second grade and older. Sacramental prep sessions are held IN ADDITION to regular Faith formation. If you have not included the sacramental prep fee with your registration, please return to the online registration page and select the appropriate field, or you are welcome to pay by cash or check in the office. Thank you!
NOTE: Your child must be registered in Faith Formation in order to attend Sacramental prep sessions.
Contact the Faith Formation Office for schedule and details: (321) 637 - 9650.
Calendar for 2021-2022 Sacramental Prep Sessions (Attendance is MANDATORY):
FIRST RECONCILIATION sessions begin 7 October 2021 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.
Subsequent sessions are every other Thursday: 21 October, 4 November, 18 November, and 2 December.
First Reconciliation - Saturday, 4 December 2021 in the church, 10:00 a.m.
FIRST COMMUNION sessions begin 13 January 2022 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.
Subsequent sessions are every other Thursday: 27 January, 10 February, 24 February, 10 March, 24 March, and 7 April.
First Communion Retreat is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 21 April 2022, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.
First Communion REHEARSAL is Thursday, 28 April 2022, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the church.
First Communion Mass - Saturday, 30 April 2022 in the church, 10:00 a.m.
May Crowning - Sunday, 1 May 2022 in the church, 9:00 a.m. Mass
For questions/concerns, please contact Dawn Hurley, Director of Faith Formation, [email protected] or (321) 637-9650.
St. John the Evangelist Confirmation preparation program begins at the start of ninth grade for high school youth and finishes when those students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of their ninth-grade year. Confirmation enhances the grace of Baptism while uniting us more firmly to Christ and increasing the gifts of the Holy Spirit in us. When we are Confirmed, we receive the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit granted to the Apostles on the day of Pentecost. It is not a graduation from church or faith formation. It is a beginning, not an end.
Confirmation sessions will be weekly on Sunday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the parish hall in conjunction with high school youth ministry. Dinner will be served from 5:30 - 6:00 pm. Instruction will be from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Kick off is Sunday, August 22nd, 2021.
There will be a meeting for parents of confirmation candidates on Sunday, August 29th at 5:30 pm.
The first letter to Father John, "Why I want to be confirmed," is due October 3, 2021.
The second letter to Father John, "How I chose my confirmation name," along with the confirmation name form is due Nov. 21, 2021.
Sign up to meet with Father John will open January 16, 2022. Sign ups are on a first come first served basis.
The sponsor form is due Juanuary 30, 2021.
The third letter to Father John, "Works of Mercy," and the works of mercy form are due March 27, 2022.
The fourth letter to Father John, "What I learned," is due May 15, 2022.
Day of reflection is TBA.
**Confirmation rehearsal is Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 7 PM. **This is a change.
**The Rite of Confirmation with Bishop Noonan is Saturday, June 4th, at 10:00 AM.** This is a change.