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Sacramental Preparation

 

Baptism

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 11:00 a.m. 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!
Contact the Faith Formation Office for schedule and details: (321) 637 - 9650.

 

Calendar for 2022-2023 Sacramental Prep Sessions:

 

FIRST RECONCILIATION sessions begin 22 September 2022 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.  *One parent/guardian is required to attend this session. 

Subsequent sessions are held every other Thursday:  6 October, 20 October, 3 November, 17 November, and 1 December. 

First Reconciliation - Saturday, 3 December 2022 in the church, 10:00 a.m.

 

FIRST COMMUNION sessions begin 12 January 2023 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall.  *One parent/guardian is required to attend this session.

Subsequent sessions are held every other Thursday:  26 January, 9 February, 23 February, 9 March, 30 March, and 20 April.

First Communion REHEARSAL is Thursday, 4 May 2023, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the church.

First Communion Mass - Saturday, 6 May 2023 in the church, 10:00 a.m.

May Crowning - Sunday, 7 May 2023 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.

 

 

Confirmation

The Confirmation preparation program at St. John the Evangelist begins no earlier than the start of ninth grade and finishes when those students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the summer.  However, we strive to have a program that is NOT age based, but rather one that is disposition based.  This means the age of the student is not as important as whether or not they are ready to receive the Sacrament. 
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 the beginning of a life of discipleship, not an end.
Confirmation classes are weekly on Sunday evenings.  Activities begin with Mass at 4:30 PM and end at 7:30 PM.   An optional dinner is served in the parish hall following Mass.  Instruction is from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Masks are not required, but are strongly recommended.

IMPORTANT DATES for 2022-2023

8-14-2022  After the 4:30 PM Mass in the Parish Hall  First information meeting for parents and students with the Catechist team 

8-28-2022   After the 4:30 PM Mass in the Father Peyton Meeting Room  Second parent meeting with Father Vincent

8-28-2022  Return signed Confirmation Agreement

9-14-2022   Submit Baptism Record, if not baptized at SJE

9-25-2022   Why I Want to be Confirmed letter to Father John due

10-16-2022  Sponsor Form Due

12-4-2022   Confirmation Name Form Due & Confirmation Name Letter to Father John Due

1-15-2023   After the 4:30 PM Mass in the Father Peyton Meeting Room   Third information meeting, parents required, students optional

1-22-2023   Scheduling of family meeting with Father John opens

4-16-2023    Works of Mercy Form Due & Works of Mercy Letter to Father John Due

5-21-2023   What I Learned Letter to Father John Due

6-10-2023     9:00 AM - after the 4:30 PM Mass  Hall and Church  Day of Reflection

6-15-2023   7:00 PM  Church  Rehearsal and Reconciliation for Candidates and Sponsors

6-17-2023   10 AM  Church  Check in for Candidates and Sponsors

The Rite of Confirmation with Bishop Noonan is Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM.

If you have any questions about our Confirmation program, contact our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Schonda Rodriguez, at [email protected] .