RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Volunteers are still needed to help with the Religious Education program. We are in need of aides for some classes, hall monitors, door monitors, and substitute catechists. Please stop by the Religious Education office to volunteer.
There are links to some of the forms below.
Saint John the Evangelist Parish Lambertville
Whole Family Catechesis
The $500.00 family fee is to be given through the regular weekly parish collection at St. John the Evangelist Church or St. Agnes Church. Please use your parish envelopes, checks or our electronic “Parish Giving” program. Loose cash will not be counted toward your family fee. There is no additional fee for a Sacrament year.
Examples of how the Family fee is applied.
If your family contribution is $400.00 per year, your extra Religious Education family fee is $100.00.
If your family contribution is $120.00, your extra Religious Education family fee is $380.00.
If your family contribution is already at least $500.00 per year, your extra Religious Education family fee is $0.00.
Whole Family Religious Education Schedule
Saint John the Evangelist Parish 2017-2018
APRIL SESSION WEEK OF 4/14/2018 – 4/18/2018
Holy Day – Ascension Thursday – May 10, 2018, 7:00am & 7:00pm
MAY SESSION WEEK OF 5/12/2018 – 5/16/2018
No child will be denied religious instruction because of a family’s financial restraints, however all families are expected to support their parish. If there is a true financial hardship, contact the Religious Education Office .
Reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation requires two years of preparation.
Sacrament Sunday Schedule
Sacrament Sundays at 1:00pm for Communion and 4:00pm for Confirmation
April 22, 2018
2041 The precepts of the Church are set in the context of a moral life bound to and nourished by liturgical life. the obligatory character of these positive laws decreed by the pastoral authorities is meant to guarantee to the faithful the indispensable minimum in the spirit of prayer and moral effort, in the growth in love of God and neighbor:
2042 The first precept (“You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation.") requires the faithful to participate in the Eucharistic celebration when the Christian community gathers together on the day commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord.82
The second precept (“You shall confess your sins at least once a year.") ensures preparation for the Eucharist by the reception of the sacrament of reconciliation, which continues Baptism's work of conversion and forgiveness.83
The third precept (“You shall humbly receive your Creator in Holy Communion at least during the Easter season.") guarantees as a minimum the reception of the Lord's Body and Blood in connection with the Paschal feasts, the origin and center of the Christian liturgy.84
2043 The fourth precept (“You shall keep holy the holy days of obligation.") completes the Sunday observance by participation in the principal liturgical feasts which honor the mysteries of the Lord, the Virgin Mary, and the saints.85
The fifth precept (“You shall observe the prescribed days of fasting and abstinence.") ensures the times of ascesis and penance which prepare us for the liturgical feasts; they help us acquire mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.86
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