Religious Education

In the Religious Education Program at St. John the Apostle Parish, we see all children and all of the members of their families as Children of God.  We see ourselves as assistants to parents in their God-given role as the primary educators of their children in the Catholic Faith.  The Religious Education Program exists to help parents find the resources to educate their children in what it means to be Catholic and in fostering in their children a love of and a relationship with Christ and His Church. 

To this end, the Religious Education Program at St. John the Apostle Parish seeks to provide children with opportunities for church visits, Mass, and Reconciliation when available to supplement the children’s home and classroom experience.

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) 

Deacon Michael York, Amy Giglio and Daria Olesinski

The religious education program is for public school children from grades K through 8.  Classes are held from September to May.  Children must complete religious education grades K through 8 in order to give them a basic foundation upon which to build their lives as committed Roman Catholics.  Vacation Bible School (pre-K to grade 5) is available in the second week of July each year.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Deacon Michael York

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults  is for anyone discerning the Catholic faith and for those who are already Baptized Catholic, desiring First Communion and / or Confirmation.

Contact Deacon Mike in the Religious Education Office
to join RCIA or for more information / questions: call 732-388-1253, or email