Faith Formation

(NOTE: If you are seeking sacraments of initiation, whether for a child or for yourself as an adult, please be sure to
first request permission from the pastor in the town where you reside.
If you are an Agawam resident, please fill out the census form and contact the parish secretary, 786-8105 x101.)

SJE Religious Education

Grades Pre-K and Kindergarten:
(Classes begin September 17, 9-10:15 am in the Lower Church)
Our youngest students meet together Sunday mornings in the lower church. St. John the Evangelist Church is pleased to now offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for ages 3-6!)

Grades 1-8:
(Classes begin October 17, 9-10:15 am in the Lower Church)
These students meet Sunday mornings in the lower church during the school year. 

Confirmation Class:
(Classes begin October 17, 6-7 pm in the Pastoral Center)
Confirmation is now offered for grades 9. Contact the Director of Religious Education for further details.

First Communion Class: Second grade is very exciting and special! This is the year that most children will receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. Before their First Communion, we train the students in either singing in the choir or Altar serving, so that they may begin to serve once they receive their First Communion.

Any child of any age is welcome to join our Religious Education program. If you have an older child that has not received the Sacraments, please reach out and we will work to get him/her prepared. There are many ways to come to Jesus, and many ways for a child to learn. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Classroom Location:

With the exception of the Confirmation Class*,
all classes are held in the Lower Church:
833 Main Street, Agawam, MA  01001
Phone:  (413) 786-8105, ext. 103

*Confirmation class is held in the Pastoral Center
located at the back of the Church parking lot.

Religious Education Notes:

Religious Education: St. John the Evangelist and Our Lady of the Lake are Collaborating.

Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 school year for students at St. John's as well as Our Lady of the Lake.
Class offerings:

Classes offered at St. John’s:
 Sundays, 9:00 am—10:15 am (PreK-6th Grades)
 Sundays, 6:00 pm—7:30 pm (7th-9th Grades)

Classes offered at Our Lady of the Lake:
 Mondays, 4:00 pm—4:45 pm
(1st-6th Grades)

An early bird discount is available for families who register by June 30, 2023.
Download registration form here...

Call for Altar Servers

St. John's youth in grades 3 and up are invited to join the altar server ministry.
Please consider joining us the first two Sundays in June:
June 4 & 11 | 9:00 am in the Church
Learn more...

Faith Formation

In addition to religious education, St. John's offers the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults program.

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