IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS:
Due to the unusual circumstances caused by the COVID-19 crisis, your role as the primary educator of your child is extremely important. This year's Religious Formation Program will be a hybrid of in person and online classes. Particular emphasis will be placed on Parent Faith Formation Classes so that parents will be well equipped to teach their own children. Therefore, all parents are required to attend all of the PARENT FAITH FORMATION CLASSES which will be conducted on a weekly basis for about 30 minutes. Parents attend the Parents' Religious Formation Classes on the weeknight for which they register their child for Religious Formation Classes. Once a month Parents' Religious Formation Classes are conducted in person at the Church - with an option to view the lesson livestreamed through YouTube. The remainder of the lessons are conducted throughout each month online via ZOOM. ZOOM lessons will also be recorded so that you can view each lesson at your own convenience.
The total time of adult instruction each month is only 1 1/2 hours. Not much time at all! Yet, you will be well prepared to teach your child the faith!
Once a month, children receive additional instruction online via ZOOM from an trained catechist. These online lessons are intended to supplement, not replace, the instruction received by their parents.
The Parent Faith Formation Classes are designed to follow your child's textbook subjects and to assist you as you teach them at home through out the month. The Religious Formation Calendar, Children's Schedule of Lessons, and various other resources are available on the Parent's Support Page of our parish website. The link to the Religious Formation Parents' Webpage is https://www.saintjohnneumann.org/for-parents .
A special Parent Orientation Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd from 7pm to 8pm via ZOOM. The link for the ZOOM meeting will be emailed to you.
Your child's grade promotion will depend on your participation in the Parent Faith Formation Classes and your willingness to teach your children. No worries! We will assist you in this endeavor.