Religious Education at St. Jean’s

The Kindergarten Program is conducted for children ages 3-5 in our special Montessori style program, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This unique environment for young children fosters a sense of the sacred and is adapted to a child’s learning needs.
Wednesdays from 4:15 pm until 5:00 pm

The First Communion Preparation is a specialized two-year program that is intended to prepare first and second graders for the reception of their First Communion and the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Spring.
Wednesdays from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm

The Third and Fourth Grade Religious Program is geared toward children who have completed their preparation for First Communion. The program continues the Christian formation by teaching about the Church and the Sacraments.
Wednesdays from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm

The Confirmation Program is constructed for junior high and high school students to prepare them for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Young people in this age group who have not received their First Communion may participate in classes and receive their First Communion at Easter. They will be confirmed with their class in the Spring.
Wednesdays from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Contact Robin Drayer, Director of Religious Education, to register: 212-288-5082 ext. 30

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Exploring the path of faith and conversion

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is for those who wish to know more about Catholicism. It is a process by which questions and issues of faith can be explored within the context of study, prayer and community. The RCIA is based on the practice of the early Church as it welcomes prospective members and introduces them to the Gospel of Jesus, guiding them along the path of discipleship.

The RCIA is especially appropriate for those who have never been baptized. It welcomes inquirers from other Christian Churches, non-Christians and adult Catholics desiring to complete their sacramental preparation.

Contact Robin Drayer, Director of Religious Education, at 212-288-5082 ext. 30.

Family Life Ministry
A Family Mass is celebrated every first Sunday of the month at 11:00 am. Children are invited to sing in the choir and participate in the homily. Families are invited to read the scripture and join in the procession of the offertory gifts. Fellowship, snacks and activities for the children follow the Mass in the Community Center.

Young Adult Ministry
Young professionals, ages 20 to 39, are invited to deepen their participation in the faith community. Frequent gatherings assist young adults in meeting, networking and deepening their faith lives.

You can learn more about Saint Jean Baptiste Young Professionals on Facebook.