Religious Education (K–5)

About the Religious Education Program

The Religious Education Program of St. John Paul the Great Parish seeks to educate the hearts and minds of our children in the journey toward a deeper understanding of our Catholic Faith and its traditions.

The ministry primarily addresses the Faith Formation of our children, while providing spiritual programming for the adults. Our goal is to foster growth in faith through active participation at Mass, classroom instruction, involvement in parish activities and community outreach.

We believe that as church educators we are here to assist the parents in carrying out their responsibilities for the religious formation of their children. On the day of your child's Baptism, you accept the responsibility of training them in the practice of our faith, this is an immense responsibility; therefore parental involvement in our program is viewed as essential to accomplish our goals.

Full participation in parish life, including regular Mass attendance, allows the children the opportunity to be part of the parish family. Religious Education is an on-going program, each year becomes a base for the next. We invite all children in grade K through high school who are not attending a Catholic school to be part of our Religious Education Program.


Religious education classes are held on Sunday from 8:15-9:45am or Wednesday from 5:30-7:00pm.

All classes are held at:

St. John Paul the Great School
360 Prospect St.
Torrington, CT 06790

Upcoming Events

RE Registration

Early Tuition Fees if Registration is received BY September 5, 2019:

Cash or check payable to St. John Paul the Great Parish.

$50.00 one student
$45.00 per student (2+ students)
$40 per student (3+ students)
$85.00 per student for families from parishes outside of Torrington
*Fee waived for volunteer catechists*

An additional First Holy Communion fee of $10.00 will be billed in the spring of 2020. (If child is receiving their Sacrament in 2020)

Tuition Fee if Registration is received AFTER September 5, 2019:

$75.00 per child regardless of number of students.

NO REGISTRATIONS on the first day of class. NO EXCEPTIONS!

To register for 2019-20 K-5 Faith Formation Classes after September 25, 2019 please contact Jen Owens (860) 307-2291 or via email



Pope Saint John Paul II Pastoral Center
Office of Youth Ministry
160 Main St.
Torrington, CT 06790