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.

Classes

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

Welcome to St. John Paul the Great Parish Religious Education Program.

We hope you are doing well and staying safe through this Pandemic. This year we are doing things a little different in order to accommodate to social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC, State and the Archdiocese of Hartford until further notice. Please be assured that our top priority is the health and safety of our students, families and our volunteers. We have been working diligently on our 2020-2021 Faith Formation curriculum and procedures to ensure that we can provide a meaningful faith experience while working within the space provided and while following all safety guidelines as it pertains to Covid 19. We will revisit our plan and make necessary changes as these guidelines may be lifted or changed.

To begin, we ask that you complete the enrollment form. The registration forms can be found below on our website, or we can mail or email you one upon request. At this time, we will begin with a hybrid program which will be running virtual (recorded) and online classes with occasional Zoom meetings, and some in-person session with parents and students (should the spread of the virus and infection rates decline. We will have more information available soon. All children who are preparing to receive their sacraments such as First Communion and Confirmation will be given additional support.

Instructions for Registration Forms

If your child is NEW a first time comer to our program, please complete the NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION packet. Or if your child is a RETURNING student, please complete the RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION packet.

Our virtual program and online classes are scheduled to start in early to mid-October. We’re currently working on a calendar that will be available in the next few weeks.

Online Registration Form

Please contact Jen Owens via email or phone (860)307-2291 johnpaulgreatreligioused@gmail.com to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Bienvenido al programa de Educación Religiosa de la Parroquia San Juan Pablo Magno.

Esperamos que usted y su familia se encuentren bien durante esta pandemia. Este año estamos haciendo las cosas un poco diferentes para adaptarnos a las pautas de distanciamiento social proporcionadas por los CDC, el estado y la Arquidiócesis de Hartford hasta nuevo aviso. Tenga la seguridad de que nuestra principal prioridad es la salud y la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, familias y voluntarios. Hemos estado trabajando diligentemente en nuestro plan de estudios y procedimientos de Formación en la Fe 2020-2021 para garantizar que podamos brindar una experiencia de fe significativa mientras trabajamos dentro del espacio provisto y seguimos todas las pautas de seguridad en lo que respecta a Covid 19. Revisaremos nuestro plan y realizaremos cualquier cambio necesario ya que estas pautas pueden ser anuladas o cambiadas.

Para comenzar, le pedimos que complete el formulario de inscripción. Los formularios de registro se pueden encontrar a continuación en nuestro sitio web, o podemos enviarle uno por correo o correo electrónico si lo solicita. En este momento, comenzaremos con un programa híbrido que ofrecerá clases virtuales (grabadas) y en línea con reuniones ocasionales de Zoom y alguna sesión en persona con padres y estudiantes (en caso de que la propagación del virus y las tasas de infección disminuyan. más información disponible pronto. Todos los niños que se estén preparando para recibir sus sacramentos como la Primera Comunión y la Confirmación recibirán apoyo adicional.

Instrucciones para Inscripción

Si su hijo es NUEVO por primera vez en nuestro programa, complete el APLICACIÓN DE ESTUDIANTES NUEVO. O si su hijo es un estudiante que REGRESA, por favor complete el APLICACIÓN DE ESTUDIANTE DE REGRESO.

Nuestro programa virtual y clases en línea están programadas para comenzar a principios o mediados de Octubre. Actualmente estamos trabajando en un calendario que estará disponible en las próximas semanas.

Comuníquese con Jen Owens por correo electrónico o por teléfono 860-307-2291 johnpaulgreatreligioused@gmail.com para discutir cualquier pregunta o inquietud que pueda tener.

Formulario de registro en línea

Contact

Office

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