Welcome to Religious Education at St. Joan of Arc
St. Joan of Arc’s Religious Education strives to develop and cultivate the faith in every area of the life of the child, young adult and adult of the parish. Faith formation is a life-long process it is not accomplished quickly, nor is it complete after a certain number of years. A knowledge of one’s religion and a living out of one’s faith is ongoing. Growth and change are an integral part of the process. Catechesis educates the child or young adult in the living faith of the Church and is designed to help at each stage of human development leading to full identification with Jesus Christ. Teaching the Gospel values encourages harmonious development of the spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical and social skills of each child, young adult and adult.
St. Joan of Arc offers two different faith formation programs for children: Family Catechesis and Traditional Catechesis:
Family Catechesis is offered one Sunday a month from 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM, followed by 10:45 AM Mass. With Family Catechesis, the families come together for lessons once a month and parents make the commitment to teach the lessons at home, using the Loyola Press Finding God lesson plans found online. Children complete a short online quiz for each lesson. Parents registering their children for Family Catechesis must speak with Religious Ed before the registration is approved.
Traditional Catechesis is offered weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM, for families that prefer catechist-taught classes. The weekly classes will also require some parent involvement as they incorporate some activities to be completed at home.
Registration for 2021-2022 is open.
Please bring in or mail these forms to the Religious Education & Faith Formation Office: 501 SW 3rd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Otherwise, for your convenience, all forms may be emailed back to the Religious Education office to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to Volunteer with Religious Education?
Each of us is called to build the Body of Christ in a unique way.
Perhaps this is the year to answer the call to be a catechist, assistant catechist, hall monitor, substitute catechist or office volunteer! Please send us an email at “email@example.com” or call our office at 561-952-2870. All volunteers must:
- attend Virtus “Protecting God’s Children” training (sign up “here“),
- pass a fingerprints background check (register “here“), and
- adhere to the Diocesan Code of Conduct (read “here“, then print, sign, and return last page to Rel Ed),
- as well as be able to obtain at least the Basic Catechist Certificate (explore options “here” or “here“).