Religious Education

St. John's Religious Education Program provides catechetical instruction for children in public schools from preschool through high school. The program also provides for sacramental preparations for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. It is a requirement that students be enrolled in a Religious Education class prior to receiving the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. First Eucharist and Reconciliation are celebrated in Grade 2 and Confirmation in Grade 8. Therefore, regular attendance in 1st grade and 7th grade is a requirement to being accepted into the Sacramental Preparation Program for Grades 2 and 8 the following year.

2020-2021 Schedule Offerings

8:45am - 10:15am
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Levels I & II)
6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Levels I & II)
  • Grades 3-8
  • Teen Disciples (YM room)
  • RCIC
6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Ages 3,4,K)
  • Grades 3-8

Religious Education Department

Sr. Jane Keller, Director -

Ms. Zina Siperko, Admin. Assistant -


315-A N. Constitution Ave (inside St. John's School)

New Freedom, PA 17349



M-F 10:00am - 4:30pm and during all Religious Ed classes

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
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717-235-2156 (Parish Office)

315 N. Constitution Avenue

New Freedom, PA 17349

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