Proactively addresses the need of all adult Catholics, women and men, to continue to grow in their faith, and to form an adult faith. For most adults, religious education and formation ended when they were confirmed. And though they may be highly educated, they are still operating with the religion they received as a child. It’s quite difficult to address adult questions with eighth grade answers.

The Order of Christian Initiation for Adults is a process for welcoming and initiating adults into the Catholic Church. The program is open to all persons, regardless of religious background, who seek to live their lives in the Catholic faith. OCIA welcomes people who have never been baptized as well as adults who were baptized in another Christian tradition and wish to become Roman Catholics. The OCIA team meets every Thursday from September through May.

Utilizing the insights of scripture and tradition as a resource and reinforcing what the Catholic Church teaches and believes, the catechists of the Saint John the Evangelist Faith Formation Program instruct the children of the parish to live their lives in imitation of Jesus and to respond to the call to follow Him.

The Faith Formation Program, which runs from September through May, also provides sacramental preparation for the children of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church. To receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, or Confirmation, children must attend a minimum of two consecutive years of religious instruction. Specifically, to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, children must be at least seven years old and in the second grade. To receive the sacrament of Confirmation, children must have a minimum of two consecutive years of religious instruction, and be in the tenth grade.

Youth Faith Formation


Adult Faith Formation

Natalie Campbell, 239-566-8740  ext. 3909