Baptism is a beautiful beginning to a lifelong journey of faith in Jesus Christ. Together with the parents and sponsors, our entire Christian Community is happy to be here to offer love and support to help your child grow in the faith. The following information is intended to help you and your family best prepare for the sacrament of baptism and the faith commitment you are about to enter with your child. May God bless you and your family. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Rachael Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faith Formation Program, which runs from September through May, provides sacramental preparation for the youth of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Specifically, to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion, children must be at least seven years old and in the second grade. To receive the sacrament of Reconciliation, children must have a minimum of two consecutive years of religious instruction.
For more information contact:
Natalie Campbell, Director of Religious Education
Phone: 239.566.8740 ext. 3909
Our Faith Formation program encourages participation of all children in the parish continuously from ages PreK-12th grade. Preparation for First Holy Communion, specifically requires a minimum of two years of Faith Formation. To receive the sacrament of First Eucharist, children must attend two consecutive years of religious instruction. Children must have received the sacrament of Baptism, be at least seven years old and in the second grade.
During the first year of preparation, children must attend a full year of Faith Formation instruction and attend a minimum of 20 class sessions throughout the school year.
During the second year of preparation for First Holy Communion, children must attend a full year of Faith Formation instruction and attend a minimum of 20 class sessions throughout the school year, as well as some additional activities specifically related to the preparation of their sacraments including:
Parents who wish to enroll their children in the Saint John the Evangelist Faith Formation Program for grades Pre-K to 12th Grade should print registration forms from the link on this page, complete the registration forms, and return both the forms and payment to the following address:
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Attn: Natalie Campbell
625 11th Ave North
Naples, FL 34109
This Faith Formation Program generally runs from late August through May. To receive the sacrament of Confirmation, children must have a minimum of two consecutive years of religious instruction, have received their First Reconciliation and First Communion, be at least 15 years old, and be in the tenth grade.
Preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation is an exciting time for high school youth. Confirmation encompasses two years of preparation, typically in ninth and tenth grade. However, each program year often includes students in eleventh and twelfth grade who have not yet received this sacrament. We view the program as a journey, rather than a race. In this way young adults are afforded the opportunity to explore their faith at a reasonable pace given the myriad of other obligations that occupy time in their lives. Students study the faith, choose sponsors to help them along their journey, and get to learn more about their chosen Saint who will provide inspiration to each candidate through extraordinary stories of living the faith. Our confirmation program is open to ALL high school age youth. We meet on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. approximately twice a month. As part of our class sessions, we attend mass together, and families are welcome to join us for mass. Video-based programs provide the framework for what will be small-sized supportive formation groups.
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! We are pleased that you have chosen to celebrate it here at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church. We are happy to assist both parishioners and non-parishioners with the planning process. We are also happy to hold destination weddings for those who provide documentation that they are preparing for marriage. To begin Marriage preparation or receive additional information, please contact Tricia Hoffman at email@example.com or 239-566-8740 x3901.
Anointing of the Sick
Contact the parish office 239-566-8740 if you require a priest for this sacrament. If it is after our normal business hours, please press 1 on the phone and you will be transferred to the priest on call.
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
The Anointing of the Sick “is not a sacrament for those only who are at the point of death. Hence, as soon as anyone of the faithful begins to be in danger of death from sickness or old age, the fitting time for him to receive this sacrament has certainly already arrived.”129
1515 If a sick person who received this anointing recovers his health, he can in the case of another grave illness receive this sacrament again. If during the same illness the person’s condition becomes more serious, the sacrament may be repeated. It is fitting to receive the Anointing of the Sick just prior to a serious operation. the same holds for the elderly whose frailty becomes more pronounced.
The Funeral Mass is one of the most important services of the Church. We would like to offer our deepest condolences and support you during this difficult time. We will work with you on selecting the music and readings for the Funeral Mass and also offer space for a bereavement luncheon, if requested. Please contact Rachael Jensen for assistance with planning a Funeral at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-566-8740.