Religious Education classes for Pre-K4 through 5th grade students meet in the St. John Nepomuk school building starting at 9:15 am and ending at 10:15 am on Sunday mornings. Classes begin on the Sunday after Labor Day and end on the Sunday prior to Mother's Day in May.
Families who are registered members of St. John Nepomuk parish should receive RE registration information by mail at the beginning of August each year. If your family is new to the parish, you can register anytime by calling or stopping by the parish office. You may also register online.
The religious education programs we use are Stories of God's Love for Pre-K4 and Kindergarten and Be My Disciples for 1st through 5th grades. These programs are progressive and build on top of each other year to year. The publisher of these programs, RCL Benziger, offers websites with games, chapter reviews, interactive activities, saint resources, videos, and family guide.
Children prepare for their First Reconciliation and First Communion during their second grade year.They must be enrolled in a parish school or religious education. Attendance is also required at other meetings and retreats throughout the year. A calendar of these events are given out at a parent's meeting in late September or early October.
In correlation with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Catholic Youth Ministry office has developed curriculum in which members can earn Faith-Based recognitions. Click here to see more about the recognitions.
The various tasks of the altar server include assisting with the book of prayers when the presider needs to read from it, helping to set the altar with the bread and wine, and carrying the candles, incense and processional cross. In order to become a server, a person has to have received the sacraments of baptism, reconciliation, and Eucharist and be in at least the fourth grade.