UPDATE 4/17/20

We pray that you are healthy and stable during these uncertain times. While we cannot meet in person, we urge you to stay updated at the St. John’s and  Archdiocese of Newark websites. Additionally, Religious Ed Family Faith@HOME emails are sent several times a week to assist you as you work with your children at home:

  • ALL CHILDREN: check Catholic Mom and kids bulletins for ideas
  • PK/K: check out Tiny Saints
  • GRADES 1-6: continue working in your books, aiming for one chapter per week.
  • GRADE 7: Ch. 5 & 6, and the rest of your book
  • FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION PREP: check the pages on this website
  • TUESDAY (9E) CONFIRMATION PREP: see the email sent on 4/9/20
  • HIGH SCHOOL 10G: Ch. 5 & 6, and the rest of your book
  • RCIA: Check the page on this website, plus the email for RCIA Year 2 families
  • HOMESCHOOL: continue your home assignments
LIVING THE GOSPEL  ♥ ♥  Everyone is encouraged to bring Jesus’ love to our neighbors who find themselves separated from family and friends during these challenging times:
  • St. John’s parishioners living on their owncreate fun cards with upbeat, positive messages to let them know you’re thinking of them. NO large poster paper or glitter, please, and do not include your last name or contact info. Mail/deliver cards to Rosemarie at home (contact her at  roflood@yahoo.com for the address). 
  • Paramus Veteran’s Home residents. confined to their rooms — write a personal letter (Dear friend or Dear veteran) to thank them for their service, share a little about yourself such as your hobbies and goals, and let them know that they are not alone. Do not include your last name or contact info. Letters MUST be sent electronically (scan/email to roflood@yahoo.com or text photos to 551- 275-9743).

WELCOME! We recognize that parents have the sacred privilege and responsibility to be their child’s primary educators in the faith — we are here to walk with you on that journey. Our Religious Ed staff, catechists and program volunteers are committed to catechizing our parish youth about our rich Catholic faith, preparing them for their sacraments and helping to lead them to become disciples of Christ in today’s world. We offer:

  • weekly classes (and homeschool options) for PK4 through high school
  • monthly Family Faith Sundays for Grades 1-7 — 9am in the Lower Church on the third Sunday of the month
  • Sacrament prep for Penance, Eucharist & Confirmation
  • RCIA Adapted for Children (preparation for Baptism, Eucharist & Confirmation) 
  • classes and accommodations  for children with special needs, as well as a monthly post-Confirmation Youth Group
  • penance services, Masses & special classes throughout the year216268_100581646697216_3028562_n
  • opportunities for young people to serve in our program
  • resources to borrow & return 


If we need to cancel class/activities due to snow or an emergency, we will post here and on our Facebook snow daypage, call you via Calling Post and email you. There will be NO CLASS when: 1) Bergenfield public schools close or dismiss early due to weather; 2) the state/local government declares a State of Emergency; or 3) Bergenfield’s mayor advises that people stay off the roads. Always use your best judgment.