May the Holy Spirit continue to bless and guide the 101 young people at St. John’s who were confirmed this spring!
Registration has begun for the 2018-19 year — print this form and return the RE Office by June 30: FAMILY REG FORM BOTH 2018-19
Religious Ed (September – December)
  • Grade 8 (must have completed Grade 7) — Sunday 9am or Thursday 7pm
  • Grade 9-12 (must have completed Gr 7 or High School Class 10G) — Sunday 9am
  • Grade 8-12 who will also prepare for First Communion — register for Class 8Z, Sunday 9am
Confirmation Prep (December – May)
  • for ALL, including Transfiguration Academy Grade 8 — sessions and activities will be Sunday mornings, schedule TBA
If you are in Grade 8-11 and are just beginning your religious education, or it has been awhile since you have been to class, you will register for either Grade 7 (Sunday 9am or Thursday 7pm) or High School Year 1 (Sunday 9am) — you will prepare for Confirmation in the Spring of 2020.


Confirmation sessions are based on Matthew Kelly’s Decision Point program. You can find the videos here: Decison Point videos

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Our programReligious Ed students in Grades 8-12 attend classes Sundays 9am or Thursday 7pm in the fall.  (Transfiguration Academy 8th graders who are parishioners of St. John’s Parish do not need to attend classes in the fall). Beginning in January, ALL Religious Ed & Transfiguration candidates meet Sunday mornings for their immediate Confirmation preparation, which includes group sessions, service to the parish, a weekend retreat, day of reflection, an interview with a priest/deacon and a Walk for the Poor.

Confirmation Director: Espi Alvarez (201-294-6752,

Retreat Director: Eric Acosta, St. John’s Youth Minister: Retreats are held at the CYO Retreat Center (Kearny) in January — click here fodirections to the CYO Retreat Center in Kearny

Websites of interest to parents, sponsors & candidates: