Dear Parents and Guardians:
St. John the Evangelist Parish currently offers a catechism program for elementary students (gr. 1-7) who attend public, private and alternate schools. Our program is called the Parish Home Catechism Program (PHCP).
The St. John the Evangelist PHCP has been running successfully for decades. Now, we are ready to branch out to all parish families. In order to be more inclusive, and to help all children of the parish become more actively involved in the life of St. John the Evangelist Parish, we would like to invite your children to participate in the Parish Home Catechism Program beginning in September 2021.
The faith formation program we use for PHCP is called the Gospel Weeklies (Pflaum). Since introducing this family catechesis program in 2019, we have determined that the Gospel Weeklies align very well with our parish faith learning goals, particularly in the areas of The Sacraments, Bible Study and Lectio Divina. The lessons in the Gospel Weeklies are beautifully in sync with the cycles of the liturgical calendar and are centred on Christ’s teachings in the Sunday Gospels. By involving as many parish families as possible in family catechesis, we can better support your child to feel connected to the parish community, to develop a strong faith foundation, and to become more active members of the Church.
In order to prepare for September, please contact Mrs. Cathy Dykeman, PHCP Coordinator at 905-706-1126 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 25th, if you are interested in participating in PHCP. Book orders must be placed in mid-July. Thank you.
Yours in Christ,
Father Francisco Fernandez Siles
For more information on the progam please look here: Invitation to the PHCP to Family of Schools