(Parish Religious Education Program)


There is a Confirmation parent meeting on December 16 after the 11 am Mass. This meeting is a must for parents who have children making their Confirmation in the Fall of 2019.

There is a First Holy Communion Parent meeting on January 22, 2019 at 7 pm in the cafe. This meeting is a must for parents who have children making their First Holy Communion in the Spring of 2019.

The Safe Environment Lesson will be taught on January 28th and 29th (2019). If classes do not meet due to incline weather, then the lesson will be taught on February 4th and 5th (2019). Parents can review the lesson. The Parish Religious Education personal safety lessons known as “Keeping God’s Children Safe” are posted at:  http://phillyocf.org/prep-resources.

NO SNACKS or FOOD will be permitted in the classrooms!


Traditional Handbook



Confirmation Information

Here is the lesson plan for the Confirmation Class on October 21. There is homework for the students. Please have the students complete the homework assignments and place the assignments in a basket in the back of the church. THESE ASSIGNMENTS ARE NOT TO BE EMAILED OR DROPPED OFF AT THE PARISH CENTER.

Confirmation Lesson October

This is the Confirmation Application. It is due in the Office of Faith Formation by February 1, 2019, with the $100 fee. This form must be handed in and the fee must be paid for all students making their Confirmation in the Fall of 2019.

Confirmation Application

These are the Confirmation Questions that the students need to study.

Confirmation Questions

The Works of Mercy explains what kind of service the students can be doing.

Works of Mercy Explained

Understanding the Sacrament of Confirmation teaches us the importance of this Sacrament.

Understanding the Sacrament

Some ideas for Saint names.


These are the Dates that are important for Confirmation. Please make sure that you write the dates on your calendar.

Confirmation Important Dates

Below are the Sponsor Form and the role of a Sponsor. The Sponsor Form needs to be filled out by your Sponsor and signed by his or her Pastor. Please remember a sponsor needs to be 16 years old or older and needs to be in good standing with the Catholic Church. It is best to ask your sponsor as soon as possible and not wait last minute. The Pastor of your sponsor’s parish may want to meet with your sponsor resulting in your sponsor needing to wait a few weeks before he or she can get an appointment.

Sponsor Form                                                         Role of a Sponsor



Our Mission

The parish community of St. John Bosco is especially attentive to the spiritual growth of our youth.  Religious education focuses on the faith formation of each child.  Volunteer catechists teach the truths of the Catholic Church and believe that Jesus Christ is the center of catechesis.  All are welcome to pray, learn and share in bringing our youth into communion with God.

The six fundamental tasks of catechesis included in our Children’s Faith Formation Program are:
.   Promoting knowledge of the faith
.   Liturgical education
.   Moral formation
.   Teaching to pray
.   Education for Community Life
.   Missionary initiation



Faith Formation Office :  267-803-0774

DRE::      Tess Shore (tshore@saintjohnbosco.org)

Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday:       9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Monday and Tuesday                               3:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Monday Evenings Levels SG I, SGII, SG III        6:45 PM -8:00PM

Tuesday Evening  Levels 1 – Jr High                  6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday Afternoon Levels 1-6                             4:45 PM – 6:00 PM