In Person CCE instruction will begin the week of November 1. Please notify the Youth Formation Office if your family prefers to remain at home.
Our Health and Safety Protocols
ATTENTION: The grades at the times below are full. While it is still possible to select those times and grades on the form, we will not be able to fulfill that request. You will be given your second session choice.
2020-2021 CCE Registration is open. Forms are available online and in the Youth Formation Office. CCE Registration is separate from Sacrament Preparation Registration.
Payment may be made in the Youth Formation Office, or online (see below). We accept payment in the form of check, cash or credit card.
If you have already turned in your 2020-2021 registration form to the Youth Formation Office, or submitted a form online, and wish to pay online by credit/ debit card, please click on the red button below to proceed to WeShare:
The community of St. John Vianney is pleased and blessed to partner with the families and guide them through the Sacrament Preparation process of Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)/ Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, and Confirmation.
Sacrament Preparation Registration
Registration for 2020-2021 Sacrament Preparation is now closed. Sacrament Preparation Registration is separate from CCE Registration and forms for 2021-2022 will be available starting May 2021.
Our Pre-K (4+) and Kindergarten programs provide Christ-centered and age appropriate lessons featuring activities, Bible stories, music, crafts, prayer, games and a child/parent activity worksheets that meet busy parents where they are, reinforcing positive Catholic family rituals such as praying together, eating meals together and talking to each other. For more information regarding Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten CCE, email Anabel Acosta, Coordinator of Early Childhood.
Pre-Kindergarten CCE: Beginning at the age of four, children are invited to participate in religion classes with a parent. Parental involvement is vital at this age, so that the lesson learned in class can be reinforced at home. Students must be accompanied by a parent or adult at each class. Each class offers a faith message, craft and prayer opportunities.
Kindergarten CCE is an excellent introduction to our Catholic Faith. Children participate in religion classes that are geared toward instilling a sense that God loves them and that they are members of the Church. Bible stories, stories of saints, basic prayers, songs and crafts are the main focus. Parental involvement within the class is strongly encouraged, with parents invited to attend one of more classes during the year.
The textbook series being used for grades 1 to 5 is “Alive In Christ,” which is published by Our Sunday Visitor. This series has what is known as a “spiral” curriculum. That means, on each grade level the order and focus of the units and chapters is the same. However, each grade will learn the material on their specific level.
Volunteer with Youth Formation:
Opportunities include but are not limited to teaching CCE, chaperoning, helping at VBS, sacrament preparation, retreats, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, call 281.497.6665.
As a Catholic parish, we must ensure that all children and youth are offered a setting that is at all times as safe and secure as possible. St. John Vianney volunteers and staff members serving children and youth are required to take the CMG Connect online safe environment training. For more information, visit Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Office of Child and Youth Protection.
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