Funeral Mass for St. John's parishioner Allyson Van Steenbergen will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 10 am in the Cathedral. PLEASE NOTE: Wednesday Feb. 20th 12:15 pm Mass is cancelled.

Religious Education (Pre-K to 5th Grade)

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Level 1 Atrium

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
adapted for Children (RCIC)

Sunday Religious Education


Registration for 2018-19 Sacramental Preparation has closed!

2018-19 Religious Education Calendar - SUNDAYS

2018-19 Religious Education Calendar - TUESDAYS


Catechetical formation outside of the home can begin as early as 3 years of age with our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium. Go to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd website to learn more about this program.

Purpose and Aim

Religious Education at the Cathedral Parish of St. John the Evangelist strives to partner with its parish families in the catechetical formation of their children including sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion for those children older than 7 years of age. In order for catechesis in the faith to take root in children so that the faith is practiced into adulthood, it is imperative that a strong home and parish connection exists with our Religious Education families.

Catechetical formation outside of the home can begin as early as 3 years of age with our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium. Go to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd website to learn more about this program.

Upon entering the first grade, children from grades 1 to 5 have two options from which to learn and grow in their faith:

Option 1: Ignatius Press Faith and Life Program – a more traditional catechetical approach that meets on Sundays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Go here for more information.

Option 2: Parent and child catechesis classes that meet two Tuesdays a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental preparation is for baptized children who have reached the Age of Reason (typically age 7). These children will receive instruction and preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion. This year we will be using the Dynamic Catholic Program Blessed. To learn more about this program, please go to the Dynamic Catholic/Blessed website.

Sacramental Preparation is available on most Sundays (see RE Calendar for dates) at 11:15 a.m., or you may choose to participate in the Parent/Child catechesis program two Tuesdays a month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Registration is now open for 2018-19 Religious Education!

2018-19 Religious Education Registration (for St. John's parishioners)

2018-19 Religious Education Registration (non-parishioners / in Boise)

2018-19 Religious Education Registration (non-parishioners / outside Boise)




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