In the Catholic marriage ceremony the bride and groom are asked: Are you prepared to accept children lovingly from God and to bring them up according to the law of Christ and his Church. The bridegroom and bride each say: I am.

In baptism parents/guardians accept a serious responsibility on two fronts.

First is fulfilling the very serious obligation to make sure that you and your children attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Your must make sure your children have the opportunity to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession) and Holy Eucharist.

Second, there is an important and grave responsibility to make sure your child attends religious education classes. This obligation can be fulfilled by sending your child to a Catholic school or by helping your child complete parish religious ed classes.

At St. John Vianney CCD classes are taught by trained volunteers from the parish, all with proper child safety certification. We always welcome extra adult help with our religious education program. To volunteer, please contact our parish office at (814) 322-4789 or click here to send us an e-mail.

St. John Vianney Blesses an Orphan - Detail of Stained Glass Window at Saint John Vianney Church, Johnstown, PA

Our religious education classes are now in session for the 2021-2022 academic year. In-person classes are held each Sunday in our church hall. We begin at 8:30 AM. Classes conclude at 9:45 AM, which is just before our 10 AM Sunday Mass. Our full schedule (Sept 2021 through May 2022) will be published on this web page as soon as it is available.

As per Altoona-Johnstown diocesan regulations, all students and teachers must wear masks for class. We utilize Pflaum Publishing’s Religious Education program which has been carefully evaluated and is required by our diocese. The Pflaum program includes options for home schooling / remote learning in each grade. Please call the parish office for more info on this option.

We strongly urge parents to make special efforts to give their children and teens religious education. Our parish’s structured curriculum is an important tool in our efforts to pass our Catholic faith on to the next generation. Please help us fulfill this important duty.  

We welcome new students at any time. For questions about our religious education program, or to enroll your child, please contact the parish office at (814) 322-4789 or click here to send us an e-mail. You may also call Karen Whited at 322-4970.