Religious Education

Jesus with a group of children in modern clothesJesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."  – Matthew 19:14 RSV

We all grow in the fullness of joy when we come to know of God's infinite love for us. Care for the soul is as important as care for the body! Faith formation and religious education, therefore, are vital for every human being, through every age.   

We, St. John the Baptist Parish, in combination with Holy Rosary Parish, are privileged to help you and your children grow in the fullness of joy! (See registration info below.)

For 2020 – 2021, we are again doing Family Faith Formation.  We meet once a month, and most of the lessons are done as a family at home. As part of the diocesan life-long faith formation, all parishioners are invited and strongly encouraged to take part in our monthly sessions. Adults without children are welcome to come and grow in their faith, without need for registration or fees. (This will continue to be the case this year as long as CDC guidelines allow us to meet in person at the parish hall.)

Classes are held once a month on Saturday evenings. Last year, (2019 – 2020) we had a family Mass at 4 PM at St. John the Baptist, followed by a meal in the Parish Hall, and then our classes. We hope to be able to do this again this year, but we'll be following CDC guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic. However we are able to do it, Family Faith Formation will continue, so please register!


Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open from May 15 - June 15, and will be done online.  There is a $25 registration deposit due at the time of registration.  (The final cost will be determined as soon as we have some idea how the fall will look with CDC guidelines.)
Here is the link to the registration form:  2020-2021 Registration
Payments will be made through St. John the Baptist online giving center, through this link: Registration Fees
If you have questions regarding registration, fees, or any of the forms please contact Cathy at either [email protected] or 603-340-4195.

Weather announcement: In the event of cancellation due to weather, announcements will be made via WMUR. Look for St. John the Baptist - Suncook or Holy Rosary Parish - Hooksett in the listings.

Any and all questions should be directed to our current Director of Religious Education, Cathy Mazzaglia.  (Her last name rhymes with the flower, azalea.)  She can be contacted at 340-4195  or by email at [email protected] 


Jesus showing a small child a butterfly
Why did God make you? 

  Answer: God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in the next.

  [from the Baltimore Catechism]