SJV Religious Education Programs
Who Was SJV St. John Vianney Catholic Church About St. John Vianney Prince Frederick, MD 20678 St. John Vianney Catholic Church 105 Vianney Lane Prince Frederick, MD 20678 Phone: 410-535-0223 Mass Schedule  (Summer Schedule) Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm Sunday: 8:00am 10:00am, Noon (Spanish)  Monday - Saturday: 8am Comcast Cable TV Channel 6: Wednesday 9pm, Sunday 11am Map

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If you are interested in one of the following services or organizations, please refer to the program's web page for the coordinator’s name and phone number.


Christian Beginnings Pre-school

This state certified pre-school is open to all children to thrive in the knowledge of God’s love. This school is open to all religious affiliations and races.

To be enrolled as a three year old in the Fall semester, the student must be 3 by September 1st of that year. To be enrolled as a four year old in the Fall Semester, the student must be 4 by September 1st of that year. Class schedule is as follows:

 3 year olds:   Tuesday & Thursday:    9:00 A.M. - 11:30 P.M., or 12:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

 4 year olds:    Monday, Wednesday and Fridays    9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M., or 12:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

All of the teachers have received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with training in early childhood education.

All of the teachers and their aides have undergone extensive background checks and have been fingerprinted by the Maryland State Police.

CCD (Continuing Christian Development)

The St. John Vianney C.C.D. program provides a spiritual formation and instruction in the Catholic Faith. Like other pastoral activities, catachesis must be understood in relation to Jesus’ three-fold message: to teach, to build community, and to serve.

Those children who do not attend Catholic schools are encouraged to enroll in C.C.D. A two year minimum of C.C.D. instruction is necessary for public school children to receive the Sacraments of Confirmation, Penance and Holy Eucharist. Please contact the Religious Coordinator to enroll your child. Below is the schedule of grades:

 Kindergarten through 5th Grades Sunday 9:30 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.  Or Monday 6:15 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

 6th & 7th Grade Wednesday 7:30-9:00 P.M. Parish Center

 8th & 9th Grade Wednesday 7:30-9:00 P.M. Family Life Center


RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

The Journey-in-Faith, St. John Vianney’s RCIA program, began in 1983. This very important program of total formation in the Catholic faith and way of life is intended for:

The program is to introduce to all who walk on the Journey a faith that is alive with the love of, and the love for, God. During the years the program has been in existence at St. John Vianney many people have entered the Catholic Christian faith by walking on the journey and taking an active leadership role within the parish.

The R.C.I.A. is a spiritual journey that is shared by the whole parish. Interested converts or candidates, or anyone interested in learning more about Catholic Faith, please see the Contacts Page.