Faith Formation at St. John's
Faith Formation is a lifelong learning opportunity. At St. John’s we offer many opportunities for our younger parishioners to grow in their understanding of the Catholic faith and develop a relationship with Jesus. We offer a hybrid program that has both classroom time, family gathered sessions on campus, and family activities that are completed at home.
All programs take place in the Sr. Margaret Bauer Evangelization Center
Grades K-8 utilize the Pflaum Gospel Weekly Program and the Benzinger Family Life.
For an overview of Pflaum Gospel Weekly, click here
For an overview of the Family Life Program, click here
Below are some examples of our family gathered sessions from last year.
Grades K-5: Sunday Afternoon 4:00-5:30 or Monday Evenings 6:30-8:00
Grades 6-8: Monday Evenings 6:30-8:00
Family Home Study Option Grades K-8
Scheduling should never be a reason that a family doesn’t enroll into the faith formation program. We offer families the ability to work with their children on their family’s schedule using the same materials that are used in the classrooms. Each family must attend an orientation to learn how to use the materials. Because the materials are current and timely, they are printed on an 8 week cycle. Families are asked to come into the office 4X a year to pick up and drop off materials. There are also monthly family events that are designed specifically to help grow in faith and relationship with Jesus.
2017-2018 Family Gathered Sessions
April Family Gathered Session: Mary
March Family Gathered Session: Holy Week
Each family had an opportunity to create a Holy Week Banner. Along with the prayer and reflection cards, families can pray through Holy Week with their children.
January Family Gathered Session: Scripture
December Family Gathered Session: Posada
Are you looking for a family friendly movie to see with the kids? The Star is a great choice. The story of the birth of Jesus is told from the perspective of the animals that witness the event. The film is rated PG, and there may be a few scenes that are scary for the younger family members. You can watch the trailer here:
November Family Gathered Sessions: Advent
October Family Gathered Session: Saints