Faith Formation Overview

Dear Parents,

The 2023-2024 year has been planned, and we are excited about the new opportunities that will be offered within the Pastorate.  Our goal is to help our young people to develop a personal relationship with our Lord and encourage our Pastorate families to continue to grow in their Catholic identity. Pastorate staff and volunteers are here to assist, encourage, and support parents in that effort.

Our elementary program schedule has been updated to make it simple and consistent; families will be on campus for 2 sessions a month, one of which the parents would attend as well.  Catholic Culture events are incorporated into faith formation and will move between the campuses. There are many opportunities for families to choose from for elementary classes at both campuses. Sunday morning will continue at both St. John and St. Joseph. Monday night elementary will also continue at St. John. This year we are adding a Tuesday night elementary session at St. Joseph to accommodate more families.

Middle school will continue with catechetical nights on St. John’s campus (same time as elementary) and social events at various locations. 

High School will continue to meet on Sunday evenings beginning at St. John and moving to St. Joseph for the second half of the year. We are looking forward to working with your families this year. Registration is available on the websites, in the weekly newsletters, and in the parish offices.  Please register early, as space is limited, and we anticipate the classes filling up quickly. 

 – Fr. John Williamson, Pastor & Amy Spessard, Director of Formation and Accompaniment

We are still accepting registration for the 2023-2024 year. There is still space for High School Youth Ministry, Middle School in person classes and home study grades 1-8.

The role of faith formation is conversion, to bring one into a relationship with Christ. That initial spark of faith is nurtured through instruction about the Catholic faith and experiences of prayer, service, and most importantly, with opportunities to encounter the person of Jesus. At St John’s we accomplish this through various opportunities for people of all ages.