Faith Formation

We believe that formation and worship are integral to living a faith-filled life to its fullest, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (Jn 10:10).  This is one of our foundational principles, to help kids live out our faith.

Children learn what is lived and we seek to create a process that encourages and assists families in understanding and practicing their faith. Each of our weekly sessions is built on scriptural readings tied to the weekend homilies and an active ‘go forth’ message. The intention is to live out our faith each week with a specific focus that brings scriptural knowledge into a lived relationship with Jesus, the Church, and the family.

For information on faith formation classes, please contact the Office of Faith Formation at 410-647-4892.

Elementary Faith Formation

Faith Formation classes for 2020-21 are filled and registration is closed.  For homestudy information or clarification please contact Ruth Gorski:   rgorski@stjohnsp.org, 410-647-4892.  Each year Faith Formation classes are offered on various days and times to accommodate busy family schedules. We offer sessions for PreK-4 through 5th grade where children get to learn about Jesus in creative and relevant ways. Our programs are age-appropriate, safe, and fun! We also offer families the option of home study using the same material from the on-campus sessions but providing the flexibility for enhanced learning in a home environment. All families who participate in the home study program gather once a month for worship and community building as part of the program. For more information contact the Faith Formation Office at 410-647-4892.

Elementary Formation Options 2020-2021

Sunday
10:30 – 11:30a.m. formation (PreK-4 through Grade 5)

Wednesday
5 – 6p.m. formation (Kindergarten through Grade 5)

Registration
2020-21 registration is closed.  For homestudy information please contact Ruth Gorski- rgorski@stjohnsp.org, 410-647-4892.  Thank you!

Ignite//Middle School Ministry

Currently, Ignite registration for 2020-21 remains open.  Please contact Anne K. Walsh at awalsh@stjohnsp.org, 410-647-4892.  Youth will encounter a closer relationship with Jesus and a deeper prayer life through discussions lead by youth and adult leaders.  Questions & sharing are encouraged.  Ignite meets weekly with a choice of Sunday evenings 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m., or Wednesday evenings 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Weekly faith formation for middle schoolers does not change in requirement but in format only.  Catholic faith formation each year throughout middle school is each parent’s responsibility, ensuring that their children continue to grow in their faith and are prepared for entry into Confirmation preparation in 9th grade.

2020-21 Calendar Ignite – Grade 6 – 8

Ignite//Middle School Ministry Options 2020-2021

Sunday
6:30 – 8p.m. formation

Wednesday
6:30 – 8p.m. formation

Registration
Currently open, including Home Study.  Please contact Anne K. Walsh at awalsh@stjohnsp.org, 410-647-4892 to register.  Thank you!