Formation to Mass

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.

Elementary Faith Formation

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 a creative and relevant way. Our programs are age-appropriate, safe, and fun!

Family-focused formation on the weekend is a two-hour commitment for children and their parents. While the children are in their formation sessions, we offer parents several options:

  • The opportunity serve in a variety of ways, including as a small group leader or helper, or
  • Our Parents Gallery where parents can simply relax and enjoy fellowship with drinks.

Elementary Formation Options

Sunday

9:45  to 10:45 AM formation

Wednesday

5 to 6 PM formation; any weekend Mass

Registration

Opens April 1 2019.  Due by May 1st 2019. After May 1st a $50 late fee will be incurred.

NOTE:  We experienced a problem with the registration form calculating wildly incorrect tuition rates on 4/9/19 and had to take it down for about 12 hours to repair it. It is now working properly, but if you experience anything odd, please email jmayer@stjohnsp.org. We appreciate your patience.

Middle School

At our program for middle school students, students worship through powerful music and grow through the relevant message of the Gospel.  And they have fun too! Students meet in small groups where they ask questions and discuss the message as it applies to their life. It’s here where life change begins. Meets either

  • Sunday evenings from 6:30 – 8 PM or
  • Wednesday nights 7 – 8:30 PM.

Registration

Opens April 1st. Due by May 1st. After May 1st, a $50 late fee will apply.

NOTE:  We experienced a problem with the registration form calculating wildly incorrect tuition rates on 4/9/19 and had to take it down for about 12 hours to repair it. It is now working properly, but if you experience anything odd, please email jmayer@stjohnsp.org.  We appreciate your patience.

Home Study

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.