Kids and Youth

We Welcome Your Children

Jesus loves children and so do we! We want your kids to feel at home at St. John the Evangelist to learn about Jesus in creative, relevant and age-appropriate ways.

AGES 1 – 4

Childcare is available during the Sunday 9:15a.m., 11a.m. and 5:15p.m. Masses. Children ages 1 to 4 are invited to come and play while their family is at Mass. Childcare is located in the Good Shepherd Room, located on the right side of the Gathering Space as you enter the church. Please do not bring snacks. Leave your cell phone number at drop off and keep your phones on silent or vibrate while you are at Mass in case of emergency.

If you or any family member would like to volunteer to serve at the childcare during one or both Masses, please contact Stacy Golden using the contact us form at the bottom of this page for details. All volunteers must be VIRTUS certified.

AGES 4-10

Faith Formation
The greatest gift a parent can give their children is to introduce them to a living relationship with God in Jesus Christ. At St. John the Evangelist, we envision faith formation as a partnership between the parish and the parents whose children we strive to serve. Put another way, we are here to help kids and their families come to know Jesus as a friend, and through that friendship develop a desire to love and serve God, each other, and the church. Learn More
Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Due to COVID restrictions we will be unable to offer our onsite week long Vacation Bible School for summer 2021.  Please contact the Faith Formation Office at 410-647-4892 with any questions.



Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Most Sundays during the school year we offer Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9:15 AM and 11 AM Masses except when a Family Mass is scheduled. After the Opening Prayer, children aged 4-8 will be offered the opportunity to be dismissed to "break open the Word of God" in the Gathering Space Meeting Room in a format that is age-appropriate. The children return to church for the Liturgy of the Eucharist with their families. We ask that families of children under the age of 4 take advantage of our Child Care option and not send toddlers to Children's Liturgy of the Word.

We are looking for adult volunteers to lead and help with the program each week. If you are interested and have completed the Virtus (Stand/Shield) training please contact Stacy Golden through the Contact form at the bottom of this page.

Children's Choirs
Special Religious Ed. for Kids
Children and young people who have special needs or challenges are invited to participate in faith formation. We have a class for special needs children at present. Our program is designed according to the needs of the participating youngsters. Please call the Office of Faith Formation for additional information at 410-647-4892.
Altar Servers
St. John the Evangelist School
Leadership Training Program
The Leadership Training Program is a peer mentorship program in the fall and spring on Fridays from 4:30-6pm for kids in grades 1-8 that specializes in teaching boys and girls to live virtuously while being a leader in the world. The pillars of the Leadership Training Program are service, mentoring, and fun. Kids participate in community service projects and practice public speaking about their faith. High School leaders can volunteer to assist. Please contact Melissa Freymann (410) 903-4214 for details. Learn More and Register