We Welcome Your Children
Jesus loved children and so do we! We want your kids to feel at home at St. Johns and get to learn about Jesus in a creative, relevant, and age-appropriate way.
AGES 1 – 4
Childcare is available during the 9:15 AM and 11 AM Masses. Children ages 1 to 4 are invited to come and play while mom and dad are 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 only bring nut fee snacks and water. 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.
Beginning in September 2018, childcare will also be available at the Saturday 5:15 PM and Sunday 5:15 PM masses.
If you or any family member would like to volunteer to serve at the childcare during one or both Masses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. All volunteers must be VIRTUS certified.
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.
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 4-9 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.
Beginning in September 2018, we will offer Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the Saturday 5:15 PM and Sunday 5:15 PM masses as well.
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 Dan Scofield through the Contact form at the bottom of this page.
Vacation Bible School is full. Contact the Faith Formation office at 410-647-4892 to be put on the waiting list.