Two Parishes - One Faith

Faith Formation

Mission Statement

The Faith Formation team of St. Mary and St. John the Baptist Parishes, in partnership with parents to help guide their children to eternal salvation.   Assisted by the Spirit of Jesus, we provide information about Jesus and His Holy Church, prayer experiences that invite spiritual transformation to help form a deep relationship with Jesus.  We believe in the presence of Jesus makes the ministry of Faith Formation effective, so young people may respond to the message through growth in faith, worship and Christian service.


Welcome to our Faith Formation Program!

This year, starting September 7th, ALL are invited to our Wednesday night programming: parents, grades Pre-K -12, parishioners, non-parishioners, families – EVERYONE! Check out the flyer below for more info! 

If your child is in grades Pre-K-12 and you are looking to register them for Faith Formation, First Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation preparation classes, please click on the link below to find our registration form: 2022-23 Registration Form

Faith Formation classes for grades 1-12 take place on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm *Mass included

Classes for grades Pre-K – Kindergarten will also take place on Wednesday nights (Time TBD)

If you would like to receive the Faith Formation emails and updates, or would like more information about joining or volunteering for our program, please contact Bethany Doll at 725-7714 ext. 424 or at [email protected]

Specific calendars below for Wednesday Night F.U.E.L., Faith Formation, Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation classes for 2022-23 coming soon!


Social Media – We have an Instagram page: @smsjyouthministry

And Find us on Facebook! @menashacatholicym

Looking for weekly inspiration? Check out our blog!



Bethany Doll
Faith Formation Coordinator

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 725-7714 x 424



2021-22 Faith Formation Calendar
FF 2021-22 Calendar

2021-22 First Reconciliation and First Communion Calendar

Reconciliation Handbook

Reconciliation Handbook

Registration Form
22/23 FF Registration Form
Liability Form

2021-22 SM/SJ Liability Form


How can you get involved?

We rely solely on volunteers to help teach and spread the Gospel message of Jesus.  Please prayerfully consider being a catechist, classroom aide, help with the meals before class, etc. Contact Bethany for more information or click the link below to see where we need help!


What catechists have to say about their ministry…

              “Teaching religion is very rewarding and helps you to grow in your own faith journey”. – Vicky.

              “Let Go Let God enter your life!” –   Laurie

Being a Catechist

So what does it mean to me:

It means sharing faith and love,

Truly a gift sent by God above.

It means time out of your day,

It’s time that I look at now that I wouldn’t spend any other way.

Seeing the smiles on the kids shining through and understanding Gods message comes from the heart,

It’s an understanding that delivering Gods message I am doing my part.

It’s so much bigger than going every week,

We are called to do this by God and it makes you humble and meek.

Before I signed up a commitment was all I could see,

But then the Holy Spirit came to guide me.

Now I get the chills and a feeling I can’t complain ,

It’s not a commitment but rather it’s a blessing and a feeling you can’t explain.

You are giving so much to the children who are our future in society,

It’s helping to pave their way created by you and me.

We can do something, it comes from the heart,

We are being called by God - let’s do our part.

We are in need of people to help us continue,

I hope the Holy Spirit will reach out to some of you.

~Stacy Berman