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 8th, ALL are invited to our Wednesday night programming: parents, grades 1-12, parishioners, non-parishioners, families – EVERYONE! Check out the flyer below for more info! 

If your child is in grades 1-12 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: 2021-22 Faith Formation Registration Form

Faith Formation classes take place on Wednesday evenings for grades 1-11 from 6-7:30pm *Mass included

If you would like to receive the Faith Formation weekly email, 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 2021-22 coming soon!

 

Instagram Users - check out our new Youth Ministry Instagram page @smsjyouthministry

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FAITH FORMATION OFFICE/STAFF

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
21/22 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

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