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.



Joanne Vanness
Faith Formation Coordinator
Phone: 725-7714 x 424






Confirmation Page 

Young Adult Ministry Page

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Page


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

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. 

“Feed Your Soul”  On Wednesday Faith Formation Nights there is Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel beginning at 5 pm through 7:15 pm.  Come and spend some quiet time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  The Middle and High School Students are given opportunities to develop This kind of connection with Jesus during Exposition.                                                                                                             Eucharistic Adoration: 12 Reasons to spend an hour with Jesus

“Feed Your Body” Meals are available on the Wednesday Faith Formation nights through the generosity of volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity for our families to enjoy a meal together before class begins.  This sure helps to make a hectic Wednesday night to hurry and get to Faith Formation into a relaxing one!  

Adult Faith Formation – “Wednesday Nights are not Just for Kids Anymore”

  • No matter what your age, you can still learn more about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • Stop in on Faith Formation nights in the Conference room to learn more about Jesus and His Church with other adults.  This is a very relaxing way to grow in your faith.  
  • Contact the parish office for details! 920-725-7714

Rite of Acceptance for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Candidates 10/21/2018: