Education Ministries

**Several of our ministries are modified or not active at this time due to the pandemic. Please first check with the contact person listed for each ministry or call the Parish Office**

Adult Faith Formation

The Adult Faith Formation Program plans and implements opportunities to help adult parishioners deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith. Through these opportunities, parishioners can experience a deepening in their faith and encounter with God and neighbor.

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Bible Study

The Bible Study Program is a part of St. John's robust Adult Faith Formation Program.

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Our parish offers the children of the parish an opportunity to participate in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This catechesis brings together children as young as 3 years old into the presence of Jesus through his/her experiences in the Atrium. The Atrium is a carefully prepared room which is located in our school building. What is different with this catechesis is it is based on the Montessori principles of educating the whole child, physically and spiritually.

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Parish Library

The Parish Library contains religious books pertaining to the Catholic Faith. The Library is divided into categories, such as Bibles and Bible-related books, biographies of saints and popes, prayers and meditations, sacraments, and other areas of faith. The entire collection is made up of donated books. There is a self check-in/checkout book in the Library for when one wishes to borrow a book.

CONTACTTeckla Jones jkjtmj@aol.com

Religious Ed Catechist/Aide

Our Catechists and Aides are people of great faith and generosity who graciously share their time and talent for the sake of the Gospel. Our Religious Ed Program depends strongly on our Volunteers who love their faith and desire that our youth and their families grow in their faith as disciples for mission. On behalf of our entire Parish Community we continue to be grateful for all who assist and staff our many programs and projects. Their generous offering of leadership, support and service model well the vibrant partnership we encourage here at St. John’s.

CONTACT: Sr. Jane Keller srjkeller@sjbnf.org

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Click here for more information on the RCIA program.

RCIC

Rite of Christian Initiation of Children

Click here for more information on the RCIC program.

Preschool Volunteer

Some duties of a preschool volunteer may include: assisting the teacher during the school day, helping with snacks and lunches, assisting students with checking out books from the library, assisting with crafts and other art projects, reading with the students. Clearances are required.

 

CONTACT: Patricia Wilding pwilding@sjbnf.org

Elementary School Volunteer

Some duties of an elementary school volunteer may include: assisting the teacher during the school day, helping with snacks and lunches, assisting students with checking out books from the library, assisting with crafts and other art projects, reading with the students. Clearances are required.

 

CONTACT: Patricia Wilding pwilding@sjbnf.org

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is offered each summer here at St. John’s. We team up ecumenically with our neighboring churches to offer a fun filled week where the Gospel comes alive. Our campers embark an adventurous week within a themed environment.  Our Teen Theatre sets the stage for our daily focus on the Word. There’s lots of  outdoor fun, song and dance, creative crafts and opportunities for our youth to share their faith. We wrap up our week with an outreach mission project.

CONTACT: Sr. Jane Keller srjkeller@sjbnf.org

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