K-10th Faith Formation

Registration Information:
Register for the 2021-2022 Faith Formation year here.
2021-2022 Calendar here.

Contact Information:
Sharie Furst K-8 Faith Formation Director: 507-288-7372
Megan Rodriguez Confirmation Faith Formation Director: / 507-288-7372

Vacation Bible School 2021

Thanks to all the participants and awesome volunteers who made VBS a huge success this summer! Check out a highlight reel from the week below!

Youth Ministry

The Co-Cathedral of St. John’s Youth Ministry is committed to fostering the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person in our community by empowering them to live as disciples of Jesus Christ. We should Live In Faith Together!

Young Adult Ministry

Rochester Catholic is an initiative of the Rochester parishes seeking to connect young adults to Christ and His Church. Our website is a landing page for young adults in the area desiring to: find a community of peers, plug into a parish, engage the world through outreach and service, and further commit their lives to Christ.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Sunday Morning Childcare

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that Sunday morning childcare is currently suspended until further notice.

  • During the 9:30am Mass
  • Available for ages three months through three years
  • Child care is a co-op requiring participation of parents/guardians as caregivers on a rotating basis
  • Children who are older than three are invited to participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 9:30am Mass

There is no registration for childcare. Children may be dropped off and signed in before 9:30 Mass on Sunday mornings.
The childcare schedule follows the school schedule: there is no childcare on weekends following a school break.
Supervision is provided by parents/guardians who are in compliance with the Safe Environment requirements of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester.

Adult Formation

Adult Formation at the Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist intends to invite people into an ongoing relationship with Jesus, nourish and educate about the Church’s teachings, and equip individuals to share God’s message of love with others in ministry and service.

There are several opportunities to participate in Formation at the parish.

Adult Small Groups

Small Groups are great ways to connect with others in the parish to discuss faith in everyday life and to develop a personal relationship with God. A small group consists of 4 to 10 people who gather on a regular basis to share in fellowship and faith. Small groups are a great opportunity to develop meaningful friendships, ask questions, and learn new ways to pray.

Are you interested in joining a small group? Register here to get more information.

Adult Bible Studies

The Co-Cathedral of St. John’s has several adult Bible studies that dive deeper into the teachings of the Church. Are you seeking to learn more about scripture and Church teachings? Or do you just want to meet with fellow parishioners? Either way, feel free to join us!  Right now, we’re meeting virtually, so you’re welcome to join via video or phone to reflect on Scripture and learn more about the Bible.

  • Tuesday 10am Bible Study: We use a number of videos and studies to learn more about Scripture and Church teaching.
  • Wednesday 7:30pm Bible Study (school year only): Watch engaging videos to learn more about the faith and share your questions and insights with your peers.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming Catholic, please visit our RCIA page by following this link.

We are excited to offer Formed to our parishioners for free! Click here to learn more and how to sign up to access your free subscription.

Get Involved

One way to experience formation is through service. There are several ways that you can get involved. Check out our ministry opportunities at the Co-Cathedral.

Interested in leading a Small Group or a Bible study? Contact Michelle Schmid at the parish office.

For any questions, please contact:

Michelle Schmid at

Rochester Catholic Schools


When you invest in an RCS education you become part of community that aspires to:

  • Ensure all students believe they have worth and are loved;
  • Educate the whole child and celebrate the unique God-given gifts and talents of each student;
  • Nurture and cultivate within students a sense of purpose, a hunger for excellence, vision, courage and relentless curiosity to never stop learning;
  • Root students in faith and foster God’s love in our community;
  • Inspire students to listen to God’s call, share their faith with others, and respond as leaders to the needs of a complex and diverse world;
  • Be a premier educational institution and serve the world as a beacon of academic, moral, and spiritual formation.

Visit the RCS Website here for more information.

Visit the St. John’s/St. Pius X webpage here.

Parish Grant Form available here.

Safe Environment Program

VIRTUS is derived from the Latin word for valor, moral strength, excellence, and worth — a proper name for the program given to the Church for the protection of our children and vulnerable adults. The VIRTUS program empowers Christian organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church. Moreover, it encourages us all to aspire to the highest, most positive attributes of human interaction.

Contact our Formation Team to learn more about certification in the VIRTUS program, or vist VIRTUS online for more on the program itself. All volunteers who work with children, youth or vulnerable adults are required to go through a Virtus training and have an up to date background check ran and on file through the parish.