Formation

K-8th Faith Formation

St. John’s offers many opportunities for growth in the religious education of your families, and particularly, for your young ones. We hope we can be a resource for you as you continue on your journey in discipleship of Christ! We provide weekly classes for your children on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm here at the church, an in-depth, hands-on, and interactive Sacrament Preparation program for First Eucharist and First Reconciliation, and various opportunities for you and your children to come together to learn about our faith and witness to the love of our Lord in community with one another.For information on Confirmation preparation for 9th and 10th graders, please visit the Sacraments page.

To view our 2019-2020 Faith Formation schedule, click here

Youth Ministry

St. John’s LIFT 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!

What will LIFT provide?

  • Weekly youth group meetings
  • Scripture Attack
  • Prayer Encounters
  • Praise and Worship
  • Movie Nights
  • Peer Ministry
  • Service Opportunities
  • Mission Trips

When and where does LIFT meet?

You can join LIFT every Wednesday night at 7:30pm during the Faith Formation year in the basement of the parish center.

Can I be involved in the planning process or leadership team for LIFT?

Yes! Please! Whether you are a high-schooler, parent, or young adult, I want to hear your ideas! Contact me and let’s make youth ministry at St. John’s happen 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
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Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Sunday Morning Childcare
  • 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 Faith Sharing

  • Grow in your own personal relationship with God
  • Set an example for your children
  • Form friendships within our parish community
  • Gain knowledge of Christ and His Church as well as grow in your faith
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Adult Bible Studies

This study group is welcoming and open to anyone who may be interested in joining discussion on the book we are currently reading. We enjoy reading books published by Dynamic Catholic publishing, although we have read many diverse subjects. We are not a “group” in the sense that people come and go … all are welcome, one time or all the time.

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

For any questions, please contact:
Person to contact
Philip Lomneth
Director of Formation
Ext. 4510
plomneth@sj.org

Rochester Catholic Schools

THE RCS DIFFERENCE!

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.

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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.