Formation

K-10th Faith Formation

Registration Information:
Registration for the 2022-2023 year is open. Please be sure to register both for Faith Formation and Sacramental Prep as applies.
2022-2023 Calendar here.
2nd Grade 1st Reconciliation & 1st Eucharist Calendar
Click here to register

Contact Information:
Sharie Furst K-8 Faith Formation Director: sfurst@sj.org/ 507-288-7372
Megan Rodriguez Confirmation Faith Formation Director:  mrodriguez@sj.org / 507-288-7372

Vacation Bible School 2022

Join us for VBS June 27-July 1 from 9:15-11:10 am at St. Pius X! We are so excited to invite children ages 3 through the 4th grade to participate in VBS this summer. Once again, we will be partnering with St. Pius X to offer VBS and it will be taking place on their campus. You can register participants and sign up to volunteer online here: https://bit.ly/37lteWn. Contact Megan Rodriguez with any questions about participating or volunteering at mrodriguez@sj.org.

Camp Summit August 1st to 4th

We would love for your middle schooler to join us at Camp Summit 2022 this summer! Camp Summit is an overnight Catholic adventure camp for middle school youth entering grades 6-8.  Nestled in the bluffs of Lanesboro, Minnesota, Camp Summit provides a fun, formative, and faith-filled experience for parish groups throughout the Diocese of Winona-Rochester.  St. John’s is excited to bring a parish group this year and would love to share more information with you. Please reach out to Megan Rodriguez at mrodriguez@sj.org if you have a child interested in joining us for camp or if you are an adult interested in helping at Camp Summit! You can find out more information here: https://www.campsummitwinona.org/

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!

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
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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.

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Adult Bible Studies & Formation Groups

The Co-Cathedral of St. John’s has several adult Bible studies & Formation groups 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 and in person. You’re welcome to join via video or phone to reflect on Scripture and learn more about the Bible. Our in-person groups are held in the O’Day room.

  • Tuesday 10am Bible Study: We use a number of videos and studies to learn more about Scripture and Church teaching. Right now, we are starting the Gospel of John. Meets via Zoom.
  • Wednesday 6:00pm Formation Group (School year only): Watch engaging videos to learn about the faith and share questions and insights with your peers. Meets in person.
  • Wednesday 7:30pm Formation Group (school year only): Watch engaging videos to learn more about the faith and share your questions and insights with your peers. Meets via Zoom.

Click here for the 2022-2023 Adult Formation Schedule.
Have questions or want to join? Contact Michelle Schmid.

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

Formed.org

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, Formation Group, or a Bible study? Contact Michelle Schmid at the parish office.

For any questions, please contact:

Michelle Schmid at mschmid@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 page here.

Visit the St. Pius X page here.

Tuition information and assistance can be found here.

Rochester Catholic Schools is Hiring

At Rochester Catholic Schools, we strive to retain and recruit the best and brightest professionals in education! We invite you to explore current career opportunities at RCS including:

  • Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Business Office Manager
  • Technology Support Coordinator
  • Teacher (Elementary or High School)
  • Paraprofessional
  • Summer Care Aide and more!

To see a full list of opportunities or apply, visit www.rcsmn.org/careers!

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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.