It’s true . . . there’s no such thing as “Catholic Divorce” . . . .but millions of Catholics DO get civilly divorced. And it affects and hurts us all. Maybe you or someone you know has suffered the breakdown of the marriage and family, or maybe they are going through it right now. No matter how long it’s been, the Church IS HERE to help and wants her children get the best healing. That’s why there will be regional workshop called “Surviving Divorce” offered this fall. For questions or to register, please contact Angel Koerkel or call the parish office at 784-0553.
Our warm and welcoming Religious Education program begins the 2017-18 School Year on Sunday September 10! Pre-School (potty-trained 3 year olds) on up to 8th Grade will meet most Sundays in the St. John Elementary School from 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. Boasting a vibrant and fun gathered assembly each week, our program sets learning objectives for students to memorize certain Catholic prayers, Mass responses and basics of the faith. Silly songs, lots of laughs, practical prayers and interaction make the gathered time a hit with the kids and parents. Students then break off into their grade level classes. This year most students will be using a liturgical-based curriculum; the topics and themes they study will flow from the readings at Mass from each Sunday. We will be launching a youth-ministry-style session for combined 6th through 8th graders as well! Details coming soon.
To register online CLICK HERE! We will e-mail this link and snail mail hard copies to all families enrolled last year in the program. Registration fees have not changed in a few years: $50 for one student; $75 for two; $100 for three or more from the same family.
There is also a dynamic ADULT class for parents while the kids are in their sessions.
Whether you are brand new to Bible study or have been reading the Word for years, please join us for a new study beginning on June 29 at 11:30am in the parish center.
We will begin by taking an overview look at Scripture for a couple of weeks followed by a journey through the whole story. No need to register and there is no cost (optional timeline charts will be available to purchase). We would love to see you there! Any questions, please contact Angel Koerkel (email@example.com).
The Thursday Women’s Group will not meet next Thursday, June 22, so that our participants are able to assist with the parish Vacation Bible School.
Please join us when we resume on June 29. We meet 11:30-12:30 in the St. John Parish Center. No registration needed, just drop in and feel free to bring a bagged lunch along with your Bible!
Pre-School though 5th Graders will have a chance to put on the FULL armor of God in our all new, totally original Vacation Bible School TWO-DAY extravaganza!! Join us Wednesday and Thursday June 21 and 22 for a terrific new song sung to the tune of We Will Rock You! We will meet in the St. John School Ken Dillon Activity Center (Gymnasium and Cafeteria). The Armor of God is the theme; with crafts, music, prayer, Bible stories, memorizing, games, lunch, skits and more! There is no fee, but we’d happily accept a $10 donation per student! If parents, grandparents or older siblings want to be part of the amazing VBS TEAM, please be sure to contact our Youth Minister Clare Kolenda!
Hurry to register–we only have room for 120 students MAXIMUM! Register by clicking HERE!