Faith Formation

Faith Formation



New to Adel?  Need to register for Wednesday night faith formation? Contact Kelly Howard at 993-4590 or to receive a registration packet. 


What Is Next?

Wednesday November 15, 2017: Class for all K-8 disciples. 

Wednesday November 22, 2017: NO CLASS for K-8, Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday November 29, 2017: NO CLASS for K-8, Catechist planning time

Sunday December 3, 2017: Knights of Columbus St. Nicholas Breakfast following 9:00 Mass.  Bishop St. Nicholas will be here!

Wednesday December 6, 2017: Class for all K-8 disciples

Wednesday December 13, 2017: Class for all K-8 disciples.  Advent prayer service for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.  Parents PLEASE ATTEND.  5:45 or 7:15.  This is our last class before Christmas.



November/December 2017

September/October 2017

August 2017

April/May 2017

February/March 2017

December/January 2017

October/November 2016

August/September 2016

Summer 2016


Parents play the major role in the growth in faith of their children. They are encouraged to be involved in the classes and programs we offer for their children’s formation.

Call to Discipleship: Are you Called to be a Catechist?

The ministry of catechesis is greatly important.  The work of a Catechist or Assistant Catechist is a beautiful ministry in which one is called by Christ.  The call to be a Catechist is a call to discipleship:  to build relationships with children and families and share our Catholic faith.  Watch here to see the Joy in Faith Formation.

Second graders celebrate the sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.  Parents and catechists are involved in the preparation process.  The beginning of the year focuses on Reconciliation and receiving the gift of God’s Mercy.  The second half the children continue their journey with Christ learning more about the Mass and Eucharist.

First Reconciliation Retreat: Sunday November 5th, 10:30-12:00. Join us for 9:00 Sunday Mass and enjoy a donut before our retreat begins in the church at 10:30.


St. John’s Confirmation is a 2-year preparation process during the 9th and 10th grade year. Confirmation Candidates immerse themselves in group study, retreat experiences, service projects and personal prayer.  For more information  contact Jacque Seidl, the Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator, at

Please contact the Faith Formation Director if your child has not received his or her sacraments.

High School Youth Ministry helps to inspire and encourage young adults to live their Catholic faith and hopes to bring them into a deeper relationship with Christ and His Church. This is done through Wednesday night WOW (What’s On Wednesday) sessions, retreats, socials, and service projects. 

Vacation Bible School is a week long program that takes place in June of each year. It is provided in cooperation with other area churches. Children in grades K-5 are invited to join us for faith based fun! Children ages 6th grade through adults are encouraged to volunteer to help with this program. Contact the Director of Faith Formation for details and dates.

Adult Faith Formation groups meet throughout the school year.  All are welcome. Check the bulletin or our website for more details.