Youth in Action
Thank you to our 8th grade girls class for hosting a food drive contest for the middle school. They collected 1045 pounds of food. Way to go middle schoolers!!! Great job providing a corporal works of mercy of feeding the hungry.
Thank you to the 5th graders who made center pieces for our St. Nicholas breakfast. They turned out great and were enjoyed by every one. Great job 5th graders!!!
Gabe Heitz, Jacob Crystal, Kathy (she leads the rosary every Sat. AM in front of the abortion clinic), Caleb Crystal and Jack O'Brien praying outside of Planned Parenthood on Army Post Road in the morning on Sat. Dec. 4th. Thank you young men for praying to end aboration and saving lives!!! Keep up this holy work that you are doing. It does make an impact.
Thank you to all of our youth who are making an impact in our world today and for being the face of Jesus.
If you have any questions regarding faith formation or youth group, please reach out to Stephanie Howard at [email protected] or 515-993-4590.
Faith Formation 2021-2022-Visit the AT HOME RESOURCES page
Parents---please check out the new resources on our Adult Faith Formation Page as you lead your children back to Mass.
You are your child's first teacher of the FAITH.
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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. Contact the Director of Faith Formation to learn how you can be involved.
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.
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 the Youth Minister/Confirmation Coordinator.
Please contact the Director of Faith Formation 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 3D (Dedicated Driven Disciples) sessions, retreats, socials, and service projects.
Adult Faith Formation groups meet throughout the school year. All are welcome. Check the bulletin or our website (click on "Adult Faith Formation") for more details.