Adult Faith Formation Yearly Calendar

Christ Renews His Parish

"Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP)" is a process designed to bring members of our parish together in Christ. It is a renewal weekend, where you can experience a personal spiritual renewal and an abundance of love in Christian community. Parishioners share with one another the ways they have found meaning, hope, peace and love in their lives. The experience is personal, inspirational, and fulfilling. Many participants feel that the weekend experience has been among the most powerful and positive of their lives.

This is the perfect way to establish a stronger bond with God and fellow parishioners. The atmosphere is casual and you will begin friendships that will last a lifetime. There are two sessions, one for men and the other for women. The two weekends are not mixed sessions and allow for a husband and wife to attend on the different weekends and still attend to family needs.

To date, 359 St. John's parishioners have received this CRHP weekend. Many of them have shared how more connected they feel to the parish and what a wonderful opportunity it is to get to know their fellow parishioners. The weekend is held here at St. John's and is led by parishioners who have made CRHP here before.

Learn more about CRHP! Watch short video about CRHP!

Rediscover Your Home

There's an old saying that goes, 'Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.' Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while or for quite some time, but now you feel a tug at your heart calling you back to the Catholic Church. Listen to that tug.


RCIA

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a process through which non-baptized adults and children over the age of 7 enter the Catholic Church. The RCIA is also for those baptized in another faith tradition who wish to be fully initiated in the Catholic faith. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens/candidates. They undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospels, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist. The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the Church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way adults prepare for baptism.

Team/Catechists - These people walk the journey with the RCIA participants meeting weekly as they are able. Duties include hospitality, sharing faith, giving presentations on topics with which they are comfortable, and working closely with the RCIA coordinator.

Sponsors - These people represent the parish community and the Catholic faith. They support a catechumen/candidate on his/her faith journey. Sponsors attend RCIA sessions with their catechumen/candidate as much as they are able, support them with prayer and time spent with them, stand with them during liturgical rites, and support them spiritually throughout the process and beyond.


Men's Bible Study

This group meets weekly at 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm on Tuesday nights in the Parish office, except when the Catholic Men's Club meets. All men are welcome.

Contact Tom LaBonte-498-8263 or 676-4010 for more information.


Women's Bible Study

Women's Bible Study is designed for women of all ages to put to practice the relevance of Scripture in the daily practice of their Catholic faith. Four groups meet on different days at different times to accommodate all who are interested. Registration is required.