Faith Formation

Our Purpose

Forming lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ who enthusiastically participate in our Catholic Christian life.

Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation Schedules

Program Information

Sunday School: Pre-school (3 years old by September 1) through Kindergarten

Walking with Jesus!

Family Formation: Grades K - 5

Discover! Finding Faith in Life


Middle School Faith Formation: Grades 6 & 7

Edge from LifeTeen


Middle School Faith Formation: Grade 8

Altaration from Ascension Press

High School Faith Formation: Grade 9

Chosen from Ascension Press

High School Faith Formation: Grade 10

LIFE from LifeTeen


High School Faith Formation: Grades 11 & 12

YDisciple courtesy of FORMED


RCIA: Sacramental and Adult Formation Opportunities

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA stands for “Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.” RCIA is a process or journey through which the Catholic faith, Catholic worship, and Catholic life is explained, reviewed and deepened. These classes are for those who would like to know more about the Catholic faith with the intent of becoming a Catholic and for those who just want to know what the Catholic faith is all about. This includes those who have been away from the Church. Each session will include a presentation, opportunities for questions, discussion, and prayer. The Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church are the foundation texts of the program. Between sessions you will be asked to watch videos on FORMED.org including Symbolon, Forgiven, Presence, and Beloved.

RCIA begins September 18, 2022. Classes meet every Sunday from 1:15pm to 3:00 pm. Contact Fr. Josh Salonek at rcia@sjn.org for more information.


Adult Formation

Bible Study

Register for all bible study options here

Introduction to the Bible

What is the Bible … what does it mean … what does it mean for my life?


TWO-SESSION Bible Overview
Wednesdays September 7 & 14 • 7:00-8:30 pm • Social Hall B


$5/person • Deadline: Sunday, August 28, 2022

Bible Study Facilitator Training

Develop skills, competence, and confidence in facilitating Bible Study sessions.
Two sessions in December • contact Pat Howard directly for details.

Advent/Lent - Unique Seasonal Presentations

Θ Advent • The Bible and the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Sundays, December 4 & 11 (two-week session), 1:00-3:00pm • Social Hall B
- $10/person • Deadline: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Θ Lent • The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday/Lent
- Thursday, February 23, 9:30-11:30am or 7:00-9:00pm • SH-B
- Open to all at no cost

"Regular" Through-The-Year Bible Study

Θ Our “regular” Bible Study focusing on the upcoming Sunday Readings
Θ Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30pm or Thursday mornings 9:30-11:00am • SH-B
Θ $40/person • Deadline: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Θ BEGINS: JANUARY 4 & 5, 2023
Θ Runs through May 17 & 18, 2023

Questions: Pat.Howard@sjn.org

Sacramental Preparation

First Reconciliation and First Communion

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If you have not had a chance to register for Sacramental Preparation (First Reconciliation or First Communion), please contact Tonya.Brost@sjn.org.


Confirmation Preparation

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If you have not had a chance to register for Sacramental Preparation (Confirmation), please contact Tonya.Brost@sjn.org.