Please contact Father Toan Do if you are interested in receiving the Sacraments of Baptism or Marriage. 270-422-2196 or email Pastor.email@example.com
Contact Father Toan Do if you are interested in learning more about our Catholic Faith or if you would like to become Catholic. 270-422-2196 or Pastor.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Shelton, Coordinator
-Wednesday Night YM Gathering
Our youth ministry coordinator and leaders provide an amazing ministry designed to inspire our 6th-12th graders to live out their faith VIBRATELY! Watch the bulletin and social media for dates, times upcoming events.
-Retreats, acts-of-service, lock-ins, and other special events
These are all part of this dynamic ministry. Information is posted on Facebook @STJYouthandFaithFormation, Instagram @saintjohnyouth, and Twitter SJA_Youth.
Altar Server for Adults and Youth
Training is needed to become an altar server. Contact Sister Lydia if you are interested.
Sherri Powers, Coordinator
-MEN’S PRAYER GROUP - Sunday mornings before Mass
-SEASONAL SHARE/PRAYER SCRIPTURE STUDY
Group or individual bible study share programs are offered throughout the year. Watch the bulletin and social media for times and dates. Facebook @STJohnAdultEd, and Website www.stjohnonline.org
WELCOME TO OUR PARISH
St. John recognizes our young people to be the future of our church.
But we also realize that they are parishioners now!
Our youth long to deeper their faith by knowing, loving, and serving God, also by receiving our sacraments and becoming fully initiated into our Christian faith.
Our Religious Education Program is here to nurture the spiritual relationships between our children, our God, and our community.
We imitate Jesus handing down our catholic teachings to the Apostles as we share our beliefs of faith by word of mouth, by living it out in our daily lives, through receiving the word of God, and the Holy Eucharist.
For our young parishioners who wish to study and share their faith with others their own age. Volunteer catechists lead the instruction and share groups. September-April for grades Preschool-12. 7-8 PM.
Sacramental prep for First Reconciliation and Communion is also held on Wednesday nights during the school year. If your child needs this preparation, please call the Faith Formation Office.
Children grades Preschool to 2nd grade are invited to attend each Sunday morning during the 10am Mass. Mass readings, Homily, and prayers are presented at an age appropriate level. Father Toan will invite you to go back to Children’s Liturgy following the opening prayer. The children will return during the Offertory.
For our young parishioners who wish to study and share their faith with others their own age. Volunteer catechists lead the instruction and share groups. September-April for grades Preschool-12. Following the 10am Mass on Sunday morning until Noon.
Elementary School aged students are invited to attend Choir. Practice is before Mass.
Vacation Bible School Offered for children ages Pre-school-1st grade during the summer months.
Lock-in Opportunities for these grades to gather and participate in fellowship, prayer, worship, and acts-of service events.
-Catechist Certification Training-for adults wanting to become catechists.
-Baptism Instructor Training-for who instruct parents and godparents with a child being baptized.
-Marriage Preparation Couple-to-Couple-Training for couples involved in journeying with other couples through their marriage prep.
The Church encourages Catholics to make reading the Bible part of their daily prayer lives. Reading these inspired words, people grow deeper in their relationship with God and come to understand their place in the community God has called them to in himself.
Reading the Bible is not like reading a novel or a history book. It should begin with a prayer asking the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds to the Word of God. Scripture reading should end with a prayer that this Word will bear fruit in our lives, helping us to become holier and more faithful people.
A Catholic edition will include the Church's complete list of sacred books along with introductions and notes for understanding the text. A Catholic edition will have an imprimatur notice on the back of the title page. An imprimatur indicates that the book is free of errors in Catholic doctrine.
The Bible is a collection of 73 books written over the course of many centuries. The books include royal history, prophecy, poetry, challenging letters to struggling new faith communities, and believers' accounts of the preaching and passion of Jesus. Knowing the genre of the book you are reading will help you understand the literary tools the author is using and the meaning the author is trying to convey.
The Bible is the story of God's relationship with the people he has called to himself. It is not intended to be read as history text, a science book, or a political manifesto. In the Bible, God teaches us the truths that we need for the sake of our salvation.
Read the Bible in context. What happens before and after – even in other books – helps us to understand the true meaning of the text.
The Old Testament and the New Testament shed light on each other. While we read the Old Testament in light of the death and resurrection of Jesus, it has its own value as well. Together, these testaments help us to understand God's plan for human beings.
By reading and reflecting on Sacred Scripture, Catholics join those faithful men and women who have taken God's Word to heart and put it into practice in their lives. We read the Bible within the tradition of the Church to benefit from the holiness and wisdom of all the faithful.
The Bible is not addressed only to long-dead people in a faraway land. It is addressed to each of us in our own unique situations. When we read, we need to understand what the text says and how the faithful have understood its meaning in the past. In light of this understanding, we then ask: What is God saying to me?
If Scripture remains just words on a page, our work is not done. We need to meditate on the message and put it into action in our lives. Only then can the word be "living and effective."(Hebrews 4:12).