Youth Formation Vision
St. John’s is excited to present a new approach to handing on the faith to the new generation of young Catholics. Established during the Year of Faith (2012-2013), our new Youth Formation Program integrates a comprehensive formation program that not only involves catechetical instruction, but also a total human, spiritual and pastoral formation. It is a more holistic approach to meeting the challenges of the New Evangelization in the modern world.
The approach of our formation program moves beyond the classroom instruction of past programs such as the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) or traditional Religious Education models. It also moves into a contemporay ministry for young people utilizing the Life Teen and Edge programs that present a greater emphasis on Catechesis and Ministry unlike the traditional Catholic Youth Organziations (CYO) or recent "youth groups". St. John’s Youth Formation Program implements new, modern, educational and cognitive learning techniques by implementing a hands on learning through training in prayer, sacraments, using group learning and activities, and a more personal approach to the overall development of young people and their growth in faith.