Children's Faith Formation

Welcome to Children's Faith Formation

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."  Luke 19:16-17

Our children grow each year in the understanding of their Catholic faith through the patient nurturing of their parents, their primary educators, and through the dedication and faithfulness of our many catechists and volunteers who give willingly of their time.

Consider joining our Faith Formation Team in some capacity . . . new volunteers are always welcome and needed! On-site childcare is provided for those helping in the program.  For more information email us at cff@stjohnvancouver.org 

All Faith Formation programs begin each year the third Tuesday and Wednesday of September and conclude the first Wednesday of May with our annual May crowning, rosary and family potluck barbecue.  Click here for a 2016/2017 Calendar.

Registration information is available from the Faith Formation office. Click here to email your request or call Bobbi at 360.573.3325, ext 206.

Preschool (ages 4/5):  Meets every Sunday during the 9:30 am Mass except the first Sunday when our Children's Choir sings at Mass.  Click here for a 2016/2017 Calendar.

Regular Elementary (Kindergarten through 5th grade):  Meets Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:15 pm. Click here for a 2016/2017 Calendar. 

1st Communion Prep, Year 1 Grades 1 through 12):  Meets Tuesday evenings 5:30-6:45 pm.  Click here for a 2016/2017 Calendar.

1st Communion Prep, Year 2 (Grades 2 through 12):  Meets Wednesday eventings 6:00-7:15 pm.  Click here for a 2016/2017 Calendar.

Spanish 1st Communion Prep, Year 2 Grades 2 through 12):  Meets Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:30 pm.  Click here for a 2016/2017 Calendar.

Note: All programs follow the Vancouver School District cancellation of classes due to inclement weather. 

Children's Liturgy of the Word:  The 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month during the 9:30 am Mass, youth kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to participate in our Children's Liturgy of the Word.  Led by committed children's liturgists, the group is dismissed after the Opening Prayer and returns for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Click here for a 2016/2017 Calendar.

St. John's Kids Choir:  "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord." The first Sunday of each month, October through June, our children's choir sings at the 9:30 am Mass. If you are between 4 and 12 years of age, and love to sing, you are invited to join the St. John's Kids Choir. Practices are Wednesdays, 5:15-5:55 pm, beginning the last week of September. Practices are held in the east end of the Narthex. Contact: Joan Rustay (360) 798-8106

Vacation Bible School (VBS):
Held the last week of June, this 5-day program of exuberant fun and learning runs 9:00 am-noon for children preschool through 5th Grade. Middle School and High School youth participate as team leaders and stations assistants.  Click the logo above for a preview on VBS 2017, Maker Fun Factory.  For details, please click here.

 

 

Discover: Our area's only Catholic Radio Station, 88.3 FM.  Click here for full schedule.