Celebrating the Catholic Faith

St. John Catholic School students participate in various worship activities including Masses, prayer services, Stations of the Cross, praying the Rosary, and other forms of worship.

All families, regardless of religious preference, are welcome to attend school Masses and prayer services. All students attend Mass Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. in St. John Church. Classes take turns planning the Masses which provide opportunities for our students to actively participate in the liturgy. Dates are announced in the principal’s weekly newsletter.

The school prepares Catholic children for their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion by teaching the sacraments during second grade religion classes. Students receive these sacraments from their parish in second grade.

Religion is taught each day by qualified teachers.

Religion Classes

Religion classes are part of the daily schedule at Saint John School. During these classes, the children come to understand what we believe as Catholics and how to live out those beliefs.

The four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church – Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer – are taught and developed on every grade level every year. This ensures that the beliefs of our faith are introduced to and reinforced for the young people as they grow, develop, and mature in their Faith.

Here are some answers to some questions you might have:

  • Second grade students study the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist as part of their curriculum.
  • The entire school attends Mass every Thursday. Religion classes take turns planning this weekly Mass.
  • Special religious services are also planned such as daily Advent prayer services and reenactment of the Stations of the Cross.

If you have any more questions about religion classes at St. John School, please feel free to contact the amin office at (785) 843-9511.

St. John Youth Groups

The St. John Youth programs for middle school and high school students are organized by our parish youth minister, Kaylee Butler. You can find more information about the youth program at the St. John Youth Website.

If you have any questions about the youth programs or would like to enroll your student, you can reach Kaylee at kbutler@saint-johns.net.