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Adult Formation

Any upcoming Adult Formation evenings/days will be listed under “New and Noteworthy.” This would include upcoming Scripture Studies, Parish Missions, Lenten or other seasonal evenings, Book Discussion groups, and so on. The primary focus for Adult Formation, as for all parish formation, is the monthly G.R.A.C.E. session. For information on these, click G.R.A.C.E. on the left.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic or, as an adult, confirmed, click SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION on the left, and then on the appropriate subheading.


All men of the parish--adults and teens--are invited to participate in the Men's Scripture and Prayer Group. The group usually meets every other Saturday morning from 7:30 -8:30 AM. with breaks throughout the year. Please check New and Noteworthy for the upcoming Saturdays to see if a meeting is scheduled.


All women of the parish are invited to participate in the Women's Scripture Reflection on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Please check New and Noteworthy for the upcoming Thursday to see if a meeting is scheduled.


For information on any of these, please contact Bridget Theodoroff or Kathryn Locke

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Team
A team of parish members who can act as sponsors, catechists, prayer partners or other ministries, journeying with those adults becoming Catholic. Team involvement depends on the number of people taking part in the process (usually 4-6 hours monthly). To learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, click on “R.C.I.A.

Baptism Preparation Team
Work with the pastoral staff to help prepare families for the baptism of their infants and children. Training is provided. Participation on the baptism team would be about 2 hours monthly. For more details on the baptism preparation process please click on “Baptism Prep”.

Parish Library Committee
Help organize the magazines, books, tapes, videos, and other material that can be checked out of the parish library in the Disciples’ Room. Organization of this material takes 2-3 hours monthly. For more information, see the Parish Library.

Parish Vocation Committee
A group of 6-8 who plan ways to integrate vocation awareness into the life of the parish. Meets approximately 5-6 times a year. For more information please click on “Vocations Committee.”

Adults in their 20s and 30s
  There are many different life situations which fall under the broad umbrella category of “young adult.” At SS. John and Paul, we prefer to talk about “Adults in their 20s,” since that is the age group that is being focused on by young adult ministry. It includes single and married, college, non -college, and post-college. The parish believes in involving this age group in all of its activities. As for all the parish members, the monthly G.R.A.C.E. sessions form the core formational times for this age group.

In addition, the parish supports the combined efforts of the Northeast Region (65 or so parishes) to gather and work with this age group on a more regional basis. A core team of young adults and young adult ministers from the region meets approximately 5-6 times a year to plan and evaluate events for young adults. For information on Vicariate young adult programs and gatherings, please contact Bridget Theodoroff.

Vacation Bible School

This summer Bible School program for children kindergarten through the 5th grade runs during the third week of July, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. There are five 25 minutes sessions through the morning: opening, crafts, bible, snacks, games, closing. Junior high and Senior high, in addition to adults, are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteers are needed in the following areas.

  • PLANNING COMMITTEE: Adults who oversee a component of the program by planning and implementing e.g.: decorating, obtaining and organizing supplies, music, etc.

  • SESSION LEADER: Plans and facilitates the 25 minute segment for groups of approximately 24 children.

  • ASSISTANT SESSION LEADER: Assists Session Leader in planning and facilitating sessions.

  • GROUP LEADER: Oversees 2-4 Teams (throughout morning leading them to sessions and assisting session leader.

  • TEAM LEADER. The Team Leader is responsible for individual groups of 5 to 6 children, under direction of Group Leader.

If you are interested in helping please contact Kathryn Locke.

If you want to register your child(ren), please download the registration form, fill it out and return it to the parish office . “Vacation Bible School Registration Form”.

The theme for Vacation Bible School 2017 is "Maker Fun Factory: Created by God , Built for a Purpose." It will take place July 17-21, 2017.

Parish Library
  The parish has a small library for the use of all parish members. Resources include religious formation and theology books on various subjects as well tapes, CDs and DVDs. Currently the library is located in the Disciples' Room at the back of the church. Procedures for checking out books/tapes/DVDs are posted there.

If you are interested in helping please contact Kathryn Locke.


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