These fun and interactive sessions are held once per month and topics are presented in different formats for children and adults.
Early Childhood Program: Sessions are held on Sunday mornings from October through April during the 9:30 AM Mass. This program is for older 3s, 4 and 5 year old children.
Catechetical Formation for Grades 1-6: There are nine sessions during the year and are on Mondays from 5:00-6:30pm or Tuesdays form 6:00-7:30pm.
Catechetical Formation for Junior High (Grades 7-8): These two years provide an opportunity to deepen what has been learned in prior years. The junior high model for formation is not classroom based but follows a youth ministry model of formation events and reflection.
These sessions are for those preparing for First Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation.
High School Youth Ministry
We approach catechetical formation for high school age teens from a youth ministry model. We want them to be at home in the parish and all that happens in the parish, but also gather with other teens periodically, plan some of their own events, go on retreats with teens from other parishes, and take responsibility for helping each other grow in faith.
We are proud to announce that we now have a new youth ministry website! You can find it at https://www.ssjpyouthministry.org/. This website will have events, blogs, videos, and other resources for our youth and their families!
Offerings include but not limited to Scripture Studies, Parish Missions, seasonal programs, book discussions, Men’s Scripture and Prayer Group, Women’s Scripture Reflection, and movie reviews. The primary focus for Adult Formation, as for all parish formation, is the monthly G.R.A.C.E. session.
The parish has built a collection of materials for adults and children that are available to parish members.
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. Each year has a different theme that engages the children and mixes meaningful playtime with lessons about our faith.
Held during the 9:30am and 11:30am Masses between October and Pentecost.
Sign up and stay in touch with reminders via text and email. The following options are now available:
- Monthly: Text @gracemon to 81010 (or 989.301.4173) or email email@example.com to receive email re-minders.
- Age Specific Grades 1-6: Text @graceag to 81010 (or 989.301.4173) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive email reminders.
- Age Specific Grades 7-8: Text @6a62d to 81010 (or 269.216.9202) or email email@example.com to receive email reminders
SSJP Teen Youth Group
Text @19b6 to 81010 (or 269.216.9202) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive email reminders.