Formation and Education
With the help of God’s Grace, the education and formation ministry of St. John Vianney parish strives to bring members into a deep, personal relationship with Christ and His Church.
We provide programs that bring about the formation of children, youth and adults, namely, that they grow in understanding and acceptance of Catholic doctrine; in active participation in liturgical and sacramental life, in embracing the fundamental principles of Catholic morality, and in exercising the life of Catholic prayer.
We offer classes Kindergarten (age 4-5) through 12. For grades 2-12, sessions include a bi-annual visit to Confession. Registration is $20 per child or $50 per family. This fee covers the cost of text and/or workbook. A copy of baptismal certificate is needed at the time of registration. Classes begin in August and continue through May.
Often children miss receiving the sacraments according to the usual schedule due to relocation, divorce, or conversion. This class is designed to instruct them on the rudiments of the faith and prepare them to receive the sacraments. Classes meet on the same CCD schedule.
High school students meet for class each Sunday morning during CCD time. Studies include the YouCAT, Theology of the Body, and Old and New Testament studies.
Teen Youth Ministry
SJV Youth Group is a ministry for high school students age 14 and older. The group meets one Wednesday night a month from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., for fellowship and faith formation. Dinner is provided. A recreational outing is also held each month. If you are a teen who would like to learn more about your Catholic faith, spend time with your peers, and build lasting friendships, contact April Schroeder at 615-587-4417.
Little Flowers Girls’ Club
Little Flowers Girls' Club is a Catholic club for girls that teaches virtues through scripture, saints' biographies and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Based on "The Catholic Girls' Guide" by Fr. F.X. Lasance, and the spirituality of St. Therese, the Little Flower of Liseux, this beautiful, authentically Catholic program, has delighted and instilled in girls a love for the Catholic Faith for nearly 20 years. The Little Flowers Girls’ Club at St. John Vianney meets on the third Sunday of each month during the school year from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the parish office basement and is open to all girls in grades K-5. For more information, contact Brooke Hill at 615-428-4383 or April Schroeder at 615-206-8255.