Faith Formation

Faith Formation

The ministry of Faith Formation recognizes that during the last twenty years parish religious education has broadened and deepened into a more comprehensive ministry, which encompasses the ongoing process of faith formation. This change reflects the growing understanding that following Christ is an ongoing conversion, not only involving the mind, but the whole person.

Faith Formation Ministries at SJV

Bible Studies/Adult Education Small group studies and classes are offered throughout the year during the day and evening. These groups focus on expanding knowledge of Scripture, our Catholic faith, and spirituality. We also offer a speaker series, book discussions, and film nights. See additional information by selecting Bible Study under the Education tab. Contact: Mitchell Narvasa, [email protected]

SJV Preschool Offers a developmentally planned preschool curriculum for ages three to five focusing on academic, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. Classes meet in the mornings during the week. See additional information by selecting Preschool under the Education tab. Contact: Karen Emard (563) 332-5308, [email protected]

Children's Religious Education (Grades Pre-K - 6) Teach religious education to children ages 3 through Kindergarten Sunday mornings from 9-10:00am & for 1st-6th Graders on Wednesdays from 4:15-5:30pm or 6:15-7:30pm. Parking lot, office and nursery helpers are also need during these times.These ministers find that they learn a great deal themselves from this process!See additional information by selecting Religious Education under the Education tab. Contact: Jeannie Moran (563) 332-7910 x113, [email protected]

Rite of Initiation for Adults (RCIA) A special process of the Church for individuals who desire to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.The RCIA program is designed to assist adults who:

  • Have never been baptized, and wish to be baptized in the Catholic Church;
  • Have been baptized in another Christian tradition and wish to become Catholic;
  • Were baptized Catholic, but have not received First Eucharist and/or Confirmation.

See additional information by selecting RCIA under the Education tab. Contact: Daryl Fortin (563) 940-5000, [email protected]

Sprouts Nursery Offers supervised play time for children ages 1-3 during the 8:30 Mass on Sunday Mornings while parents attend Mass. 
Contact: Jeannie Moran (563) 332-7910 x 113, [email protected]

Children's Liturgy of the Word  Liturgy of the Word is offered to children in grades 1-3 during the 8:30am Mass every weekend except those following Christmas and Easter.
Contact: Jeannie Moran (563) 332-7910 x 113, [email protected]

Vacation Bible School Summer religious education enrichment program for youth ages 3 and up. An energetic program filled with upbeat music, skits, crafts, Bible stories and fun for all ages. Teens and adults needed as team leaders and helpers.

Youth Ministry (Grades 7-12) Coordinates activities for the parish youth group which consists of Junior High and High School Students. Provides opportunities for spiritual growth, socializing and service which include Jr. High Alive, High School Y.M., Confirmation, school supply drive, Rake & Roll, Thanksgiving Basket Ministry, Angel Tree Ministry and retreats.
See additional information by selecting Youth Ministry under the Education tab. Contact: Jan Stevenson (563) 332-7910 x111, [email protected]