St John's Parish School of Religion 2017- 2018 Registration  
     
Dear Parents,
It's time to register your children in K4-High School for the 2017-2018 Religious Education class year. 

Registration is open March 27--April 12, 2017. Please help us with our planning for next year by registering and submitting fees now.
 
Please click   HERE  and follow the links for instructions to register and submit fees online. This is also a good time to make sure your contact info is correct and update any special needs your child may have. Registration is online only, for assistance please contact Lisa Mason in  the RE office at 256-722-7929 ext. 108 or by email  lmason@stjohnBchurch.org  .

Rising 9th graders must register for sacramental prep classes for Confirmation I and Life Teen.  St John's has a two year prep for Confirmation, beginning in the 9th grade and culminating in the spring of 10th grade year with the Confirmation Mass celebrated by the Bishop. Rising 10th graders must register for Confirmation II and Life Teen. Confirmation prep includes Confirmation Class and Life Teen attendance both years. More information can be found   HERE  on the parish website.

*Note: The RE office will need a copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate for Confirmation Prep and all second graders who will receive First Holy Communion.
 
The April issue of Partners in Faith is now available. The JOY of Easter morning is meant to come more than once a year.  Click HERE to learn ideas to make Easter JOY last all year. Also read about how worship is showing adoration and reverence for God that he is due. Learn how to teach your kids to give RIGHT worship to God. Paper copies of Partners in Faith can be found on the St Anthony cabinet in the vestibule. The Office of Religious Education is honored to partner with parents to help children grow in their Catholic faith.  For information about Faith Formation and Sacraments at St John's Church click HERE.
 
From the Finance Office...
The Catholic Home Missions Second Collection is this Weekend April 22-23, 2017. This collection helps to support programs in religious education, evangelization, youth ministry, seminarian education, and ministry training in mission dioceses, including the Diocese of Birmingham. Envelopes were included in the April mailing - if you are missing your envelope, be sure to write "Catholic Home Missions" on the memo line of your check.  If you are an On-Line Giver, please visit the online giving website and set up a one-time frequency transaction.

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Online Giving
Haven't tried Online Giving yet?  Many of our parishioners enjoy the convenience and personal budgeting aspect of a regular automatic offering. Options include "Direct Debit Giving" where funds are automatically transferred from your checking or savings account to the church's bank account.  "Credit & Debit Card Giving" lets you make offerings automatically on a predetermined schedule using a credit or debit card.  As an Online Giving participant, you can visit our  online giving website  at any time to set up an automatic donation plan, change your donation plan, make a one-time donation or view your online donation history. As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. For more information, please contact  the Parish Office at 256-722-0130 or email our Finance Manager,   Terry Hecker .  Thank you for your continued generosity to St. John's Parish.
 
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm Room 125 Conference Training Center (CTC)  on  UAH Campus  

For more information follow us on Facebook or Instagram: @uahccm
or contact Betsy at sjym@stjohnbchurch.org
 
At Life Teen this Sunday, we invite our teens to learn more about the Steubenville Summer Youth Conference on July 7-9 in Atlanta Georgia  

For forms and information check our Youth Ministry Webpage
or contact Betsy at sjym@stjohnbchurch.org
 
The Church Office has a variety of First Communion and Confirmation cards.  Suggested donation is $0.50.  Proceeds will go to the building fund.  
Please come by to see if we have what you need!
 
Adult Faith Formation
ADULT FAITH FORMATION 
SUNDAY MORNING, 10 AM
 IN THE CHURCH BASEMENT
 
April 30- No class
May 7-Rosary for Vocations in the Church
May 14- King of Kings
 
Calling All Adult Volunteers for
Vacation Bible School 2017
June 12- June 16
 
Adults in the parish interested in volunteering please join us on April 6th, 2017 for a planning meeting in the all-purpose room in the church basement at 6:30pm. Please contact Michelle Moore for questions michellemoorekhtn@gmail.com .
 
         
We have scheduled baptism classes for children 4 years of age and older for Sunday, April 23 and Sunday April 30 from 1-2 PM in the basement of the Church. Please RSVP to Kathleen Butler if you plan to attend these classes with your child at  kbutler@stjohnbchurch.org.
 
         
  Lunch at Old Black Bear Brewing, 208 Main Street, Madison at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017.   This luncheon is replacing the day trip that was previously scheduled for this day.  Please meet at Old Black Bear before 1:00 p.m. and enjoy some friendly conversation and good food in a casual setting.   Singles and couples are welcome.  If you are new to the Parish, it's a great way to meet people and make new friends.  Please call Dorothy Kaliszak at 256-325-1567 or Carol Schneider at 256-464-5183 to reserve your seat.    If you want to join us but need a ride, please call Blanche Irby at 256-461-0399.    
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20, after the 5:30 p.m. Mass, our Trip to the Islands Pot Luck, the final Pot Luck of 2016-2017 activities.   
Activities for the 2017-2018 year will commence in September.

 
         
 
Cajun in the Courtyard - St John Paul II Catholic High School
Join the Parent Association the evening before the Fr. Louis Giardino Falcon Classic for Cajun in the Courtyard beginning at 6:00 p.m on Sunday, April 23rd. Come see the school, support the school, enjoy low country boil and bid on select silent auction items before they are available at the golf tournament.  
You can purchase tickets online via the school website .
 
         
 Postpartum NFP
The Couple to Couple League (CCL) will offer a postpartum Natural Family Planning class on May 3, 2017 at 6:15pm in the parish library.  Register online at www.ccli.org.  A main-series NFP class is a pre-requisite for the postpartum class.  For more information, contact Chris & Alison Protz, CCL Teaching Couple, at NFPcouple@outlook.com or 256-520-3874.