Ministry of the Week
 
Centering Prayer is a mean s to deep en one's  prayer life by learning to rest in God.  It begins with  20 minutes of centering in silence followed by a short reading, reflection, and sharing. The Group comes together to support one another in this practice. All are welcome to join us at any time of the year. We meet year round on Mondays at 1:00PM in the Prayer Room (located by the glass doors in the basement).   Contact Thea Coats for more information at  
TLCinALA@knology.net
 
Donations for Vacation Bible School supplies are requested. 
Please see the donation board in the vestibule if you are able to help.
Please return items to the vestibule by next weekend.
Thank you for your support!
 
 Employment Opportunities at St. John's School
St. John's Catholic School in Madison is seeking qualified applicants for the 2017-2018 school year in the following positions:  First Grade Teacher (full time) and K4 Teacher (part time).  All applicants must be Alabama certified or its equivalent.  Please contact slewis@stjohnb.com for an employment application.
 
St. John's Parish School of Religion 2017-2018 Registration

 
Dear Parents,

Your children in K4-High School should be registered for the 2017-2018 Religious Education class year. If you have not done so...
 
Please help us with our planning for next year by registering and submitting fees now.
 
Registrations received after May 25th will incur a $10 late fee per child.
 
If you are a Mercy Parish parishioner your children K4-high school will now receive their faith formation to include sacramental prep at Mercy Parish. If you have registered for RE 2017-2018 at St John's but your child will attend Mercy kindly send us an email so we can withdraw your child/children to accurately order materials for next year.
 
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.
 
Sunday Nursery School Summer 2017

Summer Session runs June 4th- Sep 3rd
St. John's offers weekly Sunday Nursery School during the 8:30 and 11:30 Masses. 
3-5 year olds may attend either session. 
 The program is open to all preschool aged children 
who turn 3 by June 1, 2017 (must be potty-trained) to 5 (not starting Kindergarten).
This summer Sunday Nursery School will explore Heroes of the Old Testament.  
Each week through stories and crafts,
 the children will focus on a different Old Testament Hero.  

Registration is required for new and returning children.  
To register click Summer Session Registration or contact
Jennifer Culver at nursery@stjohnbchurch.org or (256)722-7929x120

 
The May issue of Partners in Faith is now available. The emphasis this year has revolved around putting prayer, Sacraments, and catechesis at the center of family life. Click HERE to read the article "Prayer, Virgin Mary Style" and "Following Jesus in the World". This month's issue also features articles on family life, be sure to check them out.  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.
 
 Summer Edition  
Summer Events --EMAIL US TO SIGN UP!

1.  Regular Tuesday evening meeting at 7:30 pm in the youth room. Food, Faith and Discussion
2.  Emotional Virtue Book Study
3.  Bible Study
4.  Work Camp- College Track
5.  Camping Trip

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