December 2019
Thanksgiving Blessing
 
Father, we feel so blessed to have been given such wonderful families. We ask that our roots would be deep in your love. Fill our hearts, friendships and homes with your truth and forgiveness. We thank you for each person, for their unique qualities and special characteristics. Watch over each one and keep them safe. Amen.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Blessings from St John Vianney Staff.
John, Dave, Janlyn, Ann and Brittany
At St. John Vianney, we are blessed to have so many wonderful catechists and parents who  help our children learn  to know, love and serve God. We are grateful for your participation in your child's faith journey. 

Just a friendly reminder as we head into the busy holiday season, that if your child is unable to attend classes, please call the CF office at (262)796-3944 or email annr@stjohnv.org to let us know.  Please leave your name, your child's name (spelling the last name), the grade and the reason for the absence.
 
Make up materials can be requested from your child's Catechist. 
 
The next session is Sunday, December 15 from 8:45-10:45am and Monday, December 16 from 6:00-8:00pm.  Children will perform in the Nativity play.

Rehearsal for the Sunday performance is on Wednesday, December 11 from 6:30-8:00pm in the Activity Center and for the Monday performance on Thursday, December 12 from 5:00-6:30pm in the Church. 
                                                                   
Pictures from our last gathering- A friendly game of Catholic Trivia with two of our Faith Formation families.
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Upcoming Events
Confirmation
Confirmation Teaching Mass
Date: Sunday, December 1   
Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm in Church                                                                   
Grade 11 Candidates, Sponsors and Parents with Fr. Edwin Kornath
Angel Tree Gifts
All gifts are due next weekend by December 1 for sorting and delivering. If you are interested in helping, please contact Beth Dobrzynski at 262-844-3742 or bethdobrzynski@me.com
Reconciliation
First Reconciliation Parent Child Session
Date: Monday, December 2
Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm in Presentation Hall

Mission trip 2019
Youth Mission Meeting
Date: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Christian Formation youth center
Sacrament of Reconciliation for Second Graders
Date: Saturday, January 4
Time: 9:30am-11:00am in the Church
Help Decorate For Christmas
There are many ways to help decorate the Church for Christmas, and we need many volunteers. You can help the Liturgical Environment Committee on Monday morning, Dec. 23, beginning at 8 AM (strong men needed here) with the installation of the live tree in the church (and lights) and the set up of the crèche platform.  Wreaths will be hung, and pine garland strung. Be sure to bring yard gloves if you plan to work with the trees or wreaths - they can get messy!
Contact Angela Bravata for more details at 262-796-3947 or email angelab@stjohnv.org.  RSVP if we can count on you so we know who to expect.  All are welcome and encouraged to participate! 
St. John Vianney Youth Ministry
Open Gym Night
Fun, Games and Music -  Middle School and High School
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: $5.00 for Pizza and Refreshments
Send in or drop off the form at the School or Parish Office Attn: Dave Baudry, Director of Youth Ministry
We will  NEED 4-6 Chaperones.  You must be 21 years of age and had Safeguard Training.  If we are unable to secure sufficient adults to help, the activity will be canceled. Chaperone fee will be covered.

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS ON OR BEFORE Tues day, January 7, 2020
Confirmation Retreat
Confirmation Retreat
November 9-10 was our first Confirmation Retreat at Camp Whitcomb/Mason.     
The Theme: Be JESUS...We are Called . It was a wonderful weekend led by our Senior High God Squad. There were small and large group activities, Mass, Adoration, Reconciliation and the Rosary. A special thanks to our God Squad leaders, adults and Fr. Edwin Kornath and Fr. Alex Nwosu for making this retreat so special. Please keep our Confirmation candidates in your prayers. Our second  Confirmation Retreat is March 13-14 at St. John Vianney.
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Summer Mission Trips
The deadline for the Early Bird price for Mission Trips is February 1. Mark your calendars! We will be doing some fundraisers to offset the price. Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 10 from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Christian Formation Center . $50 non- refundable down payment is required to reserve your spot. Forms are available at the Christian Formation Office.
Matthew 25
Matthew 25-   June 22-26  
Local Mission Trip at Good Shepherd Parish. For Grade 6 through High School.  Last year about 50 St. John Vianney youth and parents participated. 
Cost: A $50 non refundable registration fee before Febuary 1; then $100 after. 
Reach Out Reach In
Reach Out Reach In-  July 19-24 
Archdiocese of Milwaukee Serving the local Milwaukee and surrounding areas for High School age children.  
Cost: $250. Put $50 down to register and secure a spot.  We plan to take the first 10 students.  First Come, First Serve
Piura Mission Trip
August 8-15 International Youth Trip  
Mission trip to our Sister Parish, Santisimo Sacramento, in Piura Peru. Last January about 50 adults attended the mission trip; it was an amazing experience!   There were groups who helped with medical and dental work, who built houses, worked at the orphanages, the Girls' School and delivered food. We toured our Trade School as well as the Grade School.  Each night there was Mass and time to reflect on the day.  In  2020, we plan to take about 10 youth from St. John Vianney to Peru.  We will do some fundraising.  Approx. cost is about $2,400. You will need a Visa and some shots. Put $50 down to register and secure a spot.  For more information, p lease contact Dave Baudry at 262-796-3944, Ext. 1117
Advent Blessings from the Christian Formation Staff,
 
John Thompson, Dave Baudry, Janlyn Carvalho, Ann Rodig and Brittany McCollum
St. John Vianney - Christian Formation - sjvcf@stjohnv.org

1755 N. Calhoun Rd. -  Brookfield, WI 53005 -   262-796-3944