September 2019
 
We hope you had a wonderful summer!
 
This letter is to welcome you to the Family Faith Formation year. We look forward to meeting and sharing with you throughout the year at meals, presentations, small-group discussions and family projects.
 
Please click here for the Family Faith Formation Calendar. 
 
We are committed to helping parents and their children share discussions that aid in experiencing God's loving presence and guidance. Click here for the October newsletter.

Please note: Our child care room has been changed to room #6 (before and after school care room).
Father Ed Kornath to Speak at Family Faith Formation This Weekend
Our pastor, Father Ed Kornath, will be the featured speaker at our Family Faith Formation sessions at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 29 and at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 30. Father Ed will moderate a discussion on The Paths to God , part two of Bishop Robert Barron's video series The Mystery of God . Come hear Father Ed on one of his favorite subjects!
Family Faith Formation Looking for Child Care Volunteers
We are in need of adult volunteers, and teens who are at least 16 years of age, to help provide child care to our Sunday Faith Formation families with children under the age of 4. Volunteers 18 years of age and older must have completed Safe Environment education requirements.  Please contact Ann Rodig at annr@stjohnv.org or call 262-796-3944 for more information.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Children's Liturgy of the Word- Catechists needed !
We are in need of Catechists for Saturday at the 4:30pm Mass and  on Sunday at the 11:00am Mass for children K4-4th grade.
We are looking for volunteers who have a basic understanding
of scripture, and a desire to share their Catholic faith with our youth.  Won't you consider being a leader in this program?
We will help train you in this ministry. 
For more information please contact Dave Baudry, 262-796-3944
or Janlyn Carvalho.
Sacramental Preparation
Sacramental Preparation
Preparation for First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Communion
Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion is done on a parish-wide basis.  This means that students from both the Religious Education program and St. John Vianney School will come together on selected dates to prepare for these Sacraments.  
The First Parent-Child session is on Sunday, October 6th at 9:30 in the Presentation Hall.
If you have any questions, please call Christian Formation Office at 262-796-3944.
Confirmation

Confirmation is a community's sacramental celebration of an individual's mature and personal affirmation of the gift of faith, which seals the work of the Spirit begun in baptism. 
The Sacrament of Confirmation:
  • welcomes us and deepens our belonging to the faith community
  • deepens our relationship to God, as Creator, Redeemer and Spirit
  • strengthens us as disciples
Confirmation preparation provides an opportunity for growth in knowledge, which hopefully will lead to growth in faith as well.
Please call Christian Formation Office at 262-796-3944 if you have any questions.
Upcoming Events
John Bosco Youth Day 
On Saturday, October 5th, 8:00am-6:00pm , St. John Vianney Youth Ministry will be traveling by bus to Holy Hill to participate in the FIRE ON THE HILL RALLY.  This is a great event put on by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Carmelites.  We have 35 spots reserved for this event which is open to Middle and High School youth.  The cost for the event is only $12.00 which covers the entire trip including lunch, snacks, materials and bus/vans.   We will depart from St. John Vianney at 8:00am in the church parking lot and be back by 6:00pm. We are in need of 2 more Adult chaperones.  All cost will be taken care of for the chaperones! 
Please contact Dave Baudry or Janlyn Carvalho at 262-796-3944 for more information.  Click here for a flyer
St. John Vianney Youth Ministry on the Move....
St. John Vianney offers a variety of activities for the youth of our parish to Live, Learn and Share our Faith. If you are interested in helping with activities, please contact Dave Baudry or Janlyn Carvalho at 262-796-3944.
Open Gym Night with  Basketball, Volleyball & Dodgeball
Fun, Games and Music - Grades 6-8
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: $5.00 for Pizza and Refreshments
Adult Ministry Offerings
Letter to a suffering Church
Letter to a Suffering Church
Bishop Robert Barron's Series 
Videos, Dialogue and Discussion
Join Dave Baudry on Wednesdays for five sessions
Beginning October 16, 6:30pm -8:00pm
Cost is $1.00 Book charge
Parish Center P209
Dates: October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 2019

Click here for a registration form. 
God Who Remains
Thursday Bible Study:
The God Who Remains with Us: The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles
Thursdays, September 19 - April 16
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in Room P209 of the Parish Center
Cost: $25   ( Make checks payable to St. John Vianney )
This 26 week Bible study, led by Dr. Dennis Sylva, begins September 19th at
9:30 a.m. with fellowship, presentations, and small group discussions. All sessions begin in room P209 on the second floor of the Parish Center.
Blessings for the year ahead,
 
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