Thank you all for a wonderful year in ROOTED! We still have many things going on, so please see below for important information.
Parent Newsletter
Here is the latest information pertaining to the Rooted program!
PayPal Mistake

Many of you purchased merchandise from Fr. Rob Galea after the concert. The proceeds go to his non-profit. However, there was an issue with the way his PayPal was set-up and most of you were not actually charged from your cards. Fr. Rob lost thousands of dollars through this error. Please consider making a donation to cover the cost of your items. You can give through PayPal using or Venmo using @FRGMinistry. You can also see more information about his non-profit at the link below. THANKS!

Rooted Volunteers Needed

In order for Rooted to run smoothly each year, we need MANY volunteers in MANY different roles. Please take a look at our volunteer flyer and consider signing up at the link below. Please direct any questions to Angela Davis at .

Rooted Volunteer Flyer (will be available on the website soon)
2019/2020 Calendar

The Rooted Calendar for the following year will be available on the website by May 1st. Check back soon!
Parent Newsletter
Here is the latest information pertaining to the Branching Out program!
Living Stations of the Cross

Rehearsal for Living Stations of the Cross begins tomorrow (April 17th) 5:00pm-7;00pm. Please sign-up at the link below to be a part of this wonderful tradition. We need volunteers to act (freeze frame only, no spoken lines) and to read. We will have a second rehearsal on Good Friday (the 19th) at 5:00pm and will then conduct Living Stations at 6:30pm for the parish. Roles will be assigned at the first rehearsal and all participants should plan to attend both rehearsals. Dinner will be provided both nights.


Join us on May 11th for BASH, a diocesan event for middle schoolers. We will meet at SJN at 2:30pm and will return around 9:30pm. We'll take a bus to Bishop O'Connell High School for an afternoon/evening full of speakers, music, workshops, inflatables, climbing walls, games, pizza, and fun. Friends (must be 6th, 7th, or 8th graders) are welcome . Registration is $10 (this includes transportation, dinner, activities, and a BASH t-shirt) and can be done at the link below. Space is limited and ch aperones are greatly needed (see below for more information). The deadline to register is May 5th! All participants will be required to wear a "Branching Out" t-shirt (see below for more information). This can be purchased upon arriving at SJN for the day or can be borrowed for the event.

Chaperones Needed for BASH

We will need chaperones to be present for the entire event. Chaperones will NOT need to provide transportation. Please sign-up at the link below.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is fun for all ages! VBS will be July 8th-12th, 9:00am-12:00pm. Rising pk4s to rising 8th Graders are invited to register as campers (or senior campers). Rising 9th Graders and up (including adults) are encouraged to register as volunteers. You can get more information, including how to register as a camper or volunteer at the link below.

Branching Out T-Shirts

Branching Out t-shirts are on sale for $10. They are available for purchase, however there will be a supply on hand in the Faith Formation Office for off-site Branching Out events where all participants will be required to wear one to assist with better supervision and accountability. Participants may purchase one to own or may choose to just wear one of the extras when attending off-site events. Shirts can be purchased during Rooted sessions or any other time that staff is available in the Faith Formation Office.
2019/2020 Calendar

The Branching Out Calendar for the following year will be available soon. Currently, the website is in need of updates. Check back soon!

Thank you for all you do to make your children's faith formation a priority and for inviting us to support you in this wonderful journey.

Angela Davis
Coordinator of Middle School Faith Formation
St. John Neumann Church
Reston, VA
[703-390-2345]  []  []