St. John Neumann Youth Faith Formation

Program Information and Registration for 2020-2021

The parish will reevaluate these program expectations in late summer based on public health recommendations
regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. For the time being, please do
register your children so that we can assess the parish needs.
Thank you!


Program Expectations

Grades 1 through 5

Formation choices:

  • Onsite on Sundays 9am-10:15am
  • Onsite on Wednesdays 4:15pm-5:30pm
  • Home Study (parent-guided with online assessments)
  • Sacramental class for children older than 2nd grade and in second year of formation on Sundays 10:30am-11:45am


Family Faith Gathering choices:

  • Onsite Sundays 9am to 10:15am
  • Onsite Wednesdays 6pm to 7:15pm


Optional Community Gatherings scheduled throughout the year

Sacramental Preparation: Children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion attend formation for at least two years. Children celebrate these sacraments in the second year of attendance. Youth and parents have additional expectations during the year of sacramental preparation (for example, parent meetings, parent-child retreat, etc.)

Grades 6 through 8

Formation choices:

  • Onsite on Wednesdays 6:30pm-8pm
  • Home Study (parent-guided with online assessments)
  • First Reconciliation and/or first Communion independent study


Optional Dinner and Games on Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm


Optional Community Gatherings scheduled throughout the year

Sacramental Preparation: For Confirmation, students attend Grades 6, 7, & 8 formation. Students celebrate Confirmation in Grade 8. Students, parents, and sponsors have additional expectations as part of Confirmation preparation (e.g., meetings, service projects, retreats, etc.).

High School

Formation choices:

  • Youth Group on Sundays at 6:30-8:30pm
  • First Reconciliation, first Communion, and/or Confirmation independent study

Special Needs for Ages 17-21

Subject to openings in the class. Additional registration
and a home visit are necessary for new families.

  • Special Needs Religious Education (SPRED) Formation on Wednesdays 6pm-7:30pm

    Families are welcomed to attend our Family Faith Gatherings and Community Gathers according to the ability of their special needs child.

For more information about our programs, including the 2020-2021 calendar once finalized,
click on:
Youth Faith Formation Program Information.

Preschool through Grade 5:
Therese Stahl
Director of Evangelization & Faith Formation
630-377-2797 ext. 113

Grade 6 through High School:
Mark Restaino
Director of Youth Ministry & RCIA Coordinator
630-377-2797 ext. 107p

All Grades:
Dena Pacione
Administrative Assistant
630-377-2797 ext. 114