St. John the Baptist Catholic Church & School
835 2nd Ave NW New Brighton, MN 55112
Phone: 651-633-8333  |  Fax: 651-633-7404
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Office of Discipleship and Mission

Welcome to our parish offerings for your family, children, and youth to grow in faith and learn to be a disciple of Jesus Christ!

Parent Orientation Meetings are essential! to understanding each program.  Please check out the Office of Discipleship and Mission Program Booklet.

Ger Your Early Bird Registration Discount Before July 1, 2018

Sunday School Children’s Liturgy of the Word Guardian Angels Nursery
 Family Formation

Is discipleship training for our littlest disciples ages 3 through kindergarten.

The sessions consist of a bible story and lesson, songs, crafts, and saints stories.

They meet most Sundays of the formation year during the 8:30 am and 10:30 am Masses.

1st Sacraments Prep

is for students who are in second grade.  Preparation is done primarily at home with parents, with 2 large group onsite gatherings.  Parents and children will work and learn together.

All children must be registered in ongoing formation through our parish school or Family Formation in addition to the 1st Sacraments preparation program.

 Is held most Sundays throughout the entire year, even during the summer months! It is a ministry for our 1st—4th grade disciples.

Children are dismissed from Mass right after the Opening Prayer to hear the Word of God and a short lesson at an age appropriate level. They assemble in the Chapel of the Angels and return to their families at the Intercessions.

Confirmation Preparation for Teens

Is a two-year program beginning in 8th grade, with the Sacrament of Confirmation celebrated in the spring of 9th grade.

Year 1 Confirmation is called Encounter.  Teens will participate in retreat and event experiences as well as guided sponsor activities in order to be given the opportunity to encounter Christ and sustain a relationship with Him. No Registration fee.  Fees will be gathered per event. 

Year 2 Confirmation is called Light the Fire. Candidates will focus on New Life in Christ through the Holy Spirit.  Candidates will meet in small group on Sunday evenings.

Confirmation 1 (C1) - 8th Grade

Confirmation 2 (C2) - 9th Grade

Is open during 8:30 am and 10:30 am Masses on most Sundays mornings throughout the year, even during the summer months! It is available to children ages 1-3.

The nursery is staffed with an employee supervisor and additional volunteers who help during each mass.

Middle School Youth Group

Is offered to 6th-8th graders one Wednesday a month.  Our goal is  to let our young people build relationships and deal with social/current events from a Catholic perspective.  We want to have lots of FUN too!  Other events, retreats, etc. will be offered as well! 

 Is offered to families with precshool-7th grade children, both parents and children grow in discipleship.

On the 1st Wednesday of every month of the formation year, families meet at Church for their onsite formation: parents receive their teaching at an adult level and children go to age appropriate classrooms and learn the same topic.

Parents will receive materials and guidance to teach their children 3 additional lessons at home during the rest of the month.

Family Formation is meant to bring the family together once a week to learn

High School Youth Group
Is offered all year round for 9-12th graders on Sundays from 5 to  8 pm.
No registration necessary for drop-ins and large groups.
Those wanting to be part of an ongoing Discipleship Group will need to register!


Children and Youth


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