Children's Faith Formation

Welcome to Children's Faith Formation

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."  Luke 19:16-17

Our children grow each year in the understanding of their Catholic faith through the patient nurturing of their parents, their primary educators, and through the dedication and faithfulness of our many catechists and volunteers who give willingly of their time.

Consider joining our Faith Formation Team in some capacity . . . new volunteers are always welcome and needed! On-site childcare is provided for those helping in the program.  For more information email us at cff@stjohnvancouver.org 

All Faith Formation programs begin each year the third Tuesday and Wednesday of September and conclude the first Wednesday of May with our annual May crowning, rosary and family potluck barbecue.  

Calendars                                    Sunday Preschool Click here    Tuesday/Wednesday Classes (See description below) English click here, Spanish version click here.          

Registration information is available from the Faith Formation office. Click here to email your request or call Bobbi at 360.573.3325, ext 206.

Preschool (ages 4/5):  Meets Sunday during the 9 am Mass.

Regular (grades Kindergarten-5th): Meets Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:15 pm.  

Basic (grades 1 through 10):  For students with no prior record of faith formation classes.  Meets Tuesday evenings 5:30-6:45 pm.  

1st Communion (grades 2-11): Meets Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:15 pm.  

Spanish 1st Communion (grades 2-11):  Meets Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:30 pm.  

Note: All programs follow the Vancouver School District cancellation of classes due to inclement weather. 

Children's Liturgy of the Word: Gathers during the 9 am Mass (except holiday weekends).  Children in kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to participate, led by our committed children's liturgists.  The group is dismissed after the Opening Prayer and returns for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Click here for a 2019/2020 Calendar.

Vacation Bible School (VBS):
Held the last week of June, this 5-day program of exuberant fun and learning runs 9:00 am-noon for children preschool through 5th Grade. Middle School and High School youth participate as team leaders and stations assistants.  Click here for more information and to register for 2019 as a participant or volunteer!