Middle School Faith Formation

Rooted is the Middle School Faith Formation program at St. John Neumann parish. Rooted takes a different approach to Faith Formation and consists of a series of sessions which follow a retreat model focused on providing an engaging and meaningful experience. The Rooted year consists of seven two-and-a-half-hour sessions and two longer “retreat” days. Through these sessions, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders participate in learning, fellowship, service, prayer, and fun, with a focus on becoming more ROOTED in their Catholic faith.

Please contact Angela Davis (adavis@saintjn.org) if you have any questions.


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General Information for the 2021/2022 Rooted year:

THE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN UPDATED (Sun B was originally scheduled to meet on Feb 13, but due to the Super Bowl, we have rescheduled that session for Feb 6.) Here is the UPDATED schedule for the 2021/2022 Rooted year based on session. You can also find this in a calendar format by clicking on THIS LINK.



We are in need of tweens, teens, and adults to help set-up for Rooted sessions. Please see the signup and come help out! SIGN UP HERE!


Rooted Car Questions and Rooted at Home

Parents are the primary catechists of their children. We want to support you in this important mission. “Rooted Car Questions” are suggested questions to ask your youth when picking them up from each Rooted session to assist in increasing conversation about what they just learned and experienced.

As the primary catechists, the way you live and pass on our faith to your youth helps to create your Domestic Church. “Rooted at Home” provides some suggested ways to incorporate what we are doing in Rooted within your Domestic Church.


Adult Volunteers Needed:

The Rooted program needs many volunteers to ensure we keep things running smoothly and offer the best possible Faith Formation experience for our youth. There are many different types of roles and training is provided. So no matter your comfort level or schedule, we could use your help! Please prayerfully consider if you are being call to join our Rooted Volunteer Team! Here is our Volunteer Flyer:


Important Information and Links

Middle School Youth Ministry

6th-8th Grade

There are other events and opportunities available through our Branching Out ministry. All 6th-8th Grade youth at St. John Neumann are welcome and encouraged to join any Branching Out events (guest are often welcome as well). Check out our Branching Out webpage!

Rooted in Service

The Rooted program works to provide 40,000 meals to the hungry each year and we need your support! In addition, Rooted and Branching Out engage in other service efforts throughout the year such as making blankets for the elderly, baking cookies for Kairos (a prison ministry), and other projects to answer the call to be Christ’s hands in our world. Check out our Rooted in Service webpage!