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.


Looking for information regarding Rooted-In-Service (our fundraising efforts to support our service projects)? – CLICK HERE!

Looking for information regarding Branching Out (SJN’s Middle School Youth Ministry)? – CLICK HERE!

Looking for information regarding Teen Confirmation at SJN? – CLICK HERE!





General Information for the 2021/2022 Rooted year:

We are looking forward to in-person Rooted for the 2021/2022 school 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.

Youth Registration:

Register your youth for Rooted beginning May 10th, HERE!

Registration begins on May 10 and ends August .

All registrations must be done through SJN’s online system, Realm. Instructions on how to register with Realm can be found online. Please email reregistration@saintjn.org with any registration questions.

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!

Interested in more information about what it is like to be part of the Rooted Volunteer Team? CHECK THIS OUT!!!

Ready to commit? SIGN UP HERE!!!

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!

Check out the calendar for the 2021/2022 Rooted program! (updated 8/31/21)


COMING SOON – Click here to see our most recent Rooted YOUTH newsletter and let us know if your youth is not receiving these emails!


COMING SOON – Click here to see our most recent Rooted parent newsletter and let us know if you are not receiving these emails!