Click here for the 2020/2021 Volunteer Team Page!

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 ( 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!




Here are the remaining dates for the 2020/2021 Rooted year based on session. You can also find this in a calendar format by clicking on THIS LINK.

General Information for the 2020/2021 Rooted year:

Rooted Challenge Activity (for session #8)

The theme is PARABLES
Each youth should create a parable. It can be a story they adapted or something totally new. Parables are relatable stories that teach a moral or lesson.

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 2019/2020 Rooted program!


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


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