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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VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED – If you are interested in joining our Rooted Volunteer Team or have any questions, email Angela at adavis@saintjn.org.

General Information for the 2022/2023 Rooted year:

CLICK HERE to see the Rooted schedule in calendar format.



Tweens and teens needed to assist in setting up rooms for Rooted sessions. SIGN UP HERE!

The Branching Out webpage often includes other service opportunities for 6th-8th Grade youth, so make sure to check there regularly!


We ask that families who are able, please contribute to the Rooted snack supply. We go through so many snacks throughout the Rooted year! Please consider signing up for a month to donate. SIGN UP HERE!


Rooted Car Questions and Rooted at Home (2022/2023)

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.



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!