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, 6-8 grade students participate in learning, fellowship, service, prayer, and fun, with a focus on becoming more ROOTED in their Catholic faith.
Branching Out is the Middle School Youth Ministry program at St. John Neumann parish. Branching Out aims to provide a number of opportunities for 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders to engage in service-oriented, social, and faith-growing experiences to complement the Rooted program. As we become more ROOTED in our faith, we are called to BRANCH OUT as Christ’s hands in the world around us.
In general, we begin preparing for Confirmation in the Spring of 8th Grade for all teens who are eligible for and desiring to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The Sacrament is then celebrated in the Fall of 9th Grade.