We are part of a tradition that has endured for millennia. We know that we are one body in Christ our Lord. We are charged with building community and enabling people to proclaim the truth of God’s love and to open their hearts to the Holy Spirit. We provide the foundation for those who seek Christ, wherever they are on their faith journey. We teach, we inspire, and we make future disciples.
Faith Formation/CCE Registration
2021-2022 Faith Formation/CCE Registration is open. Forms are available in the Youth Formation Office.
Faith Formation/CCE Fee
The fee for the entire Faith Formation/CCE year can be paid by visiting the Youth Formation Office or by completing an online payment.
Each PK Child is $25.00. Child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2021.
Kindergarten through High School:
1 K-HS is $75.00 | 2 K-HS is $100.00 | 3 or More K-HS is $125.00
The community of St John Vianney is pleased and blessed to partner with the families and guide them through the Sacrament Preparation process of Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)/Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, and Confirmation.
Sacrament Preparation Registration
Sacrament Preparation for 2021-2022 is already underway. Sacrament Preparation Registration for 2022-2023 will be available in May 2022. Registration in sacrament preparation is separate from registration in faith formation/CCE.
Our Pre-K (4+) and Kindergarten programs provide Christ-centered and age appropriate lessons featuring activities, Bible stories, music, crafts, prayer, games and a child/parent activity worksheets that meet busy parents where they are, reinforcing positive Catholic family rituals such as praying together, eating meals together and talking to each other. For more information regarding Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten CCE, email Anabel Acosta, Coordinator of Early Childhood.
Pre-Kindergarten CCE: Beginning at the age of four, children are invited to participate in religion classes with a parent. Parental involvement is vital at this age, so that the lesson learned in class can be reinforced at home. Students must be accompanied by a parent or adult at each class. Each class offers a faith message, craft and prayer opportunities.
Kindergarten CCE is an excellent introduction to our Catholic Faith. Children participate in religion classes that are geared toward instilling a sense that God loves them and that they are members of the Church. Bible stories, stories of saints, basic prayers, songs and crafts are the main focus. Parental involvement within the class is strongly encouraged, with parents invited to attend one of more classes during the year.
The textbook series being used for grades 1 to 5 is “Alive In Christ,” which is published by Our Sunday Visitor. This series has what is known as a “spiral” curriculum. That means, on each grade level the order and focus of the units and chapters is the same. However, each grade will learn the material on their specific level.
Volunteer with Youth Formation
Opportunities include but are not limited to teaching CCE, chaperoning, helping at VBS, sacrament preparation, retreats, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, call 281.497.6665.
As a Catholic parish, we must ensure that all children and teens are offered a setting that is at all times as safe and secure as possible. St John Vianney volunteers and staff members serving children and teens are required to take the CMG Connect online safe environment training. For more information, visit Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Office of Child and Youth Protection.
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