Calling all High School Students! Join us for Homecoming Mass on October 1st!

Calling all High School Students! Join us for Homecoming Mass on October 1st!

Start off your Homecoming with the beautiful tradition at St. John Nepomucene where you attend the 4:30 p.m. Mass and receive a special blessing!

We are looking for high school students to participate in the readings and Prayers of the Faithful during Mass. Please contact Kelly in the Faith Development Office at (920) 788-9033 or at kufi@stjn.org if you are interested or have any questions.

July Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

July Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

Our Amazing Catholic Faith

Catholics are prone to accept dogma, doctrines, and Tradition not because we understand them but out of habit ingrained in us as children. We became familiar with the phrases we learned and, since we were raised in the faith, we accepted the Church’s teaching at face value. As we mature, we hopefully want to learn more about the beauty of Catholicism.

Ongoing study of our Catholic faith helps us become informed and able to confidently converse with others, something many of us don’t often feel qualified to do. Study helps us become familiar with Scripture, history, theology and philosophy. We grow to understand our Catholic roots, and our culture comes alive.

We will be challenged, but the process will also strengthen us. By studying just a little every day, we will be amazed at the wonders God places before us!

Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Coordinator – Sacred Heart Parish in Appleton WI

Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Coordinator – Sacred Heart Parish in Appleton WI

Sacred Heart Parish in Appleton WI has an opening for a full time Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Coordinator to work with the youth of our parish. The ideal candidate would have an appreciation and understanding of the Catholic Faith, a passionate love for Jesus and be able to guide and encourage youth while building intentional relationships with families.

Sacred Heart Parish is looking to grow our small program with your help. Our Pastoral Council and dedicated catechists are there to support you. If you are being called to serve in this capacity we would love to hear from you!

If you are interested in joining our parish team please send your resume, cover letter and references to Laura Savoie, Business Manager at 222 E Fremont Street Appleton, WI or busmgr@sacredheartappleton.com

June Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

June Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

Pope Francis, in his Pentecost Sunday homily, provided  powerful examples of how to recognize the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

“The Holy Spirit will never tell you that on your journey everything is going just fine.  No, he corrects you; he makes you weep for your sins; he pushes you to change, to fight against your lies and deceptions, even when that calls for hard work, interior struggle and sacrifice.

The evil spirit pushes you to always do what you think and what you find pleasing. He makes you think that you have the right to use your freedom any way you want. Then, once you are left feeling empty inside – it is bad, this feeling of emptiness inside, many of us have felt it – and when you are left feeling empty inside, he blames you, becomes the accuser, and throws you down, destroys you.”

Let us keep these words in our hearts and minds as we continue to make important choices in our daily lives. Come, Holy Spirit! Fill us with joy and peace.