faith formation


The Faith Formation process for the children of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church is designed to nurture an ever-growing, lifelong relationship with God.
The various programs are designed for children ages 3 years through high school. They feature innovative, age-appropriate faith learning and life application.
The RCIA program is offered to adults who wish to receive the Sacraments and become fully initiated in the Catholic Church.
Content is based on Scripture, Liturgy, the Sacraments and Sacred Tradition. At the heart of each program is the Liturgy.
All our programs stress that formation is a lifelong process and that catechesis is the responsibility of the whole faith community.
The whole community (parents and family, priests, and catechists) is called to pass on the faith through faith sharing with the children and witness of daily life,
as well as to participate, as fully as possible through spoken and sung prayer, in the Sunday Liturgy.


catechesis of the good shepherd (cgs)

Rooted in the Bible, the Liturgy of the church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori, Dr. Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi.
It is offered to children ages 3 through Grade 5.

faith formation

Sessions are offered to children Grades 6-8.

sacrament of confirmation

Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is offered to high school students who must complete two (2) consecutive years of sessions.

first communion

Preparation for First Eucharist is offered to all ages beginning with 1st grade, where children must complete two (2) consecutive years of sessions.

rite of christian initiation of adults (rcia)

β€œAll you who are thirsty, come to the water!” (Is 55:1a)

Have you been thinking about learning more about the Catholic faith? Have you been thinking about becoming Catholic?
Is a member of your family Catholic and you want to practice the faith together as a family?
Do you know a Catholic and want to know what makes them tick?

The RCIA process is for any adult who:

  • Has never been baptized

  • Has been baptized in another Christian tradition and wishes to become Catholic

  • Has been baptized in the Roman Catholic Church but has not celebrated First Communion and/or Confirmation.

Come and join us on a journey of faith at RCIA.
For more information about the RCIA process or becoming a sponsor, contact the Parish Office at (702) 657-0200.