Child & Youth Ministry

 

Religious Education classes for Pre-K4 through 5th grade students meet in the St. John Nepomuk school building starting at 9:15 am and ending at 10:15 am on Sunday mornings. Classes begin on the Sunday after Labor Day and end on the Sunday prior to Mother's Day in May.

 Families who are registered members of St. John Nepomuk parish should receive RE registration information by mail at the beginning of August each year. If your family is new to the parish, you can register anytime by calling or stopping by the parish officeYou may also register online.

 The religious education programs we use are Stories of God's Love for Pre-K4 and Kindergarten and Be My Disciples for 1st through 5th gradesThese programs are progressive and build on top of each other year to year. The publisher of these programs, RCL Benziger, offers websites with gameschapter reviewsinteractive activities, saint resources, videos, and family guide

Half-TYME is a dynamic program that fosters the faith of young adolescents and helps them to make connections between the Catholic faith and everyday life.  Our youth will be surrounded by adults who will meet the youth, no matter where they are in their faith journey, and walk with them, seeking to draw them closer to our Lord and His Church. Youth will also have opportunities to share their faith and strengthen it through discussion.  Most importantly, our youth will have a weekly opportunity to celebrate their faith through fellowship and prayer.  We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. 

 

I look forward to your youth, not just attending Half-TYME, but sharing their gifts and talents throughout this next year.  

 

This exciting new youth program is a combination of Youth Group activities and the Church Catechism, Teachings and Tradition. We will be meeting on Sunday night’s beginning with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by small groups from 6:30-8:30pm. The small groups are similar to how Jesus taught his disciples. In addition to the small group discipleship meetings, we will be offering large group activities that include, community service projects, spiritual formation (i.e., Adoration), and of course fun activities like Fright Fest at Frontier City and paintballing.

Through a variety of activities our goal is to send our teens out into the world as true Disciples of Christ, cemented in their faith. There is so much more to YDisciple than we can write about here. Please come and see for yourself how we are going to help our youth achieve True Discipleship.

 

If you would like to volunteer click below to find out how

 

 

 

Ministries for Youth

Youth Advisory Council - (Grades 9-12)

Being a youth leader an be a great experience! You build community with others and learn leadership skills. It also allows you to utilize and share your talents. A member of the youth advisory council requires a lot of time, patience and service, so please consider this when applying. You will be asked to lead prayer, prayer services, plan and attend retreats, attend monthly meetings, plus more. If interested e-mail Jo Anna Bannister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth Ensemble - (Grades 6-12)

Open to all youth of the parish in grades 6-12. Singers and all instruments welcome! Youth Musicians sing and play at the annual St. John Nepomuk youth Mass, as well as a weekend Mass once per quarter.

Scouting - (Grades K-12)

In correlation with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Campfire, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, office of Catholic Youth Ministry has developed curriculum in which members can earn Faith-Based recognitions.  To learn more, click her to see the recognitions.   

Altar Serving - (Grades 3-12)

The various tasks of the altar server include assisting with the book of prayers when the presider needs to read from it, helping to set the altar with the bread and wine, and carrying the candles, incense and processional cross. In order to become a server, a person has to have received the sacraments of baptism, reconciliation, and Eucharist and be in at least the fourth grade.

Lector - (Grades 9-12)

The lector proclaims the Word of God at Mass. The special gifts and skills of the lector draw everyone into the scriptures.  Youth must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Usher/Greeter - (Grades 9-12)

It is the ministry of the usher/greeter to greet people warmly, to help people find seats, to pass out bulletins and pledge cards when needed, to take up the collection and to help with good order at communion.  Youth must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Service Impact - (Grades 9-12)

This ministry allows youth to service the church community and the local community with necessary needs. Service Impact allows growth in understanding how they can assist in solving the community issues while building their faith. Helping one another allows us to see the face of Jesus in everyone.