AREA BOARD MEMBERS                                   

St. John the Evangelist

Father Greg Heikkala          

Amy Peters (April 2011)                            

Molly Kierzek 
Jeffrey Barens              


St. Joseph Parish

Father James Challancin

Deacon Steve

Debbie Nault

Tom Farley      


Administrator:                                                    Angela Johnson

Secretary/Coordinator:                                     Jody Forrester

Youth Activity Coordinator:                             Rebecca LaChapelle

Youth & Intergenerational

 Religious Education Coordinator:                    Melissa Pillifant

Sacramental Preparation Coordinator:             Mary Turino


Marriage Prep:                                     Parish priests coordinate

Pastoral Care:                                                   Faith Formation Center coordinates

RCIA:                                                              Faith Formation Center coordinates

Baptismal Prep:                                                 Faith Formation Center coordinates





Students participating in weekly K-8 Religious Ed:            St. John                             St. Joseph              other

             102 total students or about 57%                               43 of 68 possible            55 of 102 possible        4

*See attached report for details




First Reconciliation held Thursday March 24, 2011 at St. John the Evangelist Church

First Holy Communion held Sunday, May 15, 2011 at St. Joseph Church


            Total 20 participants              St. John the Evangelist            St. Joseph                                      other

            Grade 2                                              8                                         8                                                                  1

            Grade 3                                              0                                         1                                                              0

            Grade 4                                              0                                         1                                                              0            Grade 7                                              0                                         1                                                                       0


Catechetical Sessions for Sacramental Preparation (Held for children and parents)

Orientation                                                                                                       Monday, September 13, 2010

Baptism & Introduction to Sacrament of Reconciliation                           Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sacrament of Reconciliation-Review & proper reception                                Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011

Sacrament of Eucharist - Introduction                                                     Sunday, April 17, 2011

Review and Proper Reception of the Eucharist-Children                                  Sunday, May 1, 2011

Practice for First Holy Communion                                                                  Thursday, May 12, 2011


Confirmation held Sunday, May 22, 2011 at St. John the Evangelist Church


             Total 3 participants

St. John the Evangelist            St. Joseph           

            Grade 8                                  3                                         0                       


            Catechetical Sessions for Confirmation Preparation

Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John Church (lunch provided)

Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at St. John Church


Intergenerational Programs/Activities



Average number of families participating:                 St. John the Evangelist            St. Joseph  other

                                                                                                            ­­   ­16                                 21                 ­­­­    3      


            September 27, 2010                            Sacraments & Grace (Speaker: Fr. Jim Challancin)

            October 25, 2010                                Baptism/R.C.I.A.  (Speaker: Deacon Dan Powers)          

November 22, 2010                            Confirmation (Speaker: Melissa Pillifant)

            December 20 2010                             Eucharist (Speaker: Fr. Jim Challancin)

            January 24, 2011                                  Reconciliation (Speaker: Fr. Ben Hasse)

            February 28, 2011                               Vocations & Discernment (Speaker: Fr. Greg Heikkala)

            March 28, 2011                                  Marriage & Holy Orders  (Speaker: Deacon Dan Powers)

            April 18, 2011                                              Anointing of the Sick (Speaker: Fr. Greg Heikkala)

            May 23, 2011                                              Annual wrap-up/picnic/softball


            October 10, 2010                                Living Rosary

            December 5, 2010                              Liturgy-Jesse Tree

January 15, 2011                                  Living Mercy

            March 20, 2011                                  Living Stations of the Cross (Practice-Sunday, March 13, 2011)


August 16 – 20, 2010            Vacation Bible School @ St. Johns


December 4, 2010            Christmas cookie baking activity for homebound and T and F


Jan. 15, 2011            “Its Your Call” Vocations Awareness Gathering held for 6th grade and up 1 to 4 p.m. at St. John’s Church.


February 5-6, 2011            Souper Bowl Sunday - $720.00   Donated to: St. Vincent DePaul,  Friends of the Poor $668.00, Homebound  $52.00


April 15-17, 2011                             Youth Encounter-Mary Grove: 2 Students participated

                                                                        Alaina Pepin, Serena Forrester




Adult Bible Study/Activities


Matthew: The King and His            Wednesday evening) a total of 18 participants plus 2 home-study.




                                                                        on the topics being presented at children’s living faith activities;

                                                                        Provided free audio cd’s on topics specific to the sacraments for this

                                                                        year’s Together in Faith themes, as well as Catholicism in general;

                                                                        Purchased books to add to our adult library based on each of the

                                                                        Together in Faith subjects.




Couples participating in preparation programs                                  St. John- 4             St. Joseph- 2



Rite of Election celebrated March 13, 2011 at St. Peter Cathedral, Marquette


Easter Vigil – (Full Communion)                                                     St John- 2             St. Joseph- 0



to couples and God parents


Infants baptized                                                                                   St. John- 13                       St. Joseph- 17







First Friday Mass is held at both the Mather  and Valente Nursing Homes. Seventeen total volunteers along with the two priests who alternate between the two facilities. A social follows.


Nursing Home Volunteers-            Six people visit both the Mather and Valente Nursing Homes weekly bringing communion. Parishioners number: Mather - 50; Valente - 29


Weekly visits to the Homebound: Two ministers visited: St. John- 7; St. Joseph- 8  *Additionally, the middle and high school Together in Faith participants visit the homebound residents four times each catechetical year.



Held at St. Joseph’s Church on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. A soup luncheon follows.

            Volunteers                    55

            Participants                  115


(to be held in 2011-2012)




Catholics Returning Home (to be held in 2011-2012)






Catechetical Sunday                                        September 19, 2010

            Class Night Open House                          December 13, 2010 (Cancelled due to weather)

            *Advisory Board Annual Meeting                        May 9, 2011

   and Open House






Fall Catechetical Gathering                      August 28, 2010            Marriage: the Sacrament of Love –

 St. Peters Cathedral

                                                                        (Angela, Melissa and Becca attended)         


            Spring Study Day                                April 14, 2011                      Adult Faith Formation

                                                                                                            Calling People to a Lifetime of Faith

                                                                        (Angela, Mary and Jody attended)


            Hospitality Lecture                               June 9, 2011                The New Roman Missle



 Continuing education for Catachists


            Catechist Training                                 Mini workshop to familiarize the teachers with the curriculum

in August 2010; Monthly methods training; Catechists are also encouraged to participate in the monthly Together in Faith sessions which include adult teachings.


February 17, 2011- Two teachers took part in Echoes of Faith session-

Catholic Morality




            Safe Environment VIRTUS training for                                            March 14, 2011

adult volunteers hosted at St. Joseph

Church for Vicariate              


Safe Environment Training and Christian                                               March 14, 2011

Chastity Training for students was

conducted and the necessary reporting


















*Denotes new program added/reinstated in 2010-2011