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St. John's Vacation Bible School is a fun, faith-filled event that many of the parish children look forward to every summer.  The week is organized and run by Sr. Roberta and MANY volunteer moms and dads from St. John's and other nearby parishes.  Join us for a wonderful, memory-filled week of learning about God's plan for us. 

Join us this summer!!
Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, 2016 - 9:00 am to 12:15 pm.
To register your children please visit:

This year's theme is Tracking Mary:  Mysteries and Messages, in which we learn about the Blessed Virgin Mary and how she leads us to her Son, Jesus.  Vacation Bible School is for the whole parish community, whether your child attends (grades JrK-4th) or volunteers (grades 5th-12th), or if you volunteer. Want to volunteer but have younger kids that need watching? No problem! We provide support for that as well. 

If you're thinking about helping out with VBS this year, or any children's ministry, we would love to have you. Please don't let limited time, younger kids, or inexperience stop you; this is as much a community activity as it is a children's event. However, if you are an adult, you do need to be VIRTUS certified in order to help in the classrooms, or activities with children. Those in support roles of obtaining materials, preparing materials, marketing, finances, etc. are not required to be Virtus certified.  If you are not sure you can volunteer, and would like to decide later, we would like to encourage you to still speak with Sister Roberta NOW about getting the VIRTUS certification underway. It is a worthwhile extra step to try to keep our children safe and the commitment is minimal in comparison to something so important. You may not be able to volunteer now, but if you get certified now, you'll be ready to jump in whenever you are ready. There are four definite steps to process, three of which can be taken care of by seeing Sister first.   

Everyone can come away with a meaningful experience, but only with your help and participation. Registration costs for attending children are $45 per child, $90 maximum per family. Youth volunteer positions can provide service hours as needed, and adult volunteer positions require Virtus certification.  (For more information about Virtus certification, email Sr. Roberta Harding

There are two seperate pages for volunteer sign ups, one for adults and the other for youth volunteers.  Please click to appropriate link to volunteer:

Adult Volunteers click the Adult Volunteer Sign Up Link

Youth Volunteers click the Youth Volunteer Sign Up Link


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