Exciting News for Fall 2022

K-5 Children’s Ministry is now called “ODYSSEY.”

An Odyssey is an epic journey. We are all on an Odyssey and this Odyssey is to encounter God and answer some of the biggest questions that face us in life.

Vacation Bible School

Want to know when VBS registration opens? Sign up HERE to join our VBS Flocknote list. Please note the Flocknote emailing list is for informational purposes only and is not the same as registering for the event.

If you’d like to receive information about volunteering with the faith formation team during VBS, join THIS Flocknote group, too!

Children's Liturgy of the Word

All Children’s Liturgy of the Word Activities take place during the 9 AM Mass. Appropriate for children in grades K-5.


January Schedule

Jan 1: No Children’s Homily

Jan 8: CLOW with Mrs. Clark & Mrs. Olley in the Portico (Focus on The Epiphany of the Lord)

Jan 15: CLOW with Mrs. Clark & Mrs. Olley in the Portico (Focus on the sacrament of Baptism)

Jan 22: No CLOW

Jan 29: No CLOW


February Schedule

Feb 5: Fr. Mark’s Children’s Homily

Feb 12: CLOW with Mrs. Clark & Mrs. Olley in the Portico (Focus on keeping the Commandments)

Feb 19: CLOW with Mrs. Clark & Mrs. Olley in the Portico (Focus on living our enemies)

Feb 26: No CLOW

K-5 Bible Study

God's Plan in Scripture

Gone are the days of text books and worksheets. Your children will get to experience and learn the exciting stories of the Bible and how they relate to their lives. Plus, they will get a snack!

Odyssey Bible Study Schedule

Can’t make all the Bible study lessons? That’s okay!

Our approach with this Bible study is much like the approach with an adult Bible study–come when you can! Attendance does not affect a child’s eligibility for sacramental preparation. 

Looking for at-home resources for our K-5 Bible study?

Click the links below to see the information for each chapter. Be sure to check back often for additional chapters and resources.

Chapter 4: God Chooses Abraham to Become the Father of Many

Chapter 3: God’s Family Grows

Chapter 2: God Creates Our First Parents

Chapter 1: Finding the Story in Scripture

Other Opportunities

Boy Scouts

St. John parish sponsors a Boy Scout Troop. Boy Scout Troop #420 – For boys aged 10/12 to 18 years of age. The Troop meets at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the cafeteria of St. John School. For more information contact Chris Joneckis 410-795-0069 / joneckis@comcast.net

Cub Scouts

St. John sponsors a Cub Scout Pack #420 – For boys in grades 1-5. Pack meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month, from September through May at 6:30 p.m. Den meetings are held each Monday at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Mike Myers.

CYO Basketball

CYO Boys & Girls Travel Basketball

Parish-sponsored league for players in grades 4 through 8 interested in representing the St. John School Eagles throughout the Baltimore Archdiocese. Tryouts are held in the St. John School gymnasium in September. Adult volunteers, please call the CYO League coordinator. Contact?……………

Intramural Girls and Boys Basketball

Boys’ Intramural

St. John sponsors the program in conjunction with the Carroll County Dept. of Recreation and Parks. Over 500 boys play on 45 teams. Teams are composed of students in K-2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th-6th grades, and 7th-9th grades. Practices begin in mid-October, with games scheduled from December through March. The program is staffed by volunteers. An annual benefit is held to augment the registration fee.

Girls Intramural

A parish sponsored league for girls in K through 9th grades. Practices begin in mid-February, with games scheduled from March through May. The program is staffed by volunteers. Registration cost is $42. Contact Tim Norwood.