Middle School Faith Formation
Saint John Vianney Catholic Church
1650 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
925.939.7911 x 124
August 15, 2016
School has started and Faith Formation classes are right around the corner. Although summer is not quite over, the 2016-2017 year is upon us.
My name is Myrna Aiello and I am your Middle School Faith Formation Coordinator. I am so blessed to be in this position! I have been a parishioner her at SJV for about 25 years. I am active in children and youth sacraments with Marie Walton, our Pastoral Associate for Sacraments. I also have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice specializing in corrections for youth. Along with my husband, Jack, we are active in other ministries throughout the church. Jack and I share our faith with our three children, Devin, Darryl and Mariana.
Last year we celebrated the theme “Everyone is Sacred!” We will begin with the end of our Jubilee 5oth Anniversary, continue to celebrate the Year of Mercy with Pope Francis and it will be in union with this year’s 2016-2017 “Pray with Jesus”theme. Mass will be an ongoing Spiritual journey to continue to help us grow in our relationship with God. Come and hear about this and other events for all our Middle School students during our Parent Orientation. Please see the calendar online at www.sjvianney.org or a paper one is available in the Faith Formation office. This will be a great way to enrich our journey as a faith community. I look forward in assisting our youth in making SJV a fun, yet safe place to be!
The summer has brought on many changes in the office and the classrooms. If you have not met Liz Rogers, our Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation, please stop by! I have been working on adding, implementing various different aspects to the curriculum, and will continue with Service Projects and Social Activities. The Social Activities will give a chance for the students to build community before, during or after class.
A few dates to keep in mind:
September 18 (Sun) Catechist Blessing
October 2 (Sun) Faith Formation Mass and Hospitality
October 4 (Tue) Middle School Faith Formation (MSFF) Begins
October 18 (Tue) Parent Orientation Night
If you or your child would like to speak or meet with me before the above dates, I would be happy to schedule a time most convenient for you. Please bring your thoughts, ideas and get ready for an awesome year!!
Middle School Faith Formation Director