Nativity Catholic Cluster: Nativity of our Lord and St. Johns Parishes

Faith Formation- Overview

Ash Wednesday Services

February 22
Please join us for Ash Wednesday Services 9:15 am Mass with distribution of Ashes

12:15 pm Distribution of Ashes

6:15 pm Mass with distribution of Ashes


Adoration Signup

Eucharistic Adoration

Starting with the First Friday in November Nativity of our Lord will offer Eucharistic Adoration on the first Friday of each month from 3PM-7PM. To sign up to be an adorer please contact the parish office or use the Sign Up Link to register. 2 Adorers are need for each hour. 
What is Eucharistic Adoration:
It is a time when the faithful pray to Jesus Christ, who is present in the Eucharist. The Eucharist, also referred to as the Blessed Sacrament, and is typically kept in a tabernacle.

While it is true that you can pray to God anywhere and that He is always within you, it is especially powerful to adore Jesus in the Eucharist. In the presence of the Eucharist, we pray to the power and sacrifice that it represents — the body of Jesus, who gave His life so that we may live.


To become an Adorer click on the sign up link below. What is an Adorer? An Adorer is someone who signs up to take 1 hour of Eucharistic Adoration. The Eucharist can never be left alone while in the monstrance during Eucharistic Adoration therefore we need to have 2 assigned adorers to be present for each hour we have adoration. 

Adoration Signup


Faith Formation at Nativity of Our Lord Parish is COURAGEOUSLY PROCLAIMING OUR FAITH IN TRUTH AND LOVE - Building Disciples in all areas of Faith Formation from womb to tomb. 

Faith Formation spans our life cycle. It begins when we are baptized into the Catholic faith and ends when we return to God at our Christian Burial. A solid Faith Formation Department would offer programming for people across all the life cycles from womb to tomb.

 Jesus placed a priority on disciple making relationships and showed us how such relationships cannot play a supplemental part in our Christian lives; instead he modeled the importance of discipleship for us by helping us to understand that true discipleship involves deep relationships. He lived his life with His disciples and taught us through words and actions what discipleship means.

Saint John Paul II eloquently wrote about the importance of catechesis in our time in his apostolic exhortation Catehesi Tradendae. He describes the importance and unique roles the Church, the laity, and the family plays in ensuring that Catholics not only understand the faith, but are prepared to live it fully. He said “there are special characteristics that catechesis assumes at the different stages of life (Catechesi Tradendae, 54) It is based on this wisdom and in consulation from the Diocese of Superior that we have redesigned Faith Formation at Nativity Parish. We developed a plan that will bring stability and direction to Faith Formation from womb to tomb. We must continue to learn the truth and love about our faith. Once we understand the truths of our faith then we are able to understand what is meant when we are sent forth so that we may fulfill God's will in our daily lives (CCC1332)

On the pages that follow we will explain each of our programs, their goals, and details about how to participate and enroll in each program, A resource page will be put into place so that all of your registration needs are found in one place. Finally we will include a link  so that you can communicate with us in a timely manner whenever you have questions about any of our programing. 

Baptism Preparation, Children’s Liturgy of the Word for Pre-K-Grade2, Catechesis of a Good Shepherd, a Montessori based Faith Formation Program for Pre-K-Grade 1.

Family of Faith, a combination of a Family Catechetical Model and a traditional setting. In Grades 6-8 we will use Edge a small group model and  a flexible High School Process that begins with an Ignition encounter with Christ and then continues through Grade 12.  

R.C.I.A. - Rite of Christian Formation of Adults will continue to be offered for those who wish to enter fully into the Catholic Church as well as a full range of adult programming that includes book studies, bible studies, scripture enrichment, and is constantly growing.  

 In additioin to specific programminng we wiill offer a variety of conferendces, retreats, pilgrimages, mission opportuntines for all grades as needed, as well as Sacramental Preparation for First Eucharist, First Reconcilitation and Confiramtion.We will continue to offer Marriage Preparation                                                                              

Final note we offer Catechist Formation and Safe Environment training as required by the Diocese of Superior.  

Check back here often as we add  additonal information about each program specifically. 


Barbara Eretto - Director of Religious Education