Catholic Faith Formation (CFF)

Welcome to a new year of Catholic Faith Formation Classes!  We offer classes for preschoolers (age 3-4) through 8th grade.  We will be using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, as we have in the past, to help the children learn about our Catholic faith and grow in their love for Jesus. 

Since our classes will be in-person, the diocese is asking that children and catechists wear masks while in the Activity Center.  If there are underlying medical concerns regarding masks, please let us know so we can discuss accommodations.
To celebrate the start of a new CFF year, Fr. Freddie invites your family to join him for a CFF Kick-off Party on Sunday, September 19, at noon. This time was selected because Fr. Freddie also has a Mass at Resurrection Parish in Illiopolis on Sunday mornings after our 8:00 Mass at SJV.  The Knights of Columbus will be providing the meal for this event.  We know Fr. Freddie is looking forward to spending time with all of our CFF families.
Our first official classes will be held on Sunday, September 26.
The official calendar will be finalized soon.

Class Times
  • The Pre-school (3 & 4-year-olds) classes will meet on Sundays during the 8:00 Mass.
  • The Kindergarten through 8th-grade classes will take place on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:45. (This extended time will allow for more music, arts & crafts, and fun with classmates.)
Sacramental Preparation:
This is an exciting year for many students as they prepare to receive Sacraments:
  • 2𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘙𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.
  • 3𝘳𝘥 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘍𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯*.
  • 6𝘵𝘩, 7𝘵𝘩, & 8𝘵𝘩 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.
*As you may remember, the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois implemented the Restored Order for the Sacraments of Initiation.  Confirmation will now take place in 3rd grade at the same Mass in which the 3rd graders will also receive First Holy Communion.

For more information on the Restored Order of Sacraments, please visit the DIOCESE WEBSITE at

Registration Information:
Please complete the Google Form linked below to register your child for his or her grade level by FRIDAY, September 10.  If you are enrolling more than one child, please complete and submit a separate registration form for each child you are enrolling in a CFF class.  We are sorry for the redundant process, but it really helps us with the organization of classes and communication with parents at different grade levels.  

An enrollment fee of $50.00 per child will be due on the first day of class (Sunday, September 26th).  Fees for catechists are reduced by 50%, only $25 per child.  You may make your payment online by following this link  You can also find the link at the end of the registration form.  If you prefer, checks may be made payable to St. John Vianney Parish (with CFF Registration in the Memo line)  and may be given to your child's teacher or a CFF Coordinator on the first day of class.  Please contact Father Freddie or the parish office if the enrollment fee is burdensome to your family.

Persons seeking additional information can contact our CFF Coordinators, Stacie Henderson & Jennifer Grebner, at .