Parish Youth Group
Middle School (6-8 grade) and High School Students gather each Sunday evening throughout the year from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. for fun, fellowship and Bible-based faith sharing.

  • Participant (Grades 6-12)
  • Adult Advisor - works with St. John Youth Minister, Ashley Bourgeois, to help plan, execute, and chaperone youth group activities.

Contact - Ashley Bourgeois at (225) 673-8307, Extension *823

Sunday School
For children aged 3-5. It meets during the 9:30 a.m. Mass from September through March. The Children learn about their faith through story, crafts and song.

  • Teacher or Co-teacher
  • Music Leader

Contact - Becky Templet at rstemplet@gmail.com or Lauren McGrew at llmcgrew@gmail.com

Elementary Formation
Classes are for one hour a week during the school year.  These classes on average are three times a month beginning in September and ending in March. Catechist will teach the lessons. Aides will help with classroom management, lessons and act as an example of faith.  Babysitters will sit with pre-school aged children of our catechists and volunteers in the nursery.

  • Catechist
  • Catechist Aide
  • Babysitter (for children of volunteers)
  • Office Worker (see below)

Contact – Marlene Bruce or Stacey Villenurve in the Christian Formation Office (225) 673-8402

Junior High & High School Formation
Grades 7 & 8 meet on a Tuesday or a Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. High School meets one Monday per month from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Group A then Group B.

  • Lesson Presenter (Junior High or High School) - presents pre-prepared lesson to students once or twice per school year.
  • Small Group Facilitator (Junior High or High School) - facilitates and reinforces the lesson through discussion and activities.
  • Group Facilitator Substitute (Junior High or High School) - is called upon when needed to take the place of a facilitator or presenter that is unable to be there.
  • Office Worker (needed during Elementary, Jr. High and High School sessions) - volunteers during class sessions to  make calls and answer the phone, record attendance, file papers and  make copies.

Contact Marlene Bruce or Stacey Villenurve in the Christian Formation Office (225) 673-8402

High School Retreat Volunteer(High School)
Volunteer to serve food, clean up and be an adult presence during the retreat.  Contact –  Marlene Bruce or Stacey Villenurve in the Christian Formation Office (225) 673-8402

Confirmation Team
Confirmation team members are needed to work with the students who are preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation. Team members work with students in small groups during 5 sessions from August through April on Sundays from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM and also for two retreats.

Contact - Caroline Mondello at (225) 229-4411

Vacation Bible School
Volunteers can be adults or high school students who will help with:

  • Learning games
  • Recreation
  • Snacks
  • Small Group Leader
  • Present Bible Stories
  • Music
  • Pre-school Classroom Teachers
  • Decorating Team (to prepare scenery and props beforehand)

Contact Marlene Bruce in the Christian Formation Office (225) 673-8402

Special Events Volunteer
These volunteers help with special events such as Rice Bowl, holiday activities, and Christian Formation registration. Contact – Marlene Bruce or Stacey Villenurve in the Christian Formation Office (225) 673-8402