"Adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study, must be "the central task in the catechetical enterprise," becoming "the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age."  Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, #5

Every parishioner has free 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smart TV, smartphone and tablet with internet access. With FORMED you’ll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, receive Bible studies on a variety of topics and includes inspiring audio talks. And you’ll find presenters like Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Mary Healey, Chris Stefanick, Dr. Scott Hahn, Bishop Robert Barron and a lot more.

How to register

Go to

Click on "Sign Up"

Choose "I belong to a parish or organization"

Find your parish name (St. John the Apostle, Villa Park) in the drop-down list.

Enter your email address and an access link will be sent to your email.


If you are interested in group studies held at the parish, we offer Adult Faith Formation programs geared toward adults interested in personal spiritual enrichment and growth in their understanding of the Catholic faith’s beliefs and teaching.

Selected series are professionally developed programs from sources such as Ascension Press, Catholic Scripture Study, and Word On Fire. Most offerings include preparation prior to session meetings, class DVD presentations, then “digging deeper” in small group discussion.  As a side benefit of attending these series, participants meet and get to know others in the church who are on a similar path. 


Join us for a time of group discussion and fellowship.  You will not only discover your unique gifts and calling as a member of Christ’s Church; you will also help us to grow in fellowship as a parish as we grow closer to Christ together.

Adult Faith Formation Study begins on Monday, March 20th at 6:00pm in the parish library.

All parishioners of both St. John’s and St. Alexander’s are invited to join our 9-week Bible study on Mary.  We will be using the book “Mary - Virgin, Mother and Queen” by Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J. The book is available on Amazon for $9.95. Please bring your Bible to class.

Contact Terry Bode at 630-235-2966 or for more information.


Men’s Retreat Weekend March 24-26, 2023

An Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House, Barrington. Use Bellarmine link above to register.

Registration Form (paper)

Questions?  Contact our Parish Retreat Captain:  Dave Colby at 630-279-5538 or


Women’s Day of Reflection  

“40 Days Lead to 3 Holy Days”

Join us on Saturday, March 18 as we discover ways to make Lent and Easter more meaningful.

8:00 Mass (optional); 8:30 continental breakfast; 9:00 program; $5 per person

Please contact Terry to register:  630-235-2966 or


Please watch the home page of our website or view our current bulletin for upcoming offerings and events.

For additional information contact Terry Bode, Adult Faith Formation Study Coordinator at  or Deacon Ron Madsen, Director of Faith Formation at