Saint John the Evangelist is transforming the concept of Catholic fellowship here in Southwest Florida in ways that are both new and renewed. We are renewing the focus on our children through Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), which has been dormant in Florida for over 35 years. The brand new effort we are engaging in is the Catholic Adult Organization (CAO).
CAO is the persistent and constant set of programs here at Saint John to enrich and engage every age of adult, from 18 to 118, and everyone in between, body, mind, soul, and spirit. We have social activities planned, like our Friday “Knight Out” happy hour, the “Coffee on Us” Wednesday morning get togethers, a weekly Thursday “Brown Bag” luncheon, plus monthly socials for Veterans who Served in the Armed Forces and a Spiritual Social of “Courtyard Tuesday” . We will include artistic and musical programs like our dance classes, painting, and concert series, allowing everyone a chance to appreciate and/or learn their favorite musical instrument or artistic endeavor.
And, of course, as part of our overall wellness efforts, adults can enjoy classes and physical fitness programs, including boot camps, pick-up basketball, and mobility and stretching classes, all taught by certified personal trainers, and catered to various ages and abilities. Bocce will be open to all to provide a sporting and mild competition of this adult activity. Programs will also be introduced to include those in our Parish Community who normally are unable to get out and participate in what is being offered. It’s an exciting time for the Saint John Family to have access to all of this and come together as a Spiritual Family. Check out our Activity Links below to discover the activities which you can enjoy.
- Sports and Wellness
- Social and Spiritual
- Arts and Music
On Wednesday, May 2, the Ministries of Saint John met to discuss CAO and its impact on the community. The materials below were created during that meeting so we can have a clear vision and direction for CAO: