About John Masterson
John Masterson is the Lifelong Faith Formation Director at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church in Missouri City, Texas. John has more than 20 years of parish ministry experience, serving as a youth minister, teacher, campus minister, Director of Religious Education, and Director of Lifelong Faith Formation while being active on the deanery, archdiocesan, and national levels. The driving passion that motivates John is building up the domestic church and witnessing families become great beacons in their communities. John is a blessed newlywed, being married to the love of his life since January, 2017.

Taking the Lessons of Lent into the Easter Season

Throughout Lent we took time to reflect on how we can grow closer to God through prayer, acts of service, and reflecting on the life of Christ. How do we apply the lessons learned and the experiences witnessed during Lent and Holy Week? While Lent and Holy Week help us be reflective and penitential, we can examine our consciences and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout the year. The more we celebrate the Sacrament of […]

Four Things to Remember When Choosing a Curriculum

Every couple of years in ministry I’ve had to discern if it is time to change our faith-formation curriculum. As a catechetical leader, I never want to change a program just for the sake of changing. Over the years, I have kept a few things in mind that help me decide if I’m choosing the right curriculum for the right reasons. 1. Remember the community. Deciding which curriculum program to use has great implications. Listen […]

Lent: A Season of Love

I love February 14! When I was a child, Valentine’s Day was the day that I would share funny cards and candy and other treats. Even today, those small, heart-shaped sugar candies that I would hand out (and receive) from my “sweethearts” still bring a smile to my face. Even though I’m older, I still take the opportunity on Valentine’s Day to show the people I love how much I care about them by sending […]