Faith Formation Volunteer Opportunities

Faith Formation Volunteer Opportunities

RCIA Sponsor
Each year sponsors from our community are paired with adult candidates for baptism, confirmation and/or full communion with the Catholic Church. Sponsors companion RCIA candidates by attending RCIA sessions once a month, connecting with their candidate regularly to answer questions, pray together, and build a meaningful faith-based relationship, and attend the rites and rituals of the RCIA process. Potential sponsors must meet with an RCIA team member to discuss the process and to help us better pair them with candidates. Contact Doneata Grisdale

2nd grade First Reconciliation/First Communion Team (meets weekly 10:15 – 11:30) – Need 2 assistants

3rd grade and 4th grade teachers needed -We Believe book series (meets weekly 10:15 – 11:30) – Need one Lead and one assistant for each grade (4 total)

Pre-Confirmation Teachers – meets twice a month 10:15 – 11:30 – Need 1 teacher

Confirmation Table Leaders  - meets twice a month 10:15 – 11:30  – Need 8-10 table leaders to help keep Confirmands engaged and focused at tables.

Email Cathy Chiappetta to join our team.

ASSISTANCE:
To assist with adult parents in Sacramental Preparation for Baptism

Training will be provided to prepare you to teach or assist in the class.This one-hour class is held in the church every second Tuesday of the month.The participants attend one time to discuss the responsibility of raising a Catholic child. The class also includes discussion about what we believe happens spiritually at baptism and also goes through the Rite of Baptism. Parents having their first child baptized must attend, but the class is open to all parishioners wanting to revisit their baptismal call.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Assistant
Assistants aid the students as they work with educational materials and aid the Catechist in however the catechist deems appropriate.There is an annual Saturday morning training to be an assistant, but you can also schedule a training session anytime throughout the year. Volunteers help on Sunday morning or afternoon at least once per month.  The program also is in need of skilled craft makers, including woodworking, calligraphy, art, etc.

First Reconciliation and Eucharist Retreat Helper
Volunteers are needed for two three-hour children’s retreats. The first is the first Saturday of December. The second is a Saturday in early April.  Volunteers can serve in two ways: 1) Working directly with children by leading a station of the retreat or 2) Helping coordinate retreat activities, moving children from station to station, and providing support to those working with the children.

To help out in these areas, please complete the form below. For questions or more information, please send an email to Cathy Chiappetta.

Volunteer Packet
The Volunteer Packet includes important forms: the volunteer profile, background check release, and acknowledgement of receipt of the Diocesan Code of Ethics and Sexual Misconduct Policy. Volunteer Packet – Forms and Policies

Please send signed forms to Regina Wahl.

Protecting God’s Children

The Catholic Church is committed to the safety of children. Together we can make a Promise to Protect, and a Pledge to Heal.
Training – Protecting God’s Children for Adults: Designed to help adults recognize and prevent the sexual abuse of children. Mandatory for all employees and for all volunteers who have regular contact with children.
Pre-registration for workshops is required. For available training sessions, please click on the following link: Protecting God’s Children Training Sessions