Faith Formation: Volunteer Opportunities



CLOW (Children’s Liturgy of the Word)

Every Sunday morning during the 8:30am & 10:30am masses, children in grades 1-4 are invited to attend the Children’s Liturgy of the Word. During the mass those children present are dismissed from the church, and follow the catechist to hear the Word of God proclaimed and explained in an elementary way.

How can I help? We are in need of Catechists and Support Catechists to lead CLOW at both the 8:30am and 10:30am masses each week. Training and materials will be provided!

RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children)

Adapted from the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, RCIC is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children. Children who are of the age of reason who have not yet been baptized, go through this process to become fully initiated members of the Catholic Church.

How can I help? We will be forming a small core group of fully initiated adults, to help teach these children about the faith in which they are about to become members and we’re looking for a few people who are passionate about their faith and have a love for children, to take part.

FAITH FORMATION CLASSES

Children in grades 1-5 meet twice monthly to learn about their faith in a classroom setting from October -May. These classes help to prepare them as they continue through their sacraments, and learn how to grow in their faith.

How can I help? We are always in need of catechists and support catechists to help this program serving 400 children/year. Training and materials will be provided, and each classroom is set up as a “team teaching” model – so you won’t be doing it alone! if you’d like to help please fill out a Catechist Interest form and turn it in to  the FF office.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

Children who are preparing to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist join with their parents for these special sessions, focused more specifically on the prayers, rituals and gifts of these sacraments.

How can I help? We are looking for a few adult volunteers who would like to help with the planning and facilitation for these very special preparation and event days.

Thank you for prayerfully considering serving the children of our parish!

 

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