What is a Catechist?
A catechist is a teacher of our faith. As a catechist, you will help our children grades 2-5 who are enrolled in the Sacramental Prep Program to prepare for 1st Reconciliation & 1st Eucharist
When are classes?
Basically the commitment is as follows:
- Help facilitate all 5 Sac Prep sessions typically occurring on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 12-3 pm, in November, January, February, March & April.
- Attend the parish wide penance service in the spring during Lent to help facilitate for 1st Reconciliation.
- Help with 1st Communion Mass(es), usually scheduled the last Saturday in April.
Will I have any help or support?
ABSOLUTELY!! We work together as a team to share ideas and plan and to help each other. We encourage you to; if possible, invite your spouse, your older children, or a friend to teach with you!
How much of a time commitment is it?
The time spent as a catechist depends on many factors; you would definitely need to be here for all 5 sessions (15 hours), the Reconciliation service (2 hours) & 1st Communion Mass (1.5 hours) but there would also sometimes be home preparation time needed as well as 2-3 planning meetings (2 hours).
Thank you for prayerfully considering helping the children of our faith community.
If you are ready to get started, please contact:
Paula Baytieh – Phone: 949-218-3131 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org